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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

Google Cloud Identity and admin roles

The traditional way of managing access for users who are confined to just the office premises has disappeared. People are now increasingly becoming digital nomads and are working from anywhere. The definition of users used to be employees; however, that has now expanded to customers, vendors, partners, and so on. And since the office perimeter has expanded, along with different types of devices, the need for a powerful identity management system (IMS) is more important than ever. Legacy virtual private network (VPN) solutions used to access information on a corporate network may work well on a laptop; however, the experience can get clumsy on a mobile device.

Organizations today are under increased pressure to undergo digital transformation since the way we work has transformed. Added to this, there is an increased threat in the form of new cyberattacks, as well as a need to keep company data secure across a plethora of devices and to extend...