Dealing with a Google Apps deployment can be very challenging, but dealing with a large Google Apps deployment can be even worse, especially in environments like a school.
Among the best practices in networking is included this little thing called "network evaluation", and you will need to thoroughly evaluate your current network before building a new one or building upon it.
Most people understand that the best use of limited school resources is in the classroom. What most people don't realize is how much work happens behind the scenes to help make teachers the very best they can be. Teachers love to teach and administrative tasks often slip by them, much to the annoyance of campus and district administrators. Coming up with a system that helps teachers with those necessary but onerous tasks can help school district improve in fundamental ways.
Wi-Fi is one of the most popular forms of Internet connectivity, but in consumer, business and education arenas alike, there remains a multitude of myths about Wi-Fi's performance that leads to less and poorer adoption among people who would benefit from a strong Wi-Fi centered network.
The PBX (Private Branch Exchange) phone system is a time-honored tradition in the business world. There are obvious benefits of PBX phone systems, but people often forget to discuss the downsides of these systems, especially old ones in need of upgrades. A new PBX system can cost tens of thousands of dollars- unless you need multiple pieces of new hardware to support satellite locations, in which case you can find yourself in the hundreds of thousands.
The TCEA 2016 Convention and Exposition is just about a month away, and Coolhead Tech, a Google for Education partner based in Austin, will make its premiere on the Exhibit floor with full solutions based on Google Apps, Hubspot, Ruckus WiFi, Ringcentral, Lenovo and Dell.
Just as computers revolutionized the way we do business, cloud computing has revolutionized the way we use computers. Tremendous amounts of data move at incredible speeds between users to accommodate collaboration around the globe, instantaneous financial transactions and centralized health information. As communications have grown faster than ever before, the risks to ultra-sensitive data grow as well. Sensitive to legitimate concerns, Google has risen to the challenge of safeguarding communication with Google DLP (Data Loss Prevention), a powerful new tool for Google Apps Administrators to increase the security of their domains.
Any time an organization takes on an innovation the leaders worry about a successful implementation. Although every initiative will present its own problems, it helps when you can see how another school district carried out the changes involved in introducing Google Apps and Chromebooks for education to their stakeholders.
Those who use Microsoft Outlook can conveniently access their Outlook email when using Google Apps with the Google Apps Sync plug-in. This plug-in works with many different Outlook versions, including Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and Outlook 2013.
Gmail users who are more familiar with the Outlook interface than the Gmail interface can use Google Apps Sync to access their Gmail account via the Outlook interface.
RingCentral and Switch.co are both cloud-based phone systems designed for business use. These Voice over IP service (VoIP) providers can both be integrated with Google Apps and offer many similar features that simplify phone communication, virtual conferencing, scheduling, and more for companies looking for cloud solutions.