Outsource To Win


What I want from Google now?
April 14, 2006, 10:00 am
Filed under: Google, Outsourcing

Now Google has delivered a new age mail (Gmail ) and calendar (say, gcal) . Calendar lacks a lot of punches to beat even its Gmail for functions but we can live with it. Calendar application must have a to-do, list management to call it a calendar in first place. Google calendar lacks it.

What will we want Google to do with these applications now?

1. Merge these two to create a good environment for a trusted delivery and time management.

2. Integrate it with gtalk to offer alrms from gcal on the client. SMS is available now but only in limited regions and service providers.

3. Offer both of them on a Symbian S60 model. This could be a killer with a GtalkIn and GtalkOut.

4. Enhance Gmail rules management to include gcal to have a robust Business Rules Manager.

5. Create a neat workflow management system comprising Gmail, Gtalk, gcal that may beat all the MSExchange, Lotus Notes crowd and it will bring the same enterprise functionality to the masses. MSExchange, Lotus Notes etc. have been real suckers for a long time now.

6. Add a dash of GTD, Getting Things Done (a favorite passtime of all the bloggers). It is effective if done properly. I have tried Outlook plugin for GTD with good results.

I forgot Writely. I should not because Writely can be at the root of all this system and it can bring a complete document management system to the Google Free Enterprise.

While creating gcal it seems that it has looked at Yahoo Calendar for functionality. Truely speaking it sucks. Google should look at MSExchange, Notes for their future as this strategy will bring a real business to Google apart from the ubiquitous search ads.



Welcome to Google Calendar
April 13, 2006, 5:25 am
Filed under: Google, Outsourcing

Wouldn't it be great to be able to keep track of all the events in your life, coordinate schedules with friends and family, and find new things to do — all with one online calendar? We thought so, too.

Seeing the big picture
With Google Calendar, you can see your friends' and family's schedules right next to your own; quickly add events mentioned in Gmail conversations or saved in other calendar applications; and add other interesting events that you find online.

Sharing events and calendars
You decide who can see your calendar and which details they can view. Planning an event? You can create invitations, send reminders and keep track of RSVPs right inside Google Calendar. Organizations can promote events, too.

Staying on schedule
You can set up automatic event reminders, including SMS notifications, and instantly bring up anything on your calendar with the built-in search too

Google Calendar screenshots



Get a Google Drive – Absolutely Free
February 28, 2006, 6:09 am
Filed under: Google

It has been days since Google has offered Googlepages to the masses (apart from a few glitches and occassional hazzards like:

Due to heavy demand, we are unable to offer new accounts for today.

It is likely the best thing happened to Google after Gmail. You can use Googlepages as a free 100 MB drive that is always with you by using a simple thing:

On your Googlepages admin page, look at the top right. Upload on GooglePages

Click on Upload. Select your file by browsing. Your file is uploaded in an AJAX interface. Since the time I got my Gmail, I was dying to get this feature.

The only flipside. It does not have a document management system. But you don’t get all eggs in the gBasket.

 



Can somebody help me not to sign google account for every service?
February 11, 2006, 7:37 am
Filed under: Google

As a fancy rider I have installed almost all Google Desktop 3 plugins, barring the shot that enables multiple PC to share files. Multiple files also include Google, that’s why.

To use my desktop I have to Login. To use my Bookmarks on the Google Toolbar I need another Login. I need some testing, but my Google Talk may also need another Login. Why on earth should I do so many logins. Why can not we have all in one place?

Windows Live is still not that Live. Take Microsoft standard, this will start working properly by Live 3.0. Till then Bill will go to press, Google will do to Desktop 6.0. Google being a company run by very fast riders is a good challenge to Microsoft.