Google Sites

Your Dynamic Intranet 

Google Sites provides a simply way to make information accessible to people and even enable them to

  • work together on a Site,
  • add file attachments,
  • add information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and
  • add free-form content.

Creating a new site with your colleagues and/or staff is as easy as editing a document in Google Docs.

You control the level of access for contributors (who could be just yourself, your team, or your company). It is also possible to publish Sites which then become accessible to the world from any internet-connected computer.

Your Intranet – a central place for internal company info

Google Sites makes for a great way to centralize documents, spreadsheets, presentations, videos, company calendars, announcements, templates etc to help keep your team organized.

 

Being a Google Apps for Business service (our curator’s choice for cloud communications systems), Google Sites is securely accessible via the web.  You can access your company intranet from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile device (iOS, Android, Blackberry etc), across any operating system in the browser on PC, Mac and Linux computers.

Your intranet administrators can manage site sharing permissions across the business, and authors can share and revoke file access at any time.

 

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Google Sites is a basic website (hence the name) creation tool. It’s main limitation is that it does not allow for uploading and hosting of html pages  created outside of Google Sites. Apart from this (major) limitation in terms of hosting, Google Sites is a great tool for intranet sites and websites if you can work with the structures and layouts Google provides.

That’s why we consider it a great tool for your internal network, facilitating a one stop shop where all the different services you use are linked, easy to find and allow you to communicate with your employees and empower them to access the correct documentation etc on their own. Google’s underlying power of search, makes this even easier.

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