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G Suite Admins Gets New Work Insights & Investigation Tools

Businesses using cloud-native G Suite apps now have more control over policies to keep their data secure as well as greater visibility into their organization with the two new tools announced for G Suite admins include Work Insights and investigation tool.

The first feature being dubbed as “Work Insights,” can be used to quickly gain organization insights to track the deployment of G Suite at the team level (aggregated at 10 people or more), says Google.

It also helps to understand the adoption patterns for G Suite apps across the organization through the new adoption charts.

After analyzing the information, admins can see apps that are widely being adopted and by which teams. This will help them find those teams that may need more training for the applications. Google says this feature is particularly helpful to organization transitioning from legacy tools to G Suite.

The tool will also help to learn how teams are collaborating across the organization, says Google.

Work Insights is now available in beta to all G Suite admins.

Here is a screenshot of G Suite adoption tool:

G Suite Adoption Tool

G Suite collaboratio animation:

G Suite Collaboration Tool

The other new called “investigation tool,” lets admins identify and mitigate potential suspicious device activities, like “if Google Drive have been shared externally and remove access, delete malicious emails and more.” Google said.

The new tool is available in the security center and adds integrated remediation to already existing prevention and detection capabilities. It complements the security center, which was launched earlier this year and brings together security analytics, actionable insights and best practice recommendations from Google.

Here is a GIF animation of G Suite investigation tool:

G Suite Inestigation Tool

The tool is built with a simple user interface making it easier for admins to identify threats and “take remediation action by scaling incident response across the entire domain with a few clicks,” Google said.

This tool builds on the existing capabilities in the security center to help admins:

  • Identify security issues within their domain using advanced search capability.
  • Triage threats targeting users, devices, or data.
  • Take bulk actions to limit the propagation and impact of threats.

The investigation tool is generally available now for G Suite Enterprise customers, while Work Insights is in beta for G Suite users.

In other G Suite news, Google added native support for third-party conferencing tools in Google Calendar.

Available through new Calendar add-ons, admins can install them on their entire domains or selected organization units. End users can also install these add-ons directly.

  • Cisco (Webex integration)
  • Dialpad (UberConference integration)
  • LogMeIn (GoToMeeting integration)
  • Vonage (Vonage integration)

Once installed, users can simply click a link in the Calendar invite to join on web or mobile. And, will b able to create, view and join a third-party video conference directly from a Calendar event without requiring a Chrome extension or download.

Users can now snooze notifications from their Hangouts Chat, so oher users know that they are checking messages.

To get started, simply choose the time frame from the options of 30 minutes or one, two, four or eight hours. Once the time is set, notifications will be muted on all devices during this time.

Other people will see your presence indicator change to a moon and a status line next to your name letting them know when they can expect you to be responsive again.

Here is a screensot of snooze:

Snooze notifications in Hangouts Chat


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