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Sharing Google Apps Experience: Opevel is piloting Pekuliar Properties to Google Apps

Google for Business a.k.a Google Apps is a suite of Google products such as Google Docs, Gmail, Google Video, Google Sites, GTalk, Google Calendar, Google Groups and Postini. The Google Apps suite can be used for various purposes such as collaboration, document management, social networking as well as enterprise intranet both within small, medium and enterprise organizations. Deploying Google Apps cannot just stop getter easier and better. Google has made it possible to get started quickly with easy point and click manner of setup and configuration. In order not to leave anyone out of the party, Google also provides more than enough packages just to fit your needs. From the free-for-all Google Apps for Education to Standard Edition for those who will like to pilot Google Apps, to Premier Edition which offers endless features, your organization have the opportunity to utilize Google Apps and enjoy the communication and collaboration power it offers.

Pekuliar Properties is a fast growing Property investment company with multi-disciplinary approach to property marketing and sales. At Opevel’s first interaction with Pekuliar Properties, we recognized immediately how Google Apps will help aid communication within Pekuliar Properties. And when we introduced it to the Pekuliar team, it ended up being warmth welcome to Google Apps at Pekuliar Properties.

First Deployment

In order to setup things quickly at Pekuliar Properties, we deployed Google Apps in less than 48 hours. At the initial deployment, we had Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar, and Google Groups working and activated.

Switching MX and CNAME record

Because we needed to tightly integrate the Pekuliar Properties domain with Gmail, we had to switch MX records to Gmail. The most interesting thing about this is how this just works out-of-the-box. In less than 24 hours, Gmail is setup for business use right inside of the Pekuliar Properties domain – a feature you can’t find anywhere else.

Another great feature in Google Apps is domain aliasing. Domain Aliasing provides the opportunity to access Google Apps easily with human friendly URLs. Because Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Groups and Google Sites reside on ghs.google.com Google server, we are able to setup a CNAME record on the Pekuliar Properties domain to easily access Google Apps.

Beyond Deployment

Because Opevel is aware that planning, deploying and supporting any new communication platform in a corporate environment can be time consuming and resource intensive, the Opevel Support Services is helping Pekuliar properties to cost-effectively manage, train and support the Pekuliar team in the use and adoption of Google Apps.

Challenges

Since we are piloting, our greatest challenge was an encounter between Standard Edition vs Premier Edition.