BETTERCLOUDBLOG

The Voice of the Google Apps Ecosystem

Search Menu

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools – A BetterCloud Case Study

CHCCS_main_logo

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

CLOUD-ALLIANCE-NEW-LOGO-BADGE

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]

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 12.12.21 PM

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

EIKON-Logo2

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

Register for gCON, the Largest-ever Google Apps for Work Training Event

gCON-2014

Today, The Gooru, the number one resource site for Google Apps, announced gCON, an online event giving Google Apps administrators and end users the information they need to make day to day tasks in Google Apps easier. Held over four days exclusively through Hangouts on Air, gCON will bring together experienced IT professionals, power users and third-party experts for in-depth training covering a range of topics from optimizing Google Drive to getting the most out of Gmail. The Gooru is … Read more

Google for Work: An Important Change for the Ecosystem

google-for-work-blog-slider

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 way they live with technology that helps, not hinders their productivity and frankly, while Google counts a number of large … Read more

Top 10 Google Drive Updates of All Time

Drive is launched

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Google launched Google Drive, the long-awaited storage and collaboration platform. To compete with the likes of Dropbox and Box, Drive in its earliest iteration allowed Apps users to create, share, collaborate and store in the cloud at no additional cost. At launch, Drive gave users the ability to: Create native Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Drawings Easily share, comment and reply on native and uploaded files like PDFs, images and videos Access files locally with desktop … Read more

How Google is Disrupting the Enterprise (Again) with Hangouts

mobiles

When Google launched Talk in 2005, the company changed the way many of us communicate. The downloadable application allowed users to instant message quickly and easily. Definitely not revolutionary technology (long before Talk I was an early adopter of AOL’s AIM service), but still the application introduced millions to another Google product and paved the way for the company’s unified communications platform. In 2006, Google rolled Talk into Gmail, making the application an integral and beloved aspect of the mail … Read more

Picking the Perfect Team: Using Apps in Combination

team-small-blog

Emily is a Marketing Specialist at Lucid Software. She loves discovering new ways to work smarter. The best way to complete a complicated task with diverse needs? Give it to a stellar team. A well-assembled team of people, whether it’s the Guardians of the Galaxy or the 1980 USA Hockey team, can accomplish almost anything. But teams don’t have to be made up of just people. A great team can be a set of ultra-specialized tools, each hand-picked to work … Read more

Recapping Google Atmosphere Sydney & Tokyo: What We Learned

IMG_2907

Taylor Gould is BetterCloud’s VP of Marketing. Follow Taylor on Google+ here. This year, BetterCloud was invited to sponsor both Google Atmosphere Sydney and Tokyo, two events in a global series that aim to transform the way people work by helping organizations take advantage of technological advancements and cultural changes in the workplace. Last month, I was fortunate enough to travel to both Australia and Japan to learn how these vastly different cultures embrace and implement technological change in their … Read more