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Google Apps Survey: Why Platform Offerings Will Win, Google’s Relationship with the Ecosystem and an Emerging Battle Between Google Apps and Office 365

We recently surveyed thousands of Google Apps administrators around the world to gain valuable feedback and insights not only on our product, FlashPanel, but also on the adoption of Google Apps, specifically in the contexts of directory services (Google Apps Directory versus legacy systems like Active Directory), Google Drive versus non-native enterprise file synchronization, storage and sharing services (EFSSS) and Google Hangouts versus other web conferencing platforms. We’ve deliberately pinpointed ..more
Source: BetterCloud Blog
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Prevent Files From Being Downloaded in Google Drive

Sometimes sharing files in Google Drive can make people worried because they feel like they don’t have true control of the data. While that is no more true than attaching (…) The post Prevent Files From Being Downloaded in Google Drive appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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Add custom features to Google Forms with Add-ons

With Add-ons available for Google Docs and Sheets, it was only a matter of time before these custom tools made their way to other parts of the Google Drive suite. (…) The post Add custom features to Google Forms with Add-ons appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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Security without Administrative Controls is Only Half the Solution

Kyle Quinn is Senior Product Evangelist at BetterCloud. As more and more company data is moved to the cloud, IT professionals and executives maintain a strong focus on security. And, when speaking more specifically about Google Apps, the area of concern usually centers on Google Drive and how organizations should and can control information stored in and shared via the cloud collaboration tool. In fact, many products have cropped up ..more
Source: BetterCloud Blog
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Prevent Data Leakage and Save Money with FlashPanel’s Apps Explorer

Earlier this year we announced the general availability of FlashPanel’s Apps Explorer feature, which allows IT administrators to monitor, whitelist, blacklist and set policies for the use and installation of third-party applications. These applications can be installed by end users from the Chrome Web Store, Google Play, the Apple App Store and most recently via the Google Apps Marketplace – previously restricted to domain super administrators. While third-party applications undoubtedly ..more
Source: BetterCloud Blog
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Google announces Inbox, a brand new way to do email

Today, Sundar Pichai (SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps) announced a huge development for email as we know it on the Official Gmail Blog. The product is called Inbox, and (…) The post Google announces Inbox, a brand new way to do email appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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Manage Revisions in the New Google Drive

If you’re using Google Drive to store and edit Microsoft (or any other non-Google) files, it can get confusing if you’re uploading different versions of the same file. By managing (…) The post Manage Revisions in the New Google Drive appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome

I think we’re all familiar with the annoying ads that automatically play video or audio whenever you visit a website. There are a number of great extensions to get rid (…) The post How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools – A BetterCloud Case Study

Based in Orange County, North Carolina, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) is a K-12 school district with over 12,000 students across 20 schools, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff. A Multi-Year Move to Google Apps Managing IT across the entire district is Scott Latimore, CHCCS’s Web Architect. Today, Google Apps is an integral part of their technology program, but it hasn’t always been. In 2010, the school district was ..more
Source: BetterCloud Blog
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How to Create a Works Cited with Google Docs

If your students are creating research papers in Google Docs, why not show them how to create works cited there too? With the EasyBib Add-on for Google Docs, students can (…) The post How to Create a Works Cited with Google Docs appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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Send Bulk Emails Through Gmail With Google Drive

We’ve covered Add-ons for Docs and Sheets in a lot of detail, but I want to go in-depth on one of our absolute favorites. Merge by MailChimp uses the power (…) The post Send Bulk Emails Through Gmail With Google Drive appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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3 Ways To Get Support For Google Apps

Google has made a concerted effort to constantly improve support options for Google Apps, and that continues this week with the introduction of chat support. While this is only available (…) The post 3 Ways To Get Support For Google Apps appeared first on The Gooru. ..more
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