Gartner Research

Best Practices for Deploying Google Docs

Published: 03 April 2015

ID: G00273516

Analyst(s): Michael Silver

Summary

Endpoint computing managers can be successful at moving large percentages of users from Microsoft Office to Google Docs as long as they are trying to make a significant cultural change and start with a successful Gmail implementation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Classify Users; Realize That Not Every User Will Be Able to Give Up Microsoft Office
  • Migrate Mail to Gmail Before Starting to Shift Users to Google Docs
  • Do Not Cut Off Access to Microsoft Office When the Migration to Google Docs Begins
  • Take Advantage of Viral Uptake of Google Docs, Making Sure That Users Know About Features That Work Especially Well

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