Each Google+ account will center around a Stream, where all of the information and updates from co-workers, team members, and family are constantly displaying. The stream is improved with four main components: Circles, Hangouts, Huddle and Sparks.
Circles make social media sharing more realistic. With Circles you can keep conversations separate so everyone receives relevant information. If you have company news you want to share, make you sure you do so in your Work Circle. You can have a dialog with co-workers without clogging up others’ stream who aren’t interested in the conversation. So feel free to share what you want with the people in your circles- they only see what you share with them
At times, distance can inconvenience you from meeting up with your coworkers or friends. With Google+ Hangouts, you can interact with each other no matter the location. Just select a circle, and invite them to a face-to-face video chat, or a Hangout! You can include up to ten people to a hangout to take a business meeting or a meet-up with friends wherever you are.
Have you ever tried to arrange a night out by having several different text conversations with a number of friends? If so, you know how confusing it can get. The huddle is Google’s attempt to fix that problem. The idea behind Huddle is that you can turn all these exchanges into one big group chat to save you time.
Sparks is like your personal online butler. Just tell Sparks your interests and it will send you things that you want to watch, read or share. For example, you could type ‘Cloud computing’ into the search box and see what comes up. If you like the results, then you can click the ‘Add Interest’ button to add ‘Cloud computing’ to your list of important subjects.
Pages are Google+ accounts for businesses. Now businesses can promote their brand on Google+ and reach to their customers and fans. Users can recommend brand pages by giving a +1 and adding them to their circles.
Events provides the option to create and track events (corporate events, meetups, etc.) among Google+ circles. With your Google+ circles, you can share photos and videos that pertain to the event.
Google+ holds many possibilities for the social Enterprise. We anticipate Google Hangouts to play a major role in remote corporate meetings and webcasts and Circles to help make communication to different audiences more manageable. If you would like to learn more about SADA’s Google Apps services and Enterprise cloud solutions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned to find out how Google+ can benefit your business.