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Top 10 reasons to go Google

Google-Logo-31.      It is a mission critical productivity solution that is both easy to deploy and easy to maintain!

With an experienced deployment partner, transitioning from your current legacy system to Google Apps for Work becomes a well-rehearsed change management procedure.  Additionally Google Apps for Work is the leader and only email productivity solution built from the ground up to be a cloud-ready SaaS solution.  There is no hardware or software to install so there is no client side infrastructure to build, maintain, or support.  This means that you will see immediate results, with no production downtime or costly resource and or development  problems, allowing for very low-cost and low-risk projects.

2.      It is always up to date, you no longer have to manage cumbersome release processes, or worry about compatibility issues!

When you login to Google Apps for Work from your browser you will always have the latest version of all your productivity tools, including; Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites, and internal G+ Social Network.  Additionally you can be automatically notified about upcoming features via the Google Apps Release Calendar and if you need any additional productivity tools, you can quickly find them in the Google Apps Marketplace.  Some of our favorites are Smartsheets for Project Management or Synergyse Training for integrated Admin and End User training.

3.      It is proven to be reliable!

Google services email for over 5 million businesses and hundreds of millions of users around the world.  Google Apps offers a 99.9% service level agreement (SLA) for covered services, and in recent years they have exceeded this promise. Furthermore, Google Apps has no scheduled downtime or maintenance windows. Additionally administrators and employees can always track the availability of Google Apps using the public Google Apps Status Dashboard.  *For more information about reliability be sure to check out this page to answer all your reliability questions.

4.      It is secure and meets rigorous regulatory compliance demands!

Google operates one of the most robust networks of distributed data centers in the world, and the protection of data and intellectual property is a top priority.The controls, processes and policies that protect data on Google systems have successfully completed a SAS 70 Type II audit.  Google Apps is also  the first cloud-based messaging and collaboration suite to achieve FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) certification. Options including forced SSL, single sign-on support, and 2-step verification to let you decide how your employees access the system.  For HIPPA compliance, Google offers a BAA covering Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive (including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms), Google Sites, and Google Apps Vault services.

5.      It is globally scalable!

No longer do you have to deal with messages that are too large to send by email, no longer will you lose productivity trying to find the latest email or version of a document or spreadsheet.  When team members share and collaborate from Google drive, they can access any size files from anywhere in the world, securely from any device, at any time. Using Google Drive

6.      It is easy to use and encourages collaboration!

Google Apps was designed for teams, there is no additional software to install, no crazy network drives or shares to get access to, if someone wants your help they just share a link and set your rights.  Additionally docs aren’t locked down when in use, changes in the docs can be tracked, commented on, integrated, or even reversed through revision history, whenever needed.  Within the docs you can not only live chat with collaborators, you can also see any changes they are making in real time, allowing for true collaborative brainstorming and teamwork.  Work in the future.

7.      It incorporates all the productivity tools you need!

Not only can you send and receive email from your mobile device, you can also manage your organization’s mobile devices, without the need for an on-premise device management server, using the Google Admin console. Google Apps Mobile Management allows you to securely and safely enforce device policies over mobile devices in your organization and perform actions like remotely wiping your users’ mobile devices. Learn more about mobile management

8.      It frees your people to work from any device anywhere!

Employees are more mobile now than ever, they not only want to be able to access anything they need to do their work at any time, they also want to do it from any device, and from anywhere in the world.  With Google Apps for Work, your staff are free from having to use specific locally installed software, or are limited to regionally defined VPN restrictions.  And with remote mobile management and wipe device ability, security breaches due to lost or stolen devices is no longer a problem.

9.      It is cost effective and predictable!

Its cost effective because Google licensing fees are simple and clearly communicated via online pricing, and which include all the Google for Work productivity tools in two specific packages.  It’s predictable because Google takes the burden of infrastructure out of the picture, you no longer have to worry about unforeseen, unexpected, or disaster-related costs.

10.  It cost less than the solution you use today!

Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and expected return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by adopting Google Apps after having managed a traditional on-premise messaging and collaboration environment. Google Apps brings you proven savings by eliminating many traditional IT costs, including server hardware, maintenance, patching, and upgrades. A Forrester Consulting study found that businesses that switched from on-premise messaging and collaboration to Google Apps had an average annual cost savings of 38%, compared to their previous environments, and they enjoyed a return on investment of over 320%. (Source: Forrester Consulting, 2012)

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