From assessing your current environment to implementing process-changing solutions, Cloud Sherpas has the knowledge and expertise to help your organization leverage the right tools to increase collaboration across multiple time zones, devices and offices. With Google Drive, Google Docs and Chatter, your employees can stay connected anywhere they have an internet connection.
Collaboration Assessment and Deployment
Cloud based collaboration solutions such as Google Drive, Google Plus and Google Sites offer a cost-effective and scalable solution for real-time document collaboration, video-conferencing and corporate intranets. From Docs to Sites, going Google opens up a world of collaboration features, and many companies need guidance to fully leverage these new capabilities. In addition, Organizations that have already implemented mail and calendar within Google Apps can seamlessly extend the use of Google Apps to include Collaboration solutions.
Cloud Sherpas Collaboration deployment services are delivered by the leading Project Managers and Collaboration Specialists in Google Apps Deployments to ensure your organization has a seamless transition. Your organization will receive Cloud Sherpas’ expertise in the deployment planning, project management, execution, and support in your transition to Google Apps.
Understanding your existing collaborative environment, or lack thereof, is the vital first step in optimization. The enterprise collaboration experts at Cloud Sherpas work with clients on-site to discuss specific business challenges and provide the best options for meeting those on the Google Apps platform. We help you define and prioritize your goals and objectives and then develop a recommended approach to achieving them.
The Collaboration Assessment is broken into the following stages:
Goals & Vision Definition of the vision, goals, objectives, and any critical success factors for the initiative. We will facilitate a discussion among stakeholders to jointly uncover and document these items
Core Features & Functions Cloud Sherpas will help jointly define and prioritize the set of features required including functional, technical, and user experience expectations.
Business Use Case Baseline Cloud Sherpas will examine any high priority usage scenarios within the organization. User persona(s) will be identified as well as any behavioral preferences of the intended solution.
Initial Draft Wireframes Cloud Sherpas will work to define preliminary layouts for the solution based on information gathered and discussed during the on-site session. The wireframe is a visual representation or schematic model of the placement for features and content.
Recommended Approach Cloud Sherpas will formulate an implementation recommendation for achieving goals of the initiative, including phasing in of capabilities and activities to achieve schedule expectations.
Google Apps Collaboration deployment services include:
Dedicated Project Manager Expert to guide your organization through the project discovery and kickoff, weekly status calls, to go-live preparation and cut-over.
Dedicated Google Apps Consultant Expert to help execute and support the necessary technical configuration and deployment tasks.
Custom Project Plan Plan used by the Cloud Sherpas and Customer Team to ensure the timely execution of all appropriate deployment tasks Control Panel setup and configuration.
Training and Change Management Administrative and Google Apps management best practices guidance, end-user training, Google Guide training and train the trainer.
Recommended Approach Analysis of key organizational and department level business processes along with transformation recommendations based on leveraging Google Apps.
- Deployment Go-live preparation, guidance and support
Intranet Fast Track
The Intranet FastTrack [IFT] program was designed to help new Google Apps customers quickly begin using Google Sites for their intranet. For customers without an existing intranet, it’s a way to get a quick win with their employees and build a great foundation for expanding their intranet. For customers with an existing intranet, IFT is a great way to refresh the content and give greater control to the business users to further develop the content.
IFT has a predefined project plan with a simple checklist of items that help walk the customer through standard options. The IFTs are styled to the company’s branding standards and include a placeholder for the company logo. The best part is that the site is usually completed in less than 7 days.
IFT takes advantage of great out-of-the-box functionality from Google Apps such as Docs, Calendar and Map gadgets. It also leverages a number of custom gadgets created by Cloud Sherpas like the Slider and People Finder gadgets. All of these features help create a functional and appealing first step in a company’s new intranet direction.