What Is Google Sites and Why Use It?

Today, a growing number of businesses are using Google Sites as part of Google business apps to build their company intranets and internal project sites. Google Sites makes it easy for businesses to create secure web pages with the capacity to support intranet, team projects or client extranets. Easy in the sense that you really do not need HTML coding or web design experience to get your Google Sites operating system up and running. With Google Sites you can use its cloud based capability to centralize your presentations, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, videos, and more--which is good for business collaboration requirements. Google Sites comes with Google business apps as a fully hosted offering. You really do not need any software to deploy or servers to maintain. All that is provided for you with Google Sites is retention of full control of your documents and with whom you share any information is protected.

Why Use Google Sites?

Given the endless possibilities there are to really make Google Sites your own, you could use it for practically anything. You may find that other platforms may be more appropriate, like Shopify or Etsy, for example, if you were planning on setting up an online shop, but you'd have to use both Google Sites and those platforms to determine for yourself whether one is better than the other in terms of what best suits your style and needs.
If you have a large team you work with, you may want to consider using Google Sites to build an intranet for communication purposes. The great thing about Google Sites is that you get to choose who can and can't access your Site. Whether you want external visitors to be able to visit your Site or you want to give collaborative editing privileges to certain users, you can easily do that with just a few clicks.


Many small to medium business employees, C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, and COOs) as well as IT/email managers and administrative assistants have found Google Sites as part of Google business apps easy to integrate into business systems. Google sites is the ultimate Google cloud solutions provider with three major benefits that can be discussed this way:

  • The anywhere/anytime access capability to the corporate intranet for distributed or remote users:

    Google sites is securely powered by the web which means you can access company pages from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile phone. As an end user of Google Sites, you can even update content yourself anywhere, any place and you don't have to be the expert with web design skills. And sure enough, there is no additional software to purchase, all you can get from Google Sites is included in Google apps subscription. The Google Drive (GDrive) operating system will allow you that unrestricted access to files "anywhere", "anytime". It is an "any" file backup system you can roll out with a desktop client and web access. What is great about Google Sites is that it provides you the capacity to integrate your operating system with all your online services and personal devices--granting you unlimited storage and access which is just what your business needs to be agile in ways that will support your growth.
  • Google Sites capacity to work across operating systems:

    Google sites has the flexibility to work primarily with web applications. What Google Sites does best is to keep everything synced so you can access the same data from any operating platform. Google's Android-based operating system allows your business to have a uniform look and feel across the many devices you may have from multiple manufacturers and your  contacts, calendar, and other data among employees become properly synchronized. Of course, the Android platform have proven to be more flexible, reliable and cost effective for small businesses. And to date, there are more and more Android activations--up to 900 million activations with 48 billion apps downloaded according to a recent Google report. You may think that Apple owns the mobile market, but there is data to show that 75% of all smart phones sold are Android based. Even more, the beauty with Google Sites operating system is that it is more open for developers to continue to create new custom applications for businesses and the system itself works efficiently in any browser--be it a PC, Mac, or Linux computers.
  • Google Sites functionality with system and site-level security controls:

    With Google Sites you have a full documents security controls built-in system. Your data remain secure and Google has a commitment to respect the privacy of information placed in their systems. As such, Google Sites operating system offers end users the capacity to manage site sharing permissions across the business, and authors can share and revoke file access at anytime that help keep information safe. Google Sites functionality with system and site-level security controls is a Google's security objective is made whole by a multi-layered security strategy that provides controls at multiple levels of data storage, access and transfer. Google values the privacy confidentiality, integrity and availability of data which is key for business sustainability and growth.

With Google Sites for your business you stay connected from anywhere. All your work is automatically saved in the cloud. For your business, this means every employee and everyone you work with can be productive from anywhere, using any device with an Internet connection. Even better, you can get the ultimate set-up and cloud-based consulting support services with Google Sites for your business with the trusted Google Apps Reseller and Google Cloud Partner Finetech Consultancy .

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