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Google sharpens its container-focused cloud products for battle

Google unveiled some major enhancements to its container-focused cloud offerings on Tuesday to take advantage of new open-source developments and …

How to Jump From Cloud to Cloud

In 2010, when Netflix was still early into its shift from DVD rentals to online movies and shows, it started using Amazon.com’s data centers. Video …

All aboard! Google climbs on the OpenStack train

The OpenStack Foundation, which is pushing the adoption of the open-source cloud framework of the same name, now has a big, new member: Google.<p>Google …

Google’s Nearline Cold Data Storage Service Hits General Availability, Adds On-Demand I/O

Earlier this year, Google announced its new low-cost Nearline cold storage service and today, the company is taking it out of beta and making it generally available. Unlike some of its competitors like Amazon Glacier, where accessing data in cold storage can take hours, Nearline promises to make …

Google Cloud Platform

<b>Pros</b><p>Excellent performance. Bills in minute-level increments. Excellent usage spike handling. Excellent internal data center to data center …

Google Is Giving Customers Control Of Cloud Encryption Keys

Google launched “bring your own encryption” keys for use on its Cloud Platform on Tuesday. The move is an effort to provide users of its cloud services with more control of their data security.<p>Google already encrypts all of the data stored on its cloud platform, but it also controls the encryption …

Google Brings Virtual Reality to Schools With Expeditions Pioneer Program

column | Learning Strategies<p>Google Brings Virtual Reality to Schools With Expeditions Pioneer Program<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Sep 28, …

Google Drive for Business boosts data retention features in crowded market

One of the key ways of getting businesses to adopt new technology is to ensure that it meets with all of users' discovery and compliance …

Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google is the latest cloud service provider to rally behind containers, an emerging type of virtualization technology that adherents claim can streamline the process of running workloads in the cloud.<p>Google is now offering a container management service, called the Google Container Engine, for …

Google Dedicates $1M In Research Grants To Keep Google Drive Safe

Google wants you to feel safe and comfy in storing your data with them on all of their properties. One particular product probably has your most important documents — Google Drive.<p>Today, the company announced that it will be dedicating one million dollars next year to fund grants for independent …

First look: Google is taking the fight against Microsoft Office 365 to schools

The goal: Make it a lot more competitive with Microsoft Office 365, which has been a battleground for the two tech giants.<p>First, and probably coolest, of the new features is the new "Research" function in Google Docs for Android, which brings Google search right into the document you're working …

Google's answer to Microsoft Office just got a huge vote of confidence from tech consulting giant Accenture

The terms of the deal were not disclosed but we expect this was a good exit for Cloud Sherpas, which had more than 1,100 employees and had raised more than $63 million in venture investment.<p>Cloud Sherpas helps companies move from traditional software to cloud-only alternatives, and it made its name …

Google Creates New Roadblock For Corporate Data Thieves

Businesses of all sizes dread the thought of data theft.<p>In response, Google said Wednesday that it is adding technology to Gmail that makes it harder …

Google Apps For Work Announces Two Million Paid Customers, Recommended Apps And Inbox Smart Reply

A day after bad news for one of its biggest rivals, Google Apps For Work has launched a recommended apps platform and improved its Inbox app, while announcing that more than 2 million businesses now pay for its program.<p>Timed to Google for Work president Amit Singh’s public talk at Web Summit in …

With 1M paying organizations, Google Drive gets beefed up security

Google says its paying user-base of Drive has crossed one million organizations, which gets new privacy and security features that enterprises will …

It’s Time for Microsoft to Reboot Office

Office 2016 arrives with enough issues to raise the question: Why do we need it at all?<p>I’ve purchased the latest Microsoft Office for every computer I’ve owned. It was a foregone conclusion. Dating back to when Word was white type on a blue screen, I used it so often I could recite the shortcuts. …

Microsoft Office

Google Kubernetes Is an Open-Source Software Hit

By<p>Rachael King<p>Google Inc. has an open-source software hit on its hands.<p>Google has capitalized on the growing popularity of so-called containers, which are standardized building blocks of code that easily can be moved around the Internet and across a broad range of devices. In June 2014, as …

This search engine could help unlock autism’s secrets

Search Engines

Teaching Google to Sell ‘Cloud’ to Companies

Google taps entrepreneur Diane Greene to help win customers for its cloud-computing business<p>Google operates one of the world’s biggest networks of computers. But its business of renting time on those computers to others—a concept known as cloud computing—lags far behind Amazon.com Inc. and …

Soon, Gmail's AI Could Reply to Your Email for You

Ever wished your phone could automatically reply to your email messages?<p>Well, Google just unveiled technology that's at least moving in that …

Artificial Intelligence

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Google's Chromebooks make up half of US classroom devices sold

Google, Microsoft and Apple have been competing for years in the very lucrative education technology market. For the first time, Google has taken a …

Google’s New Autoreply Sounds Great!!!!

On April 1, 2009, Google unveiled Gmail Autopilot, a plug-in that promised to read and generate contextually relevant replies to the messages piling up in users’ inboxes. “As more and more everyday communication takes place over email, lots of people have complained about how hard it is to read and …

Google Plans to Help Companies Pay for the Switch to Google Apps for Work

By<p>Rachael King<p>Google plans to start paying business customers to switch to Google Apps for Work. Employing an offer associated with wireless and long distance companies, the company wants to entice consumers to switch to its productivity suite, which includes email and video services for businesses.<p>…

Google to give away software to Microsoft Office defectors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is escalating an attack on Microsoft's lucrative Office software in an attempt to hit its longtime rival where it will hurt the most.<p>The assault is targeting companies and government agencies paying for Microsoft's suite of word processing, email, calendar, spreadsheet …

3 new Google Docs features enterprises will appreciate

Google this week released a set of new features that merge more of the company's core strengths and other legacy products with the Google for Work …