Google has recently made some changes and improvements to its G-Suite. It introduces new tools designed to allow managers and admins greater visibility into how the people in their organizations use the G-Suite.
Currently, the “Work Insight” tool is available in beta and displays information on how G-Suite is deployed at the team level.
While this will be a boon to all organizations, it will be especially valuable for organizations moving from legacy tools to the G-Suite. It will also serve to shine a light on teams or individual employees who could benefit from additional training on specific applications and provide valuable information on cross-team collaborations.
Where collaboration is concerned, the thinking is that admins would be able to see, for example, how many members of a sales team are working collaboratively with the marketing department. They could also see whether that collaboration is happening via face to face meetings or via co-created documents.
In addition to the Work Insight tool, Google also announced the availability of the G-Suite Security Center, which is an investigative tool that provides admins with a dashboard they can use to monitor a variety of security metrics.
The two big advantages to the new Investigation tool are:
It gives admins the power to scale an incident response as needed, up to and including scaling it across an entire domain
It adds integrated remediation to the detection and prevention capabilities already available to admins in the G-Suite.
Taken together, these changes should make life much easier for both managers and admins, providing better data which can be transformed into hard-hitting business information. If you use the G-Suite at all, be sure to check out these new tools at your next available opportunity. Both are excellent additions.
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