PacktLib: Google Apps: Mastering Integration and Customization

Google Apps: Mastering Integration and Customization

Credits

About the Authors

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Cloud Computing in the Corporate IS

Google and the Basics of Cloud Computing

A few words about Google

Google and Cloud Computing

Impact of the Cloud on the IS

The economic impact of Cloud Computing

Should the Cloud and Google be adopted now?

Summary

Why Trust Google?

SaaS and data security

The multi-layer security strategy

Security at the user level

Data privacy

Availability of data and services

How difficult is it to leave Google?

Is it legal to use Google Apps?

Summary

The Google Apps Platform

Communication Tools

A brief history of Gmail

Gmail in detail

Google Calendar in detail

Instant messaging with Google Talk

Other ways to access Gmail and Google Calendar

Summary

Collaboration Tools

Google Docs

DocVerse

Google Sites

Google Video

Summary

Security Tools

Overview

The Message Center and the personal archive

The main administration features

Summary

Extending the Platform

Google Apps Marketplace

Google App Engine for business

Summary

Advanced Integration with the IS

Managing a Google Apps Domain

Subscribing to Google Apps

Creating users and groups

Adjusting domain settings

Managing advanced elements

Application settings

Summary

Federated Identity and SSO

The SSO issues

The SAML standard

Delegation of authentication for Google Apps

Integrating Google Apps with an Enterprise SSO

Google Apps as an ID provider with OpenID

Summary

Advanced Integration

Integration modes

Accessing Google Apps from a third-party application: APIs

The Secure Data Connector

Running custom code on Google App Engine

Inserting Google Apps gadgets in a portal

Google storage

Summary

Google "Workstation"

Accessing your Information System

Chrome OS and the user desktop

Android and mobile devices

Third-Party Extensions

Convertigo

RunMyProcess

Cordys

Summary

Managing a Migration Project to Google Apps

Choosing a Migration Method

Identifying the company profile

Existing mail

Expressing requirements

The migration strategy

Summary

The Pilot Project

Why a pilot project?

Defining a scope

Extending the scope

Implementing the pilot project

Evaluating the results of the pilot project

Summary

Performing the Migration

The steps of the migration

Data transfer

Microsoft Exchange Environment

Lotus Notes environment

Generic tools

Summary

Index