I have been tasked at my day job to come up with a way for our CEO to commuinicate with all the stores (20) In our company.

All stores have internet access so email would seem to be the obvious answer. But there are restrictions. Only certain email addresses can be received and sent to. This can be done with filtering, but requires a mail server. (Which we don't have. We use a hosted solution).

I found several options for hosting our own server or groupware, but I decided to check the big G. I am now leaning toward that solution.

Google has Gmail for business and Google Apps. I think they had a free version at one time, but now it is $50 per year per user. A free 30 day demo is available but you have to give a credit card number and get billed after 30 days.

Hoping some of you out there are using it or have used it and can give me some feedback.

Just want to be clear so I don't get feed back for gmail. Which I have and I think it is great, especially for spam protection. I actually forward another account to Gmail address to filter the spam out...

Thanks in advance to anybody that replies. I will update this thread with my review as well if I decide to go with "Gmail for Business"