Author Archives: Sheldon Sax

Outline for Costs Comparison Presentation

Google Apps Cost Comparison Outline
Topic: Costs
Alex Chapin – Google Presenter; Rick James – Exchange Presenter, Shel Sax – moderator

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, 3:00-4:00pm

Outlook to Gmail

  • Licensing Fees
  • Upgrade Cost
  • Support Costs
  • Staff Costs
  • Hardware Costs
  • Migration Costs
  • Mobile Costs
  • Recovery Costs

Outline for Tasks/To Do Lists Presentation

Google Apps Evaluation Outline
Topic – Tasks, To Do Lists
Chris Norris – Google presenter, Jim Beauchemin – Exchange presenter, Shel Sax- moderator

Thursday, Sept. 2nd, 11:00-12:00 noon, Library 105

Features to be evaluated:
1. Creation
- How are tasks created?
- What is the minimum amount of information required to create a task?
- Can tasks be created based on incoming emails?

2. Attributes
- Can a task be assigned to another person? How?
- Can a task have a due date? What happens if the due date passes?
- Can a task measure the % completed?
- Can a task have sub-tasks? (ie. a project with multiple tasks)
- Can a list of tasks be sorted? How?
- Can a task be assigned a priority? How?

3. Deletion
- What happens to a task when it is marked as completed?
- What happens to a task when it is deleted?

4. Recovery
- Can deleted tasks be recovered? How?
- Can completed tasks be UN-completed? How?

5. Sharing
- Can a task be shared and/or assigned to another individual?
- Can shared tasks be tracked? Is there a notification to the creator when a shared task is marked complete by an assignee?
- Can people other than the creator or assignee view tasks? How?

6. Access
- Desktop access?
- Web access?
- Mobile device access?
- Any limitations based on method of access?

Outline for Groups/Mailing Lists Presentation

Google Apps Evaluation Outline
Topic – Groups/Mailing Lists
Mark Pyfrom – Exchange presetner, Joe Antonioli – Google presenter, Shel Sax – moderator

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Features to be Assessed:

  1. Groups for email distribution
  2. Groups used for any other group purposes within Active Directory, eg. WordPress, Segue
  3. AD allos for nested groups; groups can be members of groups
  4. Non-admin cannot add somebody who’s not already a member of
  5. Can non-admin create groups
  6. Ability to manage who can do what in groups
  7. Ability to assign owndership of group so that individuals can manage their own groups
  8. Group A can be owner of a group B so that all members of Group A can manage Group B
  9. Mac-based access to administrative functions
  10. Web-based management
  11. Cross-platform management
  12. Export groups out of Exchange/import into Google and ability to sync
  13. Can membership be hidden? FIRPA issues
  14. How to define a group

Outline for Email Evaluation Presentation

Google Apps Evaluation Outline
Topic – Email
Mark Pyfrom – Exchange Presenter; Adam Franco – Google Presenter, Shel Sax – Moderator

August 31, 1:00-2:00

Features to be assessed:

  1. MTA’s
  2. Local Mail Routing; App server to Internet
  3. Language Support
  4. Mailbox size
  5. Searching
  6. Filtering – server side vs client side
  7. Rules
  8. Folders vs tags
  9. Forwarding
  10. Threaded mail view
  11. Web mail clients
  12. Use of Outlook – plugin
  13. POP, IMAP availability
  14. Spam, Junk Mail
  15. Offline mode
  16. Real case studies – examples
  17. Shared mailboxes
  18. Delegation
  19. Forensics