As Google continues its push to get businesses using Google Apps, the company has now introduced the "Go Google Cloud Calculator". This is a tool that lets you enter your company’s name, tell it how many employees you have, and gives you Google’s estimates for how much money you could save, how much more productive you will be, how much more storage you will get, how many hours you will save, etc.
The tool provides an "assumptions" tab to let you edit the assumptions the estimates are based upon. This includes things like IT manager’s hourly wage, current email inbox size, how many spam messages an employee receives per day, how many people work on a team project, etc.
"Whether your company is big or small, brand new or been around for a while, this tool will give you a sense of the benefits of going Google in an easy-to-understand way," says Vivian Leung of Google’s Enterprise team.
Sidenote: At Google I/O a couple weeks ago, WebProNews spoke with Matt Glotzbach, Product Management Director for Google Enterprise about Contextual gadgets for Gmail, updates for Google Apps Script, its partnership with VMWare around cloud portability, transitioning to the cloud in general, and Google App Engine for Business:
The calculator will give you a custom URL, presentation PDF, spreadsheet or poster to pass along to decision makers. You can access the tool here.