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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

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

Top 10 Google Drive Updates of All Time

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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

Building a World-class Customer Experience from the Ground Up

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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 the customer first. To thank our customers and emphasize this mission going forward, blog content over the next month will … Read more

Bringing Google Apps Administrators Advanced Security with Drive for Work’s New Audit API

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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 the customer first. To thank our customers and emphasize this mission going forward, blog content over the next month will … Read more

Our Promise to FlashPanel Enterprise Customers: A World-class Customer Experience

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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 the customer first. To thank our customers and emphasize this mission going forward, blog content over the next month will … Read more

Bring Enhanced Security and Visibility to Your Google Apps Domain with Apps Explorer

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Today, we’re very pleased to announce the general availability of our cloud application access dashboard, Apps Explorer. First released in beta late last year, Apps Explorer is now available to all FlashPanel Enterprise customers. The dashboard is the first of its kind to provide IT administrators with the ability to monitor and control the use of third-party applications installed via the Google Apps Marketplace, Chrome Web Store, Google Play Store, Apple’s App Store and others. Though the cloud has brought … Read more

FlashPanel Enterprise Feature Update: Scheduled Reports

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Today, we’re very pleased to announce powerful new reporting functionality in FlashPanel Enterprise*. Scheduled Reports, the application’s latest feature addition, gives Google Apps administrators and those with delegated access the ability to build and (you guessed it) schedule reports to run at desired times. Scheduled reports joins FlashPanel Enterprise’s other reporting features – Canned Reports and Custom Reports – to give IT administrators a full suite of powerful, easy-to-use reporting tools that keep you and your team up to date … Read more

FlashPanel Customer Survey: Chromebooks and Hangouts Surging, Google Apps Admin Best Practices and How Google’s Channel Has Accelerated Cloud Adoption

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Eight years after its inception, Google Apps stands as a force to be reckoned with. More organizations are migrating away from on-premises legacy systems and trading up to the cloud, spurring Google to invest more energy into the suite every year. In the past few months alone, we’ve seen major upgrades from Google like completely overhauled spreadsheets, a new conferencing system and additional API offerings, which have allowed developers like BetterCloud to provide even more functionality to our customers. Clearly, … Read more

6 Reasons BuzzFeed Uses FlashPanel to Manage Google Apps

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To read the BuzzFeed case study, visit flashpanel.com/buzzfeed. 1. To edit Google Group permissions in bulk – something you can’t do in the Google Admin Console. 2. To deprovision users. Saying goodbye is never easy, but a custom checklist can help. 3. To create a policy forcing users to reset their Google Apps account password every three months. 4. To view the third-party apps that can access their Google Apps data. 5. To see how documents created by BuzzFeed employees … Read more