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Google Workspace User Guide

By : Balaji Iyer
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Google Workspace User Guide

By: Balaji Iyer

Overview of this book

Google Workspace has evolved from individual Google services to a suite of apps that improve productivity and promote efficient collaboration in an enterprise organization. This book takes you through the evolution of Google Workspace, features included in each Workspace edition, and various core services, such as Cloud Identity, Gmail, and Calendar. You’ll explore the functionality of each configuration, which will help you make informed decisions for your organization. Later chapters will show you how to implement security configurations that are available at different layers of Workspace and also how Workspace meets essential enterprise compliance needs. You’ll gain a high-level overview of the core services available in Google Workspace, including Google Apps Script, AppSheet, and Google Cloud Platform. Finally, you’ll explore the different tools Google offers when you’re adopting Google Cloud and migrating your data from legacy mail servers or on-premises applications over to cloud servers. By the end of this Google Workspace book, you’ll be able to successfully deploy Google Workspace, configure users, and migrate data, thereby helping with cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started – Google Workspace
Part 2: Data Security
Part 3: Data Integrations
Chapter 6: Designing Custom Applications
Part 4: Migrating Data

Data migration from external sources

In this section, we will look at the tools that are accessible to us to be able to successfully migrate data from a source external to Google Workspace.

As you can imagine, moving data from one platform to another will require detailed planning prior to, during, and after migration. A typical data migration would involve the following steps:

  1. Know the data: You should know what type of data is going to be migrated, understand formats, limitations, quality of data, data governance, and a need for cleanup.
  2. Plan for migration: What strategies are going to be adopted for data migration that a business would allow for? The key thing is to tailor the data migration strategy based on business needs, what the tolerance level is for customer impact and downtime, and so on.
  3. Flip the switch: Once a plan is in place, migration can happen. During this phase, we will need to define what the source of truth is for data, as it may exist in multiple...