Do you manage Google Apps for your business? There’s an app for that

May 29, 2013
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Google has changed the way enterprises run their IT resources. For one, Google Apps for Business lets organizations run their productivity and collaboration apps on the cloud, whether they’re small firms or big enterprises. This includes mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, and this also involves various platforms.

Android has an advantage, of course, with Google services being more tightly integrated into Android itself. For one, Google has recently launched Google Admin, which enables Google Apps administrators to manage their organizations’ accounts on the go. Google Admin is available for Android smartphones and tablets, and offers control over common tasks, which include the following:

  • User management: the app lets administrators add, edit and remove users. This includes editing user profiles, uploading user images and suspending accounts. Administrators can also reset passwords straight from the app.
  • Group management: administrators can add users to groups, change user roles and list group members.
  • Contacting Google Apps support: this feature offers easy access to support, with customer and support PINs.
  • Audit logs: This feature lets administrators view activities in the audit log, which includes filtering capabilities.

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In addition, the app offers quick access to contact details, so admins can easily call, text, email or chat with members of the organization.

The app requires API access to be enabled. And because the app allows access to administrative tasks and tools, Google recommends that admins use tight security on their devices, such as a lock screen PIN, password or pattern.

Google Admin works not only for the paid Google Apps for Business accounts, though. Administrators of the (now-unsupported) free Google Apps, as well as google Apps for Education, can also use Google Admin to manage accounts. Just be sure to enable API access so administrators can use the mobile app.

Do you manage your organization’s cloud and collaboration services through Google Apps? Check out Google Admin now.

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