All Things Google – LI

All Things Google – LI
Event on 2013-08-14 08:30:00


Bring powerful communication and collaboration tools to your classroom with Google Apps.  In this session, we will show you how students, teachers and staff can utilize Google’s free applications such as Docs, Sites, Earth and Calendar, to connect and share ideas quickly and effectively.  You will see how to easily integrate these tools into your curriculum area to inspire learning and engage students with 21st century communication skills.  


at Teq Showroom
7 Norden Lane
Huntington Station, United States

SimpleSignal Introduces a New Unified Communications Experience for Enterprise-Class Hosted Voice Integration into Google Apps

(PRWEB) May 14, 2013

SimpleSignal, the leader in Unified Communications and Collaboration for business, today announced a strategic partnership with Park Bench Solutions LLC to launch a new unified communications platform, ODiN. ODiN, which stands for Organizes Development and Integrates Networks, will not only provide customers with a simplified intuitive interface to manage their existing voice services, but will also extend fully automated, self-administration control to seamlessly integrate their BroadSoft-based Hosted Enterprise Voice into Google Apps on-demand.

Cloud Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) is evolving, and businesses of all sizes are evaluating their unified communications options to provide the necessary productivity tools for their fast-paced environment. SimpleSignal can now extend a single solution and an entirely new unified communications experience, made simple, through the ODiN unified communications platform for businesses looking to adapt to the ever-changing IT landscape.

“We recognize the rapid movement towards more cloud-based applications in addition to hosted voice communications. Unified communications is very versatile and our goal is to make it simple, manageable and most importantly, tie it all together,” said Dave Gilbert, CEO of SimpleSignal. ODiN allows us to rapidly integrate and deploy many new services our customers are requesting.

SimpleSignal recently announced a new integrated application, gUnify, a service that allows Google Apps users to seamlessly use SimpleSignals hosted PBX from within their Gmail with features like click-to-call, call logging, presence and conference calling. Due to high demand for gUnify, we found the ordering-to-provisioning process could sometimes take days or even weeks. Now that gUnify is powered by ODiN, customers have full control to select the gUnify application in the new portal on-demand, and self-integrate their entire organization into Google Apps in less than five minutes, explained Gilbert.

In addition to on-demand provisioning and voice integration into Google Apps, SimpleSignal customers now will have access to:

Developing on the Google Cloud Platform with Java

Developing on the Google Cloud Platform with Java
Event on 2013-07-10 18:30:00

Join us for an evening of talks about developing on the Google Cloud Platform with Java.

We'll start with a talk from Roman Kirillov a Software Engineer a Google, who will be discussing how to use Google Cloud Endpoints to build third party APIs on AppEngine.

The second talk will be from Mandy Waite, a Developer Advocate at Google, who will be talking about the pros and cons of running JVM languages such as Groovy and Scala on Google App Engine

This meetup is being organized by the GDG London and London Java Community, with food & drink sponsored by Google. Both talks are suitable for both experienced developers and people who have limted experience with the Google Cloud Platform or Java (the skills are transferable to other languages).

6.30pm: Registration & networking (pizza & drinks included)

6:50pm: A quick intro to GDG and LJC

7.00pm: Talk #1 from Roman Kirillov on Google Cloud Endpoints – Building third-party APIs on Google AppEngine

  • Building scalable web APIs using Google AppEngine and writing clients using Google API client libraries.

8:00pm: Talk #2 from Mandy Waite on Running JVM languages on Google App Engine

  • The pros and cons of running JVM languages such as Groovy and Scala on Google App Engine

8:45pm: Networking / drinks

We'll head to a local pub (most likely The Slaugheterd Lamb) if people are still in need of a beer or two at the end.

at The Skills Matter eXchange
116-120 Goswell Road
City of London, United Kingdom

Bitrix24 Announces Integration with Google Docs, Offers Mobile CRM and Video Chat, and Provides Self-Hosted Versions of its Cloud-Based Collaboration Service

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

Bitrix, Inc. has announced a major upgrade of its popular online social intranet service, Bitrix24 ( The changes include integration with Google Docs, release of a drive style desktop app, support for WebRTC-based videochat, and multiple CRM enhancements.

Despite being just one year old and still a beta, Bitrix24 now offers more options and functions than our more established competitors like Yammer, Chatter, Podio, Tibbr and others. Almost sixty thousand small businesses have signed up with our service since its launch last April, which makes Bitrix24 one of the most popular Enterprise 2.0 tools created specifically for the SMB market, said Dmitry Valyanov, president of Bitrix, Inc.

Bitrix24 has continued integrating the service with the most popular Google Apps by adding an option to work with documents through Google Docs. It also released Bitrix24.Disk for Windows and Mac a desktop application that makes storing, working with and synchronizing documents between personal computers and cloud storage easy and automatic. Addition of a Records Management tool means that there is now even greater flexibility in the product for collaboration using structured data and workflow.

The service has also added a Skype-like group and video chat based on the popular WebRTC protocol. The Android and iOS apps have been updated to support the CRM, which will have free invoicing coming next month.

Even though we initially intended Bitrix24 to be a tool for small businesses, weve had several enterprise clients who wanted to use Bitrix24 on their own servers and customize it to better meet their needs. So we are announcing that we have self-hosted versions that support Active Directory, SSO, MS Exchange, Sharepoint Sync, include learning management, and come with API and source code, added Mr. Valyanov.

The Bitrix24 cloud service is 100% free to any business with 12 employees or fewer.

About Bitrix24

Bitrix24 ( is the maker of a high-end intranet available as a cloud-based service. Bitrix24 was launched in beta in April of 2012 and quickly reached the 60,000 sign-up mark, making it the world’s leading social intranet provider for small businesses. The service stands out for its extremely well-integrated and robust toolset with over 35 components.

Google Apps running on

Google Apps running on

Image by @boetter
This is really nice. Try out Just a little bit of Greasemonkey magic to change fonts and remove clutter.

I am moving all my family webstuff to Google Apps during december, will really save me some time in maintenance.

Making the Best of “Bring Your Own Device”

Making the Best of “Bring Your Own Device”
Event on 2013-06-20 09:00:00

Have coworkers bringing their iPads to staff meetings? Receiving questions about how to get work email on your colleague's Andriod phone? The prospect of embracing the trend to allow staff to use their own mobile devices can be scary, but the slow march towards this new reality is in many ways as inevitable as accepting that staff are also active on social media.

So what's an organization to do? Attend this session, of course! Join us as speaker Dan Moshe shares his tips on how you can harness this trend to create productivity while mitigating the risk factors. An experienced IT consultant, Dan will share with us how nonprofits he's worked with have created successful policies to deal with this trend.

Dan's talk will cover important facets of this issue including how to manage devices, Apps and how you can leverage different levels of controls or user roles. His goal is to help you understand the technological terrain so you can align your own BYOD policy with your organization's mission.

What you'll take away:

  • A framework for understanding the BYOD and consumerization of IT trends
  • A sampling of BYOD approaches/alternatives with case studies to illustrate from other nonprofits
  • Strategies and tactics you can take back to your organization

Speaker: Dan Moshe, CEO of Tech Guru

Dan Moshe is the CEO of Tech Guru, a Minneapolis technology solutions provider serving small businesses and non-profits. Dan founded Tech Guru in 2004 as a new and much-needed approach to IT services — technologists as caring, attentive and trusted advisors. Today, Tech Guru helps boost the bottom line of its diverse client roster with forward-thinking IT solutions delivered with unparalleled efficiency and care. Beyond Tech Guru, Dan is actively involved with the Entrepreneurs' Organization Accelerator Program. Dan welcomes questions on business growth strategies, especially those that tap into Google Apps, the cloud, and other powerful technology tools. 

Questions: Contact us at

Photo CC Andyi

at MAP for Nonprofits
2314 University Ave W Suite 28
Saint Paul, United States

After Weak Holiday Sales, Nook Tablets Will Add Google's App and Media Store

After Weak Holiday Sales, Nook Tablets Will Add Google's App and Media Store
1 reason for nonbuyers in the tablet market, as it related to Nook, was the lack of breadth and apps.” That was, he said, “the one area where we were deficient.” Michael Norris, senior analyst for Simba Information, said the deal with Google would help …
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New Apps Arrive on Google Glass
Google wants developers to experiment with building apps tailored to Glass, as opposed to just transporting mobile apps to the new device. Glass is different than phones because it is in a user's line of sight and has a smaller screen. So notifications …
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