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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

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools – A BetterCloud Case Study

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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 still using FirstClass as their email system, but felt both … Read more

White Paper: Key Link Between Satisfaction with Google Apps and Use of Third-party Google Apps Marketplace Solutions

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Today, the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps, of which BetterCloud is a founding member, released a white paper in conjunction with research firm Frost & Sullivan. The paper, which adds supporting evidence to a report published by Frost and the Cloud Alliance earlier this year, points to the positive impact Google Apps Marketplace solutions have on the adoption of and overall satisfaction with Google Apps. Access the white paper here The report, which culled insights from more than 1,100 Google … Read more

Must Read Articles for Every IT Professional in the Google Apps Ecosystem [eBook]

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Access the free eBook here → Moving to Google Apps can change the way your entire organization operates, whether you’re a large enterprise or small school district. Unfortunately, once the decision to go Google has been made, many IT professionals find a dearth of information and resources around how to train users, roll out new features and devise a strategy to manage and secure their Google Apps domains. To help make the initial transition to Google easier and provide valuable … Read more

Partner Spotlight – EIKON Technology

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Whether you’re looking to go Google, need help with user training or are searching for software that allows your company to get more out of Google Apps, a reseller can help! BetterCloud partners with the world’s top Google Apps resellers to provide our growing customer base even more value. This week I heard from Johannes Candra, a co-founder of EIKON Technology, an Indonesian Google for Work Partner, to find out more about his organization. Company: EIKON Technology Location: Indonesia Founded: … Read more