Shoalhaven.net Has Moved to
Are You Missing Out ?
We are pleased to announce that Shoalhaven.net has chosen
Google Apps for its new email and calendar platform. Our IT team has
finalised working on the migration and is looking forward to even more new
services in the coming weeks & months like
the new Citadel !
What’s Google Apps?
Google Apps is a suite of
web-based messaging and collaboration applications that Google hosts on
their own servers. Google provides these applications as a "service,"
rather than as software to download and install. To access these
applications, you simply use a web browser on a computer that's
connected to the Internet.
Why did we choose Google
We looked for an email and
calendar solution that could provide with us the following benefits:
infrastructure costs -- All your email
will be stored securely on Google's servers, so we'll no longer need to
maintain email servers on-site
to consolidate our platforms -- We can
eliminate redundancy by moving all of our email and calendar platforms
to Google Apps
support costs -- Because Google hosts the
email and calendar services, there's no more email client software to
maintain on our computer
solutions -- We leverage the ongoing
creative and technical solutions of the Google Apps platform to provide
powerful, easy-to-use tools for getting their work done
scalable environment -- With Google Apps,
our email capacity will grow automatically as our site grows, and we'll avoid
the complexity of internal systems
to services from anywhere, anytime -- A
key benefit of the Google-hosted solution is that we can access email,
contacts, and calendar from any computer or mobile device with an
Internet connection, anywhere in the world
collaboration features -- With Google's
next-generation applications, we can collaborate
with colleagues, customers, and partners more easily and efficiently
than ever before
messaging -- Because Google Apps
includes Google Talk, we can now implement an instant messaging system
What exactly does Google
Your new Google Apps account will
include the following services:
Here are some of the key benefits
we think you'll enjoy:
- Lots of storage -- You get a full 25 GB of online storage for your email (much more than the storage you have now), so you can
archive all of your email online. You'll no longer need to worry about
deleting messages or saving them in offline folders.
- Enhanced message
organization and retrieval -- With Gmail,
you'll spend less time managing folders and looking for messages. For
example, you can add one or more tags, or "labels," to your messages to
organize and store them more efficiently. And with the Google-powered
search feature, you can find any message quickly and easily, whether
it's in your Inbox or stored in your message archive.
- Easier calendar sharing -- Google Calendar lets you and your family and/or
team members quickly and easily share your calendars with each other
and specify the details you want to show. Calendar sharing is a great
way for you and your family/coworkers to keep each other informed about
your schedules. Now it's easier than ever to find out if someone is in
a meeting, on a business trip, or on vacation.
- Better mailing lists -- With Google Groups, you can manage your own
subscriptions to mailing lists -- called groups -- without the need to make requests to our IT Department. You can
even create your own groups for your projects, teams, special-interest
groups, and more. Not only do groups make it easier to send email and
calendar invitations to groups of people but they also simplify access
management for your shared Google documents, sites, videos, and
- Integrated chat -- With the Google Talk instant messaging
application, you can communicate instantly with your family/coworkers
right from the Email interface. In addition, all your chats are
automatically saved in your Email application, so you can always
retrieve important information.
- Real-time collaboration -- Using Google Docs, you can create documents,
spreadsheets, and presentations, and you and your team members can view
and edit them at the same time. You can still use your other products as needed,
but now you'll have more options for storing and collaborating on your
- Easy-to-build team web
sites -- With Google Sites, your team can
quickly publish a robust internal web site on which to gather all sorts
of shared information, such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations,
files, and videos. You can even embed Google calendars and other
gadgets on your site!
- Powerful video sharing -- Using Google Video for business, you can easily
share videos with your team or throughout the web
for a whole new level of
communication and collaboration.
I already use Google Apps
for my personal email and calendar. Are we getting the same
They are similar, but we'll be
using the business-class edition of Google Apps, which provides more
features, more support, and an "up-time" guarantee.
Will my email address change?
No, your email address won't
change! You'll continue to receive all your email at your current
address upon transfer like,
Are you migrating my email
and calendar to Google Apps?
No, all of
old your email messages, calendar events, and personal contacts from
your old account is no longer available from here as they are not
compatible with the new setup.
Do I need to do anything
after I get my Google Apps account?
You'll just need to complete a few
simple tasks to complete your migration, such as recreating any email
rules you used in [Outlook/Notes] and setting up your mobile device.
How much time will it take
to set up and learn how to use Google Apps?
You'll be able to master the
basics -- sending and receiving email and viewing and scheduling
meetings -- very quickly. However, the time required to completely move over to Google
Apps can vary, depending on what you currently use. For example, for a
typical email and calendar migration, expect to spend about 4 to 8
hours over the course of a week or so, to take the training, review
documentation, and set up your services. If you also access email on a
mobile device, plan
on spending a bit more time.
We think you'll enjoy your new
Google Apps services, and we're committed to making this a smooth
The Team @ Shoalhaven.net
NEW April 2014 UPDATE ! ***
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$9.95/month ! ***
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