Thursday, 4 April 2013

Transferring your Circles in Google Plus from Gmail to Google Apps

We recently migrated a small company to Google Apps however the business owner had spent hours setting up his Circles and Connections in Google Plus, these were all connected to his personal Gmail account. It is quite a simple exercise to import the addressbook or contacts in Gmail to Google Apps however the Circles do not simply follow the contacts.

However Google have this function available under their Takeout tools, simply scroll down the list until you locate Google+ Circles. This option will allow you to move Circles between accounts.


Once you select the option you are presented with a FROM and a TO screen. You login to say your Gmail account then into your new Google Apps account, then press GO!  It is that simple.

Transfer Circles from Gmail to Google Apps
You should note to read all the information before proceeding. This provides details about what will happen. Double check you have got the transfer correct, from example, from Old to New. But saying that, nothing happens for 7 days and then the process starts. If you need to reconsider this you have time to change your mind. You can visit your source or the From Google+ account and select Cancel Transfer which visible once you scroll to the bottom of the page.

To learn more about Circle transfers you can visit this Google support page. You can only do this process once every 6 months so get it right.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Cheap Long Distance Calling via VoIP and Cloud PBX

The price of calling around the world continues to drop. We are now offering SIP based calls at around US$0.02c per minute. Virtual numbers and SIP trunks can be connected to your mobile phone (iphone or Android) via free SIP Software.

We recommend CSIPSimple for Android and for iPhone the 3CX SIP client works well. For Windows desktop download X-Lite and use. For desk phones (which are the best option for the business user) select from quality IP phones from Polycom, Snom and Yealink.

To benefit from VoIP the most, connection up to an IP PBX offering full VoIP features.

Cloud PBX is a service that offers all the great features you need from your telephone system yet it only costs a few dollars each month!

Small Business Cloud Hosted VoIP PBX Includes:

  • Up to 10 extensions, 4 SIP trunks and 5 concurrent calls
  • Voicemail per extension
  • Voice messages sent to user's email
  • Conference or meeting room up tp 5 people
  • Ring Groups and Call Pickup
  • Music on hold
  • Call Transfers
  • Global and user quick dial directory
  • Global access to your IP-PBX system

Migrating Legacy MS Access to the Cloud

This is a quick way of creating a web-based collaborative database app from your non-collaborative Microsoft Access DB. Once the Microsoft Access DB is migrated to Zoho Creator, the collaborative aspects kick in where the entire application (or parts of it) can be shared with multiple users.” Whole process involves 3 steps approach:

  1. Import MS Access database to Zoho creator.
  2. Automatic creation of web apps from imported MS Access database.
  3. Quick share of applications with other users.