Intro to Google Apps

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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

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

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