Managing Google Workspace and Office 365 Together pt 2

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In Part 2, Norwin Herrera and Carolyn Woodard from Community IT dig deeper into the case study and discussion of managing Google Workspace and Office 365 together at the Social Justice School, a start up public charter school in Washington DC. You don’t need to work with an education nonprofit to benefit from this discussion, if you are considering a cloud-based hybrid set up!

Google Workspace is becoming a very common IT platform for nonprofits and a viable alternative to Microsoft Office 365.

But what if you want to use both together?

Whether you are with a nonprofit school managing your own hybrid of Google Workspace and Office 365 together, or your nonprofit works in another sector entirely but is contemplating hybrid IT cloud-based management, this case study and discussion will help you learn the ins and outs of deciding to combine these two powerful online platforms.

This discussion will touch on many aspects of hybrid management, and is appropriate for all nonprofits in addition to nonprofit schools.

Case Study – Social Justice School

The Social Justice School in Washington DC knew they wanted to use Google for students. As a start up, they asked Community IT to evaluate their options for continuing to use Office 365 for staff. Could the two platforms be successful managed without breaking the bank or over-complicating things?

In his role as IT Business Manager at Community IT, Norwin Herrera knew that Social Justice School would need to be innovative to make this hybrid management work. He will share this case study of how they did it, and take your questions.

What happens when a single platform can’t meet all of an organization’s technology needs? What situations warrant creating a deliberate hybrid solution between platforms like Microsoft and Google? Using this case study of The Social Justice school’s hybrid environment setup, we’ll discuss what working in that environment looks like and ways to combat logistical challenges.

Carolyn Woodard will moderate. The conversation will include tips on

  • intentionally making the decision to integrate these two platforms
  • special considerations and implications for managing inventory remotely
  • cybersecurity concerns and protection tips
  • challenges
  • staff training, which is essential to avoiding chaotic file sharing and calendars

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