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d. Working together

As a platform, G Suite (Google Apps) offers a full suite of products ("apps") that are enabling our members to collaborate and connect in ways previous platforms (such as the recently retired JARMail system and Wycliffe USA's Microsoft Exchange system) did not.  Just the ability to use Google Drive's "Share" is dynamically increasing the interaction, productivity and cooperation of members across the globe.

Of further benefit, the ability to offer users accounts with much larger storage limits (30 BG) removes the burden of daily managing (removing) content that was much easier to access and share from an online account.

We are also providing a corporate wide Global Address Book (Google's "Directory" found in Contacts) so that anyone with an account can connect with other members.

On the flip side, because of a decision to segregate Wycliffe USA, SIL and Wycliffe Global Alliance accounts into three separate instances (Google domains), there are now, in a sense, 3 global email teams cooperatively managing our member Google Apps accounts.
  • Wycliffe USA - an Orlando, FL (USA) based team, available at google_admin@wycliffe.org
  • SIL - a GTIS team based in Waxhaw, NC (USA), available at google_admin@sil.org
  • Wycliffe Global Alliance - a small team based at several international locations, with support available at google_admin@wycliffe.net
Each team has agreed to perform many of the same maintenance functions for any account though there are some tasks that you may require that will be directed to the specific team for your organization (Wycliffe USA, SIL, Wycliffe Global Alliance).  If in doubt, feel free to contact the SIL Google Admin team who will connect you to the right support person.