Willingness to learn;
“Our organization has invested a great deal in training in Word and Excel. Our employees are familiar with them. Why should we switch to other products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets?”
Making choices. It’s something we do every single day. Some choices are easy; for example, if you are hungry or thirsty, choosing to have something to eat or drink. Other choices, however, are much more difficult. “Which coffee should we choose for the workplace?”, “Where should our business premises be located?” (The choice of coffee, in particular, is a tricky decision, after all.)
Google for Education is a set of digital products from Google. The tools are designed to be used for hosting and distributing digital documents, communication and collaboration through cloud-based technology, and can assist teachers, students, researchers and organisations – at all levels. Google for Education products include the collaboration platform G Suite for Education, the Classroom service, the Chromebook devices, and Google Cloud Platform – a tool for storage, machine learning and management of big data.
For the majority of computer users a Chromebook will mean better performance and less maintenance than is the case with more expensive machines. A Chromebook is a sensible and positive choice, whether you need to upgrade your own device or your child needs a new laptop to do their homework.
“Hundreds of thousands of passwords leaked online”. This was the headline of an article on DinSide.no in October this year, and unfortunately one of a great many highlighting the fact that usernames and passwords are more and more frequently being compromised and posted openly on the internet.
Does your company spend a lot of time formatting and editing long documents? To ensure you use your time effectively, it’s important to be familiar with your workplace’s word processing software. Google’s word processor – Google Docs – appears on the surface to be very simple, but contains a number of clever features and shortcuts that can help you to work smarter and faster.
Good collaboration in business is no longer simply about good project management – technology is just as important, if not more so. Streamlined technology that allows those involved to participate and collaborate unhindered is vital for successful collaboration.
Not only does Google Workspace simply the everyday life of the end user, the IT can benefit from making the move too. When transferring legacy email servers and IT resources to Google, IT staff can free up a lot of time that can be spent on other tasks.
Now, work itself is transforming in unprecedented ways. For many of us, work is no longer a physical place we go to, and interactions that used to take place in person are being rapidly digitized. Office workers no longer have impromptu discussions at the coffee machine or while walking to meetings together, and instead have turned their homes into workspaces.