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FleetPride – A BetterCloud Case Study

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Founded in 1999, FleetPride is the largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts with more than 256 locations in 45 states across the US. Employees: 3,400 Founded: 1999 Industry: Distribution & Retail Website: fleetpride.com Scaling Cross-Country with Google Apps Since its founding more than a decade ago, FleetPride has expanded rapidly across the country. Three years ago, FleetPride’s IT department realized their in-house Exchange system simply wasn’t going to keep up with continued expansion without expensive and time-intensive … Read more

Cloud Alliance for Google Apps Expands with Addition of AODocs, Boost eLearning, Cirrus Insight, Clearlogin, GQueues, Mavenlink, ProsperWorks and Virtru

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Today BetterCloud is very pleased to announce the addition of eight new strategic partners to the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps. New members include AODocs, Boost eLearning, Cirrus Insight, Clearlogin, GQueues, Mavenlink, ProsperWorks and Virtru, the makers behind some of the most widely used security and productivity applications available to Google Apps customers today. Comprised of the Google Apps Marketplace’s leading vendors, the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps seeks to establish industry best standards, publish groundbreaking content on the state of … Read more

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

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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 an exciting time to be a player in the ecosystem. Organizations are moving to the cloud and changing how they … Read more

Google Introduces Streamlined Partner Program for Google for Work and Education

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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 been key to Google’s success in the enterprise and EDU spaces and selling through the channel has traditionally served enterprise … Read more

Best Practices for Determining Access Roles in Google Apps

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Eli is Director of Customer Success at BetterCloud. More than 5 million organizations around the world rely on Google Apps every single day. And at the core of every Google Apps deployment is someone responsible for overseeing its success. Whether you’re at a small business and the person in charge of administering Apps is the CEO or you’re part of a larger organization with a built out IT team, it’s vital to make sure the right people have the right … Read more

How to Create a Google Apps Security Program in 3 Steps

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As IT departments, and CISOs in particular, learn more about data security in the cloud and the pitfalls of a firewall-free reality make themselves known, demand for added security around file storage, creation, collaboration and the use and installation of third-party applications has increased. While the cloud brings with it tremendous benefits – the ability to access data from anywhere, mobility, flexible third-party add-ons and extensions – this new paradigm has left CISOs grasping for new strategies and frameworks their … Read more

Upholding our Commitment to Security, BetterCloud Completes Type 2 SOC 2 Examination

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Security in the cloud isn’t just important to BetterCloud and our users, it’s one of the most hotly contested debates centered around IT today. As data enters the cloud and leaves behind legacy firewalls and restricted environments, it becomes not only more accessible, but more vulnerable. Which is why we’ve gone to painstaking efforts to protect the integrity and security of our customers’ data. Today, we are very pleased to announce that BetterCloud has completed the Type 2 SOC 2 … Read more

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

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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 these three areas as each seems to be of increasing … Read more

Security without Administrative Controls is Only Half the Solution

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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 to assuage these fears, like BetterCloud’s FlashPanel solution. But, while … Read more

Prevent Data Leakage and Save Money with FlashPanel’s Apps Explorer

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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 enhance the overall Apps experience – a recent Cloud Alliance … Read more