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Google Apps vs Office 365: Comparing the Usage, Adoption & Effectiveness of Cloud IT’s Power Players

The Office 365 vs. Google Apps story is just beginning. The data we’ve collected will help provide insights into where the platforms–and their customers–stand today. ..more ›

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Case Study: Why Columbia Association Replaced CloudLock with BetterCloud

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, home to approximately 100,000 people. Columbia was founded in 1967 by James Rouse and his Howard Research and Development Company. Rouse sought to build a complete city that would respect the land, provide for the growth of people and, ultimately, make a profit. Columbia Association moved to Google ..more ›

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Enhancing Email Security: Stop Sender Fraud with SPF, DKIM, and DMARC

There’s no filtering out the truth: You need to protect your company’s email. In 2013, more than 100 billion business emails were sent and received each day. Just one in five of all emails sent in 2013 were legitimate, and 92% of all illegitimate emails included links to potentially malicious content. There are signs of improvement however; this month is ..more ›

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12 Vital Answers to Cloud IT and Google Apps Security Questions

Over the course of the last two months, we’ve had more than 1,000 people attend our two webinars: How to Overcome the Top 7 Security Flaws of the Google Apps Admin Console and Risk vs. Reward: A Framework for Evaluating + Implementing Cloud Apps. We answered a ton of great questions during the webinars, but we didn’t have time to ..more ›

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July Release Notes: BetterCloud for Office 365 Adds Account Settings and Email Customizations, Mailbox Forwarding Alerts

We just released another set of new features and updates to BetterCloud for Office 365, our newest product that’s currently in beta (try it free here). Here’s a summary of what’s new in this release: New account settings and tenant settings pages Customizations added to email settings Mailbox forwarding alert Users with changing administrator roles alert What’s New – Alerts ..more ›

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Introducing 365 Ninja: A Free Office 365 Training Resource

In February, we introduced the new BetterCloud, and along with it, a new product: BetterCloud for Office 365. In doing so, we saw a clear need for an Office 365 training resource to help ease the transition to a cloud-based work environment. Today, we’re excited to announce our latest endeavor: 365 Ninja, a free website and newsletter designed to help ..more ›

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15 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity with Google Drive

It’s hard to believe that Google Drive is just three years old…yes, really. For a tool still in its infancy, it’s remarkable how quickly it has inspired the question, “How did I live without it?” Google Drive is now ingrained in the daily lives of millions of people, many of whom rely on it for work. With an increasing number of companies moving towards full cloud office adoption, Google Drive usage is only going to rise. ..more ›

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Why Skype for Business is More Important Than You Thought

The second post in a brand-new series on the BetterCloud Blog: The Cloud Office Transformation Series will continue to explore transformational applications for cloud office systems that change the way people work on a daily basis. ..more ›

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June Release Notes: BetterCloud for Office 365 Adds Mailbox Alerts, Backend Improvements

We’re excited to announce several valuable updates to BetterCloud for Office 365, our newest product that’s currently in beta (try it free here). This release introduced an additional alert to the Domain Health and Insight Center, management actions to extend existing alert capabilities, and backend improvements. ..more ›

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10 Steps to Foolproof User Deprovisioning in Office 365

Every organization develops its own ebb and flow for onboarding and offboarding employees–as one employee exits, another enters. However, cloud office systems, like Office 365, have disrupted this routine by providing more open and immediate access to collaborative tools. No matter the size of an organization, there are a number of critical steps an admin must take to properly deprovision ..more ›

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