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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…

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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…

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

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Earlier this year we announced the general availability of BetterCloud’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…

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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…

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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…

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Third-Party Apps Auditing & Compliance Out of Beta, Suggested Policies

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The Problem Using their Google credentials, users are able to install and authenticate third-party applications–from scheduling aids to productivity tools to games–granting access to your domain’s data. Though users can choose from thousands of apps to install, IT lacks the tools to review them. The Solution Since it’s ultimately up to IT to determine acceptable…

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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…

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