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The Role of IT: How the Shift to the Cloud is Creating Agents of Innovation

We continue our Trends in Cloud IT series by taking a look at the people behind the shift to the cloud: the admins. Our previous posts have helped us understand the factors affecting cloud adoption and provided insight into the customer bases of Google and Microsoft. We’re entering a new era of enterprise technology. The cloud is changing the way ..more ›

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Idle to Action: Why Microsoft’s Change of Heart is a Turning Point for Cloud Adoption

Ten years ago, the cloud wasn’t a tech term. It just wasn’t. Today, it’s hard to have a conversation about the future of technology and not mention it. When Marc Benioff founded Salesforce in 1999, the average laptop weighed seven pounds and Google was just a year old. A 1999 Wall Street Journal article highlighting Salesforce and the “Latest Software ..more ›

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How to Instill a Culture of Security in Your Organization

As an IT professional, I understand the importance of having a productive security conversation with end users. As many IT professionals know too well, this can be a challenging task. Some end users just don’t take data security as seriously as they need to. Working at previous companies, I’ve heard attitudes ranging from, “Why should I care?” to “We’re not ..more ›

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7 Ways to Improve Your Google Apps Domain Security

A little more than two months ago, we hosted more than 700 individuals for our first webinar on cloud IT: How to Overcome the Top 7 Security Flaws of the Google Apps Admin Console. Today, we’re expanding on that webinar to provide helpful tips for improving your domain security. The cloud is ushering in a new type of IT admin. ..more ›

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11 OneDrive for Business Tips for Boosting Adoption and Creating Power Users

The fourth 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 than ever, employees are relying on cloud-based tools that allow them to work smarter and more effectively. For organizations running Office 365, OneDrive ..more ›

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67 Resources to Take Your Cloud IT Admin Skills to the Next Level

The web is full of resources for learning new things; and there’s no shortage of information when it comes to Google Apps or Office 365. Sometimes, the sea of documentation, videos, and other training resources can be hard to find, or even overwhelming. We wanted to consolidate some of that information for all cloud IT admins–both Google Apps and Office ..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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