Workspace Solutions with Google

We are proud to be a Google Premier Partner.

Our team of Google accredited experts will work with your organisation to design best fit solutions.

Service Solutions Simplified

  • Deployment & Management

    XMA are a Google Premier partner and have gained extensive experience of configuring and maintaining G Suite in a multitude of customer environments. The knowledge gained allows us to provide recommendations around common policy settings to provide a solution that is both secure and easy to manage. Googles approach to policy management is based on an organisational tree structure that allows policies to flow up from a root object through a hierarchy of branches that contain items under management. XMA will work with you to design an efficient policy structure that meets your requirements and Google’s best practice recommendations.

    Google Admin Console Configuration

    XMA are a Google Premier partner and have gained extensive experience of configuring and maintaining G Suite in a multitude of customer environments. The knowledge gained allows us to provide recommendations around common policy settings to provide a solution that is both secure and easy to manage. Googles approach to policy management is based on an organisational tree structure that allows policies to flow up from a root object through a hierarchy of branches that contain items under management. XMA will work with you to design an efficient policy structure that meets your requirements and Google’s best practice recommendation.

    Chrome Device Deployment

    Chromebooks have proved a massive success in providing and easy to manage, secure and robust platform for learning across all age groups. Deployment of individual Chromebooks is not difficult but organisations often require assistance when rolling out larger sets of devices. XMA will define a device configuration that you can use drive a volume deployment, taking into account baseline security settings, network setup and application access and then work with you overcome the physical challenges of actually getting Chromebooks into the hands of each user.

    Legacy Device Upcycling

    In today’s technology climate – the forecast for old, slow and insecure computers is bleak. Our experts will help bring a ray of sunshine to your school’s old computers and make them faster, secure and Cloud Ready. Say goodbye to cold starts and screen freezes and hello to the bright side.

  • Security & Control

    Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) enables administrators to synchronize users, groups and other data from a local Active Directory service to a Google Cloud domain directory. This allows the school to maintain Active Directory as the single master directory and manage G Suite accounts using the toolset and applications they are familiar with. If the school is also using other cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365 this can be the first step to a unified Single Sign On (SSO) solution. The ability to manage the user directory from a single point ensures a consistent experience for both staff and students and can be a real time saver for the administrative team.

    Google Cloud Directory Sync Installation

    Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) enables administrators to synchronize users, groups and other data from a local Active Directory service to a Google Cloud domain directory. This allows the school to maintain Active Directory as the single master directory and manage G Suite accounts using the toolset and applications they are familiar with. If the school is also using other cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365 this can be the first step to a unified Single Sign On (SSO) solution. The ability to manage the user directory from a single point ensures a consistent experience for both staff and students and can be a real time saver for the administrative team.

    Google Security Health Check

    The G Suite platform provides a comprehensive set of security features but because of the wide variation across organisations, these are not always set by default. This is particularly true when considering functions such as access to calendar information, sharing a data to users outside the organisation and email routing from user accounts.

    In this situation it’s unlikely that the security profile for a large enterprise would be appropriate for an education customer. XMA will examine your G Suite tenancy and check each setting with the advised value in line with Googles recommendations and the EUD Security Guidance for Chrome issued by GCHQ while taking into account the operational and teaching requirements of their organisation and its commitment to a safe user environment.

    The process also examines how the institution is using Google Vault and whether the document retention policies are in-line with the schools GDPR strategy.

    Azure AD Provisioning and Single Sign-On

    There is an increasing momentum behind migrating from local user accounts held in Active Directory to cloud directory services such as Google Suite and Microsoft Azure AD. Where organisations have moved directory services to Azure AD through the use of Office 365, XMA can offer a tested solution to synchronize account information between Azure AD and Google G Suite without any dependency on local servers or systems.

    Once in place organisations can decide to use Azure AD as the primary source for user account authentication. Users can login to G Suite resources such as G Mail, Google Drive and Chromebooks using the same username and password they employ for Office 365 providing a better user experience and reducing the administration overhead.

  • Productivity & Collaboration

    G Suite allows your organisation to move faster together, using intelligent, cloud-based apps to collaborate from anywhere, in real time. Work together on the same file, at the same time, across devices. Changes are automatically saved in real time – no more version control issues or emailing documents back and forth. Easily configure security settings, add or remove users, and control user access to company data across devices from a single, centralised console.

    G Suite Set-up

    We will work with you to understand your requirements and ask you to provide a few technical details. This will allow us to produce a schedule which will detail the installation configuration and setup the G Suite tenancy. We will setup your initial users with the require G Suite tools and provide basic administration training.

    On completion of this project you will have a fully functioning G Suite environment that will provide your users with anytime, anywhere access to enterprise level collaboration and productivity tools

    G Suite Migration

    Without the right itinerary, migration journeys can be turbulent. Our experts help you arrive at destination G Suite with flying colours. XMA can migrate a wide range of data including mail, files, contacts, tasks and calendar information from almost any platform into G Suite.

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