My company uses Google Apps and has upgraded to Premier Edition, but I’m bitterly dissapointed with the Start pages.
While Google has been rolling out its cool, new themes for the personal start pages, its Google Apps start page is still lagging about a million years behind. Still no tabs! Surely tabs are even more important for business users than individuals, and they can actually be the foundation of a very cool intranet system (more on this next week).
Plus it needs to give the company far more control over what is customisable and what is not. Allowing me to lock down one column of three is just not cutting it.
And if the lack of features wasn’t annoying enough, it’s buggy as all hell. I can’t get my start page to refresh with the new widgets I’ve added to the locked-down column, so its pretty much unusable.
C’mon Google. This isn’t good enough. I’m actually paying for this service, but the free personalised home page is far superior. Not a great start to monetising these kinds of services.