If you are already a customer of Rochen, you may have noticed within the past few days a new “Google Apps” icon has appeared within your control panel.

Recently we have seen more of our customers adopt the powerful collaboration tools that Google Apps has to offer. E.g. calendar, docs, groups etc. Some customers also take advantage of the email functions.

Rochen customers have always been able to use Google Apps in conjunction with their account, but as with most hosting services have had to make manual MX and CNAME record changes to their DNS zone file.

This is all a thing of the past, Rochen customers can now integrate Google Apps with a few clicks using a simple but powerful new tool within their hosting control panel.

I have attached a couple of screenshots below.



The new Google Apps integration tool can be found under the “Mail” section of the hosting control panel. More information on Google Apps can be found at: http://www.google.com/apps.

I welcome any feedback customers may have regarding this new tool. Rochen are working to build several more tools like this, so any feedback you may have as to where we should focus our development resources going forward would also be welcome.

– Chris

Chris Adams is the Founder and CEO of Rochen Ltd.