In early February, I wrote about how exciting compliance can be, especially when Google announced their compliance with FedRAMP standards. With that announcement came the opportunity for Federal, State and Local organizations to choose G Suite for Work (GAFW) and store unlimited content with G Suite Unlimited (GAU). It also provided the opportunity for government agencies currently operating on G Suite for Government (GAFG) to either transition to GAFW or upgrade to GAU with the assurance of a FedRAMP compliant product. There are a number of benefits government agencies can realize by transitioning / upgrading, including but not limited to, the following:
- Unlimited Storage with GAU – Many government agencies have mandatory data retention policies that require additional storage, which can become very costly. GAFG provides 30 GB of storage per user. By upgrading to GAU, these agencies can now reduce costs by consolidating files on various network file shares into Google Drive and reap the benefits of unlimited data storage.
- Full Hangouts & Chat Capabilities – Messaging and Collaboration are key benefits to utilizing the G Suite cloud platform. Finally, government agencies can benefit from the full power of video and message chat, plus an additional setting in the G Suite Admin Console to force chats on or off the record without giving users the option to change the setting. This frees up agencies having to acquire third party conferencing tools providing additional cost savings.
- Google Drive Search Capabilities – Government users can search the title of documents within Google Drive. However, with GAU, users can now benefit from the full power of Google Search within Drive. GAU users can search for any supported file stored in Google Drive that they own or have access to using any words or terms that appear in any part of the file. This results in greater customer satisfaction with the use of Google Drive as the centralized storage service.
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP) – With GAU, government agencies can benefit from Gmail DLP, which provides another layer of protection to prevent sensitive information from being revealed to those who shouldn’t have it.
These are just a few of the many benefits of moving to GAU. We have worked with several of our government customers to transition them to G Suite for Work and G Suite Unlimited. If you are interested in learning more about the government agencies Tempus Nova has supported during their transition / upgrade or to learn more about making the transition for your organization, please contact email@example.com.