Thursday, February 28, 2008
Today, information is created in all types of formats, such as documents, presentations, and even videos, and one thing we hear a lot from our customers is how hard it is for a company to organize all that information in one place. We know that making information easily accessible is an essential part of knowledge-sharing, so we're excited to introduce a new addition to our Google Apps product suite: Google Sites.
Google Sites makes creating a team website as easy as editing a document. You (and any number of other people in your organization) can quickly gather a variety of content – videos, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, calendars and more – and securely share it for viewing or editing with a few colleagues, your entire organization, or the world.
At the same time, we give administrators the control and security they need to ensure private content is kept private. And you get the benefits of Google's hosted platform: no hardware or software to install or maintain, so your organization can focus on your core business tasks.
Google Sites is now available for free in the Team, Standard, and Education Editions of Google Apps, and comes with Premier Edition for no additional charge. Existing admins can enable Google Sites immediately from the Google Apps control panel. To learn more about Google Apps, including how Google Sites can help your organization, we have plenty more information for IT administrators.
And if you already have a Google Search Appliance to search your corporate network, you'll be happy to know that you can use it to instantly search across your organization's Google Sites pages too. To learn more about this integration, visit Google Enterprise Labs.