Google recently announced changes to its Google Apps Directory Sync tool, which now boasts improved functionality and a new name. The tool is now called Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS). It supports a number of cloud-based services and products. The changes are part of a broader effort by the tech giant to improve and rebrand its cloud-based services.
Configuring your network to work with Google Apps will be one of the more important technical steps you’ll take in your transition to this new platform. While there are many steps involved, you’ll never be lost as long as you have the information contained here and in Google’s technical guides. If you haven’t already read our post on evaluating your network, we advise that you do so before proceeding with your network configuration.
What once was marketed and perceived as consumer-driven technology is no more. The enterprise now consistently includes integrated enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) that exists as a symbiotic mechanism of the complete enterprise itself rather than being a plug and play, isolated software package.
Forrester Wave studied a variety of vendor-providers that are leaders in the current market. Their specific packages vary in some details, offerings, and scope, but they all generally do some variation of widespread company or organization-wide file sync and share.
When you use GSuite for a business, you're going to need administrators, specifically Super Admins. Super administrators cover everything within the parameters of your administrator system within GSuite, however it is important to understand that having too many can be a hassle. There are other administrative roles set for some of your users, some premade by Google, and there are custom roles that can be created to fit the needs of your organization. We at Coolhead Tech are here to elaborate upon the many privileges that other administrative roles can use.
When moving to the Google Cloud platform, getting everyone in your organization engaged with change management is the only way to ensure a smooth transition process. That’s why it’s so important for people at the top to effectively communicate their objectives for change to their entire organization. According to research by Google, 84% of organizations considered senior leaders and executives to be one of the top three reasons for success. When workers see their managers directly involved with the transition, they are much more likely to enthusiastically participate.
As you may already know with GSuite, you can assign roles to your users for your business, with Google providing six pre-made roles for a general business. These roles are simple and can provide enough privileges within your GSuite organization for everyone to suit your needs. However if you need to go into more depth, you may create a custom role to further suit your needs. Coolhead Tech is here to provide a rundown on what these role fulfill and how they fit into your business.
At the Midsize Enterprise Summit held here in Austin this week, Coolhead presented a new flat rate Cloud management service for midmarket companies using Office 365 and Google Apps for Work as well as an incentive for those who haven’t yet migrated their legacy servers to cloud productivity platforms like Google and Microsoft.
Mature companies and IT Departments rely on core communications and productivity software to be at the helm of their well-oiled machines. There's work to be done and a cloud migration, whether for communications or collaboration can be disruptive, that is until now. As the competition for Cloud productivity apps like Office 365 and Google Apps for Work is growing up, mature Cloud Service Providers like Coolhead Tech are brewing up a perfect storm for mid-market companies ready to go Cloud by offering flat-rate Apps Administration services through AppsAdmins.com
A key part of being an Apps Admin is knowing all there is to know about Google Apps System Access and Authentication. These two topics are closely-interrelated, and in this post we'll be discussing Login challenges and how they differ from 2SV, or 2-Step Verification.