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SaaSOps Stories With Daniel Brundige, Director of IT at Namely

As part of a continuing series, our Chief Customer Officer Rachel Orston sat down with Daniel Brundige for a discussion on the SaaSOps landscape. They covered topics including how his team has adjusted to the new reality during the pandemic, the future of automation, and how Brundige has adjusted his management style to accommodate the unique needs of his team.

SaaSOps Stories With Joseph Fuller, Head of IT at Deputy

Our Chief Customer Officer Rachel Orston sat down with Joseph Fuller of Deputy to discuss the pandemic’s impact on his company’s customers and employees. They dove into how Fuller’s team pivoted to support its remote workforce from a technical standpoint, as well as the adjustments he made to his management style over the last few months.

Essence – A FlashPanel Enterprise Case Study

Essence is a global digital agency and the world’s largest independent buyer of digital media. They help top brands like Google, eBay, Expedia and Barclays earn valuable connections with their consumers. With expertise in data science, objective media and captivating experiences, their mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. The agency is more than 450 people strong, manages over $500MM in media spend and deploys campaigns in 71 markets through offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Singapore.

Frequently Asked Google Apps Admin Questions

We’ve wholeheartedly embraced Google+ at BetterCloud. From actively posting on our BetterCloud page to communicating with team members in our very own internal Google+ Community, the social network provides a …

Google Gooru Grows Up

18 months ago googlegooru.com was little more than an idea and a tiny site. Originally inspired by Khan Academy, which started as an educational YouTube channel, we hoped Gooru would …

Dunder Mifflin Goes Google

Last month, David Politis wrote a blog post entitled “Optimizing for Long Term Google Apps Adoption.” The purpose of the post was to provide best practices for making the most …

Bone Daddy’s – A BetterCloud Case Study

Employees: 700 (45 on Google Apps) Founded: 2000 Industry: Food and Beverage Website: www.bonedaddys.com Founded in 2000, Bone Daddy’s, a chain of barbecue restaurants located throughout Texas, is dedicated to …

Roots Canada – A BetterCloud Case Study

Employees: 200 Founded: 1973 Industry: Retail Website: www.roots.com Established in 1973, Roots has been Canada’s leading lifestyle brand for four decades. Known around the world for its quality leather goods …

Relay Foods – A BetterCloud Case Study

Employees: 100+ Founded: 2009 Industry: Online Grocery Website: www.relayfoods.com Relay Foods, an online grocer founded in 2009, sits between local farmers, artisanal vendors, supermarket chains and its customers. Originally founded …

Zingerman’s – A BetterCloud Case Study

Employees: 650 Founded: 1982 Industry: Food and Beverage Website: www.zingermanscommunity.com In 1982 Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig opened Zingerman’s, a traditional Jewish deli, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The popular deli …

reed.co.uk – A BetterCloud Case Study

After breaking off from Reed, a leading provider of recruitment services, reed.co.uk wanted to revamp their entire IT infrastructure – starting with email. While the company did evaluate both Microsoft …

Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word

10 Microsoft Word 2013 headaches and how to cure them with Google Docs An article appearing in PCMag last week entitled 10 Microsoft Word 2013 Headaches and How to Cure …

How Far Have You Gone with Google?

In honor of Valentine’s Day (and our CEO’s upcoming weekend nuptials), we created our own version of a ‘love quiz.’ Take the test to find out how far you’ve gone …

How to Host a Google+ Hangout On Air

*This post was updated on May 17, 2013 to reflect recent changes made to Google+ Hangouts on Air. Since we run our business almost entirely on Google Apps, we’re pretty …

Top 5 Google Calendar Tips

As 2012 draws to a close, many of us resolve to be better organized come 2013. As avid Google Apps users, BetterCloud employees make heavy use of Google Calendar and …

Taking Customer Feedback to Heart

Kevin Harris is the Senior User Experience designer behind FlashPanel. To continue improving our cloud management tool, FlashPanel, we take customer feedback to heart. Most recently, we launched a feature …

BetterCloud’s Top 5 Gmail Hacks

At BetterCloud, we spend the majority of our workday inside Gmail, so over the months, we’ve developed some handy hacks that help save time each and everyday. Our top 5 …

Tradition Meets Technology

Taco Mac and FlashPanel After making the move to Google Apps in 2008, one of Atlanta’s most beloved eateries was still searching for an effective user management solution. So when …

From Hosted Exchange to Google Apps

Interactive E-Solutions and FlashPanel For 12 years, Interactive E-Solutions helped set up and migrate companies to hosted Exchange environments. But this year, seeking to modernize the company’s mission and its …

Finding Success with Google Apps

Genesis Career College and FlashPanel In 2010, Genesis Career College became one of the only career institutes to provide official school email accounts for all students. This was made possible through …

Cutting Costs and Increasing Efficiency

Great Lakes Wholesale and FlashPanel After trading up to Google Apps from an outdated and expensive Microsoft Exchange server,  Great Lakes Wholesale’s Network Administrator, Jamie Jahnke, went looking for a …

Making Easy Work of User Offboarding

Classic Cinemas and FlashPanel Classic Cinemas, one of Illinois’ oldest family run theater companies, was looking to make a drastic change in their IT strategy. With the help of Tristan …

Revolutionizing Domain Management

School of Rock and FlashPanel When America’s  largest after school music program decided to move to Google Apps (check out our Google Apps migration guides) earlier this year Jonathan Frankel, …

Change Management for Google Apps

This post is part of Google Apps Admin Awareness Month, our month-long series where we spotlight a different tip for Google Apps administrators every day in July. Have a tip …

The Evolution of Chromebooks: One Year Later

Just about a year ago, Google unveiled a game changer: Chromebooks, the browser only, lightweight and affordable laptop released by Google in conjunction with Acer and Samsung. The product initially received mixed …

Building a Better App

When we set out to start BetterCloud, a little over six months ago, we had one goal in mind: deliver our customers the best product possible. We quickly realized this …

The State of the Google Apps Ecosystem

This past November, BetterCloud along with Expensify, Insightly, Okta, RunMyProcess, Smartsheet and Spanning Backup formed the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps, the first ever consortium of independent software vendors focused …

Google+ in the Enterprise

If you haven’t seen it yet, our CEO, David Politis, was featured on Mashable yesterday, one of the leading technology news sites. David explains how Google+ features like Hangouts, Circles …

This Week in Google Apps – Google Apps Vault

This week, Google launched Google Apps Vault, a powerful and cost-effective alternative to traditional eDiscovery, an often costly and lengthy process required during instances of litigation. The new tool, similar to Google’s …

This Week in Google Apps – 3/16

Take at a look at this week’s biggest stories in the Google Apps Ecosystem: This week, Google rolled out Docs integration with Google+ Hangouts to all users. In preview for …

This Week in Google Apps – 2/24

Take at a look at this week’s biggest stories in the Google Apps Ecosystem: Microsoft made waves this week with their “Googlighting” video parodying the 1980’s ABC hit sitcom “Moonlighting.” …