Insightful Posts by David Politis

Trends in Cloud IT: Dissecting Adoption Across Thousands of Organizations

You’ve heard it before, the shift to the cloud is underway. What you haven’t heard, or seen for that matter, is a comprehensive look at the demographics of 1,500 IT professionals and the factors contributing to their adoption of cloud IT. ..more ›

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Why the move to cloud office systems is the biggest IT shift in 20 years

Work is transforming: the way employees expect digital-native workplaces, the way work comes home with us and can go anywhere, the way new technologies are changing existing jobs and creating new industries. And as a result, the “office,” a combination of the physical workplace and the digital infrastructure that powers it, is forcibly changing, too. The cloud office may be ..more ›

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What a $25 Million Investment Means for BetterCloud’s Vision to Power Cloud IT

So far, 2015 is shaping up to be an eventful year for BetterCloud. In less than 3 months, we’ve announced a new product for Office 365, rebranded the company, and introduced real-time DLP functionality for Google Drive. And this morning, we’re sharing more exciting news: BetterCloud just closed a $25 million round of financing, led by Accel Partners and with participation from all of our existing investors.

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Evaluating born in the cloud DLP solutions: Is proxy- or API-based right for you?

If you’re an IT admin at a sizable organization, there’s a good chance you need to comply with a data security standard like PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, FERPA, or SOX. From a regulatory standpoint, these standards are essential. From a technology and infrastructure standpoint, they can be challenging, particularly when it comes to answering the question: “How do you make sure your employees aren’t sharing sensitive information?”

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Welcome to the New BetterCloud

Today’s an important day at BetterCloud—the beginning of a new chapter in the company’s history. Several changes went into effect earlier today that impact everything from the names of our products to the platforms we support.

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6 Predictions for Cloud Office in 2015: Google for Work vs. Office 365

2014 was a big year for both Google and Microsoft. Satya Nadella stepped in as Microsoft’s new CEO and set out to change the company’s image by focusing on cloud and mobile-first strategies. Google has continued to pour more resources into Google Apps, rebranding this year as Google for Work. Cloud office is undoubtedly an exciting space and this is ..more ›

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Google Introduces Streamlined Partner Program for Google for Work and Education

Today Google announced broad changes to its existing partner programs that will create a more streamlined channel, allowing partners to better sell, service and innovate across both the Google for Work and Education platforms. New measures will unify existing programs across Apps, Chrome, Cloud Platforms, Maps and Search into one Google for Work and Education Partner Program. Partners have long ..more ›

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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 ..more ›

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Google for Work: An Important Change for the Ecosystem

Today Google announced a huge change for the entire Google Apps ecosystem – Google Enterprise is now Google for Work. Since Google launched its enterprise efforts with Google Search Appliance in 2002, the company has sought to do things differently. As Google Enterprise has grown and matured, Google’s mission has become clearer – people should be free to work the ..more ›

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These 9 Cloud Applications Help BetterCloud Deliver Unmatched Customer Service

Two years ago we launched FlashPanel in the Google Apps Marketplace and just eight months prior, we founded BetterCloud. Over the past two-and-a-half years, we’ve grown to a team of 75 and have built a customer base of more than 40,000 organizations spread across the globe. Throughout this rapid growth, we’ve never lost sight of our mission – always put ..more ›

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