Google Apps for Your Domain is a new free service from Google that includes Gmail (with your own domain name) with 2 gigabytes of storage, Google Calendar, Google Talk and Page Creator. I’ve just signed up for this service to test internally within our office. It’s very easy to setup (just need to change the MX record for the domain) and found it very useful. I think it can be a great package for small to medium sized companies and startups. The privacy issues might hold some organizations from embracing the service. But no hardware, no software and free of charge for excellent email system, IM, Calendar and web for your organization, with Google’s backing is hard to resist. I think they’ll be adding Writely and Google Spreadsheets soon to make it something like Google Office, that everyone is talking about.

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