Update for Google Apps customers in China

Google posted additional information on how ‘stopped censoring’ in China, may affect your employees that use Google Apps within mainland China. “it’s important to know that there’re several networking configurations and associated technologies available to help ensure ongoing access to your critical business services such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. These network configurations, […]

Google posted additional information on how ‘stopped censoring’ in China, may affect your employees that use Google Apps within mainland China. “it’s important to know that there’re several networking configurations and associated technologies available to help ensure ongoing access to your critical business services such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. These network configurations, such as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, secure shell (SSH) tunneling, or using a proxy server, are already in place by many businesses with worldwide operations who serve their users from various locations. Companies should consult their own technical, legal and policy personnel to find a solution that works best for them. Finally, we don’t host any Google Apps services, or your data, in mainland China. Moreover, Google employees in mainland China don’t’ve access to any Apps systems or customer data,” says Google. Note that you can continue to view performance information for Google Apps services outside of China on Google Apps Status Dashboard.