It’s in the Box
Gain remote access to your files from any
web browser or mobile device when you
create an account with Dropbox. The
app lets you store documents, photos,
music files, and videos securely, and access
them later from any location – your
home, office, or on the road. Works with
Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone,
Android and Blackberry. Free for 2GB of
storage; up to $200/year for 200GB of
Google Plus You’re probably already familiar with Google’s Gmail, but have you utilized Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Drive? Explore the full suite of cloud-based apps from Google that let you create and share documents, sync calendars, send event reminders and attachments, and store files that can be accessed from anywhere. Google Drive is free for 5GB storage. $4/month for 20GB. Google.com.
Like a spreadsheet, but smarter, Smartsheet is a real-time collaboration tool that lets
you manage projects, tasks, sales, marketing, human resources, and more. Smartsheet
spreadsheets integrate with Google so you can update on the go, and they can be
linked to Salesforce accounts,
contacts, and opportunities for
collaboration on project statuses,
files, and discussions. $15.95/
month for up to 10 projects.
Known as a popular email marketing tool,
Constant Contact® recently added event
marketing to its laundry list of services.
Use this web-based tool to create and
customize email campaigns from more
than 400 template designs, add images
and video links, blog content, surveys,
and more to help your clients interact
with and benefit from your newsletters.
Starting at $15/month for 500 contacts.
A veteran speechwriter and executive communications specialist, Ian Griffin
helps CEOs and senior managers develop strategic messaging and content for
presentations to audiences worldwide. He is past-president of the Northern
California Chapter and an active member of Toastmasters. Griffin has spent
more than 20 years working with mainstream Silicon Valley companies such as
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. He blogs at http://www.exec-comms.com/blog.