Follow our 90-day rollout plan to introduce Google Workspace to your users, test services and data migration, and successfully transition your entire organization. Or find a partner to help with your deployment.
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Phase 1: Core IT staff starts using Google Workspace
Set up user accounts and Gmail for your pilot IT staff so they can start using Google Workspace in their daily work. Plan your organization's data migration, mobile, and authentication strategies. And announce the upcoming transition.
- Run a 5-step pilot
- Technical transition guides
- Change management resources
- Legal and compliance resources and tools
Phase 2: Early adopters start using Google Workspace
Create user accounts to route messages for a selection of early adopters (approximately 5% of your users). Migrate their emails, calendars, and contacts to Google Workspace, and set up their mobile devices. Continue to build your organization’s awareness about the transition, and plan your help desk operations.
- Quick Start Guide for small businesses
Have early adopters follow these same setup steps as for a small team.
- Set up a help desk
Phase 3: Go live for the organization
Create Google Workspace accounts for your remaining users. Complete the migration of users’ data. After that, you can route all users' email to Gmail. Finally, prepare your go-live communications, training, and support for users.