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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

Case study #1

ACME is considering replacing its existing infrastructure setup with Google Workspace. With hybrid/remote work becoming prevelant, and with users accessing IT systems not just from corporate networks but also from public networks that could be vulnerable, the need to keep company data and systems secure is greater than ever. Toss in bring your own device (BYOD) policies, and the security landscape gets even more complicated.

There are several things for ACME to consider regarding digital transformation – and usually, this starts with understanding what employees do and want. This knowledge can be gained via a survey given to employees. The survey could tease out employees work preferences, the devices they intend to use, their appetite for going through systemic changes, any challenges they face with the existing system, and so on.

ACME could then map out its digital transformation strategy based on the responses of the employees. Typically, moving to a...