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Going Google A practical guide to change management for Google Apps adoption

Apps for Business

This guide is dedicated to our customers and partners who shared their experiences and insights with us. —The Google Apps Team

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Change Management Matters

Congratulations on your decision to move to the cloud with Google Apps for Work! Moving to the cloud has tremendous benefits, but it’s a big change. Big changes at companies require thoughtful guidance and communication even when the change has as much upside as Google Apps. Sometimes the success of the change hinges not on the change itself, but how it’s managed. This guide provides the change management concepts, steps, and best practices to ensure a smooth and complete transition to Google Apps. It explains how to expedite product adoption, increase productivity, and address user concerns, such as: • • •

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