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  • Very brief - what is the cloud (make sure everyone is on the same page) -your data is in a datacentre somewhere - probably replicated many times -you access it through a browser
  • briefly describe purpose of each main app
  • Google says it takes security and privacy very seriously. They have much more resources to put towards security then any organization on its own.
  • FAQ on security & privacy: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=60762 privacy policy: http://www.google.com/privacy/privacy-policy.html -Google Apps for Business has more robust security controls than free version, though they may become available for free version in the future -wikileaks - data is in US servers, government could ask for it and you would never know -ultimately, you don't have control over your own data According to the Treasury Board of Canada, the US Patriot Act permits U.S. law enforcement officials, for the purpose of an anti-terrorism investigation, to seek a corder order allowing access to the personal records of anyone without that person’s knowledge.   Proprietary - Google Apps is open architecture but not open source -Google collects your information - you are the product - be aware of this
  • -if you don't use google apps - a way to assess if it is right for you -if you already use it - a chance to evaluate how google apps is working for you
  • -if you don't use google apps - a way to assess if it is right for you -if you already use it - a chance to evaluate how google apps is working for you

Intro to Google Apps Intro to Google Apps Presentation Transcript

  • INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE APPS
  • WHAT IS GOOGLE APPS?
  •  
    • Email with your domain name
    • e.g. sally@mydomain.com
  • Calendar Mail Documents Sites
  • GOOGLE DOCS documents Create Store Collaborate on
  • GOOGLE SITES
  • AND MORE…
    • 3rd party vendors
    • integration
  • PRICING
    • Free
      • Up to 50 users
    • Business
      • $50/user/year
      • Uptime guarantee, support
    • Nonprofits
      • US nonprofits only
    • Cloud
      • Access anywhere
      • Automatic backup
      • No IT infrastructure
      • Security
    • Great collaboration
    • Single Sign-On
    • Browser & mobile compatibility 
    • Central administration
    • Open architecture  
    • Cloud
      • Security
      • Need an Internet connection
    • Proprietary
    • Learning curve 
    • Google has your information...
    • Microsoft Office 365
      • Similar features to Google Apps
      • Additional features such as online meetings
      • Paid subscription
      • Currently in Beta
    • Others
      • Zoho
      • Zimbra
      • And more...
        • http://socratechseminars.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/gappsalt/ 
    OTHER OPTIONS
  • IS GOOGLE APPS RIGHT FOR ME?
      • Take 5 minutes to answer questions
    ACTIVITY!
  • TECHNOLOGY PLANNING
    • TechSoup Canada
      • http://techsoupcanada.ca/checklist/tech_planning
    • Framework
      • it.timeraiser.ca
    RESOURCES