Strategically And Tactically Manage Your Google Workspace For Higher Education Domain

Institutions of higher education are hubs for research and innovation that prepare students to impact the global economy. With their complex digital infrastructures, colleges and universities require flexible, reliable, and safe solutions that meet the need for efficient internal operations, ample storage availability, compliant security policies, dynamic instructional practices, effective device management strategies, and more. CDW Education offers a wide-range of services that can support the Google Workspace for Higher Education domain.

Customize Your Institution's Google Admin Console Settings

The Google for Higher Education Audit

Google for Education regularly makes changes and updates to Workspace offerings and your institution should work proactively to avoid any major issues in their areas of the Google Admin console. The Google for Higher Education Audit is an outcome-based evaluation designed to tailor your college or university’s Google Admin console settings to post-secondary EDU best practices and meet the needs of your Google Workspace for Education users. It analyzes your existing configurations for domain operations, core services, device management, and security to provide a report of recommendations that drive adoption, mitigate Drive capacity concerns, and fulfill cybersecurity insurance requirements.

The Google for Higher Education Audit assess’ the following:

Operations & Google Workspace for Education Management: Google IT Specialists evaluate organization structure, user account management, Admin roles, and account settings to enhance daily domain operations.

Service Configurations & Settings: The Google for Higher Education Audit will also determine the success of existing configurations for core services, additional Google services, and Marketplace applications.

Device Management Settings: Provided recommendations to transform the management of Chromebook and Chrome device fleets enrolled in the domain.

Security Setup & Reporting: Institutions will be equipped with a snapshot of their security and compliance measures in the Admin console to inform their cybersecurity strategy.

Expand Google for Education’s Basic Break-Fix Support: Support Services

When network errors, misaligned settings, security breaches, app degradations, and other challenges present themselves, ensure your information technology department has the technical support it needs to make the right decisions for your Google Workspace for Higher Education domain without having to research, learn, trial, and implement untested solutions on their own.

Amplified Support for Google for Higher Education

Amplified Support for Google for Higher Education partners your staff with Google IT Specialists, who work exclusively in the Google Admin console, for on-demand support and customized solutions throughout the year.

Support Stacks

Support Stacks are brief, predefined engagements with Google IT Specialists designed to equip your institution with clear deliverables that solve common challenges within your Google Workspace for Education domain.

Vault Setup & Best Practices: Configure Google Vault to meet retention and eDiscovery compliance regulations by reviewing policies and holds, learning Vault best practices, and exploring use cases. Learn more.

Storage Insight: Discover how file storage is used within your Google Workspace for Higher Education tenant, and determine current total usage, top users, and top storage usage cases to plan for future controls over usage to best fit educational purposes. Learn more.

Shared Drive Insights: Acquire usage data concerning management, users, and files on Shared Drives in a Google Workspace domain to determine the best course of action for any necessary cleanup. Learn more.

Advanced Storage Insights: A combination of the Storage and Shared Drive Support Stacks. Learn more.

OU Restructure: Analyze the current OU structure, receive a recommendation for OU structure changes, and a completed OU restructure, including moving users as needed, for your domain. Learn more.

Gmail Security: Optimize Gmail settings to ameliorate issues with usability and security for your institution’s emails. Learn more.

BigQuery: Export Google Workspace log and usage reports into Google BigQuery. Learn more.

GAM Setup & Best Practices: Perform bulk actions, access data, and create automated Google Workspace for Education workflows with a command line tool. Learn more.

Admin Reports 101: Leverage audit logs and create alerts to better monitor, secure and understand the activity happening in your Google Admin console. Learn more.

Suspended Users Storage: Determine current total usage and top 50 suspended users storage usage to plan future controls over usage to best fit educational purposes with GAM and Gopher for Drive. Learn more.

DLP Setup & Best Practices: Understand data detectors and how they are used with Data Loss Prevention rules in your Google Workspace environment to prevent external sharing and more. Learn more.

3rd Party API Access: Utilize an API usage dashboard to analyze 3rd Party Access to your Google domain and receive CDW Amplified for Education planning tools for implementing better restrictions as well as guidance on best practices. Learn more.

Drive Trust Rules: Receive an overview of how Trust rules work and what use cases are possible can help your team make decisions going forward on what rules to implement. Learn more.

Efficiently Manage Your Domain Storage

This Storage Readiness Guide will equip you with the factors to consider, resources to utilize, and recommendations to execute so your domain and stakeholders are prepared for Google Workspace for Education’s policy changes.

Implement These Ready-to-Use Sample Storage Policies

For institutions that lack the framework and direction for data storage, utilize these Sample Storage Policies to regulate the retention and retrieval of files and information.

Access Infrastructural Replacements and Configure System Interoperability

Google for Higher Education Migration

Security is a consistent top-of-mind challenge for institutions of higher education. You can protect your administrators, educators, and students from cyber threats and attacks by moving to a sound digital platform for instruction and learning. A Google for Higher Education Migration is a seamless transition from your existing digital infrastructure or email and file system to Google Workspace for Education or Gmail and Google Drive. All data and information is transferred securely by Google IT Specialists  with minimal impact on communication, collaboration, and productivity.

Google Workspace for Education Saves the Day

Learn how the adoption of Google Workspace for Education Plus saved Amherst College from catastrophic network failure and provided domain users with a secure digital space to ideate, research, and innovate.

Case Study: Amherst College's Migration to Google Workspace for Education

We have delivered Audits to almost 2,000 institutions across the US and Canada.

Contact your account manager about getting a Google for Education Audit for your domain.

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