|Get online and Google Apps really is a global player -- but the farther apart its users, the less likely real-time collaboration gets.|
Assuming you can get online, Google Apps for Business really did let my business be a global player. The critical core tools of mail, documents, basic calendars, chat and even video were stable from the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas to Gurgaon in suburban Delhi. Assuming your people know what they are doing, there is no reason why you cannot create documents, spreadsheets, project plans and otherwise conduct business anywhere on Earth without ever attaching a file -- or being out of touch with the absolute most current information in your shop. It's pretty darn cool.