谷歌业务应用程序在中国运行的不怎么畅顺

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早在2010年,谷歌推出中国并将用户重定向到Google.com.hk 。从那时起,在中国境内使用谷歌业务应用程序就一直是一个不那么顺畅的体验。例如,到现在为止每当我在中国想更新Google+都出现故障。无论是iOS或Android ,谷歌+和相关的应用程序都没有一次成功下载。

在我的网站,我建议使用谷歌业务应用程序包括电邮 。在中国使用谷歌的Gmail我个人没有太大的问题 。只是偶尔在我的桌面电脑上用不到。在我的iOS和Android手机上,大部分的时间运用Gmail还是流畅的。在谷歌业务应用程序方面,我建议用户使用5元美金每人每月谷歌业务应用程序包括谷歌邮箱。虽然免费的Gmail和付费的谷歌邮箱GoogleMail是用同一个界面,但是他们是谷歌不同的服务。也因为谷歌业务应用程序多时候开不了,这样我很难推动公司去使用商业版本的GoogleMail和一系列应用软件。更糟糕的是当你需要演示如何使用它们的时候,这些软件就偏偏运作不起来。

在中国,大量的名片里的电邮都是免费电邮如189.cn , 163.com , QQ邮箱, hotmail的。使到推荐付费的电邮给他们有些挑战。如果某公司拥有20个办公工作人员,要他们每月支付100元美金只是使用电子邮箱是有一定的难度。即使建议基本的电子邮件包从百会(Zoho),花费2.5元美金每月每用户,也是不容易的任务。

另一种方法是把客户的网站给包括简单的电邮服务的托管服务,他们提供简单的电邮如松鼠邮件等。然后把所有电子邮件转移到自己用的更流行的电子邮箱。但答复部分会有点困难,如果不小心,那么用户可能用自己的电子邮件,例如QQ邮址来发送的电子邮件。

我在观察Outlook.com免费的电子邮件服务,它允许用户用自己注册的域名作为电子邮址,例如, name@mydomain.com 。 Outlook允许每个域名可以有最多50个用户。如果公司需要超过50个电子邮址,这不是一个理想的解决方案。但如果公司只需要有50个电子邮址,那这可以是一个解决方案。

2015年3月编辑:

Outlook现在也没有免费使用自己域名来制作电邮如myname@mydomain.com了。目前只知道zoho还有这个免费的服务。

为什么我不把网站连接到Facebook, YouTube 或Twitter

答案很简单。我不连接我的网络到社交网站如 Facebook, YouTube 和 Twitter 因为这些社交网络在中国是不允许的。除非一个人使用一个虚拟私人网络(VPN) ,以能够上这些社交网络,他们是不能够读取和写入这些流行的网络。

另一个原因和以上的有密切相关的是,如果我的网页链接到这些社交网络,我的网站可能在中国被禁止。即使我推广的是网站设计服务,这些流行网络链接可能导致中国当局误解了,并导致到浏览者想找我的网站的时候出现一个不必要的“页面没有找到”的画面。

我个人有Facebook页面吗?我当然也有,我主要是发布我和朋友的 照片内容都是我们在哪里哪里玩和吃饭的事情。所以我对社交网络没有偏见,我也不反对Facebook , YouTube或Twitter。但是由于这个网站服务的对象是在中国的公司和制造商,我觉得不连接还是比较安全。

Why I don’t link my website to Facebook, YouTube or Twitter

The answer is simple. I do not link my website to any social networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter because these social networks are not allowed in China. Unless a person use a Private Virtual Network (VPN) to gain access to these social networks, they are not going to be able to read and write to these popular networks.

Another reason that is closely related is that if I link my pages to these social networks, my website may possibly be banned in China. Even though I am promoting Website Design services, the links to these popular networks could cause a misunderstanding by the Chinese authorities and leads to a unnecessary “Page not found” appearance for people trying to view my website.

Do I personal have a Facebook page? Sure I do, and I mostly post photos of friends and myself having a good time here and there. So this is not about me against social networks nor am I biased against Facebook, YouTube or Twitter. Since this website is about services that I offer to the companies and manufacturers located in China, I think it is good to be on the safe side.

 

 

Google Apps for Business not so smooth in China

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Back in 2010, Google pulled out of China and redirected users to Google.com.hk. Since then it has been a not so smooth experience of using Google related apps within China. For example up till now, I have not been able to update my Google+ at all times when I am in China. Whether it is iOS or Android, the apps for business related to Google are not downloading.

On my website here, I have recommended using Gmail from Google. I personally have not much problems using Gmail in China. There are times when it just will not load on my desktop. On my iOs and Android devises, Gmail seems to be doing alright most of the time. On the business side, when I recommend users to get a 5USD per month per person mailbox from Google, it is hard to push through when the apps for business will not work when you need to demonstrate how to use them. Frustration sets in to say the least.

In China where lots of business cards have emails that are freely obtainable from 189.cn, 163.com, QQ mail box, hotmail, and others, it is not easy to recommend a company that has 20 office staff to pay 100USD per month just to use emails. Even recommending the basic email package from Zoho, which costs 2.5USD/month/user, is no easy task either.

The alternative is to host the client’s website with hosting services that includes simple webmails like squirrel mails etc. And then forward all emails from that webmail to their more popular email box. But the reply-to portion would be a little harder if not careful, then the user’s own email eg qq mail would become the sending email address.

I am looking at Outlook.com free email services that allows user to register their own domain name as the email address, eg, name@mydomain.com. Outlook allows up to 50 users to be registered under that one domain name. This is not a solution for companies that need more than 50 email addresses but could be an easy way out for companies that need only 50 email address for their staff.