Stop Making It About You

I was at a site and immediately presented with a pop-up advertisement. It felt like it was a slight rite of passage to getting to the good stuff – the content I cared about reading. Was that banner about me or about that company? Why couldn’t the substance of the content itself start and growContinue reading “Stop Making It About You”

Gmail Search Trumps Labels

In our Google Apps consulting, we often transition organizations from a platform like Microsoft Outlook or client applications like Apple Mail or the numerous other email programs out there.  It is not atypical for users to find the transition to the Gmail interface less appealing.  After all, they were used to a user interface thatContinue reading “Gmail Search Trumps Labels”

Faster Gmail Productivity

Your Google Apps system should be your slave, not your master.  If technology overruns your life, then you are continually at its mercy when interruptions bombard your work day.  The easy interface of Google Apps Mail and speed of processing allows you to move quickly in and out of your email. The technology is notContinue reading “Faster Gmail Productivity”

Google Apps For Your Memory

Trying to keep things in your memory is difficult.  We would like to have pristine environments to work, but the reality is that in the grind, work is messy, fast and relentless.  Yet, when we are getting things done, all of this information is valuable as a log for future reference.  There are times whenContinue reading “Google Apps For Your Memory”

The Google Apps Business

Google Apps in a business transforms how your team collaborates and gets things done.  Your team is not limited by hardware, IT or software constraints.  You have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing for your core productivity: No IT headaches Focusing on execution Working from anywhere Sharing information in real-time Distributed workforceContinue reading “The Google Apps Business”

Google Apps As A CRM Or Not

We have been asked many times if Google Apps can be used as a CRM system. Customer Relationship Management or Contact Management can be managed to a certain extent within Google Apps. We will share how the workflow can be useful in certain situations and the limitations therein. Context With Contacts Let’s say that youContinue reading “Google Apps As A CRM Or Not”

The Speed of Search

The old paradigm of neatly filing emails is one which favored a world where our inbox was metered and could be managed with pristine.  Of course in the old days, institutions like libraries rewarded employees that could organize under the Dewey Decimal System and place cards back in its place.  It worked for a timeContinue reading “The Speed of Search”

Search By Dates In Gmail

With Google’s search engine overlaid on your Google Apps mail application, there are a variety of ways to effectively search your emails.  To search by date, note the convention for searching using Google’s search box: For emails after a date use “after:YYYY/MM/DD” For emails before a date use “before:YYYY/MM/DD” You can use both inside theContinue reading “Search By Dates In Gmail”

Date Range Searches In Google Apps

The Google Gmail search box is powerful in helping to find past emails and information quickly from your repository of current and archived emails.  There is logic within the search box which you can use to further define your searches.  One is searching on a date range.  You can do this by using the syntaxes:Continue reading “Date Range Searches In Google Apps”