Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Google Geo for Good Summit Presentation on the WorldPop Project

We are proud to share a recent presentation given by Nirav Patel, one of Dito's lead Google Maps & Imagery specialists, at the 2014 Google Geo for Good Summit.

Nirav speaks about "providing open-access to high resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions” for the WorldPop Project.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chromebooks for Work - Hangout on Air today

The Chrome team is hosting a Hangout on Air today, October 29th at 1:30pm EDT 10:30am PDT. Google’s product team is getting together to share new Chromebook for Work features and technology, and to answer questions in real time by both the Google Product Team and Costco, an existing customer.

RSVP for the Hangout on Air on Wednesday, October 29th if you would like to see how Chromebooks for Work can transform your workplace on the Chrome principles of speed, simplicity, and security.

  • 10:30-10:50: Introduce the latest features and pricing with Chrome for Work solutions
  • 10:50-11:00: Hear from Costco about their transition to Chrome for Work and ROI benefits
  • 11:00-end: Q&A

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dito Expands its Google Maps for Work Capabilities with High Resolution Google Imagery

Manassas, VA (October 20, 2014) - Dito, a Google for Work Premier Partner, announces the new availability of high resolution aerial imagery for sale as part of the recently expanded Google Maps for Work offering. This adds to the geospatial capabilities Dito is now able to offer its customers, allowing the incorporation of high resolution imagery into their applications for further analysis, better visualization, and more intelligent decision-making.

“Dito is extremely excited to enhance it's Google Maps for Work solutions by reselling Google Imagery to clients. It complements our existing Maps for Work solutions and allows us to bring more value to our clients,” states Dan McNelis, CEO of Dito. “Google continues to innovate in its delivery of GIS and remote sensing data, and we are pleased to represent and support the growing Google Maps for Work portfolio.”

Google Imagery is stored and delivered through its cloud infrastructure to allow the most accurate, up-to-date aerial imagery of the continental US to be easily integrated with customer solutions that support industry-standard web services, displayed on web and mobile applications through Google Maps API, or layered within Google Earth. The imagery is very competitively priced, and with approximately six-inch resolution across most of the United States, will become a go-to resource for detailed mapping applications of all kinds.
With dedicated GIS engineers with extensive expertise in remote sensing data analysis and integration, Dito is exceptionally positioned to support all your imagery and mapping requirements.

Contact us to request a quote or learn more about the new Google Imagery product.

About Dito

Dito is a Google for Work Premier Partner, providing sales, development, change management, and ongoing support to enterprises interested in leveraging Google’s expanding cloud-based infrastructure to transform and scale their business. Focused exclusively around the Google for Work product lines, Dito has developed deep expertise and experience deploying customers across all major verticals and legacy systems. As one of the original Google Apps Authorized Resellers, Dito has been helping companies “Go Google” since 2008. Learn more at

Friday, October 10, 2014

October Pro Tip: Restore Deleted Gmail Data

Being a Google Apps Admin certainly has it’s advantages, such as being able to restore deleted Drive content for people in your organization. The Admin console just keeps getting even better. In this month’s Pro Tip, we will show you how to restore Drive files or Gmail messages that were accidently permanently deleted for one or more users during a specified date range. No more worrying that if a person accidentally deleted important data, that it’s gone for good.

Note: Before you follow the below steps to restore the users data, make sure the item is not in the Trash. These steps only need to be completed if the user or system has emptied the trash.

Individual Users
  • To restore an individual user’s data, first log into the Admin console.
  • Next, click Users.
  • Select the individual’s name. You also can search for the user in the search box
  • Click the Restore Data Icon.
  • Select the date range for the data you want to restore. Click on the type of data you want to restore: Drive or Gmail. Then select Restore data.
  • On the status screen, click Close.

Multiple Users
  • To restore multiple users’ data first log into the Admin console.
  • Next, click Users.
  • Check the box to the left of the name for each user whose data you want to restore. You can check up to 10 boxes. Then click the Restore Data Icon.
  • Select the date range for the data you want to restore. Click on the type of data you want to restore: Drive or Gmail. Then select Restore data.
  • On the status screen, click Close.
Note: To make sure you have successfully restored the items check the user’s Drive folder or Gmail inbox. It can take up to a hour for the restored files or messages to appear.

Use this month’s Pro Tip to save the day anytime a user/users accidentally deletes their data. You can restore data up to 25 days old. Keep in mind, if a user provides others with access to any deleted Drive item, when it is restored the access is not restored. If you enjoyed this post, please +1 or share with others who may find it useful. Feel free to also add your questions or comments below.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Google for Work: Atmosphere Live

Join Google and industry innovators at our biggest livecast experience for work.

Additional sessions:

Register to join us on October 1, 2014, for our interactive live stream.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Classic Google Drive vs. the New Drive: What's Different?

If you make the switch from the classic Google Drive to the new Drive experience, you'll find that in addition to the visual enhancements to the interface, there are many other updates to become acquainted with in the new Drive. After becoming more familiar with using the new Drive, it's easy to notice improvements in the ability to locate, organize and take action on files.

In this blog post, we will review some of the differences between the classic and the new Drive in a web browser.

Shared with me is Incoming

In classic Drive, you can click on Shared with me in the left side panel to view files that others have invited you to access. 

In the new Drive, you can click on Incoming in the left to see a list of files that have been shared with you. This list indicates the owner of the file, share date, file name and location (if Added to My Drive).

When you hover over a file in Incoming, you'll see three icons appear in the right side: Download, Add to My Drive and More actions (share, star, etc.).

Checkboxes are gone

In classic Drive, selecting files or folders is done by clicking the checkbox next to their title.

To select an item in the new Drive, you can simply click on the file or folder to select it. A selected item will be highlighted in blue in the new Drive. To select multiple files or folders, you can hold down the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) key as you click on them. You can drag & drop files into folders to quickly organize them, and double click to open files or folder in the new Drive.

After selecting a file, it is highlighted in blue and various icons are displayed above the contents of Drive: Show link, Share, Preview, Remove and More Actions (Open with, Move to, etc.).


Tip: Right-click on a file or folder to see a menu of actions to take on the item(s) you selected.

Stars are hidden

In classic Drive, starring a file or folder is done with one click on the star located next to its title.

It takes a few more clicks to star a file in the new Drive, but there are two ways to star your important files or folders. You can either right-click on the file and choose Add star from the list, or, select the file and choose Add star from the More actions button located above your file list. If the file you selected is already starred, you will see the Remove star option instead.

Enable Offline in Settings

In classic Drive, enabling offline access and viewing work without an internet connection is done from the Offline point of view in the left side panel.

In the new Drive, you can turn on offline access after clicking the gear icon and choosing Settings. Simply check the box in the Offline section to sync your files to your computer so they are available for viewing and/or editing without an internet connection. Check out this Google Support article to learn more about offline access.

Tip: For privacy and security reasons, do not enable Offline on a shared or public computer.

Upload and Create from one menu

In classic Drive, there are separate buttons for creating new documents and manually uploading new files.

In the new Drive, those two buttons are consolidated into one NEW button. To manually upload a file or folder in the new Drive, you can click on the red New button and choose File upload or Folder upload from the menu. The New button is also your go-to for creating new folders, as well as new Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Drawings.

Sort Options icon

In the classic Drive, the options for sorting your files different ways are available after clicking the down-arrow shown in the second and third column headers of the file list.

The new Drive features a new Sort options icon in the top, right corner, where you can choose to sort by Last modified, Last edited by me, Last opened by me or Name.

Tip: Click on the Name column header to sort files alphabetically with your folders listed first.

Experience the new Drive

Now that you understand what's different in the new Drive, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and click on the gear icon and select Experience the new Drive.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Using Send As for Android and iOS Devices

Gmail lets you send messages with another one of your email addresses listed as the sender instead of your primary Gmail address. This feature helps you manage multiple accounts from the Gmail interface, as well as from your Android and iOS devices. The only key is you have to own the other address. This makes sending mail much easier, eliminating the need to be logged in to both accounts. To set “Send As” feature up using the web interface, follow the instructions below:

Click the Gear and then Settings.

From the tabs across the top, select Accounts and Import, and then Add another email address you own.

A pop up will appear. If needed, you can edit the name that will appear to recipients as the sender of the message. Next, enter the email address you own and click Next Step.

Next, select Send Verification.

A verification code will then be sent to the specified email address. From there you can either click the link in the email received, or enter the verification code into the window and select Verify.

Once you have verified the account, you will be able to send mail from either account. To access this using Gmail from a web browser, click Compose, and then click the drop down in the From field. Now you can select which email address you want to send that message from.

Now that you have seen how to set up “Send mail as” from your Gmail account, you can also use this great feature from your Android or iOS devices. Note: The following instructions apply to Google Apps customers who have set up their mobile devices using the following instructions available in the Google Apps Help Center:
Set up your Android for Google Apps
Set up Google Sync with your iOS device

On an Android device, click on the From field and select the email address you would like to send from.

On an iOS device click the Cc/Bcc, From: field.

Once you have expanded the field to see To, Cc, Bcc, and From, click the From field one last time to bring up your email choices. Then, click on the email address you wish to send from.

This feature will make anyones work day simpler that has to manage multiple emails. Forget about switching from account to account, and send your emails from the same compose window. If you enjoyed this post, please +1 or share with others who may find it useful. Feel free to also add your questions or comments below.