Google+ made available to enterprises through Google Apps

By Derek du Preez
28 Oct 2011 View Comments
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Google has finally revealed details of how enterprises can take advantage of its latest social networking product, Google+.

In July of this year, shortly after Google+ was released, Christian Oestlien, a key developer on the project, urged businesses not to sign up to the site as it was "not optimally suited" for business needs yet.

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However, Google has since integrated Google+ with Google Apps and businesses will now be able to manually turn it on for all employees.

Ronald Ho, product manager at Google, admitted in a blog post that the integration process was more complicated than he initially expected.

"It took more technical work than we expected to bring Google+ to Google Apps, and we thank you for your patience," he wrote.

"This integration is just the beginning. We'll continue to add features and improve the way that Google+ works with Google Apps."

Google App users will largely have access to the same features as those publicly available on Google+. However, users will be able share information with their whole organisation, as opposed to sharing with specific circles of friends or colleagues.

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