Transition to Google Workspace


​Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the State of West Virginia has reached a multi-year agreement with Google Cloud to transition 22,000 State employees in the Executive Branch to the digital productivity suite Google Workspace at a projected cost-savings of $11.5 million.

In addition to cost-savings, Google Workspace’s enterprise-grade collaboration and security capabilities will make it easier for State employees to continue to work remotely and securely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These include:
  • Data Loss Prevention: Data Loss Prevention tools in Google Workspace can detect sensitive data contained within emails, stored files, databases, and images, then redact or remove the information before it's unintentionally exposed.
  • Access Control Policies: Based on the “zero trust” security model pioneered by Google, as well as BeyondCorp technologies, Google Workspace’s context-aware Access Control Policies allow system administrators to create granular access applications based on employee identity, IP address, time of day, and more.
  • Advanced video meeting capabilities: Google Meet enables officials to host or join secure video meetings with up to 250 participants, broadcast live streams to as many as 100,000 viewers, and record and save meetings to Google Drive.

Read the press release here​.