G Suite has made a big impact with nonprofits, also called 503(c) in the United States. These organizations are focused on a social or cultural mission to improve the world.
Nonprofits often are reliant on benefactors or governments to function – and there is no doubt that their budgets are tight. But, they still need top notch IT services to accomplish their mission.
Google has made a huge impact in this space with what was formerly known as Google Apps. JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service® has been complementing G Suite for nonprofits by creating a complete cloud hosted infrastructure solution.
G Suite for Nonprofits Meets Directory-as-a-Service
G Suite is used as a replacement for Microsoft Exchange, file server, and Office. Directory-as-a-Service is the cloud-forward replacement for Microsoft Active Directory.
The good news is that by combining these two solutions, virtually all on-prem infrastructure can move to the cloud.
With this approach, nonprofits only really need their WiFi access points and their Internet connection to have a complete infrastructure. Their users can bring in virtually any type of device and it is easy to manage access to the WiFi network, G Suite, their devices, cloud servers, and more.
Ideal IT for Nonprofits
The benefit for IT admins at nonprofits are significant. They get hosted email, productivity applications, storage, and directory services from JumpCloud – all for highly discounted prices.
There is little to no maintenance work required for the IT admin and the system is scalable. As the nonprofit grows, they can expand. They only pay for what they need and don’t have to make big investments in IT in advance of their needs. That means more of the nonprofits dollars go to their mission rather than to the overhead of managing their organization.
Security and Cross-Platform Compatibility
Nonprofits have highly sensitive data and so security is a major concern. Who can access resources is a critical item on the IT admin’s plate. With a Directory-as-a-Service platform, IT can tightly and securely manage access to systems, applications, and networks.
Virtually whatever IT resources the organization chooses can be tied together via the cloud hosted directory services platform. Windows, MacOS, and Linux are all treated equally as are G Suite and Microsoft Office 365. The benefit to the IT organization is the flexibility to choose whatever IT resources are best.
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