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Study Shows Google Apps For Work Saves Businesses Big Money

Study Shows Google Apps For Work Saves Businesses Big Money

Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to look at the total economic impact (TEI) of the value Google Apps for Work customers get out of the product. The study spans three years of organizations’ use of it, including the moving from legacy on-premise solutions to Google’s cloud-based product. Google for Work president Amit Singh says, “To quantify the complete value of Google …

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Would You Trust Google Inbox For Your Work Email?

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail for both people and businesses. It’s still unclear if that will be a mandatory change for Gmail users somewhere down the road, but for right now it’s opt-in, and still only available by invitation. Would you use Google Inbox for work …

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Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail

Back in 2010, Google launched an App Search lab feature in Gmail, enabling users to bring up content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in their Gmail searches. Given that Gmail search just does this on its own now, the lab feature is being retired. “Since 2010, Gmail search has been improved to automatically display results from Google Docs, Sheets, …

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Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade

Google announced some new support improvements for Google Apps admins. These include chat support, in-product help, and business Hangouts. Google has been piloting chat support for a couple months. Now it’s rolling out an an option for English-language Apps admins globally. Google says it will be adding additional languages over the coming months. If you’re a verified domain admin, you …

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Google Apps Now Lets Users Install Apps Without Admins

Google announced on Wednesday that employees of Google Apps-using businesses and organizations can now install apps from the Google Apps Marketplace without having to involve the administrator. In the past, admins were required to install the apps , so this should save them a lot of time. The feature applies to Google Apps for work, Google Apps for Education and …

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Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

Google announced (separately) a handful of noteworthy updates to Google Apps. First off, the company introduced a new Reports section to the Admin console aimed at making it easier for admins to manage Google Apps and gain insights. The feature includes a Highlights Page, which gives an overview of all the activity across your domain. It shows how many Hangouts, …

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Google Apps Gets New Android Device Management Features

Google announced the launch of some new Google Apps Mobile Management features for Android to help organizations manage BYOD policies. These include inactive account wipe, support for EAP-based WiFi networks, compromised device detection, and additional reporting fields. “Bring your own device (BYOD) is no longer just a trend — it’s how business gets done,” says Google Enterprise product manager Clayton …

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Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security

Google announced that it has added some security-related features for email in Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education. These include mail routing, delivery controls, SMTP relay, attachment compliance, and TLS encryption of message content. Mail routing, delivery controls, and the SMTP relay service, Google says, will let you control the flow of information to and from your company with …

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Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed contacts are in order of most recent chats. The new version also includes recent conversation snippets and a new contact …

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Google Apps Admins Can Set Default State For Google+ Profile Discoverability

Google announced that Google Apps admins can now set the default state for profile discoverability in their domain through a control in the admin console if they have enabled Premium Features. It is checked by default, making profiles discoverable in public web searches. At launch, all users with discoverability on will get the admin default, and those with it off …

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Google Drive Gets Activity Stream So You Can Keep Track Of Changes To Files And Folders

Google announced on Tuesday that it’s rolling out a new activity stream feature for Google Drive, enabling users to see all changes made to and actions taken on files and folders. This should be ideal for collaborations, making it easier to see who did what, and when. Specifically, the activity stream will show when files are moved or removed, renamed, …

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Google+ Gets Private, Restricted Communities

Whether or not you associate Google with privacy, it has always been a major component of Google+. From the beginning, Google’s “circles” sharing concept enabled the kind of social sharing experience that wasn’t available on competing social platforms. In fact, it even prompted Facebook to offer a similar option to its users. Essentially, with circles, you can share to the …

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