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    • Here’s ten ways Google Apps will benefit your campus.

    • 1. Students will love you for it

    • “Our students approached us about a year ago, saying that we needed to improve our email and collaboration services. We actually had our student government tell us, ‘we want you to implement Google Apps.'” – Wendy Woodward, Director of Technology Support Services, Northwestern University.

    • 2. Free up your IT

    • “Google Apps has allowed us to get out of providing these commodity type services – such as maintaining an email and calendaring system – and focus on the things that we are uniquely equipped to do, like providing more resources to be able to better support teaching, learning and research.” – Todd Sutton, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Application Services, UNC Greensboro.

    • 3. Easy to deploy

    • To integrate with what you already have, we work with open standards, have created a multitude of APIs, can point you to open source solutions for common integrations, and have approved partners with experience deploying Apps in schools.

    • 4. Save money

    • Outsourcing the maintenance of servers to Google frees up resources that would have been spent on additional licenses and upgrades.

    • 5. You’re not alone

      Thousands of Universities are using Google Apps and are happy to talk about it. Talk to other customers on our Google Apps Education Edition community group or read and watch our customer case studies.

    • 6. Google protects your privacy

      We take privacy very seriously. Our business is built on our users’ trust: trust in our ability to properly secure your data and our commitment to respect the privacy of the information you place in our systems by not giving that information to others or using it inappropriately. More specifically, read our FAQ on privacy, visit our Privacy Center, and review how we’ve handled challenges to users’ privacy in the past.

    • 7. Security as powerful as… well, Google

      The security that is provided to Google Apps customers is the same security that we rely on to protect http://www.google.com. In addition, we run our company on Google Apps

      “We’re confident that Apps can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprises, because we’re one ourselves. Google is a complex, global company in a fast-moving and competitive industry, and everything we do is powered by Apps. To get that kind of adoption here, it means Apps has passed a daunting bar for Enterprise suitability. If it can work for us, surely it can work for you, too.” – Ben Fried, CIO and Vice President of Engineering, Google.

    • 8. Innovation in real-time

      What better way to prepare your students for the newest technology in the workplace, than by giving it to them as a part of their education?

    • 9. Collaborate globally

      Google Docs, our word processing application, doesn’t just give you access to the same document, it actually allow students to work on the same document at the same time from anywhere in the world.

      “Collaborative projects really make for an excellent education experience not only because students bounce ideas off each other and improve each other’s writing skills, but also because the process itself teaches them how to work well with others – a valuable skill for everyone.” – Richard Ellwood, Technology Coordinator and Digital Arts Teacher, Columbia Secondary School.

    • 10. We’ve got your back

      Need help? We’re here to help you when you need it either through our Help Center, our Education Edition customer group, or directly through the phone and email contact information provided in your administrator dashboard.

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