Use Google Drive as your File Server : Migration Reporting

Use Google Drive as your File Server : Migration Reporting

Migrating file servers to cloud-based platforms is among one of the top requests we receive today. The ability of Drive File Stream, Dropbox Smart Sync, and others not to take up room on the Users’ hard drive has been a boon for these services. There’s no good (sane) reason to put employees through the misery of VPN access and other technical challenges to get their work done.

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Migrating Dropbox Team Folders to Google Drive Team Drives (or vice versa)

Migrating Dropbox Team Folders to Google Drive Team Drives (or vice versa)

Google G Suite and Dropbox Business offer two of the very best company cloud file servers available. Both are extremely popular. There are many reasons a company may want to use one or the other. The choice is often based on current adoption levels, an ongoing consolidation effort, company acquisition, cost considerations, etc.

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Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive

Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive

Microsoft has done a good job of slowly improving OneDrive to work well across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices. While still behind the functionality curve compared to Google Drive, Egnyte, Box, and Dropbox - OneDrive is a great service and the right solution for many businesses.

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Adding the unique ID to records in Copper CRM

Adding the unique ID to records in Copper CRM

Copper does not display this unique ID in the record itself. It is always displayed in the URL but it can be handy to have this information as a standalone number field. This allows us to search for the information and leverage the unique ID in other systems, client communications, contracts, etc.

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Use Google Drive to share folders from your Windows file server

Use Google Drive to share folders from your Windows file server

The Windows file server is nearly ubiquitous in organizations large and small. This workhorse served us well for decades. Then something changed - well lots of things changed. We started working from everywhere, from all kinds of devices, and collaboration with internal team members and external partners exploded. Our trusty file server wasn't built for today's world.

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Cheap Chromebooks on Amazon...

Cheap Chromebooks on Amazon...

Are these the same computer? They are both HP Chromebook 11 EE units. Same screen size. Same RAM. Same SSD storage. What gives? Why is Umzuzu selling at a higher price than Amazon? Physically these two units are just about identical. Amazon has it listed at $178. Umzuzu's is $193.

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Drive File Stream vs Google Backup and Sync

Drive File Stream vs Google Backup and Sync

The purpose of File Stream and primary feature of Backup and Sync is to create a bridge. A bridge between your computer and the cloud. Traditional file formats like Word, Excel, are most easily accessed from your computer.

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Best Desktop app for Gmail and G Suite

Best Desktop app for Gmail and G Suite

Adoption. It's absolutely critical to any successful deployment of new technologies and capabilities. Many employees have decades of experience working from the desktop. They did not 'grow up' on the browser like team members entering the work force today. Kiwi brings everyone together.

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3 applications with 10x return

3 applications with 10x return

These applications have one thing in common. They save us time. And by us, I mean everyone in the relationship. They save our clients time, they save our partners time, and they save Umzuzu team members time. In this sense they give us more of life's most precious resource. Time. 

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With Drive File Stream the cloud can replace your server

With Drive File Stream the cloud can replace your server

Drive File Stream is an application installed on your Windows PC or macOS device. It provides 'local' access in File Explorer or Finder to all your organizations content - Word files, Excel, PDFs, Video, CAD files, and more. You'll never need to VPN into a server again! Drive File Stream is a way to access all of your Google Drive files, including Team Drives, directly from your Mac or PC, without taking up space on your hard drive. The application does not require you to download your files first in order to access them from your computer. Instead, when you need to view or edit a file, it automatically streams from the cloud, on-demand! 

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Migrate personal Google Drives into company G Suite accounts

Migrate personal Google Drives into company G Suite accounts

It's not uncommon to come across an organization with dozens or even hundreds of employees leveraging the consumer (free) version of Google Drive to manage and share work content. There are a lot of reasons this is a bad idea. 

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Share subfolders in Team Drives

Share subfolders in Team Drives

A common question is, "how do I share subfolders in Team Drives?" With the current system, especially traditional file servers, it's extremely common to have different sharing permissions in subfolders than exist in the top level folder(s). 

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