At the end of 2015 Google announced more than 2 million paying businesses have chosen Google Apps for Work to advance communication, collaboration and productivity across work teams.
Data protection is more than just security. Google’s strong contractual commitments make sure our customers maintain control over the data and how it is processed, including the assurance that your data is not used for advertising or any other purpose than to deliver Google Apps services. For these reasons and more 64 percent of the Fortune 500, trust Google with their most valuable asset: their information.
Total Economic Impact (TEI) study examining the value that Google customers achieve by implementing Google Apps for Work. Forrester measured the total economic impact over three years for organizations moving from legacy on-premise infrastructure to Google’s web-based solution. “304% return on investment (ROI)” is one of the highlights from the report.
Google Apps offers a 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for covered services, and in recent years we’ve exceeded this promise. In 2013, Gmail achieved 99.978% availability. Furthermore, Google Apps has no scheduled downtime or maintenance windows.
Unlike most providers, Google does not plan for their applications to be unavailable, even when we're upgrading our services or maintaining our systems. To minimize service interruption due to hardware failures, natural disasters or other incidents, Google has built a highly redundant infrastructure of data centers. Google Apps has an RPO (Recovery Point Objective) target of zero, and our RTO (Recovery Time Objective) target is instant failover (or zero).
Many organizations are in the dark about the security of their data, especially with the rise of shadow IT and numerous recent breaches. It’s no wonder IT execs are concerned about how their data is protected and who has access to their confidential information. Eran Feigenbaum, Director of Security, Google Apps for Work posted on February 10, 2015 five 5 reasons why CIOs can feel secure with their information in Google’s Cloud.
- Secure physical infrastructure
- Control over the entire technology stack
- Investment in active security research beyond Google
- Locations chosen for speed and reliability
- There's no downtime