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BetterCloud Releases Dynamic Automation, Advanced Alerting, Office 365, and Box Connectors Live at Annual Altitude Conference

With over 50 new features and enhancements released to date (highlights here), recognition from Gartner in the first-ever Market Guide for Cloud Office Management Tools, and a mention at the top of Forbes’ Billion-Dollar Startups list, 2017 has been a watershed year for BetterCloud.

Christina Wang
8 min read

Onboarding Isn’t Just Provisioning: Are You Leaving Out This Vital Step?

So you’ve provisioned your new user in Google Apps, set him up with a shiny new account, and added him to the right groups and OU. Think your onboarding job is done? Not so fast. To really set up your users for success, there’s one more step you should take.

Christina Wang
4 min read

5 Steps Every Google Apps Admin Should Take When Onboarding New Users

When new hires show up at the office on their first day, they want to hit the ground running. Here are five critical steps for provisioning and onboarding so that you keep your organization secure and set up your users for success.

Christina Wang
4 min read

12 Essential Steps for Deprovisioning Users in Google Apps

If you’re not organized, the process of offboarding departing employees can frazzle even the most seasoned IT professional. Here’s a Google Apps deprovisioning checklist with best practices to help mitigate risk, avoid critical errors, and ensure a smooth, hiccup-free transition.

Christina Wang
4 min read

Modern Workplace Innovators: Meet Chris Gamble

From adopting Chromebox for meetings to making IES paperless, Gamble has revolutionized the way employees work. We sat down with him to discuss his experience architecting a solution based on IES’s needs, as well as his meaningful career switch to IT.

Christina Wang
3 min read

Working with Users to Design Long-Term Solutions that Scale

How do you architect the best solution for employees? We sat down with Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, to learn more about how he rethinks business processes to design long-term IT solutions in government. To hear about his experience and thought process, watch this video.

Christina Wang
4 min read

Evaluating Third-Party Apps and Helping Employees Do Their Jobs Better

How do you manage and evaluate the proliferation of third-party apps, especially if your organization has thousands of employees? Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, provided some innovative tips and insight. To hear how Williams did it for the State of Colorado, watch this video.

Christina Wang
3 min read

Successful Strategies for Improving User Adoption of New Technologies

More often than not, employees are resistant to change and training sessions are ineffective. Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, shared a few helpful (and surprising) strategies for improving user adoption of new technology. To hear how he was successful in improving user adoption (for 30,000 employees, no less), watch this video.

Christina Wang
4 min read

Modern Workplace Innovators: Meet Brandon Williams

For Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, working in government means that you can make truly meaningful change. In the latest installment of our Modern Workplace Innovators video series, watch the inspiring story of how Williams used Google Apps to redefine emergency communications, and how he also leveraged shadow IT to empower 30,000 employees.

Christina Wang
6 min read
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