Using a cloud infrastructure has many benefits. Depending on the size of your company and its requirements, cloud infrastructures can grow dynamically without having to buy and set up expensive hardware. You also no longer have to worry about server security, as the data centers of the large providers already have the very strictest security protocols.
With G Suite, Google has been developing an alternative office package that serves the needs of companies with their everyday work. You can use Gmail for emailing, Google Calendar for appointments, Docs for word processing, Sheets for calculations, and Slides for presentations, just to name a few.
Over the years, Microsoft Office has established itself as an industry leader. However, these days you can find serious alternatives that, depending on the application, are quite sufficient and, in some cases, they perform even better. In this article we’re bringing you a brief overview of a few of the most interesting office alternatives out there today. We’ll also recommend what type of user these Office alternatives benefit most; in other words, one might be a better fit for an individual user, while another might be a good fit for a company seeking an office alternative.
The vast majority of organizations use some sort of browser-based spreadsheet app, and Microsoft Excel Online and Google Sheets are industry leaders in this area of professional software. Both are also part of larger collections of business software organized into office suites: Excel Online is a Microsoft Office 365 module and Google Sheets is a G Suite application. In many ways Excel Online and Google Sheets are quite similar, especially functionally. I’ve chosen to focus on reviewing twelve functions where I could really see differences between the two pieces of software. These twelve areas are especially relevant for more advanced users; those who have extensive experience working with spreadsheets software.
Microsoft Word Online and Google Docs are browser-based word processing apps, each part of larger office suites. In this post I’ll compare Word Online (and not the version of Word which is installed locally) with Docs.
After releasing Inbox in May 2015, the free supplement to Google’s primary email service, Gmail, was taken offline in April 2019. Luckily, many of the popular features found in Inbox have been integrated into Gmail, so users can still enjoy the increased productivity promoted by many of Inbox’s helpful functions. In this article, we’ll consider several Inbox features and look at how we can recreate them in Gmail.
Microblogging for Confluence is a simple, transparent and effective way of centrally organizing team communication in a collaborative project.
Customize and extend Confluence with apps While Confluence offers some options to customize the visual appearance and functionality of your …
The Space Privacy app, when used with Confluence, provides the best conditions for working together with external users such as customers and partners on a platform – it turns Confluence into a usable and secure extranet.
In large Confluence instances with many active users, where there is a lot going on and the intranet hums with activity, it is not so easy to keep track of the various discussions. You can now easily subscribe to individual microposts and discussions with Microblogging for Confluence.
Not all employees from different departments, or external users in a Confluence-based extranet should land on the main dashboard. Wouldn’t a user want to see the most important information needed for their daily work by default when they log into Confluence?