According to the 2019 Cloud predictions report published by Forrester, 2019 is the year that widespread adoption of the cloud will hit the enterprise.
For years, companies have relied on data to make decisions about the future of their business. In the past, data-based choices might have involved noticing that you got more sales on a product when you used a particular kind of packaging and adjusting your strategy accordingly. For the most part, the data that companies used in the past was mostly unstructured, because we didn't have the tools available today to track business performance.
As the adoption of software-as-a-service solutions continues to accelerate in the enterprise, today's digital innovators need a way to innovate and maintain security at the same time. Many traditional LDAP-based applications and IT infrastructure solutions still make up a significant percentage of the IT portfolio for most organizations. As Google found in their extensive testing procedures, helping employees to access the best SaaS apps and traditional infrastructure in a simple way can be quite a challenge.
In an era when what you know about your customer can easily make or break your business, the more information you can successfully gather and collect from your data warehouses, the better off you'll be. In the past, gaining access to useful data was notoriously difficult, requiring huge investments in hardware and expertise. Today, the sheer volume of data in any business has meant that companies have had to look beyond old-fashioned approaches to the new and disruptive potential of artificial intelligence.
Data has become the currency of the modern world. With the right data strategy, forward-thinking companies can disrupt their industries, transform the way they operate, and delight their customers. Of course, translating data into valuable and lucrative actions isn't always as simple as it seems.
Google shocked its user and partner bases in equal measure this January when it announced (seemingly without warning) that it would be raising prices on G Suite Basic and G Suite Business in very short order. The price increases scheduled to begin in April this year will affect the cost of All G Suite customers, unless they take action by the end of March.
If you want to make the most out of Google G-Suite, then you need to know all of the latest updates that the search-engine giant is bringing to its productivity hub. Every year, we see a selection of new updates from Google, as the company strives to provide developers and consumers alike with new and enhanced digital experiences.
Aragon Research, one of the leading IT research companies in the Unified Communication and Collaboration marketplace, recently announced their long-awaited Research Globe for 2018. The "Globe" is very similar to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, as it separates significant providers in the UC&C space into different sections depending on their performance and international reach.
From virtual assistants like Google Home to self-driving cars and smart houses, artificial intelligence and machine learning are two concepts transforming the relationship between man and machine. Machine learning has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting technologies in the market, affecting everything from mobile applications to business service.
Identity and access management is a business framework that facilitates the use of digital or electronic identities in an enterprise environment. The "IAM" framework includes the organizational policies required to manage things like security and privacy in your business through identity management.
Collaboration is one of the biggest trends in the business world today. In the past, if you wanted to collaborate with your team, all you needed to do was ask everyone to join you in a meeting room for a quick brainstorming session or conference. That simple solution, although not always efficient, kept people connected on a day-to-day basis. However, now that businesses are growing increasingly agile and dispersed, we need a lot more from our collaboration strategies.
G-Suite is easily one of the most popular productivity suites in the world today - but have you ever wondered what makes the Suite so compelling? As Google's ultimate package of intelligent applications and tools, G-Suite was initially known as "Google Apps" until 2016, when a rebrand drew new attention to the possibilities of an enhanced business management solution.
Security and privacy have always been serious concerns for any company. Not only do you need a system in place that keeps your business information safe and secure, but you need to convince your customers that they're in good hands with you too. As the marketplace grows increasingly competitive, your security strategy could be the component that assures a client to either work with your organization or replace you with a competitor.
When you're trying to run a valuable business in the cloud era, there are a lot of different challenges you'll need to address. If you're a mid-sized company that wants to maintain some of your on-premise equipment and investments, then you'll need to think about how you can safely create a hybrid plan for cloud adoption.
During their phenomenal Google Cloud Next Event, Google revealed a host of new features and updates intended to make their already highly-popular cloud service more attractive to customers from an enterprise background. The recent additions were designed to boost security, create a team-oriented environment for working, and of course, provide more flexibility in the way you access Google tools.
CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 11 Austin area technology companies to its 2018 Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list identifies IT solution providers who have embraced emerging technologies and are setting the pace for the rest of the channel in their adoption. Those on the list have been able to meet their customers’ ever-changing IT needs in leading-edge technologies such as cloud computing, IoT, virtualization, mobility, business analytics and business intelligence.
Innovation is something that every business craves, but few companies achieve. In today's age of digital transformation, it seems like the opportunity for innovation is everywhere. Diverse workforces, artificial intelligence, and even trends like the Internet of Things have opened the door to endless possibilities.
Whether you're turning to Google because you need a productivity suite with access to more disruptive tech, or you've chosen G-Suite for its inherent reliability, the first step towards better IT is planning a successful migration.
In 2017, the Economist revealed that the world's most valuable resource is now data, instead of oil. That might sound a little dramatic, but the truth is that there are few things more important than information. Whether you need to know whether your latest app is working as well as it should be, or you need an insight into how much engagement you have from your target audience, you can't afford to skimp on your data.
Google isn't just the provider of the world's favorite search engine; it's also the company responsible for one of the best productivity suites on the market: G-Suite.
G-Suite is a selection of carefully cultivated apps intended to help you get more done in your average day. Whether you use the system for your personal tasks, school work, or running your business, there's so much value to access that anyone can benefit. The question is, which G-Suite tools are the most effective, and which are you likely to use on a daily basis?
Knowing which G-Suite apps businesses use most often can help you to plan your training and roll out strategy when you first migrate to G-Suite. With that in mind, we've created this list of the top G-Suite solutions, and what they can do for your company. Keep in mind that the apps available to you will differ depending on the G-Suite package you purchase.
While there are plenty of ways to learn about IT and cloud services online, there are few things more inspiring than attending one of the biggest conferences that the industry has to offer. NexGen is a huge end-of-year event, designed to inspire and inform tech innovators and employees from across the globe. It's presented each year by the Channel Company, and NexGen honors some of the most significant solution providers that the communication, cloud, AI, and IoT spaces (among others) have to offer.
Here at Coolhead Tech, we're all about bringing you the best possible cloud experience. That's why we're constantly evolving to deliver an incredible service for midsize enterprises. To help bring you the support you need, we'll be making the move into a consulting-based business, designed to put IT leaders and channel partners ahead of the game. Our specialist support offers expertise in Google Cloud to help companies of any size tackle growth issues.
Ever wondered whether you'd be better off with G-Suite or Microsoft Office for your productivity suite needs? You're not alone.
As Holiday sales drive consumer retail traffic in November and December so do end of year incentives for business technology buyers. IT departments and businesses rush to complete 2018 goals and finalize 2019 to start the year off running.
Google Cloud Platform is well-known for its exceptional suite of development tools. However, until recently, that suite has been missing one critical thing: an efficient cloud task management solution. Fortunately, all that is about to change.
Formed in 1986 on the campus of Northwest Hospital in Seattle Northwest Eye Surgeons has grown and added multiple locations in the Puget Sound area over the years.
Looking for a way to leave old and outdated workflows behind in favor of better business agility, efficiency, and profitability? It's time to embrace the era of enterprise collaboration.
Google Cloud has long offered a 14 Day free trial of G Suite Basic that can be instantly provisioned and easily upgraded to a paid subscription of either Basic or G Suite Business or Enterprise. Now Coolhead Tech is offering a special 30 Day Free Trial of G Suite Business that users can instantly provision.
Google Next Went to London! For developers, admins and G-Suite users, that means a slew of new exciting updates on the horizon, and the team here at Coolhead tech are on-hand to make sure that you get the news first!
Bringing new people into the office can be a fantastic way to make your business more productive and efficient. Of course, there is one thing you'll need to think about before you start celebrating your recent hire, and that's onboarding.
Today, data is the most valuable resource in the world. If you want to protect your company, then you need to defend the information that you're gathering and using every day. It's no wonder that security features are built into a huge selection of the products that we rely on. Fortunately for those interested in the world of cloud computing, Google has an incredible experience to offer in terms of security and support.
Coolhead Tech was founded in Austin, Texas in 2008 to support a rising IT role, the Enterprise Apps Administrator. Today, officially Apps Administrator Appreciation Day in Austin, we celebrate all Apps Admins with a special shout out to over 4 million G Suite Apps Admins around the world with 3 Apps Admins Exclusives!
Google is a company that seems to always be one step ahead of the crowd when it comes to producing the latest technology and unlocking innovations. In the last few years, we've seen the Google Cloud Platform evolve with disruptive solutions spanning all the way from machine learning and artificial intelligence, to integrations with IoT (the Internet of Things).
Ever wondered if you could accomplish more through your apps, if only you had access to a machine learning strategy that wasn't ridiculously complicated?
Any Google customer will know that the search engine giant has its fair share of options to choose from if you're looking for communication services and collaboration apps. Google Docs means that people in a team can collaborate on projects simultaneously, adding notes and comments to files in real-time. Google Hangouts ensures that you always have a way to connect with your colleagues through web chat or instant messaging. There's even Gmail for people who prefer to do their communicating over email.
Austin Startup Week is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited. If you were lucky enough to attend last year's event, which ran between the 9th and 13th of October, you might have happened across a few of more than 100 events designed to help locals and visitors alike discover some of the innovation and resilience that makes up the Startups in this little part of Texas.
Towards the end of 2017, Cisco entered into a partnership with the ever-expanding Google Cloud. The two companies agreed to combine their resources to help joint customers achieve more scalable, versatile, and immersive cloud environments. Importantly, the Cisco and Google partnership will be focused on "hybrid" cloud spaces, allowing customers to build on their existing on-premise data centers with the power of Google and Cisco.
Enterprise communications have transformed drastically in recent years. We've moved from the point of having to install on-premise PBXs and clumsy on-prem VoIP systems into our office environments, to being able to access all the UC&C technology we need on demand through UCaaS providers like RingCentral and 8x8.
Healthcare has always been one of the most complicated verticals for any technology vendor. There's so much to think about, from privacy regulations like HIPAA to patient care and innovation. Of course, despite the complexity of the healthcare space, it's also a market that's packed full of potential, which makes it difficult big movers like Google to ignore.
At sunset, in Austin, Texas, millions of bats come flying, seemingly simultaneously and forever, into the night sky just as our message migrations ascend into Google Cloud. It's a sight to see, as I was blessed to enjoy from the Line Hotel's second floor for The Austin Business Journal's terrific Scale Up Event last week.
As enterprise apps become a more critical component of the modern workforce, Enterprise Apps Administrators have emerged as a crucial member of the workforce. These are the people modern companies trust to keep their communication and collaboration workflow moving naturally.
Security, governance and compliance. These three terms are crucial to businesses of all shapes and sizes today. Without them, you couldn't hope to protect the huge amounts of data that stream through your company every day. The problem is, now that there's so much information out there to work with, organizations are struggling to handle their compliance strategies in a simple and efficient nature.
Google Vault is an application for the Google Apps network that allows today's companies to archive, retain, search, and export an organization's chat messages, emails, and more for compliance purposes. Entirely web-based, Google Vault for mid-market and enterprise customers is included in the "Business" package for Google Cloud. It helps you meet your compliance needs, without asking you to spend huge amounts on initial investments for extra software.
Big data has emerged as a critical component of running a successful company. With the right data, any business can learn more about their target audience, enhance their USP, and even out-perform their competition. In a world where everything appears to be connected, there's more data available for organizations to access than ever before. Of course, before firms can tap into the benefits that this information offers, they need to know how to capture, clean, and analyze their insights. Enter Google Cloud Big Data.
Google was born and raised in the cloud, so you can rest assured that this company knows better than most how important it is to stay secure in an online environment. Every aspect of the GCP is designed with security in mind. In fact, when you tap into the Google architecture for things like collaboration, data storage, and even machine learning, you're accessing the very same security solutions that Google uses to keep itself secure.
It doesn't matter whether you operate in the world of finance, health, or even retail, the chances are that you've already heard of "Big Data". The concept of Big Data refers to any information that would otherwise be too expensive to manage, store, and analyze using traditional monolithic or relational database systems. These systems are frequently inefficient because they're inflexible when it comes to storing unstructured information like text, images, and video.
After an amazing Google Cloud Next and a solid week of rest, it's Go Time for Google Admins and now partners are offering discounts to IT professionals that range from 10%-25% on G Suite Business and Enterprise. All in the name of Security and Privacy.
It's safe to say that the cloud is -the- ultimate technology infrastructure of the future. While there are still plenty of companies out there who maintain their systems on-premise, or in a hybrid environment, the majority of vendors are looking towards the cloud for resilience and ROI. In fact, Gartner market research suggests that by 2020, cloud computing will have emerged as a $383 billion market - and it's easy to see why.
Google's G-Suite currently has around 120 million active users, so it's safe to say that they had an avid audience waiting for announcements from this year's Cloud Next event. During the summit, which took place in San Francisco, Google even claimed that they've managed to onboard another million or so businesses into their productivity suite over the last 12 months.
On the 24th of July, the biggest day on the Google calendar arrived, with the launch of the Google Cloud Next event. We've been on the edge of our seats from day one, watching the keynote speeches and making notes so that we can share the latest findings with you!
Back in 2016, Google announced the release of their brand-new enterprise-focused "Identity and Access Management" portfolio for the Google Cloud Platform. The "IAM" toolset is designed to give users the opportunity to assign specific permissions to cloud platform resources, using pre-defined roles.
Google Cloud Next event is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited! In preparation for the Apps Admin Pop-Up Shop within the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Here’s a run-down of everything you need to know about the Chrome devices you can get your hands on this Summer.
Want to learn more about your customers? Who doesn't? In a world where customers are becoming increasingly interested in "personalized" experiences, the brick and mortar retail industry is being forced to rethink the way it connects with customers. If you can't give your clients the unforgettable moments they crave, then your retail business could begin to crumble.
It seems like everyone is talking about the G-Suite and Salesforce integration lately. In June this year (2018), Hubspot CRM, not Salesforce CRM, actually emerged as the second to achieve the G-Suite Recommended status - and it’s the only enterprise-grade product in the category.
Introducing the brand-new mid-market and enterprise UC solution from revolutionary communications, collaboration and cloud leaders, 8x8. The brand-new 'X-Series' is a next-generation system packed full of intelligent enterprise features designed to boost engagement within employee and customer interactions.
These days, it seems as though Google is constantly releasing new and improved updates for their G-Suite productivity service. It's no big surprise really. After all, the technology world is moving at an increasingly rapid pace, with terms like "Digital Transformation" and "Experience" on everyone's lips. Bundle in the fact that we've got Google Cloud Next coming at the end of this month, and it's easy to see why some people feel as though they're racing to keep up.
Local Cloud Consultant doubles down on Austin and Google Cloud, Announces Key Hire and AI Developments.
Google is all about making life easier for their customers. Whether it's customers using the search function to find important information online, or businesses transforming their companies with cloud-based technology, Google is there to offer support and guidance. In the enterprise world, the search giant knows just how important it is to put great security at the heart of everything an organization does. They believe that CIOs with a bird's-eye view over business components can more readily manage threats, and act based on important insights.
We all know how valuable data can be. In fact, the right information can mean the difference between a successful organization and just another failed competitor. In 2017, we discovered that 90% of the world's data was created over the last two years. Currently, we're outputting around 2.5 quintillion bytes each day, through conversations, interactions online, and so much more. We have piles of valuable data ready and waiting for us, but we don't have a reliable way to tap into it. At least, we didn't - until now.
Recently, the only eCommerce platform specifically designed to support the needs of small-to-midsized companies announced an incredible migration success on the Google Cloud. During the upcoming Google Next 18 event on July 24th to July 26th, Austin, Texas based Volusion will be talking us all through how they successfully migrated more than 30,000 eCommerce stores to the GCP.
Business environments in the mid-market space are constantly evolving - just the cloud itself. Here at Coolhead Tech, we pride ourselves on our ability to stay on the cutting edge of the latest announcements, updates, and original insights from Google. At the beginning of the month we introduced our partnership with The Apps Admin Company. We're excited to jump into July, together, to serve IT Professionals in everything Google Cloud.
On the 1st of May 2018, Google announced a new solution for IT administrators who want to make the most out of the hybrid and multi-cloud architecture. The beta launch of the new "Cloud Composer" solution - a managed service for Apache Airflow, makes workflow management and creation simple and consistent.
Lately, it appears there's a never-ending stream of security breaches appearing in the media. Data in the cloud gets exposed, and we all find ourselves panicking over whether we can really keep our information secure.
The Google Cloud Job Discovery system is part of the "Google for Jobs" feature introduced by the people responsible for the machine learning growth in Google over the last few years. The "Google for Jobs" program is a commitment made by the technology and search giant to help people find the jobs they need more easily - and therefore tackle some of the problems to do with unemployment and poverty.
The role of the marketer in the modern world is evolving rapidly. In an environment where the only true way to differentiate yourself in your chosen industry is through an exceptional, and intuitive experience, marketing experts need to understand the customers they're trying to connect with. The good news is that there's plenty of data out there for the marketing team to tap into. Every interaction, sale, and conversion offer up a handful of great information that marketers can use to evaluate the buyer journey.
The bad news is that most companies don't know how to use the data they have access to in an efficient, actionable way. Thanks to the recent integration between Salesforce and the Google Cloud Platform, that could be about to change. To help you get more out of your GCP experience, we're going to offer a step-by-step guide to setting up your marketing data warehouse on the Google Cloud.
At this point, Google is probably best known as both a search engine giant, and a company that's prone to experimenting with some of the newest and most appealing technologies in the industry. While Google has always liked to stay ahead of the curve, it's becoming increasingly obvious that machine learning is an important part of the brand's value proposition. In fact, the Google Cloud Platform now comes readily pre-packed with several machine learning solutions, all the way from systems that can understand the context of images, to Google Translation.
Love staying on top of the latest news and trends around Google Cloud? We do too. That's why we're not only revving up for Google Next ‘18 this year; we're rocking the G Suite again this summer by being a sponsor of Next ‘18 Extended Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on July 24.
According to recent statistics revealed in 2017, during 2018, around 5.5% of all the PC devices sold will be Chrome-based solutions. This means that Chrome may have officially surpassed Linux as the ultimate OS for enterprise facilities. Not only are Chrome devices easy to use, versatile, and adaptable, but they're also secure, and low-cost too - perfect for those who don't want to compromise on performance due to a low budget. From Chromebooks to Chrome boxes there are many incredible reasons for organizations from every vertical to add these solutions to their company arsenal. For example:
Security is probably the most significant buzzword in the enterprise these days. No matter which vertical you're in, what kind of market you serve, or what you have to sell, security is key to becoming and staying successful. Of course, as the technology world continues to evolve, delivering new opportunities and innovations - the number of potential threats grows with it. The only way to make sure that you're protected is to invest in the right tools and resources.
Whether it's scale, agility, or flexibility that you're looking for, the cloud can transform your business, preparing it for the ever-evolving digital world. Cloud technology offers mid-sized enterprises countless benefits by giving them the freedom they need to access data and innovation without overspending. G-Suite is just one of the platforms designed to support these businesses, by giving them a host of intelligent applications to tap into, all the way from email, to analytics. It's easy to see why 3 million businesses rely on G Suite to keep them connected.
When Google announced they would be releasing their very own OS alongside a range of incredible devices to support and enhance the enterprise world, critics didn't think that the Google solution would ever come close to Linux and Windows in terms of popularity. Now, of course, more companies are starting to tap into the benefits of these simple, accessible, and lightweight devices than ever before.
The Google Cloud Platform or "GCP" is a set of assets supported by Google data centers around the world. Because these assets exist on the cloud, there's no need for enterprises to install new hardware to make the most of them, instead, they can simply sign up for a license, and adjust their computing infrastructure as the business grows.
When you first started your cloud strategy, you probably thought that the basic plan on G-Suite was enough to launch you into the stratosphere. After all, maybe you didn't have that much data to worry about, or you were looking into keeping most of your activities on-premise at first. Of course, as your business started to grow, you may have discovered that your cloud needs to be developed with it.
There's a good chance you're already familiar with the concept of "Chrome". Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers on the market today, developed by the incredible technology giant - Google. Chrome devices, on the other hand, are hardware solutions made for work, that tap into the vast selection of unique cloud-based services and apps that Google has to offer.
If you're a Google Cloud user, then you'll know how important it is to stay ahead of the curve with this innovative technology. As leaders in the worlds of machine learning, big data, and productivity, Google is constantly adding new features to their system. That's why it's so important to regularly audit your experience and make sure that you're getting the most out of the GCP.
For many companies considering the versatility and scalability of the cloud, G-Suite is the ultimate productivity package. A collection of cloud-based services intended to give companies, non-profits, and educational facilities a new way to connect and create online, G-Suite is transforming the business environment one step at a time.
Back in November of last year (2017), Salesforce and Google announced one of the most high-profile partnerships to hit the cloud computing world. Bringing together one of the world's most popular cloud computing portfolios, and an incredibly lucrative customer relationship management software was a genius move for both companies. Now, the Salesforce core platform and G Suite will be intrinsically linked - but what does that mean for users?
If you're keen to use top-of-the-line analytics and data metrics to grow your business, then it's worth investing in Google Data Studio. The most recent tool in the Google Analytics 360 suite, this public Beta solution pulls information from various data collection programs into a centralized single dashboard, delivering a range of streamlined interactive reports.
The strategy that Google Cloud takes towards healthcare is a reflection of Google's overall approach to machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the future of technology. Ultimately, Google is all about accessing data from across the world and making it as usable and accessible as possible to the people who need it most. Unlocking knowledge for the healthcare industry means helping these professionals unlock intuitive and informative solutions, while keeping data secure.
Chrome OS by Google is an incredible open-source operating system created by Google and based on the Linux OS. The operating system was inspired by the success of the Chrome web browser, and it's designed as a platform that connects users to their data and applications within the cloud.
In today's agile environment, it's safe to say that communication is key. Almost every business is looking for the best way to manage their online assets with tools, communication strategies, and flexible cloud-based storage. The rise of new technology has meant that organizations now have access to all kinds of new resources to boost their performance but choosing the right vendor to work with can be the difference between failure and success for many.
These days, it seems like every midmarket company and enterprise is planning their migration to the cloud. After all, cloud environments offer greater flexibility, versatility, and scalability in today's agile digital world. Of course, just because you've decided that cloud computing is the right solution for you, doesn't mean you know exactly how you should launch your migration. There are several big cloud providers out there to choose from and deciding on your solution can be a daunting task.
Whether you're running a successful small business, or you have hundreds of employees working for your brand, there's no doubt you've noticed a shift in the companies of the day. In a world where everyone is connected, digital transformation has become a natural part of business growth. After all, you need to be in touch with the latest developments in the technical landscape if you want to stay ahead of the competition.
The age of the cloud is upon us, whether your business is ready, or not. In recent years, we've seen cloud strategies truly begin to evolve. In the early days, enterprises simply migrated some of the applications to the cloud to reduce the IT load. However, today, increasing numbers of organizations are developing individual multi-cloud strategies to optimize their network, and critical-application performance.
It's Simple.. In the G Suite Admin Console navigate to Gmail advanced settings and search 'early.' If the search doesn't work, here's how to manually get to the settings in the admin console.
For a Chrome Device Admin, what's worse than KFC running out of chicken? Yup, you guessed it, Chrome OS having no available new devices to bring to the marketplace this spring. Things seem a little slower than normal for Chrome devices this year. While it's safe to say that the devices that already exist in the Chrome portfolio are impressive, they're just not enough to highlight the latest features and fantastic updates that Google's Chrome Operating System has to offer.
If you're on the hunt for the most user-friendly and feature-rich solution for communication, collaboration, and productivity in your business, then it's time to consider G-Suite by Google Cloud. As a service that combines everything from cloud storage, to calendars, productivity software and more, G Suite allows modern businesses to stay ahead of their competitors, and on top of their workload.
Teams that work more efficiently together are naturally more productive. Google's answer to this upgrade in productivity is "G Suite", a selection of intelligent applications designed to bring teams closer together so that they can adapt, improve, and achieve more than their competition.
Thanks to the growing trend of digital transformation, the business world is evolving at a more rapid pace than ever before. IT leaders and executives are under exceptional pressure to determine what their place might be in relation to a constant stream of new technologies, all the way from IoT, to AI and containers in the Cloud. When paired with the need to meet threats coming from various directions in the marketplace, this pressure is constantly leaving business leaders shaken and confused, unsure how to connect with partners and customers.
Every year Coolhead Tech and Google Partners migrate thousands of companies to G Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise. At first glance, Google's G Suite pricing is straight forward but most of the questions we receive relate to pricing and the cost of Google Apps and Services.
As the era of digital transformation continues, one of Google's primary goals is to ensure that developers find it as easy as possible to add intelligence features into their applications. With the Google Cloud platform, they're constantly delivering new and improved solutions, from cloud data storage to machine learning features.
New G Suite customers are required to set up a premium subscription following the expiry of the free trial period of G Suite. Google bills active accounts at the beginning of each month. Companies enjoy access to a comprehensive set of services designed to boost productivity, collaboration and communication. In addition to three G Suite pricing packages, Google offers two billing plans from which to choose: the flexible plan and the annual plan.
The world of cloud computing is changing, and it's thanks to the emergence of something that you might never have connected with data storage before today: the Blockchain. If you've ever heard of Bitcoin or cryptocurrency, then you've probably heard the term "Blockchain" in passing. After all, this is the technology that crypto traders use to buy and sell Bitcoins on the internet. However, scientific minds and technical engineers are beginning to discover that there's more to the Blockchain than the capacity for building wealth.
To suggest that the cloud computing market was taking off would be nothing short of an understatement. These days, if you're not already migrating into a cloud-based architecture, then there's a good chance that you're at least thinking about hybrid solutions and the ways you can tap into powerful, scalable applications through the cloud.
G Suite provides access to a wide selection of apps designed to help organizations boost productivity. The services also allow entities to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. It comes as no surprise that thousands of small, medium and large organizations rely on the platform to improve operational efficiency. However, transitioning to the cloud requires proper planning. Doing so ensures that all employees are well-informed and prepared for the migration process.
Google Cloud creates many possibilities for businesses of varying sizes. However, migrating to the cloud requires a careful, organized approach. Change management best practices revolve around thoughtful guidance and communication.
In today's modern, digitally transforming world, businesses are growing and expanding at a rate that's faster than ever. Thanks to the versatility of the cloud, deploying and building applications can be a simpler process than it once was. What's more, there are even opportunities available to build apps into smaller segments that are easier to move and maintain.
In 2017, the rise of artificial intelligence became more significant than ever. For the first time, machine learning seemed to really enter the mainstream world, with everything from chatbot solutions, to intelligent systems that could assess and respond to context and sentiment in customer conversations. With progress like this already being made, it seems safe to assume that 2018 will be the year when the machine learning strategy really takes off.
Austin is an area that thrives on media and entertainment. With SXSW here this week we're reminded how much we love the creativity, innovation, and excitement that exists here. For the countless media and entertainment companies out there today, there's a shift happening in the digital world. Around 14% of media companies say that they're heavily using the public cloud - a process that's contributing to $2 trillion each year in Global entertainment and media revenues!
Most G Suite Business customers are on Google Cloud's monthly Credit card payment plan. Others still choose to pre-pay for a year. Apps Admins who prefer to have more control over the payment process and not provide a personal credit card do have an option. Invoiced Billing Accounts are offered for G Suite by Google and Google Cloud Partners.
Google's free data migration service is designed to make it easier for companies to import old email to G Suite. The service states it can handle data for customers with a large number of users. It provides a simple way to import emails, calendars and contacts. G Suite migration can be performed in the Google Admin console. The service eliminates the need to install a client and set up is a breeze.
Data is one of the most valuable assets that any modern company can have. The right data not only shows you how to earn the hearts and minds of your customers in a crowded marketplace, it also gives you insights into how you can improve your revenue streams and take advantage of otherwise unseen opportunities. Of course, as the era of digital transformation spawns more data than ever before, it's important for today's companies to know how they can access and analyze this useful information.
Google provides a practical way to add multiple domains to your company's G Suite account. The same applies to subdomains. Once you add an additional domain, you can choose to create new users at the domain. Alternatively, you can provide email addresses to existing users.
Sometimes it seems like tech folks have their own language. While G Suite Business Apps are easy to use and deploy there are terms used during the migration process which are rarely used in the course of regular business. Here's a breakdown on common terms used in migration to G Suite from Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes and other Email servers.
Do you really understand what your customers are saying about you? What if your computer systems could get to the bottom of their feelings for you, and report back on the actions that you need to take to facilitate long-term loyalty?
Over the years, we've seen some incredible growth in the world of machine learning. The neural networks that have been developed by technology experts have dramatically enhanced the quality of the Google Translate system, playing a significant role in the way we search for things online. The more insightful the machine learning world becomes, the more we learn about the true possibilities of artificial intelligence.
Google Cloud allows you to provide free interactive lessons to your users. The lessons cover a wide variety of topics relating to services, such as Gmail. Drive, Hangouts, Sheets and more. As a Google Admin/G Suite Admin, you can set up the G Suite Training Chrome extension to gain access to self-paced tutorials. The feature is accessible directly via your browser.
Google provides a convenient way to migrate different types of data from Microsoft Outlook to G Suite. You can use one of two ways to move email, contact and calendar data. You can either opt for the G Suite Migration for Microsoft® Outlook (GSMMO) wizard or the command-line version of the utility.
Today, companies from all around the world are searching for reliable, innovative ways to learn more about their customers. As the marketplace for almost every industry becomes increasingly competitive, customer experience and satisfaction are becoming the primary differentiators for brands who want to set themselves apart from the crowd. Since the best way to discover what your audience needs is to learn more about them, it's no surprise that deep learning "artificial intelligence" services are growing increasingly popular.
Last year, Google supported the growth of the digital world once again by adding a new product to its range of impeccable data services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Google Cloud Dataproc solution is an intuitive service that helps tech professionals to manage the Hadoop framework or Spark data processing engine on fully-managed services like Cloud Dataflow, or virtual machine engines.
G Suite Migration for Microsoft Exchange (GSMME) provides a simple way to move different types of data from an Exchange server. The utility can handle G Suite migration from a wide variety of mail servers, including Gmail and Novell GroupWise. It can move calendar, mail and contact data.
Here at Coolhead Tech, we've been helping companies to tap into the power and versatility of cloud infrastructure for almost a decade. Most people know us for our award winning G Suite Business Support. However, when you dig down into what we can really accomplish for the digitally-transforming IT department, you'll begin to discover that our secret weapon is really our in-depth expertise in big data and predictive analytics.
Chrome is by far one of the most effective, popular, and efficient cloud-connected solutions and browsers in the world. That's why so many enterprises embrace the Google framework when preparing for digital transformation. With chrome, business devices can access a new generation of solutions for a range of workflows. From improving collaboration between staff members with video conferencing, to improving customer experience with digital signage, there's plenty of ways for a retailer business to empower itself.
G Suite Migration for IBM Notes (GSMIN) helps you migrate data from IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes) to your organization's G Suite account. The process provides a simple way to transfer calendar, contact, group and mail data with ease. However, GSMIN is only available to G Suite users. This means if you have the legacy edition of Google Apps, you should upgrade before migrating.
These days, it seems like everyone and their IT manager is talking about "big data". As a diverse and over-reaching subject in the world of technology and communications, big data is something that appeals to every avenue of IT, from the network admins that are trying to deliver more secure access to the right information, to the system admins trying to figure out how to store that info safely.
An increasing number of G Suite customers are now having their accounts managed by Google Cloud Partners. The option allows businesses to leverage the reseller's expertise in technical management and dealing with Google directly as well as flexible billing terms and personal solutions.
As a Google Admin/G Suite Admin, it is important to secure access to your company's G Suite Apps and associated data. Identity theft, data breaches, and associated cybercrime cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year. However, by taking proper precautions you can keep your users and your company safe.
In only two decades, Google has transformed from an experiment in search engines conducted at Stanford University, to a fully-managed technology giant, packed full of cloud-based opportunities for those who want to take their business to the next level.
Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming a crucial part of almost everything we do in today's digitally-transformed landscape. Not only are machines picking the kind of social media stories you're reading, but they're also identifying people in photos, and making sure you're less likely to end up in an accident on the road.
The Chromebit has been described as a 'computer on a stick' - an apt description for a pocket-sized device that’s less than 5 inches long. It’s not the only computer you’ll ever need. It’s not even the only Chrome OS device you’ll ever need. But it does have its uses.
It's easy to suggest that Blockchain technology and Bitcoins could be the future of the finance world. Currently, we're forced to deal with money through an outdated, and somewhat underwhelming physical and digital infrastructure that doesn't have much to offer in the way of accountability. As more is discovered about the possibilities of Blockchain, many believe that these systems will overhaul the money management solutions of the past, and create a new future for cash management.
The rise of Artificial Intelligence is more significant than ever as we head into 2018. With a new year of technology evolutions to look forward to, system admins and IT developers are currently searching for new and improved ways to take advantage of everything from machine learning to customer analysis. The good news is that everyone's favorite search engine giant, Google, is here to help.
It's safe to say that the words Microservices and Containerization have been hot topics in the technology industry for some time now. However, as we enter 2018, these terms will become more than just standard buzzwords blowing in the wind. Soon, we'll be seeing companies from all backgrounds adopting the unique advantages that microservices and containerization bring.
Using a Chromebit for digital signage requires some hardware and a process with several steps. Once the configuration is complete, making changes to the signage content is nearly trivial.
Blockchain technology might still be a reasonably "new" concept, but it's potential applications in the world of business are potentially astronomical. Already, some of the biggest tech players across the globe, like IBM, Microsoft, and Google, are betting on the Blockchain. In fact - some are even using the public cloud to offer blockchain as a service.
During the annual Dreamforce event, where Salesforce meets with partners to share the latest and greatest developments behind its platform, Google and Salesforce announced a partnership predicted to transform the cloud race.
How much do you know about your business and your customers? Today, the more information you have, the more likely it is that you can create a sales experience for your customers that cultivates loyalty, inspires action, and delivers profits. Unfortunately, as the amount of information generated by businesses continues to reach astronomical levels, it simply isn't possible for companies to manually gather and analyze their data.
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A growing number of CIOs know, containers can make life a lot easier when it comes to managing, packaging, and shipping code. Since containers provide the operating system, or OS required to run an application, they can save you a great deal of time and money compared to the costs associated with running virtual machines and servers.
Conferences are where expanding and evolving businesses in the IT sector find the strategies and solutions they need to outshine their competitors and embrace some of the most productive and efficient tools on the market.
Bringing new technology into a school can come with a high price tag. With restricted budgets, this can be an obstacle to providing new learning tools to students. Rather than letting money be a roadblock, use the updated guide below to find out how you can secure funding for Chromebooks and the costs that come with them.
We're all talking about digital transformation these days - and yet, many companies still don't know how or where to get started. In fact, many businesses remain glued to legacy systems, with companies moving, on average, 40% of their computing power to the cloud.
Chromebooks are increasingly becoming popular in education and business. They are manufactured and sold based on the idea that users will rely on cloud storage and G Suite apps. This web-centric approach makes Chromebooks affordable, lightweight and easy to operate.
Whoops! You abandoned your phone on the way to the office when it fell out of your pocket on a crowded subway. Oh no! You dropped your device in the bathtub while trying to catch up on emails in your free time. Do either of these stories sound familiar?
Chrome devices for business are consistent, stable, secure, cost-effective and fast. They are powered by the Chrome operating system, which is well-known for its simplicity. Businesses can manage enrolled devices remotely after purchasing a device management license.
Back at the GCPNext16 event in 2016, Google announced the delivery of a tool known as Google Stackdriver, a solution intended to give IT Decision Makers a unified service for alerting, incident management, monitoring, and logging - complete with visual dashboards for each section.
Advanced speech analytics provide a cost-effective option when it comes to intelligence tools for contact centers. The product makes it easy to increase customer satisfaction and maximize agent efficiency. It is undoubtedly a game-changer designed to suit the needs of both small and large contact centers. The solution eliminates the need to hire specialists or deploy expensive hardware. The analytic data is delivered through a cloud-based solution
If you're interested in moving data from more than five servers into the Google Cloud Platform, then you could take advantage of completely free Virtual Machine Migration, thanks to a partnership between CloudEndure and Google. You can use the system to keep an up-to-date copy of your server on GCP in case of a sudden disaster with your location, AWS, Azure - which is perfect for continuity planning.
Last Friday Google sent an email to G Suite Administrators across the United States notifying them of an impending "US Sales Tax" to be charged on G Suite Apps Subscriptions beginning November 1, 2017.
The Google Admin Console is a simple and effective solution for business tech management both for IT professionals, and non-IT leaders. The simple and streamlined nature of G Suite has prompted a misconception in the enterprise space that G Suite developments may be too simplified for their needs. In fact, some businesses believe that the Google Admin console will not provide the right degree of control and security required for enterprise-level business.
Nutanix is a revolutionary company in the world of industry-leading technology. They provide an enterprise cloud that takes the next step beyond hyper convergence, to give the IT industry a chance to focus on the services and applications that drive their business forward.
Adoption of cloud technology is one of the biggest factors driving businesses forward these days. However, as several companies look to reduce costs and minimize risk during their cloud adoption, the introduction of VMs or Virtual Machines is starting to change the landscape. Today's CIOs want to "test the waters" with their cloud solution before committing to substantial changes, and that's where VMs come in handy.
A truly unified collaboration solution is about more than bringing remote workers in a team together. With comprehensive unification, you can connect apps and solutions from different companies, to ensure that you get the best portfolio for your enterprise.
G Suite Admin, Which would you choose if you had a $999 proof of concept budget? 5 Weeks of Co-Development in Google App Maker or a 5 day personal tour of Google Compute Engine VMs with $500 in GCP credits? It's your choice Admin, only with Coolhead Tech. 🤘
Enterprise organizations are beginning to recognize the compelling benefits of making the move to Google Cloud Platform but may not know how to get started. In Honor of #VMWorld we present a couple of GCP Virtual Machine posts for your consideration. We're also offering a special 5 hour tour of Google Cloud's 'Compute Engine' which provides the VM Infrastructure as a Service IT Departments have been waiting for.
Signage is an important part of many different types of businesses. The ability to communicate changing information to current and potential customers is highly important. However, updating signage can be time-consuming and if it has to be often bothersome. Chrome Sign Builder allows you to create digital signage that’s easily updated. It is a versatile tool that is easy to manage. Here is a brief overview of some of its uses and general use tips.
RingCentral is one of the best VoIP providers for enterprises. With its numerous features, RingCentral has provided cloud business communications solutions for over 10 years. The company's cloud unified system has helped businesses stay connected to customers through voice, text, and video conferencing. Integrated with RingCentral Office, the contact center solution is an app with the flexibility and speed for communication inside and outside the organization.
Google's Enterprise Cloud initiative is real and with what seems to be unlimited resources, people power and innovation being thrown at it, Google's getting real. Not only are they listening to the needs of enterprise IT departments but they're acting on them. This is evident not in recent announcements but actions including this week's new revamp of Chrome Device Management Licensing.
Chromebooks are designed to deliver seamless user experience not only in education but also in business. They provide a number of business-critical applications that help boost productivity. Many IT decision-makers have embraced the idea of using hybrid devices that run Android apps on Chrome to achieve secure enterprise mobility.
Unified Communications is a wonderful thing. Unified Communications and Collaboration is even better. It's like getting peanut butter in your chocolate. Or Chocolate in your Peanut Butter. It's about bringing people together to connect over work-based projects and professional concerns. However, there's more to being truly integrated into a workforce, than simple communication. Though communication is crucial, Unified Communication and Collaboration is better. By integrating collaboration capabilities and productivity solutions into a comprehensive UC suite, customers can improve their workflows and deliver better business outcomes.
As the business hiring world grows increasingly more competitive, companies everywhere are struggling to get their hands on the talent they need. In fact, 86% of HR managers' say that they struggle to find qualified candidates for their open positions, while 53% admit to hiring under-qualified people in a rush to fill recruitment gaps.
GSuite Admins with 100-999 Users: Get 3 months free when you upgrade to G Suite Business. As a G Suite customer, you understand the value of keeping your business safe and using advanced online tools to get work done. Here at Coolhead Tech our G Suite Admins want to make sure we have pricing plans that work for you—which is why we’re introducing a special G Suite Business plan for you.
Interactive digital signage and kiosks provide a viable way to deliver engaging information to customers. From the hospitality industry and healthcare to the retail sector, many organizations are leveraging the power of digital signage. The benefits of deploying high-performance devices are not limited to narrow use cases.
RingCentral Live Reports is designed to empower administrators with the ability to anticipate and diagnose any potential issues that could impact users. Customer interactions can be tracked in real-time to ensure that service standards remain high. The product is offered as part of the RingCentral Office and not a standalone.
Google’s G Suite Business Edition is a well reviewed professional version of Google’s online office platform with PC Magazine noting that “G Suite is a superbly powerful and elegant choice and an Editors' Choice winner for business-class cloud-based office suites.” With multiple G Suite editions, it's important which is right for your business. Here is a brief overview of the advantages a G Suite Business Edition subscription has and how it compares to other G Suite Options.
Google recently announced the launch of their brand-new service, "App Maker", the latest and greatest entry in the drag-and-drop DevOps market for building exceptional retail and business apps. Google's App Maker makes it easier for people to develop basic applications that are specifically suited for their organization.
Recently, many companies have been examining Cloud and the potential it might offer in terms of cost-savings and flexibility. However, there's also an opportunity to use a Multi-Cloud Strategy including GCP for security purposes too, creating a safe infrastructure and applications.
Over the last decade or so, the prevalence of cloud-computing has really skyrocketed. What started off as nothing more than a limited collection of computing services, has now evolved into a highly-sophisticated ecosystem, rapidly emerging as the de-facto solution for enterprise IT. According to a study by Microsoft, nearly a third of organizations are working with four or more cloud vendors. In other words, it seems that the future of IT isn't just cloud computing - it's multi-cloud.
Coolhead Tech, a Texas Born Cloud Company, welcomed CompTIA’s ChannelCon and Vendor Summit to Austin this week with key initiatives for the community. The three day event, held downtown at the J.W. Marriott connects the IT industry’s leading solution providers, vendors, distributors, professionals and media for training, collaboration and networking.
RingCenteral’s G suite plug-in allows you to easily access their Cloud PBX platform from within Gmail, Docs and Drive but they also offer a standalone mobile app for Android and Apple devices. This allows you to access RingCenteral’s many features from your own smart devices. Here is a brief overview of the app and the features it offers.
Chromebooks are helping businesses of varying sizes streamline workflows and boost productivity. These hybrid devices provide a viable way to merge the desktop and mobile experience. A report published on Wired summed up the role played by the notebooks ''Chromebooks are exactly what the computer world needs now: simple, secure, usable.''
The dog days of summer are here but in a couple of weeks most folks will have returned from summer adventures, rest and relaxation to begin the flurry of activity surrounding the return to the daily grind of work and school. Here at Coolhead Tech we're taking our mandate of helping midsize enterprise IT Departments get "Back to Cool" with solutions like G Suite Business, Enterprise and Google Cloud Platform.
Unified Communications as a Service (UcaaS) buying decisions require a more involved approach. There are four key factors to consider, including provider expertise and stability, your company’s or industry’s unique case, deployment models and flexibility. A well-chosen solution can have many business benefits.
A multi-cloud approach to business infrastructure can be one of the simplest ways for organizations to leverage the strengths of various cloud providers while minimizing weaknesses. Not only can today's businesses spread critical workloads effectively across a range of cloud environments, but they can also access new solutions for security, cost-savings, and productivity by making use of the right cloud services.
Recently, as the overall enterprise awareness of the cloud has continued to build, increasing numbers of enterprises are outsourcing their workload deployments to this versatile new structure. In the past, companies only considered a single vendor or cloud provider, but the market is now changing rapidly, with more options becoming available from a variety of providers, from Google to Amazon, and more.
Chrome devices have changed the way businesses boost productivity, improve customer experiences and enhance mobility. They are also well-suited to digital signage and kiosk deployment. To achieve this purpose, IT staff simply need to activate the kiosk mode on the Chrome device. Today we are celebrating the Chromebit, a Small Wonder that causes us to rename this column.
RingCentral offers award-winning communications solutions designed to help companies boost efficiency in a flexible, cost-effective manner. It achieves this objective while meeting industry best practices relating to security and privacy controls. The RingCentral for Google offering also leverages G Suite's robust security to protect sensitive data.
Here at Coolhead Tech, our Google Apps Admins focus on the latest innovations in cloud computing for businesses and education. When it comes to Unified Communications for Mid-market and enterprise customers we recommend RingCentral for Google and we'll show you why in this upcoming live demo on July 27.
The G Suite apps admin console is designed to provide an easy way to manage devices, add users, configure security and other settings. Centralized administration allows IT staff to work faster, thus giving them an opportunity to focus on other important tasks. The console also provides unlimited access to advanced insights and reports.
Chrome devices offer a rich user experience that is different from traditional computers. They boot significantly faster, provide an exceptionally secure operating system and receive regular automatic updates. The overall experience is fluid, robust and untainted by the hassles associated with ordinary PCs. These benefits also apply to Chrome kiosks.
RingCentral is one of the most prominent cloud phone system vendors in the world. The entity is recognized as a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader and trusted by over 350,000 enterprise customers. It offers a communications solution that integrates with G Suite apps, which is used by many businesses daily to boost productivity and collaboration.
Each year, Gartner publishes a new "IaaS Magic Quadrant" report, which is designed to rank the leading vendors across the cloud marketplace. Often seen as one of the most important reports for cloud development, the IaaS overview frequently focuses on the competition between Google, Microsoft, and AWS, as the main competitors for the space.
Google Cloud and Partners are running custom 5-day hands-on workshops for midsize companies considering Google's Infrastructure as a Service offering as part of their Cloud strategy. These in-depth GCP Bootcamps are perfect for a range of businesses, ranging from those who are exploring cloud deployment for the first time, or those in search of a multi-cloud solution for their organization.
Deep in the heart of Texas it's the dog days of summer but Apps Admins are dreaming of Christmas in July with Oprah style end of year Chrome device deployments. You get a Chromebook, you get a Chromebit, Chrome devices for everyone in the office! Here are four reasons to consider Chrome devices for fall and end of year deployments.
The queue is one of the most important parts of any call center. A properly configured queue allows your to organize your callers by need, department, severity, and if needed can direct customers to specific employees. Changes in technology have also added emails and chat as viable means of contact. Part of a properly organized queue is the ability to handle customer communication from all these various sources. With RingCentral Contact Center’s Universal Queue you can easily organize all means for customer contact.
Whether you are considering a migration to G Suite or a long time customer of Google Cloud, here's how you can save money on G Suite Licensing. Having consulted to thousands of companies on G Suite we've found most companies with 10 or more users can reduce their G-Suite costs by up to 20%.
The world of communications is a complicated one. Each business needs to be prepared to choose software products that will effectively support and enhance their company, and that means carefully evaluating each option on the market.
G Suite Enterprise is a premium offering from Google Cloud that enables teams to collaborate and innovate faster from any location, in real-time. It provides access to advanced controls and capabilities. Visibility and control are key aspects in today's business environment. Google's premier office suite meets these requirements with ease and can help lift and shift an enterprise to new heights in The Cloud.
Chromebooks can connect users to software built for other operating systems, such as Linux and Windows. However, extending the reach beyond web apps may require a subscription to services or additional hardware.
The WeWork Creator Awards event held last night at ACL Live in Austin were truly an awesome function that raised a glass to big ideas. The awards are part of a series of competitions open to applicants from around the world, including Austin - startups. Regional events are held in London, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Washington, DC and Austin, TX, among others.
As the Chief Information Officer for your company or enterprise, it's up to you to implement the most efficient, and productive pieces of technology to keep your organisation running smoothly. Without your input, you could find that the innovative side of your business starts to slow to a halt, or is unable to perform as it should.
On Wednesday, Coolhead Tech, a former Google for Work Premier Partner and current independent Cloud Consultancy, in conjunction with RingCentral, will host an Austin-style product launch with local food, drink and an Elvis Tribute Show for G Suite Apps Admins and IT companies considering migrating to the Cloud.
The age of The Cloud is upon us, whether your business is ready, or not. In recent years, we've seen enterprise Cloud strategies truly begin to evolve. In the early days, businesses simply migrated some of their applications to the Cloud to reduce the IT load. Mainly it's been overloaded email servers. However, today, increasing numbers of organizations are developing individual multi-cloud strategies to optimize their network, and critical-application performance.
Leading Comms company "RingCentral" has long been recognized for their commitment to deliver exceptional unified communications on an enterprise level, especially to Google Cloud customers. In an attempt to make communication and collaboration simpler for the modern, mobile workforce, RingCentral have recently introduced new integrations with G-Suite, strengthening their integration portfolio with time-saving features to boost productivity, and streamline teamwork.
With migration to the cloud on the rise, many IT decision-makers are looking to leverage the potential of Chromebooks to boost productivity. The devices can help employees securely create, collaborate and store their work in the cloud. The ability to run G Suite and Android apps allows the Chromebook to unleash a powerful computing experience for businesses of varying sizes.
Chromebook buying season has arrived. The K-12 education market has dictated this buying season for at least a couple of years. Now, with 2017 Chromebook models running Android Apps, it's the perfect time to find deals on bulk chromebook purchases. Here are some tips and tricks from our Apps Admins to help save you money.
The move to cloud communications seems to be a topic on everyone's lips today. While the cloud environment is certainly an exciting prospect for growing businesses, some companies feel daunted about the prospect of transporting their Comms into a brand-new environment.
When it comes to computing devices, businesses now have more choices than ever. From tablets and laptops to Chromebooks, finding the ideal option just got easier. Chromebooks provide a practical way to enjoy a hybrid experience. In testing this Samsung Chromebook Plus it comes as no surprise that Chrome devices have gained considerable traction in business and education since their introduction in 2011.
There's a perception among mid-size enterprises that moving to Google's email and productivity platform, G Suite Business, is a costly and cumbersome undertaking for even the most agile of IT departments. While that may have been true in 2011, today the data migration process for mail, calendars, contacts and documents is easy and inexpensive, even for complex environments.
Connecting with your customers using a dynamic e-mail service is critical. Online, you have quite a few options. Two of the most common are GoDaddy Mail and Gmail. Since your business cannot function online without e-mail, you need to determine the right one based on your needs.
G Suite Apps Admins are pragmatically demanding so it should come as no surprise that the new 2017 Chrome devices, like the Lenovo N23 Yoga, bring the Cloud to ground with superior management and flexibility to run virtually any application anywhere.
Businesses of different sizes are migrating to the cloud to take advantage of superior collaboration and communication tools. However, traditional computers are not ideal for working in the cloud. Chromebooks, on the other hand, provide an awesome solution for IT departments looking to leverage cloud technology to reduce maintenance and security costs.
Hey! We're co-hosting a #RocktheGSuite party on June 28 for Google Apps Admins in Austin with 30-3,000 users. We'll have demos and discounts on G Suite migration software, G Suite Business and Enterprise upgrades, Jamboards, Chromebooks and Ringcentral for Google. Read on to secure, switch, save and swing.
There are major advantages companies can gain by migrating to G Suite Business. For instance, research has proven that the costs of administering a Microsoft Exchange server are more expensive than the expenses of operating G Suite Business; simply because G Suite Business has more beneficial, costs and time-saving features.
If you need more proof that the Chromebooks, Chrome devices, and Chromeboxes are built around speed, security, and efficiency, look nor further than the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the hallmark non-profit organization of business and product reporting agencies. Along with Consumer Reports, the BBB is the most trusted source for opinions and advice on companies and products operating within the United States today.
While any email migration may seem daunting, the business and upside case for Google's G Suite Business is hard to ignore. G Suite Business represents a strategic leap forward in end user ease of use, security and corporate data control. Hey! it's 2017. It's easy and inexpensive for you to migrate any number of mailboxes from Exchange, Lotus Notes or pretty much anywhere.
The delivery of great healthcare services requires the use of secure, cost effective communication systems. Ringcentral for Google's solutions make it easy for healthcare professionals to improve response times and in-house collaboration. In addition, organizations can lower operating expenses while complying with a wide variety of federal and state regulations. Modern, cloud based phone systems like Ringcentral are cost-effective and provide high security.
RingCentral is a business phone system that is accessed via the Cloud. It is a hosted system that businesses can use for both phone and fax service. Because it is run over the Cloud, the system can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection, just like G Suite.
Yesterday Microsoft announced the new Surface Laptop, a supposed "Chromebook killer". From price point to Cloud deployment and remote management at scale, Microsoft missed the mark on what makes Chromebooks so appealing to education and enteprise IT departments.
Summer traditionally sees technology channel vendors discounting everything from processors to networking supplies. It's a busy season for IT departments as well. Taking advantage of technology discounts, summer slowdowns and Cloud savvy college interns the smart IT Director plans their biggest projects between June and September.
This summer Google Cloud partners are joining the Summer fun with aggressive discounts on seemingly everything in the eco-system making it the perfect summer to switch to G Suite or double down on your deployment by upgrading to G Suite Business.
Is your company on G Suite Basic? It's the $5/month version of what was called Google Apps for Work. The "Unlimited" version is now called G Suite Business and includes a lot more value than just unlimited cloud storage on Google Drive. Two additional features of note include Enhanced data security protections and Google Vault for Archiving and retention to reduce risk and hassles.
In this article, we at Coolhead Tech will be discussing a huge question for people purchasing Chromebooks: what are EMM and SSD drives? What's the difference between the two storage formats, and should I pay a premium for either one? In this article, we'll tell you all you need to know about both storage types, and how to compare them for your purposes.
The Google Chrome line of Chromebooks for Work, Chromeboxes for Work, and Chrome devices for Work have already changed the ways home computing, on-the-go computing, and business office and business travel computing are done. Chrome is also ideal for use as a kiosk or a sign builder.
Recently Google Cloud refreshed their Office 365 competitor, Google Apps for Work, with a new name (G Suite) and three new levels of features: Basic, Business and Enterprise. At the onset G Suite pricing looks to have remained simple but a new enterprise push and sales quotas for partners there are a plethora of options for companies in the 50-5000 user range.
Migrating email from IBM's Lotus Notes to Google Cloud's G Suite Business is a sure-fire way to modernize IT and improve operational efficiency. With Google Cloud at its core, G Suite is perfect for both midsize and enterprise businesses. Now Coolhead Tech eliminates operational, financial and technical barriers to a successful migration. We provide IT teams with free email migration software and the advice, consulting and support to make the project a huge win for you and your team.
Hey, Did you know our Google Apps Admins are also dedicated to helping businesses in Austin and around the world learn more about Google's Chrome Devices? We use them as laptops, video conference devices and digital signage. We often discuss the benefits of Google Cloud's Admin Console for swift deployment and management of devices but today, we'll be talking about the primary hardware factors to consider when buying Chrome devices for business.
Google Cloud recently revamped their Google Apps for Work and rebranded them as Google G Suite Basic and G Suite Business. While pricing hasn’t changed for Google Apps, the feature differences between basic and business is stark so I’ve been urging clients to upgrade to G Suite Business. Now I’ve found a way for a majority of G Suite Basic domains to upgrade AND get 33% off from Google Cloud Partners.
Google's G Suite offers several advantages as a professional software suite. Among these are ease of access, cloud computing, uniformity across platforms, and more. One advantage not to overlook is ease of use. As an IT professional you are likely familiar with the time and effort it takes to teach end users a new software platform. Google's G Suite is one of the easiest software suites for your end users to learn how to user and here is why.
As an industry leader, Google understands the security dynamics associated with operating in the cloud. The organization's vast infrastructure was built in a way that maximizes security. This helps mitigate the wide variety and ever-changing nature of unique threats for cloud systems. The entity draws on its extensive experience to build robust systems based on an end-to-end approach.
Google Cloud provides the most secure infrastructure and public cloud service in the world. Just this week, At Google Cloud Next, leading enterprise companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, Home Depot and Disney announced major email and productivity migrations to G Suite and Google Cloud. In an era of constant cyber-attack, how can a G Suite Administrator have confidence in their ever changing admin console settings?
Chromebooks for Work are constructively, ideologically, and resourcefully different from traditional laptops in that they are an innovative amalgamation of speed, security, simplicity, and shareability.
There are several options available for cloud computing and hosting services and many companies are choosing between the Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services as their final choices for cloud hosting services.
The migration to Google Apps is a piece of cake when you are following this four step process to deploying G Suite. Our Apps Admins follow this process when deploying larger customers and can even guide you through each step by telephone and video call - for Free!
IT World’s Blair Hanley Frank aptly points to what’s keeping enterprises from using G Suite and what The Goog is doing to change the hearts and minds of IT Departments around the world.
Today we’re introducing a Free G Suite deployment service for IT professionals that provides up to 12 hours of consulting and advice - More than enough time needed to walk IT professionals through Google’s best practices on deploying businesses from fifty to one thousand users.
ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of communication solutions that make interactions simple, today launched ShoreTel Connect for Chrome browser, an integrated solution that delivers a unified communications experience between ShoreTel Connect, G Suite and Google Chrome. With a new client app, users can streamline workflows and increase efficiencies with integrated contacts, events and call control.
Omada Health continues a growing trend of businesses choosing Google Chrome devices to enhance their business IT needs. In a recent blog, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Omada Health, Andrew DiMichele, discussed the reasons why Omada Health made the move to Chromebooks for their computing needs.
Technology giant, Google unveiled a number of new must have admin controls and security tools for G Suite. The improvements are aimed at providing customers visibility over sensitive information and greater control. From security key enforcement and enhanced analytics to data loss prevention tools (DLP) and S/MIME encryption, these additional layers help protect confidential business information.
If you have just moved or are considering moving your department toward Chrome devices, including Chromebooks, instead of other laptop brands, then you are making a decision for speed, security, and value. Chrome Devices for Work are the solution to scaling up IT without losing sleep.
Deciding on the right G Suite Apps package for your business means understanding the differences between the available products. Google no longer offers the free version of Google Apps for Work to new clients, and neither can Google Cloud Partners. The options available for businesses today are G Suite Basic, and G Suite Business. Both are fully functioning productivity suites, but depending on the needs of your business you might need the extra functionality allowed through G Suite Business.
When it comes to securing Gmail admin settings, you may not be aware of the matter of configuring your DNS settings properly to prevent spoofing of your domain. By correctly configuring SPF, DKIM and DMARC, your domain will be as safe as ever. Coolhead Tech is here to professionally explain the uses of these features and how to set them up.
Migrating to GSuite Apps can be quite rewarding for any organization, but this migration is easier said than done. Moving to GSuite Apps is not just about changing software. In fact, the “changing of technology part” might be the easiest part of the whole migration process.
Coolhead Tech has again been recognized for our leading solutions using Google Cloud products such as G Suite - Google's apps for work. Our AppsAdmins.com service offers flat-rate migration, administration and management of Google Cloud products which provides mid-market IT departments to focus on bigger and better projects.
In the modern business world ‘The Cloud’ has become one of the most common terms for the ever expanding use of cloud based data and storage systems. Some advantages of the cloud include removing centralized databases, increasing accessibility, and eliminating data silos just to name a few. However, cloud based services can also be used as the backbone of your call and contact center. By replacing traditional phone technology you gain several advantages which are detailed below.
The New Video Meetings experience from Google lets you connect your employees, customers and partners with one click. Anyone inside or outside your organization can join by clicking the link, or dialing in. No downloads, no browser plugins, invite anyone, join from any device, even without an account or a data connection. Every meeting generates a short link and dial-in phone number so you can invite anyone without friction.
G Suite users - I worry about you. I’ve been a Google partner for over 5 years now and when it comes to organizations, especially emerging mid-size businesses in the 10-100 user space, I’ve seen it all. Two things you need to know for 2017: 1) You are the low-hanging fruit for hackers 2) Protecting your employees and everything you’ve worked for is a no-brainer in Google Cloud. Read this article and I’ll literally give you the keys to protecting your Google accounts.
Google's G Suite of business apps is fast becoming mature enough to provide effective solutions for mid-market and large businesses to collaborate and innovate. The rebranded suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) allows any organization to boost productivity and comes in two variants: Basic and Business. G Suite Business is the premium edition that offers access to all apps available in Basic in addition to Google Vault and unlimited storage. Most importantly G Suite Business comes with an array of audit and reporting features as well as Drive administration capabilities.
Here at Coolhead Tech, it's our goal to help you roll out the best possible deployments for your Google Cloud setups. In this article, we'll be discussing large Chromebook Deployments (common in Education)- specifically, the setup to do beforehand, the evaluation process, and then taking action after your planning phase.
RingCentral for Google has been updated again and is another step towards seamless integration, collaboration, speed, efficiency, security, and simplicity. As a cloud communications system used in conjunction with GSuite Business, RingCentral for Google is the most powerful communications solutions available for business.
When criminals, foreign governments, or supposed activist organizations launch cyber attacks on businesses, it only makes the news when big corporations are the targets, but mid-size companies are the victims of these same type of attacks more often than people think. In fact, small and mid-size companies are more frequently becoming the targets of attacks because hackers view their data as easy to access. Attackers know this because mid-size companies invest far less in cyber security than their larger counterparts, partly because they think they are obscure targets. In order to close this security gap, smaller companies will need to reevaluate their IT security needs and start relying more on service providers like Google and their cloud computing solutions.
One key advantage you gain by using Google’s G Suite Apps as a part of your business environment is regular software updates. Aside from increasing program efficiency and security Google also adds new features regularly. By adding onto and improving program features the G Suite platform becomes more useful for both admins and end users. Here are six new features you will find quite useful as a G Suite Apps Admin and two additional features that will prove useful for your end users.
Managing multiple super administrators can be quite a hassle. Using delegated role access can assist in cutting back in the amount of super administrators needed and neatly assign roles to specific admins. Here at Coolhead Tech, we're experts on GSuite Apps System Access and Authentication. Thanks to our experience, we can help you with these troubles.
Whether you run a business or school, every student and employee undoubtedly enjoys YouTube in some way. Occasionally they may sneak a few short videos in here and there, and more power to them, however! This causes a distraction and ultimately disrupts the working or educational environment. In this article, we'll cover how any company, school or organization has the power to block all of YouTube or just restrict parts of it, filtering out the distractions and allowing the educational!
Changes in the technology are the nature of the industry and are especially notable as tools and software continue to evolve to better serve customers and clients. Recently Google announced Google Cloud and a rebranding of their business suite as well. With the new names come a several improvements and a rededication to customer service. Here is a brief overview of that these changes entail and what this means for you as a business customer.
You have already made the ‘wise’ decision to move your company to GSuite Apps, and you have already invested in this new “software improvements,” the only part that is remaining now is the actual “move.” Your Move to GSuite Apps is an important step, as it is through the deployment of Apps, that you will be able to fully realize the benefits of these various Google Tools and software.
At the Texas Computer Education Association's Annual SysAdmin conference held in Austin, Coolhead Tech unveiled a unique online marketplace for schools and mid-market companies using Google's G Suite Apps.
Transitioning a legacy system to GSuite Apps can seem like a daunting task if you begin without a specific set of guidelines, schedules, and plans. When you are transitioning your system from legacy to Google, you are, in essence, transitioning the backbone of the company’s content, communications, and collaborative means.
Here at Coolhead Tech, we cover a variety of topics related to G Suite and other cloud-based professional applications. As a licensed G Suite partner, we're qualified to speak about Chrome Device deployments. In this article, we'll discuss how using the Chromebook Management Console can make large device deployments easier.
There is no doubt that Google Cloud's G Suite is a powerful collection of apps for businesses and organizations, and it's no secret is that one of their most prominent features is the calendar. Using the tool is one thing, but it should be high priority to be proactive in effectively securing Google calendar. From first setting the tool up, to programming your external sharing options, we at Coolhead Tech will provide p