If you havent't explored Google.com lately, you are missing out on some very practical Web and PC based tools for your personal and business life. And no, this is not an ad for the company; Google doesn't need our help. But they can help you to do more than you might imagine. Visit www.google.com. Then select more and even more, from the menu at the top of the page, for a full list of their labest offerings. Most are free. Click any item for further facts and a direct link to the software itself. Below are 1 of 7 googleware resoures that are well worth investigating.
Street views. Imagine if you could conduct an initial insurance drive by inspection of a prospect's home or place of business without ever leaving your PC. It is possible by using Google Maps street view capabilitiy which is now availalbe in a growing number of cities and suburbs. Simply type in an address and click on the "street view" link (if it appears as an option). Then take a virtual walking tour of the area and view the exterior of the property itself. Also explore from the sky using the "satellite view" option or fire up Google Earth, a free standalone program, for an interesting variation.