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Google Apps Better Administration Proposal

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on September 20, 2010

Abzetdin Adamov's proposal on google apps effective administration

Google Apps Effective Administration

Google really does great work providing more services and better administration of users for Google Apps for Education. These are very useful new options:

  1. To define organization structure in Google Apps and assign users to appropriate units;
  2. Assign to users tools they really need;
  3. Create through domains and make possible for users from different domains to communicate and share their documents.
But, at the same time, if you will try to implement all of these options in the large organization, it undoubtedly will increase the workload of administrator and his responsibility. So, as a solution for large organization Google Apps Manager has to assign several persons who can administer the system. Since, each of them has the same access to all users’ and services’ settings, the probability of mistake which can affect whole system is quite high. At the same time, if organization has moved to Google Apps it’s vitally important for them to guarantee uninterrupted operation of all services. So, organization needs to be safe from any kind of interruption due to mistakes or carelessness.
I believe, it would be greatly appreciated by administrators’ community if Google provides us in the nearest future with new options that makes possible to define several administrators and grant them access to different units, to different services with different accessibility.
Any feedbacks from administrator’s community on this issue would be greatly appreciated…

Dr. Abzetdin Adamov
CIO at Qafqaz University

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