Monday, 17 December 2012

..more & more Gone Google !

..businesses that have Gone Google !




Monday, 10 December 2012

Need Xtra email Elves at Christmas ?

Do you need 4 or 44 or 244 elves for your online venture for Christmas - to talk to customers, take orders and/or generally engage with your online user base ?  then Google Apps for Business is the answer.

The Cost

  • approx 10p per elf per day
  • you only pay for the service you use 
  • e.g. 12 elves for 14 days = approx £1.20 x 14 or £16.80
  • Set the service up on a second level domain which will not affect existing email service
    e.g. elves.yourdomain.com

When the elves leave create unlimited aliases on a primary account so last minute orders or messages are never lost.

Set-up Time

24 hours absolute max with most domain registrars,
upload all the elves usernames passwords email via a csv file
cheap and cheerful and painless !

Email us elves@memeonics.com
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

U.S. General Services Administration Obtains Benefits of Cloud-Based Google Apps for Government Implemented by Unisys

Unisys said "New email and collaboration system has transformed the way GSA employees work, increasing efficiency and cutting costs

More than a year after Unisys (NYSE: UIS) transitioned the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to cloud-based Google Apps for Government, agency officials say the new tools have transformed the way they conduct their business and led to increased collaboration and reduced costs. The GSA awarded a contract to Unisys in late 2010 to install Google Apps for Government, which includes email and collaboration tools. About 17,500 GSA employees began using these tools in June 2011. Since then, GSA estimates it has saved about $2 million and expects another $15 million reduction in IT costs over the next five years."

Read the full article here | Read the GSA article here

Read the paper: Google Apps: Energy Efficiency in the Cloud

Image courtesy of Google

Friday, 16 November 2012

G+ to 15 for Apps Biz, edu & gov customers


G+ hangouts are fantastic for tech collaboration, one to one sales meetings across the country or the world or simply to talk to friends and family. Starting this week, you’ll be able to invite up to 15 people to a hangout, compared to the previous 10-person limit. This increase is only available to Apps for Government, Apps for Business and Apps for Education customers.

Read the full announcement here  |  Check out Google+ here

Monday, 5 November 2012

the Christmas shopping


Get the Christmas shopping done before the rush - from the comfort of your armchair. Shortlists on Google shopping are like Google docs for shopping. Excellent for assembling a 'shortlist' of shared purchases for family or colleagues. Within Google Apps for Business this feature may be turned off, (in case you cannot remember how to do that here it is again)

Google Shopping moved to a paid model in the US from October and Europe will follow suit next year. Read more about it here or see it working  here

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Release Sean Quinn !


As the owner of Memeonics Ltd I object very strenuously to the treatment being meted out to Sean Quinn. At a time when Ireland needs men like Quinn desperately.

I support Sean Quinn 100%



Des Donnelly Owner Memeonics Ltd dd@memeonics.com

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Google "Where the internet lives"



Google recently showcased their slick datacentre with these detailed views, Steven Levy of Wired has an article here  and there's fabulous photos from Connie Zhou

Whilst Privacy comes with a big P in Google they do engage with the industry over best practices, providing an amount of best practice information on;-  Measuring efficiency |  Servers  |  Temperature control | Water and cooling  |  Recycling




See how an email gets from A to B

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Des Donnelly - Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist.

We are delighted to congratulate Des Donnelly on becoming a Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist.

"The Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist exam certifies sales professionals at Google partner companies who demonstrate the skill and knowledge required to sell Google Apps for Business."

Des has over 20 years internet experience and even remembers trawling the early net with Gopher and then Mosaic, the very first browser...   :-)

About Memeonics
Memeonics Ltd is a company based in Co Tyrone, in the North of Ireland. We focus totally on the best and most cost effective solution and have the experience and expertise necessary to be able to advise clients across the full spectrum of internet technologies. We are Google centric !



Saturday, 27 October 2012

Windows8 - Get your Google Back ;-)


Watch the video or just jump to the url and get it back

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Inside a Google Data Centre !

Explore the awesomeness of a Google data center, Lenoir, North Carolina with Street View !

Friday, 5 October 2012

Driverless cars approaching - little old ladies head for the hills ;-)


California governor Jerry Brown signed the bill, "SB-1298 Vehicles: autonomous vehicles: safety and performance requirements" The Bill was signed on Sept 25th at Google HQ in Mountain View. California is the third state in US taking steps to make driverless cars eventually legal on roads and highways (not just for testing purpose).

Nevada’s governor signed a driverless car bill in 2011, http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Reports/history.cfm?ID=1011

As did Florida’s earlier in 2012. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1298

On a serious note driverless cars will revolutionise the lives of thousands and thousands of people who cannot drive for various reasons. People like Steve Mahan...




I have to say I'm with David of Oak Grove, OR on this, he said;- "Can't wait! I'll feel much safer when people who are texting, phoning, eating, web surfing, and putting on makeup, aren't in the driver's seat."

Volvo are also in this space... in this frame it is interesting to note that the passenger is watching the road <g>



Even the political campaign managers are getting in on the act...



Full text and voting from Nevada's passage of the Bill.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Reports/history.cfm?ID=1011

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Chrome browser support for Google Apps customers


This from Fred Beckebanze, Manager of Google's Apps Technical Solutions Engineers;- "Moving forward, Google Apps for Business, Education and Government customers may contact Google via phone or email to receive support on Chrome installation, functionality, security, browser policy settings and Google Apps interoperability for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux."

Apps for Business users simply log into their dashboard, you know how to do this, right ?

1. When logged in with your Google Apps email account click on the wheel on the top right and select Manage this domain.





2. Select the Support tab


3. Scroll down to "Phone Support" and note your PIN (which changes from time to time) and the Support telephone number and away you go... 24/7 support !

More Information
Read  Chrome FAQ for administrators
Explore Chrome's features
Visit the Chrome store to Customise and for add-ons
--- Full article here

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Google Drive apps for Android and iOS

Google Drive apps for Android and iOS allows you to access data on the go. With access to files and documents you can collaborate with others seamlessly. Get the apps at;- http://www.google.com/mobile/drive.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Google now offer 30 top-level domain (TLD) options, including 22 ccTLDs.

Google* announced today that businessses signing up for Google Apps without a domain name can now register a domain directly as part of the Google Apps process. The new domain comes configured with all Google Apps services, including Gmail for your custom email addresses (@yourcompany.com). Your domain will be registered with domaindiscount24.com.

Here is the full list of TLDs now available when you sign up for Google Apps:-

GlobalAsia-PacificLatin AmericaEurope
.com.in.co.be
.info.co.in.com.co.ch
.org.org.in.com.mx.cz
.net.net.in.mx.de
.mobi.co.nz.es
.biz.com.tw.com.es
.name.jp.me
.cc.nl
.tv.pl

Domaindiscount24.com. is an imprint of Key-Systems GmbH a European based registrar in operation since 1998. The overall trading group Keydrive is Luxembourg registered. They operate in excess of 6 million names for 300,000 customers worldwide. Ironically this then makes the name GoDaddy sound somewhat prophetic ;-)

Read the full release on the Google Enterprise blog

*GOOGLE is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Google Rules Ok !

As confirmed Googlelites :-) we are using Gmail every day and have done since it was introduced, as far back as February 18th 2005. !


The latest video about Going Google totally reaffirms everything that Google stands for in delivering a product that works, that costs less and delivers more than is on the box (without all the small print which usually says this will not work the way you want it to or expect it to and if it does we reserve the right to charge you more simply because it actually does work... )

Many individuals and businesses are married to old style providers and the old style of business where you are penalised at every step of your business process..  but if that is what you want then good luck to you...  meanwhile your competitors are going Google.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Google Apps - Security first

1 in 10 laptops stolen !

Are you still allowing your data to be lost, stolen, mislaid ?
  • 1 in 10 laptops are stolen in the first year
  • 66% of people lose USB keys
  • 60% of those contain confidential information




66% lose their USB data keys.. 



Confidential - Do Not Lose ffs..



With Google Apps your data is replicated in multiple data centres, broken into pieces and scattered under random file names, no single server contains all your data.

Google Apps is independently certified under  ISO 27001
Read more about Security & other aspects of Google Apps
Watch a video about Google's physical security
Read about Google Apps and Google App Engine complete SSAE-16 audit
Read Google's Security White Paper

Friday, 27 July 2012

Where Are My Shoes Dorothy ?

aka... Google Fibre - serious bandwidth envy :-)

In his presentation yesterday in Kansas, Product Manager Fibre, Larry Yang joked about his daughter's bandwidth envy... it's not only his daughter <g>. With at least 100 times faster speeds this is next major step in the evolution of the Net. It is seriously exciting (and gratifying) to see Google driving this forward and it is long past time for the removal of the bottlenecks created and perpetuated by the Telcos, Cable companies and ineffectual leadership from the majority of governments world wide.

In Northern Ireland there are pockets of speed, Memeonics is fortunate to be able to achieve, on average, 80mb/sec, this places us in the top 10% in the world speedwise. But 937 ?

Read all about Google Fibre

..take an hour and watch the presentation !






Memeonics speed test 27.07.2012 !  http://www.speedtest.net/result/2086420696.png

We have FTTC, or Fibre to the Cabinet and since we are located less than 500m from the cabinet we can experience faster speeds. Tough for those located 2km away. The signal boost is just that, not a solution by any definition, it falls off over distance.

It seems strange that if the grid system works perfectly well for electricity why some of the 'experts'  did not/do not think of it as the correct means of delivery for real broadband in a largely rural community. Physical fibre itself is one of the cheapest elements. There have been millions spent here in Northern Ireland on broadband and we have a system that will never be able to deliver Gb speeds to the rural population.

14 Electronic Oases (to go please)

Via Project Kelvin we see a Hibernia Atlantic cable landing close to Coleraine and running down through County Tyrone and across the border to Monaghan and then to Dublin. With latency of 55.7 m/s - just 1.7 m/s over the theoretical limit. One would think then it would be logical to take this electronic desert that is much of rural Tyrone and create a series of electronic oases with access to the global backbone. 

Who should pay for the connection or more accurately the connectivity infrastructure ?  Government of course, with proper connectivity delivering a measurable increase in GDP it is so obvious it is almost impossible to imagine.. :-(


Monday, 23 July 2012

the email log ninja !

Often the poor Administrator is faced with questions like;-
  • I sent it, it never arrived, Why
  • I'm not getting any mail from blah blah@blah
  • and the ultimate - my email is not working right
Alas Users always seem to see a different screen and attempts to replicate issues often end in failure, this generally brings no credit to the expert Administrator and is often met with;-

"well it wasn't working yesterday"  :-)

Enter the email log ninja !

Email log search gives administrators the ability to sift through the last month of delivery logs for their domains and evaluate message transit. This is useful for tracking down a sender or recipient's missing messages and identifying their route to your users' inboxes.




and also see
Viewing message details with email log search
Interpreting message details with email log search

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Editing Documents Offline !!

It will be possible to edit & comment on Documents offline from July 24th with a number of caveats;-
  1. you must be running the latest version of Chrome or ChromeOS and install the Google Drive Chrome app to edit offline.
  2. Offline editing is only available for Google documents at this time. It is not yet available for Google spreadsheets or presentations.

There is a sequence of steps to be followed;-

1. Allow offline access for your computer

see http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1628469

2. Sync items to view offline
see

http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1628512


Tip: use offline editing just for documents that you own since any modifications made by the Document Owner have precedence !!

For more information see 
http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=107972





Friday, 15 June 2012

memeonics.co.uk

Announcing the launch of our memeonics.co.uk site built on the Google sites platform and designed to be more presentation(e) in outlook and thus helping to outline the reasons why you should deploy Google Apps.






Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Happy Birthday to Us

Memeonics.com is 12 years old today so we are wishing ourselves happy birthday :-)


Sunday, 3 June 2012

Google Apps receives ISO 27001 certification

From the  Official Google Enterprise Blog: Google Apps receives ISO 27001 certification: Posted by Eran Feigenbaum, Director of Security, Google Enterprise.

"In the early days of the cloud, security concerns were often at the top of business minds as they considered moving to Google Apps. More recently, though, security has become a major reason businesses are moving to the cloud...."     Read the Full Article  or download the  certification one pager.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Govt Dept News in Ireland

We've been running a Paper.li page for our own internal use as an easy way to monitor all that is emanating from Government Departments in Belfast together with the official news from the Oireachtas in Dublin. We thought we would share this with clients and visitors. :-)  - this feeds on a daily basis and so depending on timings vs news output it may occasionally be blank.

Browse in the window below or click here to visit  Memeonics Political Intelligence or grab the RSS Feed





(Note: Recent updates by Paper.li mean that archives will not be available again for a few weeks.)

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Redesigned Google Search app for your iPhone


Completely redesigned interface for the Google Search app on your iPhone - faster results, full-screen image search, and a simple way to access all your Google apps in one place.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Google launches Drive

Google Drive
  • Create and collaborate. 
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). 
  • Search everything.
5GB of storage for free. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

See the Official launch info here

This is just the beginning, Drive is an open platform and third party developers are working on features like send faxes, edit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive.

There is significant debate going on with regard to Drive and other competing systems, e.g. Dropbox however just being able to edit files and store / access them across multiples environments is a much more attractive proposition than just synchronisation. (IMHO)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Where is Aughnacloy ?

People Ask us all the time - WTF, Aughnacloy... :-)  never mind how to say it, where is it ?


 
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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Moore's Law Rules Ok !!

Moore's Law Rules Ok !! - University of New South Wales physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.

 

Underwater Google Plus Hangout

serious wow factor to this !! underwater streetview is just down the road... :-)


see also...  Catlin Seaview Survey website  |  Examples of their imagery




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Google Docs/Presentations features

Google Docs/Presentations adds more features... always incremental improvement :-)

Use Google Apps to collaborate Now !

Google Apps - collaborate Now ! forget about different operating systems, different devices, different countries...

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Gmail Offline - How To Setup




Gmail and Chrome users now have the full benefits of offline mail with the Gmail Offline App. Download your mail from the last week, two weeks or month. Of course it is Beta but the whole world is beta. !!

Most smartphones have a flight mode so ironically flying is now a great time to catch up on all old mail that has accumulated.

For power users, if you are logged in just go direct to the Chrome apps store at this link;-
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ejidjjhkpiempkbhmpbfngldlkglhimk

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

What Happens in an Internet Minute

IBM have produced a very interesting infographic detailing what happens in an internet minute;- as we all know a month is a long time in this business ;-)  The key thrust of the story from Intel and CircleID  is that government are a long way behind on all fronts... what is new !!  a few key numbers;-

  • 639,800 gb of global IP data transfer
  • 204 million emails sent
  • $83,000 in sales
  • 1,300 new mobile users
  • 2 million+ search queries on Google

Get with the programme people, get Google Apps :-)

Courtesy of CircleID  see a larger version of graphic here

Sunday, 8 January 2012

NYR's - Own Your Domain...

New Year Resolutions - Own Your Domain (at least)

We are constantly being asked to transfer in domain for clients and always come up against the same problem, the Owner is not You !!!

There are a number of elements to a domain record;-
  • the Owner
  • the Admin Contact or Admin-C
  • the Technical Contact or Tech-C
  • the Billing contact or Billing-C

then;-
the nameservers that actually direct your traffic to a specific location perhaps defined simply by an IP or an actual domain name.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year !!

... to all our customers and visitors! 
Beannachtaí
Greetings
Salutations, 
Saludos, 
Kveðjur
问候, 
Selamlar, 
Saluti
Groeten, 
Saudações, 
Gruß,
 શુભેચ્છાઓ, 
Pozdrowienia, 
Hilsner...

Murphy's Law now redundant ?

Electronic devices and laptops in particular are Murphy magnets, they attract disaster. !!

Perhaps the probability of that beer with the loose cap being knocked over, beside your laptop by the cat just when you are 90% finished Mondays special presentation should be a very very very big number best calculated using a Drake Equation derivative...

N = R^{\ast} \cdot f_p \cdot n_e \cdot f_{\ell} \cdot f_i \cdot f_c \cdot L \!

Think again !!

Thankfully Google have worked and slaved to produce a simple formula

[Solution = Chrome book + Google Apps :-) !!!