Do you want to use web-based applications to share files and save money on expensive office software? You should try Google Apps. If you have a Gmail account you can click the Documents or Calendar top at the top of the page. Google offers a free web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application. You can create, modify, upload, download, and share your doc, xls, and ppt files. You may also store your pdf files online. This is useful for collaboration with teammates on a document. If you have your own domain (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.yourname.com) you can have Google host your email. You can keep you personal or corporate email address and use the innovative Gmail interface, as well as their POP, IMAP, and forwarding. You can share a contact list, send meeting requests, have a common iGoogle-type start page and host a private intranet. With Google Docs and Google Calendar, you can have a poor man’s Microsoft Office, Exchange, and Sharepoint. When you compare the total cost of ownership associated with a typical small office setup (servers, software, staff) you may find Google Apps to be an attractive alternative You can signup now for free and if you do not have your own domain, you can get one for $10/year.