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Five LinkedIn Groups for Google Apps Users

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As IT professionals, we find that LinkedIn is a great source for engaging discussions and information. If you’re not a LinkedIn member, there are many benefits to joining. If you’re already a member and have an interest in Google Apps, then you should seek to join some of these groups to stay on top of news and information related to Google Apps.

Whether you’re a user of Google Apps products such as Gmail, Google+, Google Drive, or have an interest in Google Apps security or Google Apps deployment, there is a group of individuals with similar interests on LinkedIn. Today, we’re going to focus on groups that may interest Google Apps users.

1. Google Apps users

Great group for information on Google Apps as well as networking.

  • Official Description: Group designed to users who interested in using Google Apps or those who want to learn more about this wonderful tool.
  • Members: 5,072
  • Group Activity Level: Medium
  • Approval Required to Join: No, this is an open group and you can join directly.
  • Group AdminGeoffroy Gueulette
  • Demographics:
    • Seniority: Senior – 26%, Entry – 18%, Manager – 16%, Owner – 13%, Director – 8%, CXO – 5%
    • Location: San Francisco Bay Area – 4%, Greater New York City Area – 3%, Paris Area (France) – 3%, London (UK) – 3%, Greater Atlanta Area – 2%, Sydney Area (Australia) – 2%
    • Function: Information Technology – 14%, Consulting – 10%, Entrepreneurship – 9%, Sales – 8%, Engineering – 6%, Program and Project Management – 5%

2. Google Apps

Great group for information on Google Apps as well as networking.

  • Official Description: Group for people interested in Google Apps and moving your existing applications over to Google Apps. Also for people interested in developing Enterprise Solutions using Google Apps
  • Members: 4,803
  • Group Activity Level: Medium
  • Approval Required to Join: Yes, this group requires Group manager approval.
  • Group AdminIrfan Asrar (Twitter: Irfan_Asrar)
  • Demographics:
    • Seniority: Senior – 26%, Manager – 17%, Entry – 17%, Owner – 12%, Director – 8%, CXO – 5%
    • Location: San Francisco Bay Area – 6%, Paris Area (France) – 3%, Greater New York City Area – 3%, London (UK) – 2%, Ireland – 2%, Sydney Area (Australia) – 2%
    • Function: Information Technology – 12%, Sales – 11%, Consulting – 10%, Entrepreneurship – 9%, Engineering 7%, Program and Project Management – 6%

3. Google Apps Security

This group is managed by Hovik Manucharyan from Linkgard and is open for anyone who wishes to discuss or be informed about Google Apps Security.

  • Official Description: Discussion of any security issue related to Google Apps.
  • Group Activity Level: Low
  • Members: 55
  • Group AdminHovik Manucharyan (Twitter: linkgard)
  • Demographics:
    • Seniority: Senior – 29%, Entry – 15%, Director – 11%, Manager – 11%, Owner – 11%, CXO – 7%
    • Location: Washington DC Metro Area – 13%, Greater Boston Area – 7%, Greater Los Angeles Area – 5%, Ireland – 4%, Greater New York City Area – 4%, San Francisco Bay Area – 4%
    • Function: Consulting – 15%, Information Technology – 13%, Engineering – 9%, Entrepreneurship – 7%, Education – 7%, Research – 5%

4. Gmail Users

The large number of followers make this group great for networking, however, the discussions can sometimes be off-topic. Additionally, the membership of the group is more global as compared with other groups.

  • Official Description: This group is for all Gmail Users, from all the world!
  • Group Activity Level: Medium
  • Members: 11,572
  • Group Admin: Steven Burda (Twitter: sburda)
  • Demographics:
    • Seniority: Senior – 32%, Entry – 23%, Manager – 15%, Owner – 8%, Director – 5%
    • Location: Milan Area (Italy) – 5%, Bengaluru Area (India) – 4%, Ukraine – 4%, New Delhi Area (India) – 3%, Greater New York City Area – 3%, Mumbai Area (India) – 3%
    • Function: Engineering – 9%, Information Technology – 9%, Consulting 8%, Program and Project Management – 5%, Human Resources – 5%, Sales – 5%

5. Google Apps for Education

If you’re in education, then this group will help you solve challenges that are specific to your sector.

  • Official Description: A forum for the discussion of the needs and challenges unique to education and not found in the business world when it comes to migrating an institution to Google Apps.
  • Group Activity Level: Low
  • Members: 734
  • Group AdminJohn Graber (Twitter: JohnGraber)
  • Demographics:
    • Seniority: Entry – 31%, Senior – 25%, Director – 15%, Manager – 12%, Owner – 6%
    • Location: Greater New York City Area – 4%, Greater Chicago Area – 4%, San Francisco Bay Area – 3%, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area – 3%, Greater Seattle Area – 3%, Greater Boston Area – 3%
    • Function: Education – 41%, Information Technologies – 16%

Note: When selecting groups to feature in this post, we looked for groups that are in English and target US users.

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Hovik Manucharyan is former founder and CEO of Linkgard.


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