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Infographic: GCP vs. AWS 2020 Comparison

When it comes to cloud migration and selecting a public cloud provider, you’ll surely compare Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to Amazon Web Services (AWS). We spoke to dozens of customers who shared their experiences in various cloud environments, and the overwhelming trends tell a big story.  We’ve developed an infographic with head-to-head comparisons in several …

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5 Reasons Government Agencies to Modernize with BigQuery

5 Reasons for Government Agencies to Modernize their Data Warehouses With BigQuery

As entire industries rapidly digitalize, citizens are increasingly demanding that public-sector agencies provide the same response, access, and ease of use they’ve come to expect from private-sector businesses. This is the crux behind federal IT modernization initiatives, such as the President’s Management Agenda, the OPEN Government Data Act, and the Cloud Smart Strategy, as well …

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5 Reasons to Migrate to Containers with Migrate for Anthos

5 Reasons to Migrate to Containers With Migrate for Anthos

Lifting and shifting virtual machines into Google Compute Engine (GCE) offers many benefits, including enhanced agility, significantly reduced overhead compared to a data center, and a familiar usage and management environment.  However, there are also significant advantages to modernizing VMs using Google’s Migrate for Anthos, which orchestrates and simplifies the process of moving VMs into …

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Making Hybrid and Multi Cloud Work for Government

Making Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Work for Government – Webinar Recap

Government and public sector agencies are facing a variety of unique technological challenges when it comes to modernizing to meet tomorrow’s demands. It has become clear that hybrid and multi-cloud environments are the future of government computing, but hybrid strategies come with new challenges. A recent Center for Digital Government survey of state and local …

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Sada Develops Google Cloud Search Connectors

SADA Develops Google Cloud Search Connectors for GitHub, Salesforce, Jira & More

Google Cloud Search (GCS) exists to bring every aspect of the convenience, scale, and speed of Google.com to businesses. It transforms the way enterprises search for information by giving users the ability to quickly, easily and securely find content and documents across platforms and services. It utilizes machine learning to power cloud search capabilities across …

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Top 7 Reasons to Use LumApps with G Suite

Top 7 Reasons to Use LumApps with G Suite

Organizations that do not undergo successful, sustainable digital transformations will eventually lose their relevance and be unable to compete in today’s hyper-connected marketplace. Yet according to McKinsey & Company, fewer than 30% of digital transformations succeed, even within digital industries such as high tech, media, and telecom. A successful digital transformation has many moving parts, …

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Look Out: GCP's Data Studio is Officially an Enterprise BI and Analytics Visualization Contender

Over the years, we’ve worked with clients that use a wide variety of BI and Analytics tools to communicate data downstream and across departments. All too common are issues with latency, compatibility, license management, not to mention cost (enterprise costs of Tableau easily climb to the thousands per month). When Google first rolled out Data …

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3 G Suite Tools That Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Between travel costs and the ink/toner needed for printers, businesses leave quite the carbon footprint. And with that environmental impact come tangible costs that chip away at the bottom line. Executives and administrators alike must ask themselves: how can we operate without causing ecological damage or shrinking revenue? Check out how G Suite’s apps help …

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The Domino’s Effect: If You Sell Anything, You Should Have a Cloud Strategy

Imagine being presented with this idea by a Fortune 500 CEO in 2012: “Every company is a technology company.” Would you have felt it applied to your business? Six years on, it’s more true today than ever. Most companies utilize a cloud strategy to drive sales and deliver a better customer experience. For a tangible example, …

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Easy Online Signing with DocuSign and Google

While G Suite helps organizations communicate and collaborate more easily, Google understands there are also third-party apps that users rely on to manage other aspects of business, including sales, marketing and operations. Google wants to make it easy to integrate these solutions. One key integration is with DocuSign. As eSignatures and Digital Transaction Management are …

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Step Into DevOps Automation: CI/CD in Google Cloud Platform

Are you shipping early and shipping often? Or does the concept of “release day” still imply last minute testing, tedious code review and one-off, inexplicable deployment errors? Thanks to massive gains in CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery) tools, DevOps automation is a thing of the present that is quickly becoming the DevOps norm. By …

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4 Ways G Suite Increases Workplace Productivity

A Forbes study found that employees lose a tremendous amount of time working on tasks that are necessary for their role but don’t really strengthen their company’s competitive edge. So how can executives and managers eliminate time spent on menial tasks to improve workplace productivity and drive a higher bottom line? Here’s how G Suite …

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Set the Right Foundation for Your Startup Infrastructure

Although we’ve previously profiled high-level benefits of moving your startup to Google Cloud, there’s a longer checklist of critical infrastructure decisions for ensuring stability, security, and scale. In a rush to create an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), it’s all too easy for startups to take shortcuts on infrastructure decisions that result in high costs, security gaps …

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New Gmail Updates Make Your Business More Secure and Smarter

With security and employee efficiency both top-of-mind concerns for companies, Google has just announced new releases and updates to G Suite. Keeping customers up-to-date on new changes, and how users can fully leverage them to boost productivity, are important to both SADA Systems and Google. See how these new upgrades will increase security and lead …

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Okta for Your Identity and Access Management

In today’s identity and access management climate, IT departments are facing growing demands managing thousands of users, both internal and external, who each need access to an increasing number of cloud-based applications. The largest enterprises with the most sophisticated IT teams in the world have started adopting Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and now see …

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How to Manage Change When Adopting New Technology in Healthcare

Many Healthcare organizations want to transition to a next-gen collaboration platform, but experience change management challenges. The pain points hit hard: Administrators are unsure where to begin Aging workers are set in their ways Executive buy-in is tough for a variety of reasons Change is always tough, but when you factor in that any disruptions to …

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GCP for Retailers: Use Consumer Data Analytics for Predictive Purchase Insights

In an era of cloud and digital commerce, retailers are no longer responsible for merely responding to consumer demand. New data sources, both real-time and batch, internal and external, allow retailers to both predict and influence demand. Actionable insights are not possible without an organized, thorough approach to your company’s consumer data sources for understanding …

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How G Suite Facilitates HIPAA Compliance on Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are changing how hospitals provide healthcare. Consider the following NCBI statistics: 87% of doctors use smartphones in the workplace 90% of care staff use devices in more than one professional setting Physicians spend an average of three hours per week watching training courses on mobile products More and more healthcare professionals are adopting …

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The Rise of Heterogeneous Deployments: Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Solutions in GCP

Until recently, the idea of a multi-cloud architecture was more of a pipe dream than a viable option for your workloads. In theory, it sounds nice to spread risk across more than one infrastructure for business continuity, avoid vendor lock-in in the wild west of IaaS and PaaS speculation, and take tactical advantage of the …

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How to Increase HIPAA-Compliant Collaboration Among Hospital Staff

Many healthcare centers in the US are having a security standoff, and much of it is due to doctors, nurses, and other staff using personal devices – none of which are HIPAA-compliant – to discuss patient information. Theft of these personal devices accounted for 66% of data breaches in one study, while another found that …

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How to Bring Next-Generation Cybersecurity to Your Healthcare Organization

Cybersecurity in healthcare is a rapidly growing issue as the healthcare sector is facing a security crisis: a recent study on the industry’s cybersecurity challenges reported a record high 780 security breaches over the course of a year. Making matters worse, the following year saw a 40% spike. With such a dramatic YOY increase, it’s obvious …

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Is It Finally Time to Switch to Microservices?

Several organizations have a migration to microservices planned as long term goal. But how will you know when it’s finally time to make the switch? You know it’s worth the investment, you’ve even got some of management on board, but it’s a huge undertaking and you haven’t yet broken ground. There are so many patches, …

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The Easiest Way to Cut Costs (While Increasing Functionality) as a Healthcare CIO

Healthcare CIOs face a new suite of challenges as their role evolves. As Mark Gilbert, research director for digital health at Gartner recently noted, healthcare CIOs are now being asked to support corporate growth and M&A activities, all while playing catch up to digitize their businesses (an activity that remains at a low stage of …

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Paving a Path with Google Cloud Platform: Top 5 Tech Considerations for GCP

In 2017, we saw both an increase in public cloud adoption as well as a rise in media attention to security breaches. The good news is, GCP is leading the way in cloud security. While leading cloud providers boast relatively clean security records and impressive uptime, the public’s hyperfocus on application security will drive cloud …

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HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud – Why Healthcare Organizations Are Making the Move

Over the past decade, HIPAA compliance in the cloud and the mere mention of moving Protected Health Information (PHI) to the cloud would cause IT directors at healthcare organizations to break into a cold sweat. Even after reputable cloud IaaS providers like Google announced their HIPAA compliance in 2014, the initial attitude shift was marginal at …

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SADA Helps MadHive Deliver Blockchain Ad Tech with Privacy by Design

MadHive is the blockchain ad-tech firm that developed the MadNetwork protocol, for accurate, efficient, and completely private ad serving. Using blockchain technology, machine learning models, and artificial intelligence agents deployed to users’ devices, MadHive has created a platform where the traditional ad tech intermediaries are unnecessary, and advertisers can target consumers more effectively without ever …

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Google Announces G Suite Enterprise for Education

The needs of educational institutions are evolving and we’re happy to announce Google’s cloud collaboration suite, G Suite for Education, now has an upgraded version, G Suite Enterprise for Education. On January 23rd, 2018, Google announced updated features to G Suite for Education at no additional cost, including: Valuable security tools like Data Loss Prevention (DLP) …

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From Silicon Valley to Silicon Beach – How Tech Companies’ Adoption of G Suite Makes Them Attractive to Top Tech Talent

So many companies sink their budget on vendors and third-party products with the hopes of turning themselves into a well-oiled, ROI-driven machines. Yet, what they don’t realize is that the solutions they integrate affect into their ability to recruit; candidates who use the tools your company provides makes you more attractive to them, decreases their …

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A Model That Fits: Making Sure Your Company is Ready for Machine Learning

Recent buzz-worthy articles on machine learning and artificial intelligence have piqued a mainstream interest in machine learning. NASA is finding new planets using Google’s AI, Apple (and competitors) are locked in a rat race to bring neural networks to LiDAR in self driving cars, and even insurance companies are using ML to fuel chatbot conversations …

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Google App Engine vs. Google Compute Engine for Deploying Your App

You’ve written your app and you’re ready to deploy. Now, it’s time to open up Google Cloud and compare your options for hosting and running the app. Some prudent feature comparison leads you to find that Google Compute Engine (GCE), though still relatively new to the market, is a more competitive choice than Amazon’s EC2 …

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3 Questions to Help You Get the Most Out of Collaboration Platforms Like G Suite

The workforce is increasingly global. Employees are increasingly on-the-go. Even within the same corporate campus, team members are asking for an increased capability to collaborate with each other. To meet these needs, many enterprise teams are turning to collaboration platforms like Google’s G Suite. The right platform can help you and your team: Work from …

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4 Benefits of a Collaboration Platform for Mobile Work

Mobile work, completed across dispersed teams, is fast becoming the norm. Smart devices have raised expectations for accessibility—both internal (colleagues) and external (clients). One study found 79% of knowledge workers now work frequently, or always, within dispersed teams. And having a collaboration platform is now more important than ever. And already, by 2012, Forrester found …

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Seattle Department of Transportation Gains Immediate Cost Savings with SADA Systems’ Project Coordination Application, dotMaps

SADA’s project coordination and planning application, dotMaps, is projected to save SDOT $7 million within the first year of launch.  SADA Systems is excited to announce that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has deployed SADA’s interactive project coordination and planning application, dotMaps, to improve visibility into city construction projects. SDOT along with public and private agencies can now view, …

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Mobile Workforce- NOT Just for Startups, Tech Workers, and Millennials

Take a second. Imagine a stereotypical employee in the mobile workforce. Really dig into the details. After you finish this quick exercise, we have one question for you. Did you imagine… A millennial… Who works in a techy role… At a West Coast startup… Who works mobile because they believe in “disrupting” traditional work patterns? Your …

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Data in the Cloud – Empowering Everyone to be a Data Analyst

With the innovation that comes with the cloud, your employees no longer need to be a “data analyst” to use data in a powerful way to do their jobs. In 2017, data-forward executives are waging both a cultural and structural battle for the best use of data within their organizations. According to Gartner in a …

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When – and How – to Cut the Cord on Legacy Licensing

This post is a continuation on last week’s post, “How Full Adoption of G Suite Can Boost Your Bottom Line.” It may seem hard to fathom, but a future without your legacy licensing is possible, particularly if you follow change management best practices to make sure that “full adoption” isn’t just wishful thinking. Over the …

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Migrating to the Cloud: A Question of “When,” Not “If”

The hype surrounding migrating to the cloud is almost overwhelming. Technology decision makers hear insistent suggestions that “all of an organization’s resources should be migrated to the cloud immediately,” says TechTarget’s Brien Posey, former CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities with two decades of IT experience. But in fact, this IT …

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Email Is Not Dying – It’s Becoming More Collaborative

Despite what you’ve heard, email is not dying. Search Google for “the death of email” and you’ll find 130 million results. And on each page you’ll find headlines like “Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020” and—our favorite—“Further Proof that Email is Dying a Slow and Agonizing Death”. But before you dive into these results, …

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G Suite Paves a Path for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is top of mind for enterprises in all industries and fields. Their hope is to apply innovative technologies like cloud to help them eliminate infrastructure overhead, improve business efficiency, and benefit from continuous innovation through new digital channels and solutions. Executives are intrigued by it because it connotes innovation and progress. Workers hope …

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Enterprise Collaboration: 4 Key Trends (and One Big Reality Check for Many Business Leaders)

It can be hard to keep up with all the enterprise collaboration news coming out these days. Enterprise collaboration growth is projected to experience 13% compound annual growth over the coming years, eventually reaching $8.5 billion by 2024 (according to recent projections from Global Market Insights Inc.). Caught in this rapid growth, it can be …

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How to Use Call Center Data and Analytics to Improve the Customer Experience

Call center data and analytics is becoming the driving force behind improving call center efficiency and the customer experience. Famed business consultant Peter Drucker famously stated that, “…the purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer.” While Drucker was a well-known commentator and philosopher of human behavior and business trends, he might …

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G Suite and the Digital Enterprise

Enterprise productivity and collaboration solutions had been fairly unchanged until the cloud era. Originally developed for email and content creation, they were intended for individual contributors to build presentations, spreadsheets, and other documents, and to be able to communicate over email. As the cloud evolution changed how consumers and enterprises alike interact with data, these …

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3 Ways G Suite Enterprise Brings the Digital Enterprise Together

Content and collaboration solutions are the foundation for productivity within any digital enterprise, and they are among the tools most commonly used by modern workers. Gartner emphasizes the ubiquity of these kinds of solutions by explaining that within the next three years, 80% of midsize and large enterprises will use a content, communication, and collaboration …

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Cloud Security – Innovation Gives GCP Users a More Secure Foundation

The cloud clearly provides enterprises with major advantages around IT infrastructure, user collaboration, technology innovation, and organizational efficiency. Especially with a solution like Google Cloud Platform (GCP), organizations are able to do more with their own data and the data that they transact with customers, partners, and other stakeholders.  In this flexible and agile cloud …

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Making Your Cloud Safe: Google Cloud Platform and the Secure Enterprise

Because the cloud operates according to a different paradigm than traditional platforms, it is important to have an understanding of how security is handled and why security in the cloud offers advantages that enable organizations to dramatically improve their security operations by using the cloud for their enterprise IT operations. Especially when considering an environment …

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Forget Your Whiteboard and Sticky Notes – 3 Ways Jamboard Redefines Collaboration in the Cloud

The business world moves at the speed of light, so how can companies keep up with the ever-changing global landscape? As companies grow and the workforce becomes increasingly dispersed and remote, you’ll need tools that will help you overcome geographical barriers to spur visual creativity and live collaboration; in short, how will you sketch out ideas, …

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Google Translation API: Reaching the Global Audience for Media & Entertainment

Google continues to find ways for people to discover and consume information. It’s now making a full-fledged effort to provide media and entertainment companies with translation and customization tools that will enable them to use the Google Cloud Translation API (part of the Google Cloud Platform – GCP) to leverage existing digital channels into new …

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The CIO’s New Journey: Fully Embracing the Cloud

It’s no secret that cloud computing is radically changing how enterprises manage their technology investments and use data and applications to grow their businesses. While long a source of curiosity among CIOs who were reticent about diving in, it is now proving to be the most disruptive force in enterprise technology in a generation, and it …

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SADA Showcases dotMaps at Designing Cities 2016

Recently, the SADA Google Maps team hit the road for Seattle to attend “Designing Cities”, a week-long conference hosted by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). The conference brought together hundreds of industry leaders from across the globe to discuss trends in urban street design and transportation policies. Considering that streets make up more …

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Google Drive Reporting Improved in Admin Console and Reports API

In an effort to help Google Apps admins monitor and analyze their Google Drive content, Google is now delivering audit logs in the Reports section of the Admin console, as well as the Reports API. This recent launch brings improvements to reporting, including better transparency to outside user identity, actions taken by outside users, and …

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Google Announces Google Cloud and G Suite

Google knows businesses are getting busier. With employees more plugged-in than ever, sometimes technology can actually get in the way. Technological friction and organizational silos still impact productivity for countless businesses. G Suite was designed to combat these symptoms in the enterprise. It was created to help people work together to do big things. Yesterday, Google announced …

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Top 4 Google Hangouts Tips

Google Hangouts are great, simply tool for text or video chats. Downloading the Hangouts app can help iOS users communicate with Android users in place of FaceTime. Using Hangouts can help businesses collaborate on documents and get more done. Here we share the top 4 tips for using Hangouts to communicate with ease.

Google Drive FAQs, Answered

What happens if I remove a file from Drive? If you own the file you remove, it’s automatically removed from Drive on all of your devices and on the web. Removed files are moved to Trash in Drive and still count towards your total storage, until you permanently delete them on the web.

Business Continuity via Google Cloud Platform and a Trusted Partner

Business Insider recently published an article which outlined a customer’s negative experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). In short, the customer left some security vulnerabilities open in their server which was hosted by GCP, allowing the instance to be compromised and used as an agent in a DDoS attack which Google identified.  Google notified the …

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Google Cloud Platform Improves Database Workloads

As Google Cloud Platform (GCP) continues its quest for dominance as a public cloud, it recently announced a move to make all of its database storage products generally available and covered by corresponding Service Level Agreements (SLAs). It is also releasing new performance and security support for Google Compute Engine (GCE), so whether you’re running …

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5 Gmail Tips from Power Users: Optimizing Your Inbox

With the number of business emails sent and received each day averaging 122 in 2015 (according to The Radicati Group), sifting through your inbox can be a daunting task. Email has been established as the cornerstone of professional and personal communications, with hundreds of people vying for attention in your inbox. That’s why Google has rolled …

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3 Tips for Handling Change Management with Google Apps

The quest for improved productivity within organizations of all sizes is both simultaneously unending and non-existent.  On one hand, businesses are seemingly always seeking new ways to get more done with the teams and tools they have.  On the other hand, organizations are often reluctant to part with tools which may not facilitate optimal processes …

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How Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Gmail Works

Given that keeping data secure isn’t the most exciting process an employee ever performs, it has to be made simple, quick and reliable if it is to be followed. Google Cloud helps admins manage information security with tools like mobile device management, encryption, sharing controls and two-factor authentication. This of course cannot protect against simple …

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3-Step Meeting Scheduling in Google Hangouts

Hopefully you’ve never struggled to schedule meetings in dedicated conferencing software. However, if you have found conferencing platforms to be surprisingly, unnecessarily, aggressively difficult to navigate, you’re not alone. Google Hangouts—which is part of the G Suite suite— can be a refreshing alternative to those who have had cumbersome experiences with other tools.

Meet Data Studio 360: Google’s New Data Visualization Tool

As big data continues its dominance of business and IT news, line of business users more than ever want intuitive ways to tell narratives through data. Data visualization is a great advancement helping business users go beyond just data and analytics to drive true business insights. As part of its larger Google Analytics 360 Suite, …

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How to Load Test with Google Container Engine

Development testing workloads have long been a marquee process for cloud computing.  The very nature of DevTest, with short bursts of compute-intensive workloads followed by long periods of idle, lends itself perfectly to the cloud both in terms of price and performance. Here is an easy 15-minute how-to guide to load testing with Google Container …

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San Antonio Housing Authority Creates Dynamic Communities with the Help of G Suite

  “It has been a great experience working with SADA, from initial testing and strategy, to project management, to migration and support.” -Jo Ana Alvarado, Director of Innovative Technology, SAHA The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) provides quality affordable housing assistance to over 65,000 children, adults and senior citizens, providing a foundation to improve lives …

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5 Real Life Examples of How Google is Transforming Retail Technology

In the retail industry, information notoriously follows a top down structure, and the culture tends to revolve around command and control. From managers to store representatives, employees often lack resources to share ideas and communicate amongst peers through structured, collaborative channels. These issues often make it difficult to capture and replicate innovative practices or empower …

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Creative Circle Connects Talent with Opportunities Using Google Search for Work

Creative Circle is an innovative staffing company that specializes in connecting advertising, marketing, creative and digital professionals with companies seeking talent. Creative Circle began to recognize a trend toward a more virtual workplace; a client in Boston might be in need of a perfectly qualified candidate based in New York who could complete a project …

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Google Search Transitioning to the Cloud – What Does This Mean for GSA Customers?

Recently Google announced plans to wind down sales of the hardware-based Google Search Appliance (GSA) effective March 21, 2016 with roadmap to innovate Google enterprise search to provide a cloud-based solution. What does this mean for current GSA customers? Rest assured, this change will not have any immediate impact on your use of the GSA. …

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5 Tips for Setting Up an Effective Onboarding Plan with Google Apps

According to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), newly hired employees are 58 percent more likely to still be at the company three years later if they had a structured onboarding process. Beyond that, effective employee onboarding programs are found to increase employee performance by up to 11 percent. We all know how difficult …

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Google vs. AWS Cloud Comparison: Strengths, Key Workloads, Costs and More

Firms today are no longer asking if they should embrace the cloud, but instead, they’re asking how. The early concerns arising circa 2010 regarding security, reliability and privacy of hosted data have been largely quieted by the vast improvement in cloud technology. Two heavyweights in the cloud platform market are obviously Amazon Web Services (AWS), which gained a …

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Cloud Pricing Comparison 2016: Google Cloud Platform vs. AWS

No two cloud platforms are the same, and that could not be more true when it comes to comparing pricing models. Cloud pricing has long been a challenge for IT managers to calculate or understand – some offerings bundle certain components, while others lean towards more granular purchasing. Cloud computing pricing structures are built on …

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Google Maps for Work: Make Location-Based Information Work for You

Who are your customers? Where are they coming from? Where are your field reps? Your competitors? Are your stores trending up, or down? Learn how Google Maps for Work can help you gain actionable, location-based business intelligence by customizing the most comprehensive, accurate and familiar mapping layer for your business. Did you know 63% of …

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Google Drive Just Got More Secure – What it Means for Google Apps Customers

Earlier this week, Google announced some crucial enhancements to Google Drive which are changing the game for data security and user privacy – as well as the fact that it just passed one million active users. Google has now introduced new data retention and legal hold capabilities, along with an additional ISO certification to bolster …

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West Chester University Engages Current and Prospective Students with the Google Search Appliance

  “The Google Search Appliance has set us apart from other institutions. Students and staff can quickly find whatever information they need through a single search box on our website.”  Kimberly Slattery, Director of Web Services, West Chester University With more than 16,600 students, West Chester University is the largest of the 14 schools of the …

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Editorial Projects in Education Boosts Website Visitor Engagement

  “What we achieved with the Google Search Appliance was content discoverability on our website, keeping users engaged by providing the ability to easily sift through decades of published content.”  Chris Hansford, Chief Information Officer, Editorial Projects in Education Client Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) is a non-profit B2B publishing organization focused on education news …

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How Google Places API Streamlines Ecommerce and Increases User Retention

As ecommerce professionals know, each additional step in the checkout process is an excuse for a customer to abandon the purchase. Forced account creation and a complicated checkout process account for 41% of order abandonment. As a result, ecommerce professionals do everything they can to reduce friction in their funnels by streamlining the checkout process …

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Arrowpointe Provides Sales Teams with Visual Customer Data Using Google Maps APIs

  “With Google Maps’ global presence and accuracy, our clients can interact geospatially with customer information in Salesforce whether they are in the United States or on the other side of the world.”  Scott Hemmeter, CEO, Arrowpointe   Client Arrowpointe is a technology company focused on developing interactive mapping applications to help organizations obtain geospatial …

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Google and SADA Systems Tackle Government Challenges with Innovation Labs

  Google’s Government Innovation Labs is an initiative which provides various government officials with access to Google’s enterprise technology, developers and experts to contribute to county improvement projects. Google’s regional manager for state and local government James Waterman announced the official launch of the program at the Government and Social Media Conference and Expo in …

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The ROI of G Suite: 2015 Forrester Research Report

  Businesses today, in an effort to remain competitive, often pursue enterprise cloud solutions to save costs and improve efficiency and productivity. However, the question often remains – Where exactly do these IT cost savings come from? What are the true business benefits of cloud transformation, and how does it affect overall productivity and business …

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The Evolving Role of the CIO: Personal Tech Cloud and Security

  What Every CIO Should Understand About Today’s IT With tech being driven forward so strongly by both employee demand for consumer technologies as well the as the immense opportunity for business transformation, organizations can no longer rely on the old change management cycles to drive their business forward. The ability to advance at the …

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Understanding the Google Search Appliance: Bridging the Gap Between Users and Information

Search engines like Google.com have made sifting through billions of records on the internet almost instantaneous. Quality, relevant information is a click away. However, how does that compare to the time it takes to find relevant information within your own organization? What if you could do a Google search within your company’s data? The premise …

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How to Protect Your Organization from Risky Third-Party Applications

  Today’s guest blogger is Ben Howard, Global Partner Manager, BetterCloud The adoption of cloud platforms over the past few years has brought huge benefits to organizations of all shapes and sizes. Specifically, Google Apps presents immense opportunities to leverage the power of third-party applications for even more benefits, like increased collaboration, productivity, communication, and more. …

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Top Three Reasons You Should Build Your Next Website or Web Application on Google Cloud Platform

  In late 2013, Sony Music featured One Direction in what became the biggest livestream music event ever held on YouTube – “1D Day”. One of the many testaments to the power and reliability of Google Cloud Platform was this massive event, powered by a web application they built in just three weeks. Scalability and …

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Google Search Favors Mobile-Friendly Sites: What the Change Means for Businesses

  Earlier this year, Google announced it would be making a significant change to the Google Search algorithm in order to favor mobile-friendly sites in search rankings. Google has been encouraging businesses for years to tailor website content and design for mobile devices, and is now making a push to reward sites that make it …

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UCLA and the Henri Gerard Desgranges Foundation Provide Quality Medical Care to Haiti with Google Drive

  The Henri Gerard Desgranges Foundation (HGDF) is a non profit organization, recently partnered with the UCLA Blum Center on Health and Poverty in Latin America to provide medical aid, education, and support to Petit Goave, Haiti, and surrounding rural areas. Petit Goave, the former capital of Haiti, is a once-bustling coastal town inside a …

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The Top Five Ways to Leverage Google Apps to Streamline Business

  Leading organizations around the world have been empowered to innovate and grow their business in new ways with Google technologies. Here are a few ways they are using Google Apps to achieve competitive advantage and enhance customer experience. 1. Manage Brand Assets Securely Securely storing, accessing and sharing digital content is a massive endeavor …

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Innovation in Security: How Does Google Protect Your Data?

  Security has long been a top priority for Google. However, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly vital IT concern; according to Computerworld’s annual Forecast survey of IT executives, security spending is at the top of the priority list for 2015 with 46% of IT leaders increasing their security budget this year. Google is taking security …

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Creative Circle Connects Talent with Opportunities Using Google Search for Work

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring SADA Systems’ Google Search Appliance consulting and implementation for Creative Circle.  “The Google Search Appliance tool has broken down information silos and differentiated us from other companies by revolutionizing the speed, simplicity, and accuracy in how we find experienced and talented candidates to match our clients’ …

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Bringing Google Search to Life with Twigkit: Know Your Customer

  SADA Systems recently announced our partnership with Twigkit, an innovative software built to optimize and transform search results generated by the Google Search Appliance into valuable, interactive customer insights. The Google Search Appliance was built to reduce time employees spend searching for company data by bringing the power and familiarity of Google search to …

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University of San Diego Revolutionizes Study Abroad with WISE Built on Google Maps and Google Cloud Platform

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring SADA Systems’ work for the University of San Diego building WISE, a geo-contextual social learning platform.  “Traditionally, literature is primarily taught in the classroom, but with so many advancements to Google technologies, WISE can start bridging the gap by applying a student’s reading comprehension skills to …

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SADA Systems and Twigkit Partner to Deliver Better User Experience for Google Search for Work

  SADA is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Twigkit software to provide an easy search capability for enterprise as well as social features for Google Search Appliance customers. IDC reports that employees spend approximately 38% of their time unsuccessfully searching and re-creating content. Google Search for Work with Google Search Appliance is designed …

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FCC Changes E-Rate Rules to Create New Opportunities for EDU Tech

  Today’s guest blogger is Michael Higby, Senior Business Development Manager It was the mid 1990s. Bill Clinton was in the White House. Mike Piazza was slamming home runs out of Dodger Stadium as if there were no tomorrow. At the movies, “As if!” was Alicia Silverstone’s favorite catch phrase. Boyz II Men were rocketing …

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Increase Mobile Workforce Efficiency with Google Maps for Work

  This blog is a recap of a webinar guided by SADA Systems’ Brian Webb, Google Maps Business Development Manager, and James Price, Geo Solutions Architect: “Increase Mobile Workforce Efficiency and Improve Customer Service with Google Maps for Work.”   Google Maps for Work is an enterprise level application that builds upon the Google Maps …

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ALPI Goes Google Cloud – Increasing Collaboration and Efficiency

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring SADA Systems’ G Suite consultation and deployment services for ALPI.  Client: Albini & Pitigliani (ALPI) Website: www.alpiworld.com Organization size: 120 Users Country or Region: Elk Grove Village, Illinois Industry: Transportation and Logistics SADA Service(s): G Suite Implementation     “Since moving to Google Apps, we save at least 15-20 hours …

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Hopkins School: Working Smarter with Google Apps for Education

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring SADA Systems’ Google Apps for Education consultation, deployment, and training services for Hopkins School!  Client: Hopkins School Website: www.hopkins.edu Organization size: 900+ Users Country or Region: New Haven, Connecticut Industry: Education 7-12 SADA Service(s): Google Apps for Education implementation   “Moving to Google Apps For Education has been our single most …

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Innovation: From Strategy to Reality with Google's Premier Partner

  In light of Google’s recent announcement regarding new incentives for top Google Cloud partners, we wanted to clarify what this means not just for SADA Systems as a Google Premier Partner, but how it will benefit our customers by empowering them with the innovation provided by effective and innovative use of Google’s powerful productivity …

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Working Without Limits with Google Drive for Work

  Google Drive for Work: Unlimited Storage and Accessibility Employees need to be productive wherever they may be. With a rapidly increasing number of employees working remotely, while traveling, or across great distance, employees need a communication and collaboration solution that allows them to work together from anywhere, and across any device. Furthermore, the amount …

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LACMA Increases Collaboration and Saves Cost with G Suite

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring SADA Systems’ G Suite consultation, deployment, and training services for LACMA!  Client: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website: https://www.lacma.org/ Organization size: More than 450 users Country or Region: Los Angeles, CA Industry: Museums SADA Service(s): G Suite implementation “We estimated our annual costs savings at $125,000 based on servers, maintenance, productivity, …

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City of Chicago Reports $14.5 Million in Contributed Cost Savings with New dotMaps GIS Application Built on Google Cloud

SADA Systems is thrilled to announce the release of dotMaps, an interactive mapping service that facilitates project management. The dotMaps application provides a platform for city infrastructure projects to be displayed visually in order to see and address conflicts at a glance. Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and other government agencies can easily communicate between different departments …

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Aerotech Improves Efficiency with Google Apps

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring SADA Systems’ G Suite consultation, deployment, and training services for Aerotech!  Client: Aerotech Website: https://www.aerotech.com/ Organization size: 375 users Country or Region: Pittsburgh, PA Industry: Manufacturing SADA Service(s): G Suite implementation   “I have complete confidence in everything SADA Systems does; the migration was fantastic and everyone I worked with was …

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Google Announces Drive for Education: Free and Unlimited

  As of this week, students and teachers now have access to a free premium Drive offering exclusive to education! Drive for Education now includes unlimited storage, access to Google Vault, and enhanced auditing features. This powerful offering is being made available to the 30 million students and educators around the world currently using Google …

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SADA Systems Helps Sunrider International Go Google

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring the work SADA Systems has done to migrate Sunrider International to G Suite!  Client: Sunrider International Website: https://www.sunrider.com/ Organization size: 1300 users Country or Region: Torrance, CA Industry: Manufacturing SADA Service(s): G Suite implementation “We strongly recommend SADA Systems as an implementation partner, especially for medium-to-large sized companies.” Jonathan Chen, Director of …

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SADA Systems moves Oshkosh Area School District to Google Apps for Education

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring the work SADA Systems has done to migrate Oshkosh Area School District to Google Apps for Education!  Client: Oshkosh Area School District Website: https://www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/ / Organization size: 11,700 users Country or Region: Oshkosh, Wisconsin Industry: Education K-12 SADA Service(s): Google Apps for Education migration, Google Sites “It went as good …

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New Large Attachment Migration Tool for Postini to Vault Transition

  Are you a Postini user? Then you’re probably aware of the end-of-life announcement from Google.  Organizations using Postini as an email security and archiving solution are in the process of having these services moved to either G Suite, a professional suite of email, calendaring and collaboration tools, or Google Apps Vault, an eDiscovery and …

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SADA Systems migrates Virginia Commonwealth University to Google Apps

Today’s blog post is a case study featuring the work SADA Systems has done to migrate Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to Google Apps for Education!   Client: Virginia Commonwealth University Website: https://www.vcu.edu/ Organization size: 8,000 faculty & staff Country or Region: Richmond, VA Industry: Higher education SADA Service(s): Google Apps migration, Google Apps training Customer …

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Meet Face-to-Face with Hangouts and Chromebox for Meetings

  “The more things change, the more people like to have face-to-face meetings,” says Rajen Sheth, Director of product management for Chrome for Business. As technology moves forward, the need for easy and collaborative face-to-face meetings remains consistent. Google Hangouts addresses this by enabling video collaboration tools no matter where you are or what device …

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New Archive and Backup Solutions for Google Apps

  Technology is a culture of continuous improvement and it is imperative to implement solutions that ensure easy collaboration, satisfy compliance requirements, and prevent any “oops” situations. Thankfully, there are many features available within Google Apps for Business that allow organizations to remain safe and secure, so that putting an insurance policy into effect is …

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Google Revamps Drive and Launches Google Drive for Work

  At last week’s I/O developer conference, Google’s largest technology conference, Google acknowledged they hear businesses when they ask for additional control, security, and visibility into how users are utilizing and sharing files by announcing a premium offering, Google Drive for Work. This new, unlimited version of Google Apps for Business has premium enhancements including: …

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SADA Systems Announces New Strategic Partnership with Synergyse

  SADA Systems announces that it is now a Synergyse partner and reseller! As part of SADA System’s services to support the Google Apps platform, Synergyse’s interactive training modules will now be accessible to clients directly inside their Google Apps accounts. “We’re excited to leverage our partnership with Synergyse in order to provide more Google Apps training options …

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Mitigate Data Storage Concerns with Google Cloud Platform

Today’s guest blogger is Simon Margolis, Senior Cloud Platform Engineer at SADA Systems.  A major problem faced by almost all businesses is that of data security and reliability. Firms spend a great deal of money and effort on ensuring data is available and secure – this means data needs to be safe from destruction, secure …

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Postini Transition to Google Vault – What You Need to Know!

  Today’s guest blogger is Erin Leonard, Client Relationship Manager, Google Enterprise.  Google is transitioning Postini services to the Google Apps platform, a change that offers many benefits to users! Users will still continue to receive email security and archiving services for use with their existing email servers through Google Apps and Google Apps Vault …

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Google Enterprise Update: Google Updates Cloud Platform Offerings

  Last Tuesday Google revealed a series of exciting new updates to its Google Cloud platform offerings, including pricing updates and expanded capabilities, revealed during Google Cloud Platform Live. Google Cloud Platform includes Compute Engine, App Engine, Cloud Storage and BigQuery, a set of solutions that can be leveraged by developers to build, test and …

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Exciting News For Google Vault Users: SADA Releases Large Attachment Migration Tool for Google Vault!

  Many organizations need a cloud-based solution that gives them the ability to quickly and easily store, keep, search and export email for e-Discovery and compliance needs. Google Vault, a Google Apps add-on, is an effective solution for these organizations. Does your organization use Google Vault? And do you often work with large attachments? If so, …

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Announcement: SADA is a Google Enterprise Maps Premier Partner!

  The SADA team is excited to announce that we’re now a Google Enterprise Maps Premier Partner! This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily assess a partner’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products. SADA has moved from an Authorized to a Premier Partner based on our expertise and success helping current …

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Architecting Cross Cloud Soultions in Google Cloud Platform

Today’s guest blogger is Simon Margolis, Senior Solutions Engineer at SADA. Simon works to design business solutions, focusing on the Google ecosystem. As SADA helps it’s customers find new ways to leverage cloud technologies, we’ve had the unique opportunity to engineer “soup to nuts” solutions which take advantage of multiple portions of Google’s Cloud Platform. …

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Announcing the availability of Google corporate videoconferencing solution: Chromebox for meetings!

  We’re thrilled to announce Chromebox for meetings will soon be available – an exciting new videoconferencing solution that utilizes Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps with a simple-to-manage Chromebox, for the most simple, fast and high-definition solution for face-to-face meetings (at just a fraction of the cost of traditional videoconferencing solutions)!

How Businesses Can Leverage Google Maps

  Over the past few months, Google Maps for Business solutions have received several updates, including the introduction of Google Maps Engine Pro, increased capabilities, and updated Google Street Views. Google Maps itself is one of the most widely used interfaces in the world, with over 54% of users utilizing the mobile application in summer …

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How Google Compute Engine is changing for the enterprise

  As recently announced on the Google Enterprise Blog, Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available, in a big step forward for Google Cloud Platform. After a phase of testing, Google Compute Engine is now open to the public, providing powerful, reliant virtual machines that scale on demand with 24/7 support and a 99.95% monthly …

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SADA launches the Google Search Appliance (GSA) QuickStart program!

  Our team’s been discussing the benefits of Google Enterprise Search with the Google Search Appliance for a while now – with the GSA’s ability to search through all your enterprise content with a single search box, the GSA drives business performance by providing you the most relevant search information, when you need it. We’re …

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People-Centric Security in the Modern Cloud

  Today’s guest blogger is Kevin O’Brien, Director of Product Marketing at CloudLock. Kevin heads up Product Marketing for the cloud security vendor (and our partner!) CloudLock, and has been part of the security community for more than a decade, having gotten started doing reverse engineering and penetration testing in the early days of @stake in Cambridge, MA.

SADA helps Massachusetts College of Art and Design move to Google Apps for Education!

Today’s blog is a case study featuring the work SADA Systems has completed to migrate Massachusetts College of Art and Design to Google Apps for Education! Client: Massachusetts College of Art and Design Website: https://www.massart.edu Organization size: 6,000 users Country or Region: Boston, Massachusetts Industry: Higher Education SADA Service(s): Google Apps for Education migration Customer Profile:  Massachusetts …

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Restricted Google+ communities for businesses!

  Google Apps for Business users can find plenty of ways to leverage Google+ in the workplace as a tool to provoke engagement with future and current customers, from live Hangouts to integration across other Google Apps for Business tools. Now organizations have even more options with Google+, including ways to ensure that conversations that …

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Google Enterprise Video Overview

  Need an overview of how Google Enterprise solutions can help transform your organization’s workflows? In case you missed it the first time around, we hosted a webinar series focusing on Google Apps for Business, Google Enterprise Search and Google Maps for Business – and the recordings are available!

Google Apps for Business update: handwriting input for Gmail and Google Docs!

  A great new update for Google Apps for Business users – Gmail and Google Docs now offers, beyond the language support capabilities already available, handwriting input! Whether you’re a student using Google Apps for Education taking a foreign language class, or you’re part of an organization that has offices overseas, Gmail and Docs new …

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Google Maps for Business update: Google Maps Engine Pro

  We’re excited to announce a new Google Maps for Business update with Google Maps Engine Pro! In line with other Google Maps for Business solutions aimed at helping businesses and organizations visualize data in more insightful, tangible ways, Google Maps Engine Pro allows organizations to import data on a spreadsheet or database into a …

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Avalon Innovation and SADA Systems strategically team up to deliver Google Apps globally!

  The SADA team is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Avalon Innovation to strengthen our Google Apps deployment services for global projects! Avalon Innovation and SADA Systems are both Google Apps Premier Enterprise Resellers and leaders in cloud solutions in each of our respective geographies. Together, our teams can offer improved support …

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Don’t Miss: Google Maps Coordinate Demo!

  Google Maps Coordinate is a powerful workforce management tool designed to improve mobile team efficiency. As organizations of all types and sizes increasingly adopt mobile strategies, and with the use of mobile devices only increasing in the workplace across industries ranging from retail to real estate, Google Maps Coordinate provides asset management with real-time …

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Google Form users: Announcing 4 new customization capabilities!

  Google Forms are definitely popular here at SADA Systems, whether they’re used for internally polling our team on whether they want to participate in our quarterly ping pong tournaments, or externally as a private registration form for an event. We know there’s a myriad of ways you can leverage Google Forms as a Google Apps …

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New Google Chrome Desktop Apps

  Last Thursday was Google Chrome’s fifth birthday, which means that Google has unveiled an update to the browser: powerful offline capabilities! According to the Google Chrome Blog the updated Chrome App is intended to provide users with the powerful capabilities of software, designed for desktops and laptops. Even better, this functionality is operational across operating …

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Non-Gmail mailbox routing & Quarantine report updates

  Exciting news for all the Google Apps admins out there! If your organization uses a non-Gmail service, there’s a new “Non-Gmail mailbox” setting you can quickly access to ensure that your users’ non-Gmail messages are routed properly to their mailboxes. The “Non-Gmail mailbox” setting can also be used to configure Quarantine Summary reports for non-Gmail …

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SADA helps Lyon Real Estate go Google!

Today’s blog is a case study featuring the work SADA Systems has done with migrating Lyon Real Estate to Google Apps for Business.  Client: Lyon Real Estate Website: https://www.golyon.com/ Organization size: 1000 users Country or Region: Sacramento, CA Industry: Real Estate SADA Service(s): Google Apps for Business Customer Profile: Lyon Real Estate is a real …

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SADA helps the Moline School District go Google!

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring the work SADA Systems has done to migrate the Moline School District to Google Apps for Education.  Client: Moline School District No. 40 Website: https://www.molineschools.org/ Organization size: 5,300 users Country or Region: Moline, Illinois Industry: Education SADA Service(s): Google Apps for Education migration Customer Profile: Moline …

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SADA helps Franklin County PA go Google!

  Today’s blog post is a case study featuring the work SADA Systems has done to migrate Franklin County, PA to Google Apps for Government. Client: Franklin County, Pennsylvania Website: www.franklincountypa.gov Organization size: 650 users Country or Region: Pennsylvania, USA Industry: Government SADA Service(s): Google Apps Migration Customer Profile: Franklin County is a county located in …

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Why SADA Systems Uses Google Compute Engine

  Today’s guest blogger is Simon Margolis, Senior Solutions Engineer at SADA. Simon works to design business solutions, focusing on the Google ecosystem. Of all the Google technologies we’ve used at SADA Systems to deploy Google Apps for our clients, none of them has had quite as significant an impact as Google Compute Engine (GCE), which …

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SADA Systems announces new custom design and development services for Google Sites

SADA is thrilled to announce revamped custom design and development services for Google Sites, part of the Google Apps for Business suite of products. Google Sites is a website creation tool intended to allow users to quickly build team oriented sites with multiple collaborators. Key benefits of Google Sites include: Intuitive editing and ease of maintenance …

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City of Omaha and Douglas County join forces to move government workers to Google Apps

Today’s blog is cross-posted from the Official Google Enterprise Blog.  The City of Omaha and Douglas County have something many municipalities lack, a collaborative relationship. With Omaha located within Douglas County, we are fortunate to live in a community that values working together to solve complex challenges. Our cooperation has led to many innovative solutions, including …

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Google Apps Vault for Education

  Editor’s note: Today’s guest blogger is Senior Business Development Manager, Michael Higby. Listen to Michael speak on Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks in this webinar recording. Since SADA became a Google Apps Partner many years ago, we’ve seen so many educational institutions adopt Gmail as a robust tool for collaboration and communication. Leveraging …

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How to turn Gmail into a time-saving productivity machine

Today’s guest blogger is Thom Goodwin, Business Development Manager at SADA Systems. Listen to Thom dish on the Google Apps suite by listening to his webinar recording.  How many times have you asked a coworker for information via email only to realize after a week or so that you never got a response back? Or perhaps you were …

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Google Maps Coordinate Demo from SADA Systems

  SADA Systems recently rolled out our Google Maps for Business implementation services as part of our geospatial solutions offerings! Today we’re featuring our Google Maps Coordinate customization and implementation services: work with SADA’s expert geospatial team to integrate Google Maps Coordinate into your existing CRM system, or to customize the look and feel of Google Maps Coordinate to fit …

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Transform Organizations with Google Apps Collaboration Tools

Editor’s note: Today’s guest blogger is Michael Higby, Senior Business Development Manager and Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist at SADA Systems. Get the chance to hear him discuss Google Apps live in our upcoming webinar, Google Apps for Business Collaboration, Tuesday, June 18th at 11 AM  (PT). “Collaboration is working with each other to do a task. …

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Security in Google Enterprise

  In case you missed it the first time around, here’s the recording of one of our recent webinars: Security in Google Enterprise. We were joined by our partners, Google and CloudLock, to discuss the security, privacy and security requirements of enterprises, and how Google Apps meets those needs.

SADA Systems announces Google Maps for Business implementation services

  SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud computing solutions and IT consulting, recently announced its latest service offerings around Google Maps for Business solutions. Google Maps for Business products include Google Maps API for Business, Google Maps Engine, Google Maps Coordinate, Google Earth Pro and Google Earth Enterprise, and are part of SADA’s geospatial …

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SADA Systems is named the North America Innovation Partner of the Year 2012 at the Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit

SADA Systems is proud to announce we’ve been recently named the 2012 North America Innovation Partner of the Year by Google Enterprise! The award was presented at the Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit in Mountain View, CA, and recognizes SADA for our work with Google Apps as well as the development and growth of our …

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Have you heard of Google Coordinate?

Google Coordinate provides an easy to use, easy to implement tool for managing and dispatching your mobile workforce in real time, whether your business uses messengers, delivery personnel or service providers.  Using Google Coordinate with your team’s Android or iOS mobile phones you can create a more efficient way to delegate and communicate on the …

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Chromebooks for your Business

Chromebooks are quickly evolving to become an organization essential for cloud-based environments! The device is optimized for web apps and other  browser-based business tools, making it easy for organizations to introduce new ideas and collaborate anywhere/anytime, with easy web access and simple administration. Administrators can deploy and control a number of devices, including setting user, …

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Going Google Apps? Check out CloudLock for collaborative security.

Moving to Google Apps? Secure your sensitive content in the cloud with CloudLock! Cloudlock is a pattern matching engine that identifies, categorizes and secures sensitive information, including personally identifiable information (PII) such as Social Security Numbers and Credit Card Numbers! CloudLock helps give your Google Apps users visibility, security and control over Google Drive, Google …

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Update: New Google+ Premium Features

SADA Systems’ Google Apps update: Google+ Premium features are now available for your Google Apps for Business, Google Apps for Education and Google Apps for Government accounts! Leverage the following additional administrative controls over Google+ for your organization: Default Google+ postings and Google+ Hangouts can be restricted for your organization only, so you can hold …

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School’s in Session: Tips for Hosting a Hangout for the Classroom

School’s kicked into full swing, so it’s perfect timing that we were just referred to this article from one of our readers, “32 Tips for Hosting a Successful Hangout with Your Students”. Google Hangouts have been leveraged in a wide diversity of fields, from business to technology, as well as education! Hangouts are a perfect …

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Google Apps Update: Supporting Modern Browsers!

Just a friendly reminder for Google Apps users from Google Enterprise and SADA Systems to update your browsers! Last year, Google announced that each time your preferred browser is updated, the most recent version will be supported and the third-oldest version will no longer receive support, in order to keep pace with the increasingly advanced capabilities …

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Join Google and SADA at the Los Angeles Going Google Roadshow

On Wednesday the 10th of October, SADA Systems will host the Los Angeles Going Google Roadshow at Google’s Venice offices. The web is significantly changing the way businesses work – come see how companies are are actually using Google cloud  technologies today. Organizations will learn how to take advantage of cloud technology and experience the new age …

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File server migration to Google Drive demo video

Watch how easy migrating your file server to Google Drive with SADA Systems can be!  SADA offers a simple solution to ensure a seamless and timely migration of data from traditional file servers to Google Drive while maintaining domain access permissions already established. SADA’s File Server Migration to Google Drive is a simple solution to help …

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Announcing SADA's File Server Migration to Google Drive service

SADA is happy to announce our newest Google Apps service offering, SADA’s File Server Migration to Google Drive! Our solution alleviates the need to manage the multiple cloud or on-premise file storage and collaboration systems which not only burden organizations with high maintenance costs and disaster recovery concerns, but prevent full collaboration and accessibility to necessary …

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Big changes for big universities

Editor’s note: Today’s guest blogger is Derek Lin, Senior Project Manager at SADA Systems, a leading cloud computing consulting firm. SADA Systems designs, deploys and delivers innovative IT solutions for a wide variety of organizations, including educational institutions. See what other organizations that have gone Google have to say. From letters and typewriters to email …

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SADA Systems Introduces: An SSO solution for Google Apps built on App Engine!

Today, SADA Systems is proud to announce our revamped Single-Sign On (SSO) solution for Google Apps, built on App Engine! Our newly 100% cloud-based service allows users to log into Google Apps with the same set of credentials that are in their LDAP or Active Directory, eliminating the need to remember two sets of credentials.  Users …

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The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office chooses SADA Systems!

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has recently chosen SADA as their Premier Google Apps Partner! While the company migrated over 120 attorneys and 200 full-time employees to Google Apps for email, archiving, and document management back in 2009, the agency felt compelled to work with SADA Systems due to our proactive and cost-effective services. …

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SADA helps Clover Stornetta Farms mooooove to Google Apps

Clover Stornetta Farms is a family-owned and operated dairy processor with progressive ideas about nutritional health, environmental stewardship and technology. When the company began to see that their traditional IT infrastructure was starting to limit their ability to work together effectively and efficiently, they knew it was time to look outside the box for a …

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SADA Systems helps Chicago Public Schools Go Google!

SADA Systems can add the entire Chicago Public School system to the long list of schools that we’ve helped “go Google”. The transition from CPS’s legacy system will save CPS over $6 million over the course of 3 years, unifying communication amongst the students, staff and administration, who formerly sent emails to one another using different …

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SADA Systems announces the release of their latest tool: License Alert for Google Apps (LAGA)

SADA Systems today announced the release of the newest Google Apps application to join the other tools the company has developed: License Alert for Google Apps (LAGA). LAGA is ideal for  rapidly expanding companies using Google Apps! LAGA is a tool that allows system administrators to better manage the number of licenses they have available within …

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Register now! SADA and DevelopMentor host a FREE Google Apps & App Engine workshop 3/20/12

Google fans unite! SADA Systems and DevelopMentor will be hosting a FREE Google Apps and App Engine workshop on March 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, geared towards developers, IT admins and interested individual looking to enhance business practices! Gain special insight on how to best use Google Apps and App Engine to your business’ advantage. Join Google for a special roadmap discussion. …

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SADA Systems Featured on the Google Enterprise Blog: SADA Helps D-Link Go Google!

At SADA, we measure our own success by the satisfaction of our clients – and we’re proud to say we’ve helped D-Link cut costs, streamline communication and strengthen company community, all with Google Apps! Founded in 1986, D-Link is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of advanced networking, broadband, digital, voice and …

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Google shows SADA some Valentine’s Day love with 2 new certifications

SADA Systems is proud to incorporate the Google Apps Premier Enterprise and SMB Reseller certifications to our long running list. These new designations from Google enables customers to more easily assess a reseller’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products. SADA Systems has transitioned from an Authorized to a Premier Reseller based on its deep expertise …

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Offline Access to Google Docs with Android

The Google Team updates Google Doc’s offline access with Android – now, even without Internet access, you can access files you’ve saved in Google Docs with your Android phone, by simply selecting any file in Google Docs to make it available offline. And when you do get a Wi-Fi connection, Google Docs automatically updates your documents for …

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SADA & Google Apps Case Study: The Bakersfield Californian

Company The Bakersfield Californian is an independent, family-owned newspaper and media company. Originally published in 1866 as The Weekly Courier, it was the county’s first newspaper. Today, The Bakersfield Californian is a recognized innovator in incorporating user-generated content into its media. Partner SADA Systems, Inc. (https://www.sada.com) is a privately held information technology consulting, outsourcing and …

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New Additions to Gmail

Google joins other IT solutions and services providers working to improve email security and management capabilities for an increasingly mobile and global workforce. The other day, Google announced the integration of new security and management features into Gmail, for integrated Postini+Google Apps (requiring Postini GMS). Google Apps administrators can now: Gain access to improved email compliance …

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SADA & Google Apps Case Study: Oregon Anesthesiology Group

Client Oregon Anesthesiology Group is comprised of over 200 Board Certified/Eligible anesthesiologists, providing a wide spectrum of treatment settings in state-of-the-art anesthesia and peri-operative medical care for over 20 hospitals and surgery centers throughout the state of Oregon. Partner SADA Systems works with its primary client base to develop innovative IT solutions for the technical …

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Google+ will soon be integrated into Gmail and Contacts

Not yet on Google+? With Google’s latest announced update, Google+ will be deeply integrated in Gmail and Google Contacts. Google+ will be integrated through a widget on the Gmail sidebar where you will be able to see the most recent Google+ status updates add them to your Google circles. “We’ll be rolling out all of these changes …

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SADA's City of Mesquite project featured on Official Google Enterprise Blog

City of Mesquite employees have been enjoying the benefits of Google Apps for nearly a year now. The city sought new ways to reduce IT overhead costs without compromising security or overall productivity. Google Apps was thoroughly evaluated and SADA was brought in for Google Apps implementation and custom application development work: “The Google Apps platform …

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How to choose the right Google Apps Deployment Partner

When your organization is considering a migration to Google Apps, perhaps the most important consideration is the choice you make for your deployment partner. Deployment partners are a critical component of any successful Google Apps implementation for mid-sized and large organizations because of the size, scope, and complexity of the project. A good deployment partner …

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Purchase Google Apps get Boost eLearning Free – a $10/user value – just three weeks left

SADA Systems is currently running an incredible promotion for all new Google Apps customers that purchase before the end of the third quarter. For any Q3 purchase of Google Apps, SADA will include integrated Google Apps eLearning for Gmail, Calendar, Docs and Sites powered by Boost eLearning. On its own, the training solution costs $10/user/year, but …

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Apps Available from Google Help Maximize Efficiency

When you start to make use of cloud computing solutions, you can take advantage of powerful apps available from leading cloud services providers. Google Apps offers an array of powerful apps that can be used to extend and maximize your cloud computing experience. For Google Apps users here are some of the top Google Apps. Google Scribe – This …

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Top 9 reasons to leverage Googles cloud infrastructure and the value of an implementation partner

Google runs one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world.  There are thousands of reasons why you should use Google when you are shifting your business into the clouds. Here are the most important ones that you should know: Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA – Google is one of the primary pioneers in the field of cloud computing. …

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Wish you could collaborate easier at work? SADA can help!

Have you found yourself wishing for better work related collaboration? SADA Systems can help your business by setting up Google Docs and training your employees to utilize the enormous potential of Google Docs. To understand the potential of work collaboration through Google Docs, here’s an example: Google Docs provides online collaboration all the documents stored …

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78 Gov Cloud migrations for the next year – Good thing we are GSA Certified

The Office of Management and Budget made a major announcement recently. They released a list of 78 projects which are scheduled to transition in the clouds over the next year. These are 78 critical services that are officially going to take the leap of faith into the clouds. Multiple agencies are opting in for various …

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Top 3 Google Apps – Finance and Accounting applications

Google Apps are taking quantum leaps when it comes to Finance and Accounting applications. Google Apps developers are catering to the huge demand for finance applications and custom apps development is their prime focus. Here are some of the top rated Finance and Accounting applications on the Google Apps marketplace. MyERP.com – With this app, you can …

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Newest Google Apps product – Google Chromebook product review

After much anticipation, Google Chromebooks are finally hitting shelves in outlets. After Google unveiled the chromebooks at the Google I/O conference, the hype surrounding the chromebooks spiraled into a media wave that generated a lot of anticipation as people waited for the chromebooks to hit the markets. They certainly have the buzz in the media but …

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Google starts roll-out of usability enhancements to Google Apps

Over the last couple of weeks users of services provided by Google will have noticed some changes to the appearance of search, Gmail, and even Google’s classic home page. These are a product of Google’s efforts to update the appearance of their user interface and to improve the user experience. Google is continuously updating their …

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Get more bang for your buck… SADA now offers Google Apps integrated e-learning for new customers at no extra cost!

Good news! SADA has teamed up with Boost eLearning to offer integrated Google Apps eLearning Training courses for all new customers! Highlights of the Google Apps e-learning program include comprehensive follow-along demo videos, updated training courses material within 15 business days of a new Google Apps feature rollout, accessibility through the Google Apps interface under …

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SADA Systems is now a federally certified Google Apps reseller and service provider!

To commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the birth of our country, we would like to officially announce that SADA Systems has been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GS-35F-0460X)! This GSA contract certifies SADA Systems as a trusted provider of information technology services and allows government agencies with access to the …

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Google Apps for Education mailbox storage size increasing from 7 GB to 25 GB

Google recently announced that they will be increasing the storage limit for Google Apps for Education users from the previous 7GB to 25GB. “Starting next week, new schools that migrate to Google Apps for Education will receive 25 GB mailboxes. Existing accounts will see their storage size increase over the next few weeks.” As a …

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Archive Magic for Postini – Email archive migrator so you can find any message anytime in one place!

As Email continues to be one of the most inherently valuable repositories of information, it is crucial that businesses are able to retain, manage, secure and search their email archives. The ideal solution is to meet retention requirements while providing ease of access to the archived data. Archive Magic for Postini (AMP) helps companies to …

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Changes to Gmail Offline and web browser support

Attention! As a Google Apps Migration takes the Gmail Offline capability to a Chrome web app, Google will deprecate the Google Gears-based Gmail Offline. This coincides with the upcoming release of the new Chrome browser which no longer supports Gears. As a result, Google Gears-based Gmail Offline will: No longer work with the Chrome browser …

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SADA Audit Tool application featured on Google Apps Marketplace

SADA’s Audit Tool (currently FREE on the Google Apps Marketplace) gets a nice shout out on April’s Apps Tuesday on the Google Enterprise blog. The Audit Tool for Google Apps is a powerful and easy-to-use centralized admin tool that allows you to gain visibility to Google Apps resources (Docs, Sites) in your domain. Give the Audit …

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Hey Portland! What Will It Take You For You To Move To The Cloud?

If you are a metro Portland, Oregon area IT Director, CIO or above you are invited to join Google & SADA Systems for a great evening downtown including a round-table discussion to learn more about how you can deploy a productive, more secure desktop infrastructure for your organization with Google Apps for Business. It’s not …

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Introducing the Audit Tool for Google Apps — the better solution to keeping an eye on your domain environment.

Here at SADA, we SADAians pride ourselves on developing great tools for our Google Apps clients. Sometimes, we stumble upon something so great, we just can’t keep it to ourselves. Thus, the Audit Tool for Google Apps was born. Developed initially for schools to keep an eye on any inappropriate resources that were being created …

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SADA & Google Apps Success Story: Byrant School District

Large southern school district makes swift move to the cloud Customer The Bryant School District currently serves approximately 7,800 students in the city of Bryant, Arkansas and its surrounding communities. Bryant, AR is known as “a new town with a traditional all-American community” where “commercial retail has boomed.” Bryant’s population and community growth, low unemployment rates, …

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SADA holds 6 of the world’s first Certified Google Apps Deployment Specialists

SADA Systems today announced its Google Partner Certification status. SADA Systems is proud to have 6 of the world’s first Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist out of the initial 100 beta testers for Google’s newly minted Partner Certification Program. Partners, individuals and Googlers all took part in the exclusive beta testing period. Amongst the 6 …

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SADA & Google Apps Success Story: SSO for Acadiana Technical College

Customer Acadiana Technical College (ATC) is comprised of seven separate campuses: Acadian, TH Harris, Teche Area, Lafayette, Charles B. Coreil, Evangeline and Gulf Area. ATC is a complex mix of challenging academics, hands-on career programs and unique opportunities that allow students to pursue interests both on and off campus. The college offers on-campus and online …

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The City of La Cañada Flintridge decides to move to the cloud

As a long time IT services client, SADA systems is happy to help the City of La Cañada Flintridge move to the cloud. Having previously handled the IT services of La Cañada Flintridge’s government offices, SADA comes prepared with unique insight into their infrastructure and work flow processes. This will be especially helpful to determine …

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User Renamer for Google Apps Success Story: Monkey Mac

User Renamer for Google Apps by SADA Systems helps consulting firm Monkey Mac Consulting Inc. save time and IT resources. About the application User Renamer for Google Apps allows Google Apps admins to quickly and easily change usernames/names of Google Apps users. Admins download the User Renamer for Google Apps and enter the old username, …

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Google asks How much is faster collaboration worth to businesses?

As a Google Apps partner, one of the most common benefits of switching to Google that we hear from our clients is the cost savings. But after over 3 years of Google Apps migration and deployment services, we know that the benefits don’t end there. Google recently contracted Forrester Consulting to assist with the question, …

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SADA featured in TechRepublic's recent webcast Best Practices for Moving to Google Apps

TechRepublic’s recent Webcast, “Live TechRepublic Webcast: Best Practices for Moving to Google Apps” featuring Google Enterprise Head of Deployment Alex Diacre provided some great insight on how easy it is for organizations to deploy Google Apps. In addition to going over the latest in cloud computing technology and how it can help the business, Diacre …

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Site Copier for Google Apps featured on official Google blog!

Happy Apps Tuesday! The Google Apps Marketplace features a handful of integrated web apps that supply additional functionalities. We were fortunate enough to have our Site Copier for Google Apps recognized on the Google Enterprise blog: https://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/11/google-apps-marketplace-welcomes-8-new.html Need to copy a site now? Try the Site Copier for FREE! Download a trial between now and …

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Introducing SADA’s newest Google application: Site Copier for Google Apps!

If there’s one thing that us SADAians love, it’s an easy to use app. Our 200+ Google Apps client list come from different vertical, different parts of the world and different work cultures that call for different types of IT solutions. One request we had noticed crop up time and time again from our clients is …

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SADA & G Suite Success Story: Kansas State Department of Wildlife and Parks

SADA Systems assists state department of wildlife and parks with a G Suite* workaround to comply with strict federal IT guidelines that limited storage to U.S. only data centers. Customer The Kansas State Department of Wildlife and Parks oversees more than 30 state parks, nature preserves, and fishing lakes and employs roughly 420 employees in …

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SADA & Google Apps Success Story: Lyon County Nevada

SADA Systems helps one of Nevada’s largest counties transition their systems to the cloud (while adhering to strict government IT policies). Customer Named after Civil War General Nathaniel Lyon, Lyon County is one of the nine original counties in Nevada founded in 1861. Complete with a rich history and beautiful landscape, Lyon County has always …

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SADA congratulates Virgin America Google Apps launch!

SADA is flying high as today marks a momentous milestone: a successful Google Apps launch for airline giant Virgin America. Over 1,700 employees will be migrated to the Google Apps web-based office productivity suite.SADA Systems assisted the Silicon Valley based airline with its Google Apps migration and implementation. Our team helped set up Virgin America’s …

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Google Message Security voted Best Messaging Security Product by Information Security Magazine

Google Message Security powered by Postini was recently recognized as the Best Message Security Product by Information Security Magazine besting the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall and Websense Email Security products for first place. Winning gold was not an easy task. Voters particularly singled out Google Message Security’s keen ability to detect and block spam, …

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SADA & Google Apps Success Story: Bergelectric

Google recently invited SADA Systems Google Apps Enterprise client Bergelectric to share their story in a post on the Official Google Enterprise Blog. Bergelectric discusses their reason for switching to Google Apps after a lengthy evaluation period of different cloud computing solutions. The SADA team is proud to be featured on the Official Google Enterprise …

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Happy 12th birthday Google from the SADA team!

Google has just turned 12! The SADA Systems and Google relationship started back in 2006 when we first became a partner for Google’s world-renowned search technology. This lead to a close relationship with Google where SADA was eventually approached to become one of the first 10 Google Apps partners. Having participated in the Google Apps …

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App Solutions Comparison: Single-Sign-On Password Sync vs. AuthMagic for Google Apps

A Google Apps Solutions Comparison: Password sync for Google Apps has been a long standing issue for Google’s otherwise comprehensive business suite. With the release of AuthMagic for Google Apps, we took a step forward and produced an in-depth examination of our two password sync options: Web Single Sign-On for Google Apps with Password Sync …

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AuthMagic for Google Apps – Password Sync Solution Now Available

IT professionals rejoice! A solution to that pesky password sync issue is at your fingertips. Password synchronization between the on-premise and cloud servers for one user takes approximately 4 minutes. Now imagine that its the end of the quarter and the organization you oversee is going through its password rotation policy again. Dreading the sync …

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Where in the World is User Renamer for Google Apps?

Renaming Google Apps user accounts is a challenge that customers from all over the world face. For example, when an employee or team member leaves an organization, he or she leaves important documents, presentations, reports & client lists stored in their email and computer. Existing Google Apps users would have to perform tedious Gmail backup …

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User Renamer for Google Apps Success Story: Knitting Etc.

In developing the User Renamer for Google Apps, SADA had the end-users specifically in mind. From large enterprises to small businesses, we hoped to solve that nasty static username issue so many Google Apps users encounter as quickly and as easily as possible. Hickory and Steven Lee run a cute little yarn and knitting supplies …

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Google Apps Gmail Can’t Interpret Emails Sent by BPOS / Microsoft Online Services – winmail.dat issue

As the pace by which organizations are migrating their email to the cloud, all types of anomalies and gotchas are discovered by our engineers – and this is expected. This is all new, after all. One of the most surprising, however, is the simple fact that email sent by the BPOS / Microsoft Online Services …

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The Impact of Google Apps for Government

Google released a new edition of Google Apps designed specifically with security measures to handle the policy and data needs of the public sector. Google Apps for Government offers the first cloud computing applications suite accredited by the U.S. Government and certified by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) delivering confidence to all government …

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World Wildlife Fund: Success Story

  SADA Systems, Inc. helps WWF automate provisioning of Google Apps accounts and user provisioning minimizing time expenditures related to these functions allowing WWF IT to focus more on value adding business initiative. SADA Systems, Inc. SADA Systems, Inc. (SADA) is a privately held information technology consulting, outsourcing, and development firm founded in 2000. SADA …

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Forrester Research Inc. Shares the Love – It MUST be Valentine's

We are touched. Forrester, in their January 5th 2010 issue, did a few pages on SasS but more specifically the several types of system integrators offering skills in SaaS from small specialists, to offshore Firms and MNCs. How does this pertain to SADA? Under the subheading “SaaS Specialist firms” Forrester discusses Google, and “its increasingly popular Google …

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Postini Powers Message Log Search for Google Apps

Administrators now have visibility into into how messages are delivered, processed and filtered. Access to this information provides insight into the the traffic patterns of the domain. This now enables admins to track what happens to inbound and outbound messages and whether they were delivered, quarantined, archived, encrypted and see if the messages triggered and specific …

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Delegation and Single Sign On supported in latest version of Google Apps Sync for Outlook

Google’s latest release, Version 1.7, of their Apps Sync tool for Microsoft Outlook increases it’s capabilities with new features. Single Sign On is now supported by Google Apps Sync for Outlook. “When you log in, you have the option to log in with your Google Apps account and password, or instead use your company’s SSO …

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Google I/O Conference – SADA will be there will you?

SADA Systems returns to San Francisco’s Moscone center in May for Google I/O conference on the 19th-20th. We at SADA are ecstatic to engage as part of the Developers Sandbox. We look forward to sharing our latest developments and upcoming applications utilizing Google’s App Engine and APIs. One of the best parts of the Google …

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SADA Webinar: Google Apps for MS Office Collaboration and Document Management

What happens when your organization leverages the most robust data centers in the world, and gives your users the best set of collaboration tools available? Your organization experiences immense cost savings, a renewed focus on driving real business value, and eliminates the endless cycle of ‘maintaining’ systems which accounts for eight of every ten IT …

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Google Apps Updates: Translate a site preview PDFs and page templates location released in Google Sites

In Google Sites you can now: – Translate a site you visit that’s not in your default language for Google Sites. This could be used by international co-workers to view the project site of a remote office if that project site is in the local language of that office.– PDF files attached to pages and …

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Google Apps: Improvements to recurring events and Tasks in Google Calendar

You now have the ability to change locations, add attendees, and change event descriptions without having the meeting break out of the series of recurring events.Tasks in Calendar is now available in 38 languages. Editions included:Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions Languages included:Tasks: All languages supported by Google Calendar except Hebrew/Arabic How to access …

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SADA Success Story: Our Users Enjoy Them Too!

Nothing confirms more that SADA Systems, Inc. is succeeding in achieving it’s mission than when a client takes the time to address their satisfaction with our services. Here Deby DeWeese; Director, Network Operations of the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA recalls the University’s recent partnership with SADA on their Google Apps Education Edition deployment. “Fielding Graduate University began working with SADA Systems on a Google …

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Google Groups launched in Google Apps

Google Apps Premier and Education Edition administrators can now enable the new groups functionality from the control panel by enabling the “user-managed groups” service. Editions included: Premier and Education Editions Languages included: Groups interface: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English (UK), Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, …

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SADA Brings Google Apps to Wireless Pioneer LCC International

As one of the first 10 Google Apps for Enterprise partners worldwide, and an initial contributor to the Google Apps Open Source provisioning toolkit, SADA Systems, Inc. has developed a proven track record in the implementation of Google Apps solutions. SADA works with a diverse client base to create custom, leading-edge solutions that strategically meet …

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Google Apps Premier Edition Innovation – Year in Review

From the Google Enterprise blog: Google Apps is helping millions of companies save money, but more importantly, Google Apps helps businesses move beyond the slow, multi-year innovation cycle typical of legacy technologies. Google has released over 100 significant improvements and updates over the last year, and businesses automatically have access to these updates without having to …

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SADA Systems Inc. Announces CloudToolKit at Summit

At the ConnectWise Partner summit, which took place last week, Florida SADA Systems, Inc. (SADA) announced their new product, CloudToolKit. CloudToolKit is a web-based application intended to provide Value Added Resellers (VARs) with a set of tools to be used in conjunction with cloud-based solutions. SADA created value added tools and utilities found in the CloudToolKit …

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Google Apps Update: Multiple calendars and more in new version of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook

The updates keep coming from Google Apps! Here are some GREAT new features for the Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook:Version 1.6.155.1603 of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook has been released for new installs and updates. Editions included:Premier and Education Editions Languages included:Available worldwide with US English interface How to access what’s new:– Multiple …

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Google Apps Update: Download options for Offline Gmail

You now have more options to configure offline settings and manage messages for offline use. Editions included: Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions Languages included: All languages supported by Gmail Labs How to Access Gmail Offline In your Gmail settings, go to ‘Offline’ if you have offline enabled.– In ‘Download options’, select the timeframe for …

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New Google Android Phone from Verizon and Motorola

Google and Verizon team up to bring you the ‘Droid’ you’ve been looking for. This week, Verizon and Motorola unveiled the latest phone to make use of Google’s Android operating system. Dubbed “Droid,” the new phone includes both a touch screen and a hardware QWERTY keyboard. Like T-Mobile’s entry into the smartphone world making use …

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Google Apps Updates: More features in administrator Chat settings!

Administrators now have more control over how their users use Chat and can:– Enable/disable their user’s ability to chat outside the domain. – Enable a setting to automatically accept chat invitations between users in their domain. Editions included:Premier and Education Editions Languages included:US English How to access what’s new:Go to Chat settings in the control …

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Google Apps Updates: Enhancements to Google Docs

Google Docs editors are now more consistent across each product. The links, title area, menus, menu terminology, and toolbar are now nearly uniform across documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Editions included: Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions Languages included: All languages supported by Google Docs For more information: https://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/10/google-docs-now-more-consistent.htmlGet these product update alerts by emailSubscribe …

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Google Apps: Enhancements to Google Calendar

Some enhancements to Google Calendar have been released:– Snooze alerts: Ability to be reminded again after a pop-up notification.– Hide calendar from the list: Ability to hide unwanted calendars from your list of calendars.– Your primary calendar timezone is now synced to your display timezone.Editions included:Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner EditionsLanguages included:All languages supported …

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More Google Apps Functions! Translation in Google Spreadsheets!

You can now use functions in spreadsheets that can automatically detect and translate languages. Editions included:Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions Languages included:All languages supported by Google Spreadsheets How to access what’s new:To detect and translate languages on a spreadsheet, use the new functions: =GoogleTranslate(“field one”,”field two”,”field three”) =DetectLanguage(“field one”) For the translate function, …

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Google Apps: Increased upload limit for Google Video

You can now upload larger videos to Google Video. The individual video upload limit has been increased from 1GB to 16GB if you have Google Gears installed. Google Apps Editions supported: Premier and Education Editions Languages included: All languages supported by Google Video How to access what’s new: – Install Google Gears from https://gears.google.com/. – Upload …

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Published Google Docs Now Available Via Google Search

Google has announced that in a few weeks, documents, spreadsheets and presentations that have been explicitly published outside your organization and are linked to from a public website will be crawled and indexed, which means they can appear in search results you see on Google.com and other search engines. There is no change for documents …

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Wagner College a Google Apps for Edu story of success

Wagner College Located in Staten Island, New York, Wagner College has distinguished itself for over 100 years. Founded in 1883 as a Proseminary for Lutheran ministers, Wagner College has grown into a national leader in Liberal Arts education. Today over 2000 students in over 30 academic programs and four graduate departments attend Wagner. Challenges When …

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Google offers Google Message Security to K-12 Schools for Free

The search giant offers email security to users of the Google Apps Education Edition. The official announcement came in last week that Google would begin to offer email security free to new and eligible K-12 Google Apps Education edition users. To be eligible for this offer, users must opt-in by July of 2010. Eligible schools …

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SADA Helps Save the Day for Fielding Graduate University

SADA Systems, Virtualization Key to Fielding Graduate University Staying Operational Through Devastating Fires. When fires in Santa Barbara last month threatened Fielding Graduate University and forced an evacuation, SADA was there to help put the university’s disaster recovery plan into action. In a recent article published in NetworkWorld, SADA Systems Inc. and SADA’s Director of …

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Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Announced

Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry® Enterprise Server allows users to access Gmail, Google Calendar and Contacts using built-in BlackBerry® applications. Google Apps Connector installs on BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, connecting it to the Google Apps servers and synchronizes email, calendar and contacts for BlackBerry® users. Editions included: Premier and Education Editions Languages included: US English How …

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Yahoo Shutters Geocities After 15 Year Run Google Sites Swoops In?

The year was 1994. A fragment of the comet Shoemaker-Levy crashed into Jupiter. Award winning actress Dakota Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. And an upstart dotcom – Beverly Hills Internet – later to be better known as Geocities was founded in Southern California. Founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner Geocities offered users the opportunity to …

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Automatic transition of Page Creator pages to Google Sites

To make the transition to Google Sites as easy as possible for Page Creator users, we will be doing an automatic transition of Page Creator pages to Google Sites, which will include moving pages to Google Sites and redirecting visits to content in Page Creator to the new location on Google Sites. Editions included: Standard, Premier, …

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New Google Secure Data Connector for encrypted connections to firewalled data

With Google Secure Data Connector, employees you specify can interact with authorized data from your on-premise applications within Google Sites, Google Docs and custom App Engine applications, even when employees aren’t on your corporate network. Editions included: Premier and Education Editions Languages included: US English How to access what’s new: To download and begin using …

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Arial and Times New Roman fonts in Google Docs

Arial and Times New Roman fonts are now available in the text editor in Google Docs for users who have these fonts locally installed on their computers. Editions included: Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions Languages included: All languages supported by Google Docs How to access what’s new: Arial and Times New Roman will …

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