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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

Chapter 2: Configuring Users and Apps

As applications move to the cloud, it becomes apparent that certain traditional security paradigms should be reimagined and must be built from scratch to provide cloud-native features. Every organization should be aware of the security threats they are facing and should be prepared to realize and mitigate them. When people hear of a cybersecurity threat, they immediately think of common attack vectors emanating from hostile nations, hacker groups, corporate spies, and so on. However, your organization's data could be under threat from someone as simple as a disgruntled employee or someone who recently got fired. It becomes very important to have appropriate entitlements across your user base and auditability and observability features to detect quickly when things go wrong. This security perimeter starts with Cloud Identity, where we manage the relationships between users and their cloud resources. Google Cloud Identity is an identity, device...