GoogleApps K12 Overview Handout

Check out this great document from GoogleApps for Education folks!

Some topics that appear and are sure to interest tech directors:
  • Additional security and compliance Fine-tune the compliance and archiving you need. Google Message Discovery lets your school capture, store, and search messages for up to 10 years, enhancing the email security that’s built in to Google Apps – without adding hardware or software. Make your existing email and web infrastructure more secure, productive, and compliant regulatory and policy requirements, no matter where your users work. To help provide additional email security, Google Message Security is now included free for K-12 schools and districts who sign up to use Google Apps for Education between now and December 31, 2010, making it easy for educators to manage email use, student and faculty email policy, and domain protection.
  • What if I only want certain users to have access to Gmail, or to other services within Google Apps?
    You select which services in the Google Apps suite to make available to your
    domain – or even for specific groups of users.
  • What about reliability?
    Google guarantees 99.9% uptime – which exceeds the uptime generally
    associated with on-premise solutions.
  • Can I archive email with Google Apps?
    Yes, with Google Message Discovery, an add-on email archiving product,
    available to educational institutions at a 66% discount from regular price.
  • How does use of Google Apps affect compliance with the Child Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA)?
    Your school assumes the responsibility for complying with COPPA and the
    information that students submit. Per the Google Apps for Education Agreement, any school administering Google Apps for Education acknowledges and agrees that it is solely responsible for compliance with COPPA, including, but not limited to, obtaining parental consent concerning collection of students’ personal information used in connection with the provisioning and use of the Services by the Customer and End Users.

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