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.
This summer the Google Cloud team and partners turned up the heat with new features, products and promotions designed to entice midsize enterprise IT Departments. On G Suite or not, if you manage 50-5,000 users, learn how to take advantage of Google Cloud before end of year.
You're familiar with G Suite, right? It's the re branded or "new version" of Google Apps for Work. The cloud based software suite includes Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Drive for storage, Hangouts for Chat and meetings and my favorite, the most powerful Cloud Admin Console available.
In the past Google Cloud and partners scoffed at even the perception of discounting. Back in 2012, In its first effort to better monetize their SaaS apps, Google discontinued the Free version of Google Apps and punished partners like Coolhead Tech, that offered what's now called G Suite Basic, at our Cost (20% off).
Coolhead Tech's 2017 G Suite and Google Cloud Mid-Market Initiative
Fast forward 5 years and the deals and promotions for G Suite Apps and Google Cloud are abundant as a small handful of active Google partners duke it out for new and existing license customers.
For new G Suite Business customers in the mid-market with 300 users or more, Google Cloud will help fund your migration and deployment costs to move to G Suite, up to $25 per user which pays for Coolhead's Apps Admins to perform a complete data migration and planning service.
For IT Departments locked into an Enterprise Agreement (EA), Google won't charge you for G Suite until your EA expires. This eliminates any “double-payment” concerns.
Summary of Coolhead Tech's 2017 Google Cloud Promotion for Midsize Enterprises
Free CloudMigrator Licensing to Migrate to G Suite
Free Assistance from Google Certified Administrators and Deployment Specialists
Free G Suite Business Licenses until Your Current Enterprise Agreement Ends
$500 in credit for Google Cloud Platform
Free Virtual Machine Migrations to Google Cloud Platform
Free Cloud IT Security Planning, Strategy and Workshop for staff
$250 in credit for Yubico FIDO/2SV Security Keys
Free "Admin to Admin" support and premium research access for one year.
Free Professional Referral to Google Cloud Partners in area of specialty or region.
We will ALSO Maximize your Enterprise IT Security with G Suite and Google Cloud
As part of our 2017 G Suite and Google Cloud promotion, Coolhead Tech will also help mid-market companies discover and maximize the security and data protections that Google Cloud offers.
Coolhead Tech will provide your company with a Custom Google Cloud Security Workshop, carried out by trained specialists for you and your company.
"Coolhead Tech will Provide Midmarket Companies with Free Cloud Security Workshops and Free Security Keys to protect users from phishing. "
Coolhead Tech is committed to helping IT Departments and midsize companys experience the best in world-class IT security through Google Cloud, G Suite and Security Keys. Check out the feature sets for G Suite Business and Enterprise below and schedule a time to discuss questions and comments with our senior analyst, Chris Alghini.
For a 300 company person this is an IT budget savings of $10,000 in Cloud deployment costs alone.
Here are G Suite business editions and a breakdown of the features and differences. Our professional opinion is that G Suite Basic is not suitable for mid-market companies unless use is limited.
G Suite Basic
G Suite Business
G Suite Enterprise
|Professional office suite with 30GB storage||Enhanced office suite with unlimited storage and archiving||Premium office suite with advanced controls and capabilities|
Office Productivity Suite
|Email and Calendar||
|Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep|
|Forms, Sites, Google+|
|Cross device Access|
|Open and edit Microsoft Office files|
|Google Cloud Search within G Suite|
Enterprise File Sync & Share
|Natural Language search and Quick Access|
|Information Rights Management|
|Granular Access and Sharing Controls|
|File Audit Reporting & Alerts|
|Online Storage (per user)||30GB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Maximum File Size||5TB|
|Hangouts chat client|
|Instant Access from Mobile Device|
|Guest Access by Link|
|Dial-in Access to Meetings|
|Up to 50 Participants|
|Record and Save Meetings in Drive|
|Live Stream Meetings|
|One Click Setup|
|Security policies for BYOD devices|
|Android Work Profiles with DLP Control|
|Managed Enterprise App Store|
|Monitor & Audit Entire mobile Fleet|
|Automate Device Workflows|
|Bulk Enrollment of Android Devices|
|Encryption in transit and at rest|
|Enterprise Certifications and Compliance|
|eDiscovery, archiving and compliance|
|Advanced Data Loss Prevention for Gmail|
|Advanced Data Loss Prevention for Drive files|
|Security key enforcement|
|Third-party email archiving|
|Encryption using your own S/MIME certificates for Gmail|
|3rd-party data access with app passlisting|
|Pre-delivery deep scanning of attachments|
Open and Extensible
|Integrate with apps in G Suite Marketplace|
|APIs and SDKs for extending functionality|
|App Maker for building custom apps|
|Gmail Log Analysis in Big Query|
Easy to Manage
|Centralized Apps administration console|
|24/7 support by phone, email, and online|
|Usage and sharing reports|
|Admin transfer and undelete|
Did you know that when you work with Coolhead Tech's G Suite Apps Admins you can save up to 20% off your monthly Google Invoice? Contact us today to learn more on how to exploit the power of Apps.