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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.