All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Apps’
Google, never shy about uploading videos to help people use their products better, has been uploading a lot lately. That includes this 45-minute Google Apps Fireside Chat: API Overview. “One of the many benefits of the Google Apps platform is our robust set of APIs that help administrators provision, manage, and integrate our products more efficiently,” Google says. The chat …
A new startup called Revevol Apps is launching today out of San Francisco, which builds products to accelerate the adoption of Google Apps. Its own products, which presumably benefit the company based on Google Apps adoption, will be announced in the coming months, a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. These forthcoming products, the spokesperson says, will focus on administration, …
The Roche Group, one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups has joined the Congregation of other corporations singing praises for Google Apps as the solution to their communication and collaboration problems. The problem for the Roche Group was how to enable their more than 90,000 employees in over 140 countries to communicate and collaborate more effectively from virtually anywhere …
Google announced some new management features for Gmail in Google Apps. These include: improved email compliance footers, approved/blocked sender lists and file attachment policies. “These capabilities help our customers address compliance requirements and effectively manage email traffic,” says Gmail Product Manager Adam Dawes. “Previously, Google Apps customers used Google Message Security, powered by Postini, to provide these capabilities.” “With this …
Google and Spanish financial services company Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) announced today that BBVA is now using Google Apps, in what is reportedly Google’s biggest enterprise contract to date (at least based on number of users), though the terms are unknown. BBVA has 110,000 employees in 30 countries. That’s a lot of people that will now be using Google …
Google has made some changes to the Apps Status Dashboard – the site that shows outages and downtime of Google products, with descriptions of the issues at hand. Now, it shows more of a timeline format that is updated as time goes on, as opposed to the previous version, which showed day-by-day issues. “The new dashboard shows only service …
Earlier this week, we looked at some improvements Google made to its Hangouts feature in Google+, specifically in terms of accessibility and sign language. They improved video quality and made it so it’s easier to see signing. Google has also been working on some other accessibility-related features for Google Docs and Google Calendar. “This fall, as classrooms fill with the …
Google announced today that all Google Apps admins can start taking advantage of some new features the company has introduced. These include delegated administration, multi-domain support and “fine-grained” user policy management. Delegated administration was revealed in May. The feature essentially lets primary admins offer other users specific admin controls. Multi-domain support was first announced in June as a new admin …
Honestly, most people will do anything to avoid running apps through Safari. If there is a way to launch directly from the home screen, it will be found. I am most definitely one of those people. There is one exception however, and it involves Gmail. I strongly favor accessing my Gmail account via Safari as opposed to running my Gmail …
Months ahead of the actual wedding date, the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has generated all sorts of media attention and page views, with people all over the world taking an interest. And now Google’s right in the midst of it, as the search giant’s been picked to host the official Royal Wedding website.
Chalk up another win for Google Apps. Fairview Cadillac, a real estate firm with 1,800 employees and a portfolio worth over $19 billion, is switching to it, and an exec has gone on the record outlining the forecast monetary savings and other benefits.
Google has announced the worldwide availability of Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office. The product was first announced in November, spawned from the company’s acquisition of DocVerse, which specialized in real-time sharing and editing of documents.
Cloud Connect lets Office users automatically sync and backup their documents with Google Doc, so they’re always accessible on the web, and able to be shared with others.
When making a big decision, many people like to do some research on their own before meeting with a salesperson. And sellers might prefer this arrangement, too, since it saves them from having to answer the same basic questions over and over. So Google’s probably made a wise move by releasing a "Guide to Going Google" for schools and universities.
Google has announced that it has made some changes to its service level agreement (SLA) for Google Apps, to reduce the possibility that users will experience any downtime. The company says it has eliminated maintenance windows from the SLA, so Google will never plan for users to be down when they’re upgrading services or maintaining their systems.
Google has added DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) signature availability to Google Apps customers.
Google Apps has been on something of a roll lately, sealing deals with a number of American universities and businesses. But it seems to have achieved success on a grander scale in Australia, where two very large companies today announced plans to "go Google."
Early last month, we talked about "most or all" of the students in New York being put in touch with Google as the state of New York became a Google Apps partner. Now that’s even more the case, as New York University has also signed on.
Obviously, the two developments won’t take place on the same scale, considering that around 3.1 million students and a few hundred thousand teachers are supposed to be affected by the public school system deployment.
New York is America’s fifth-largest state by population, and soon enough, most or all of the individuals who attend school there will be put in touch with Google. Google announced this morning that Google Apps has secured New York state as another partner.
This is a big, big step for Google. Previous arrangements concerning Google Apps and school systems only involved Oregon (the 27th-largest state by population), Iowa (30th), Colorado (22nd), and Maryland (19th), introducing a total of about eight million students and teachers to Google Apps to date.
Google announced today that over 3 million businesses have "gone Google", meaning they’ve switched to Google Apps. in addition to that, Google says over 30 million individual users within businesses, schools, and organizations are using the company’s messaging and collaboration tools.
Google has introduced a more secure sign-in capability for Google Apps accounts with two-step verification. The company says this "significantly increases the security of the cloud."
Google is rolling out some changes to the event page in Google Calendar. The goal is to make scheduling events easier, while making the style more consistent with other Google apps.
The information that is most commonly used is displayed at the top of the screen, the layout is simplified, and they’ve added some other features.
AT&T is expanding the availability of its myWireless Mobile app to a couple of new Android devices – the Samsung Captivate and the HTC Aria. The app lets wireless subscribers manage their accounts from their mobile devices.
The app give users access to bill payment, voice and data usage information, the ability to add or remove features and plans, and paperless billing.
We’ll admit from the start: this development doesn’t rival Los Angeles’s embrace of Google Apps in terms of importance. Or Orlando’s, for that matter. But the City of Westerville, Ohio (which is home to about 37,000 people) has adopted Google Apps and is officially pleased with the result.
Today, Google Apps users have as many as nine new reasons to be glad they’re hooked into the service. That’s because nine new apps have been introduced to the Google Apps Marketplace, making for a substantial number of ways people can save time and streamline their work routine.
Much to the disappointment of students (and perhaps teachers) everywhere, a new school year will soon start. But Google’s celebrating something related to education this afternoon, as it’s secured the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium as yet another Google Apps partner.
Los Angeles’s adoption of Google apps has been called groundbreaking by some onlookers. It’s also been a cause for concern in certain circles, with delays cropping up and the police department citing security fears. Now there’s (more) good news for Google, though, as the L.A. city council has again given Google Apps a thumbs up.
Earlier today, Google made known that Google Apps for Government is available, and a representative of Berkeley Lab has now made clear that it should be popular, too. Dr. Rosio Alvarez, Chief Information Officer at the institution, discussed the migration process in a special blog post this afternoon.
Google has introduced a new Government Edition of Google Apps. It includes all of the features of other Google Apps editions, but adds policy and security features. Google says it was designed with guidance from the federal government, as well as the Cities of Los Angeles and Orlando.
Google Apps for Government stores Gmail and Calendar data in a segregated system located in the continental United States, exclusively for government customers.
MarketWatch reports that Google has missed a deadline for the implementation of Google Apps in the city of Los Angeles, due mainly to security concerns expressed by the LAPD. This has got to be an unwelcome snag for Google, who is spending a great deal of time marketing Google Apps for cloud computing.
Google announced today that Colorado and Iowa are now offering Google Apps to public schools. Oregon did the same back in April, and now 3,000 more schools across Colorado and Iowa will have Google Apps available to them.
As Google continues its push to get businesses using Google Apps, the company has now introduced the "Go Google Cloud Calculator". This is a tool that lets you enter your company’s name, tell it how many employees you have, and gives you Google’s estimates for how much money you could save, how much more productive you will be, how much more storage you will get, how many hours you will save, etc.
Polls are tricky things under the best of circumstances, and extra caution is necessary when the results of a poll appear to favor the same company that sponsored it. However, Google seems to have demonstrated that a significant majority of Americans are interested in seeing their state and local governments adopt Google Apps.
Google Apps customers may soon have a lot more options in terms of which of the company’s other products and services they’ll be able to access from their official accounts. Google intends to let customers remove all restrictions sometime in the next six months.
The deployment of Google Apps in Los Angeles – the same deployment that’s supposed to save L.A. $5.5 million over the next five years and inspire many other cities to follow its example – isn’t going according to plan. Although it appears that neither side is entirely to blame, several problems have cropped up.
Google scored a big win today, and by all accounts, the state of Oregon made out well, too. This is because the Oregon school system will begin using Google Apps for Education, saving it a boatload of cash while allowing Google to increase its market share.
In fact, Oregon is the first state to agree to make Google Apps available to all of its public schools, meaning this is a significant breakthrough for Google. And if all goes well, it could represent the start of a trend, since other states would want to reap the same benefits as Oregon.
Google Buzz should get another shot at life in a few months’ time. A new report’s indicated that the service, which has so far been a flop with normal users, will finally be integrated with Google Apps and given a chance to operate in more formal environments.