What's the cost of moving 250-3000 employees to Google Apps for Work from Microsoft?

What's the cost of moving 250-3000 employees to Google Apps for Work from Microsoft?

Google will provide Google Apps for Work to the company at no charge for the remaining term of the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA). Google will also pay for the implementation of Google Apps for Work. 

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Google Apps and your privacy

Google Apps and your privacy

Today Google announced that Google Apps for Work has adopted the ISO 27018 cloud privacy standard. ISO/IEC 27018:2014 establishes commonly accepted control objectives, controls and guidelines for implementing measures to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in a public cloud computing environment. 

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Profiles in Excellence: Aspire Business Development

Our Profiles in Excellence posts feature great organizations doing great work. These firms run their operations on Google Apps and other tools from the Google Apps Marketplace. Aspire's products are Focus, Clarity and Momentum which they deliver in Kansas City through a variety of 
services.

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Kansas City Google Apps Partner Conference

The Kansas City region has a rich ecosystem of Google Apps partners serving a wide range of businesses, governments, schools and nonprofits from 1 to 100,000+ employees. This week we took the opportunity to all get together for the first time. It was great to see so many companies participate. These companies have moved more than 1 million people to Google Apps for Business, Government, Education and Nonprofit.

 

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Get Your Business Online Kansas City!

Google's Whitney Lemon gave an excellent presentation this morning at Sporting Park, home of the excellent Sporting Kansas City, as part of Google's Get Your Business Online event series. Whitney talked about Google Apps for Business, Government and Education/Nonprofit. Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device.​ Google Apps provides organizations with some of the basic applications they need to run their business; ideally their online, mobile and social business!  

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Customer Perspectives on Google Apps

Bottom line, the true differentiator for Google Apps is that no other product in today’s marketplace can offer an easy-to-use, real-time, scalable, secure, cloud-based messaging/ global teamwork/innovation/mobility productivity/organizational transformation platform for the ve-year total cost of ownership (TCO) that Google Apps provides.
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Why You Should Consider Migrating to Google Apps

Editor's note: This is a cross-post from our good friends over at Blue Gurus. The Blue Gurus team recently made the move to Google Apps for Business. Time for another video blog update from Blue Gurus! The topic this week is our recent switch to Google Apps. We did this for many reasons ranging from features to price. Watch the video for more on why, and below the video I have included some important links that I mentioned. I would love to hear from you if you are using Google Apps, and if you have any great tips or tricks to share that I could include in a future video!
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Google names Umzuzu Premier SMB Partner

Umzuzu announced today that it has become a Premier SMB Reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools. This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily assess a reseller’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products. Umzuzu was recognized by Google as a Premier Reseller based on their expertise and success in helping customers deploy and use Google Apps.
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Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com and competition in the Cloud

“The era of the traditional software 'load, update and upgrade' business and technology model is over, ... It is time for 'The Business Web.' ... Just as mainframe companies struggled for relevance in the client-server era, Microsoft finds itself in a worse position today, facing not just the obsolescence of a technology model, but a business model as well.”
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Small Business and Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is everywhere in our personal lives. You just might not know where to look. If you are looking at pictures on Facebook, you're looking at Cloud Computing. If you're networking on Linkedin, you are networking with Cloud Computing. If you are browsing items or reviews on Amazon.com, you're browsing with Cloud Computing. Or if you use Gmail for your personal email, you are emailing with Cloud Computing. If you search for something on Google.com, you are searching with Cloud Computing. The chances you have already used Cloud Computing several times today are pretty darn good. While Cloud Computing is a huge part of our personal lives, it is still under utilized in our businesses. However, Cloud Computing has many benefits for businesses of any size.
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A deeper look at Google's data center security

Google runs a network of some of the world's most advanced data centers. Google's infrastructure is its most important strategic asset. They have been custom designed with security and data protection in mind. For the 3 million businesses that have moved to Google Apps and the thousands more that join them every day, these features help ensure that their data is kept safe.
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Google Voice and Sprint

Kansas City has been getting a lot of love from Google lately. Last week Google announced Kansas City would be home to their first build out of an experimental ultra high-speed broadband infrastructure for the entire Kansas City, Kansas community. In addition to that great news, we are still working to remind customers, friends and family that Google recently made another exciting announcement with Kansas City roots. Google and Sprint announced Sprint would integrate Google Voice into their service and offer it, free of charge, to Sprint customers.
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What else can Google offer Kansas City?

Google has much more to offer Kansas City than ultra high-speed broadband. It's time we take them up on their offer. Google executives believe Kansas City has a great deal of potential. Let's prove them right!
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