The word 'Google' is not new for the world. It is a search engine giant. And Google Apps is a wonderful alternative to traditional office suites by Google. It is a set of web applications that include Google Email, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Mobile and Google Sites.
Google Apps for work is an application that hosts customised versions of Google Hangouts, Gmail, Google Sites and Google Calendar on a domain that your business owns. In a simple form, Google Apps provides Google hosted services that give feeling that you are hosting from your very own server. It is an ideal app for the businesses that has no resources to host the types of services in-house. Small business owners, institutes and also family can use Google Apps.
Remember, when you get Google Apps for your business, it is not free. Previously, Google launched the light version which was free. It has discontinued the service today. New users of the apps have to make payment to Google if they use Google Apps for work. There are two popular plans at different prices. Both plans may offer discounts if you make payment for a year in advance. If you choose a plan which is of $10 per month you are offered with various useful features that actually a business needs to maintain records. For instance, you are allowed to create an information retention policy and put a 'litigation Hold' on an inbox that helps you to prevent a worker from deleting the mail that you might require during court proceeding.