Monday, August 4, 2008

Gmail versus Outlook

In a recent article at Read Write Web, Bernard Lunn recently made the change from using Microsoft Exchange as an email service provider to Gmail. He noticed two main perks to using this system for business after it took him ten minutes to set it up. Virtually all spam was eliminated from his inbox and the search function proved to be easier. Gmail is also more portable than Microsoft Exchange, as it can be accessed from anywhere at any time. Lunn has decided to make the switch. One thing Lunn did not mention was the chat function in Gmail. Once you’ve emailed someone who has Google, they appear in your contacts list, which shows when they are online. If a group uses Gmail, could it possibly be easier to communicate this way rather than email? If it’s a quick question, it may be easier to G Chat instead of send another email to someone’s inbox.

Have you used Gmail to conduct your business? What are your thoughts?

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