Submitted by Brett on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 2:55pm
Johanna Bates, Technology Manager, Community Partners [Ed note: This is the second in a series of articles by NTEN Member Johanna Bates, chronicling her organization's switch to Google Apps. Read part 1.]
So, to continue: after we got our free Google Apps account and switched over to Apps Gmail (which is still going swimmingly), we had to ask: How else can Google own us/fix our lives?
The answer: Gcal.
To review, we are six staff, four of whom are part-time. Many of us travel frequently for work and/or work from home on occasion. For years, this has made coordinating our meetings and general communication virtually impossible. When I first started here six years ago, we used a paper calendar on the front desk. Everyone wrote her or his schedule on it. With a pencil. No, really.
Then, there we were, using Google Apps' Gmail, with all its nifty bells and whistles. Why not give the oh-so-integrated Gcal a try?