Was wondering if anyone has any experience of google sites? Have been toying with the idea of hosting individual project sites for clients on our own domain or a subdomain but a colleague suggested looking into google sites. Having had a look it doesnt look amazing. Is there anything it offers that couldnt be built onto bc? Thanks.
Yes your right it is limiting, been playing around with it. Im just weighing it up because it is only for our internal usage so styling isnt really a problem but with a lot of business use of other google applications it may prove worthwhile in terms of intergrating current systems.
It is for you to have something, just information out there. Got certain features but the use for a business if it wants to be professional is something to stay away from, even google advises you don't use it for much of anything.
One worry i'd have about using google sites would be security, if these project sites aren't necessarily meant to be public. Although that argument assumes Business Catalyst is secure. I don't know.
But, between the two, google locks you entirely into their format and at least sites built in BC have some (semblance) of freedom in terms of what users can create. Web apps are a bit tricky in terms of portability but that basic functionality could still be replicated elsewhere.
Yes one of the main thoughts is the security. As it will most probably evolve into a small company intranet over the next year for multiple projects and users. Intergrating a combined calendar is fine Im just pondering how best to implement a number of user updatable areas of a secure zone for updates, project files etc.