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Let’s jam—Jamboard is now availableLet’s jam—Jamboard is now availableSenior Product Manager, G Suite

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Good ideas become great ones when you work together with your teammates. But as teams become increasingly distributed, you need tools that spur visual creativity and collaboration—a way to sketch out ideas, rev on them with colleagues no matter where they may be in the world and make them real. That’s where Jamboard, our cloud-based, collaborative whiteboard, can help. Starting today, Jamboard is available for purchase in the United States. Breaking down creative barriersWe tested Jamboard with enterprise early adopters like Dow Jones, Whirlpool and Pinterest, who shared how Jamboard helped their businesses collaborate more efficiently and bring the power of the cloud into team brainstorms. Shaown Nandi, chief information officer at Dow Jones, saw his teams became more hands-on in creative sessions thanks to Jamboard. “Jamboard breaks down barriers to interactive, visual collaboration across teams everywhere,” said Nandi. “It’s the perfect anchor for a meeting and encourages impromptu, productive sessions. We can easily add any content to the Jamboard to capture great ideas from everyone. We immediately saw the benefits.” Jamboard is the perfect anchor for a meeting. We can easily add content and capture great ideas from everyone. Shaown Nandi Chief Information Officer at Dow Jones We received great suggestions from customers on how to make Jamboard even better, such as adding a greater range of secure Wi-Fi network configurations so it’s easier to jam in different business settings. Customers also confirmed how important high speed touch is when using a digital whiteboard, and we’re using the Nvidia Jetson TX1 embedded computer to make sure Jamboard’s 4K touchscreen delivers a responsive experience. Starting today, you can purchase a Jamboard in three colors: cobalt blue, carmine red and graphite grey. Order Jamboard today You can purchase Jamboard for $4,999 USD, which includes two styluses, an eraser and a wall mount. We’re also running a promotion—if you order on or before September 30, 2017, you’ll receive $300 off of the annual management and support fee for the first year, as well as a discount on the optional rolling stand.Keep in mind that a G Suite plan is required to use Jamboard so that you can access files from Drive, use them in your brainstorms and come back to your work later. Plus, the Jamboard mobile companion apps can be used remotely so you can work on the go. Also, we’re teaming up with BenQ to handle fulfillment, delivery and support. Check out pricing details below. Jamboard is available in the U.S. to start, and will be available for purchase in the U.K. and Canada this summer, with more countries becoming available over time. Contact your Google Cloud sales rep or visit google.com/jamboard to learn more about how you can start jamming with colleagues today.If you’re a current G Suite admin, check out this post for more information. [...]


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AI in the newsroom: What’s happening and what’s next?AI in the newsroom: What’s happening and what’s next?Partnerships Manager

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Bringing people together to discuss the forces shaping journalism is central to our mission at the Google News Lab. Earlier this month, we invited Nick Rockwell, the Chief Technology Officer from the New York Times, and Luca D’Aniello, the Chief Technology Officer at the Associated Press, to Google’s New York office to talk about the future of artificial intelligence in journalism and the challenges and opportunities it presents for newsrooms.The event opened with an overview of the AP's recent report, "The Future of Augmented Journalism: a guide for newsrooms in the age of smart machines,” which was based on interviews with dozens of journalists, technologists, and academics (and compiled with the help of a robot, of course). As early adopters of this technology, the AP highlighted a number of their earlier experiments: This image of a boxing match was captured by one of AP’s AI-powered cameras. Deploying more than a dozen AI-powered robotic cameras at the 2016 Summer Olympics to capture angles not easily available to journalistsUsing Google’s Cloud Vision API to classify and tag photos automatically throughout the reportIncreasing news coverage of quarterly earnings reports from 400 to 4,000 companies using automationThe report also addressed key concerns, including risks associated with unchecked algorithms, potential for workflow disruption, and the growing gap in skill sets.Here are three themes that emerged from the conversation with Rockwell and D’Aniello: 1. AI will increase a news organization's ability to focus on content creationD’Aniello noted that journalists, often “pressed for resources,” are forced to “spend most of their time creating multiple versions of the same content for different outlets.” AI can reduce monotonous tasks like these and allow journalists to to spend more of their time on their core expertise: reporting.For Rockwell, AI could also be leveraged to power new reporting, helping journalists analyze massive data sets to surface untold stories. Rockwell noted that “the big stories will be found in data, and whether we can find them or not will depend on our sophistication using large datasets.” 2. AI can help improve the quality of dialogue online and help organizations better understand their readers' needs. Given the increasing abuse and harassment found in online conversations, many publishers are backing away from allowing comments on articles. For the Times, the Perspective API tool developed by Jigsaw (part of Google’s parent company Alphabet), is creating an opportunity to encourage constructive discussions online by using machine learning to increase the efficiency of comment moderation. Previously, the Times could only moderate comments on 10 percent of articles. The Times aspires to use Perspective to enable commenting on all its articles.The Times is also thinking about using AI to increase the relevance of what they deliver to readers. As Rockwell notes, “Our readers have always looked to us to filter the world, but to do that only through editorial curation is a one-size-fits-all approach. There is a lot we can do to better serve them.” 3. Applying journalistic standards is essential to AI’s successful implementation in newsroomsBoth panelists agreed that the editorial standards that go into creating quality journalism should be applied to AI-fueled journalism. As Francesco Marconi, the author of the AP report, remarked, “Humans make mistakes. Algorithms make mistakes. All the editorial standards should be applied to the technology.”Here are a few approaches we’ve seen for how those standards can be applied to the technology:Pairing up journalists with the tech. At the AP, business journalists trained software to understand how to write an earnings report.Serving as editorial gatekeepers. News editors should play a role in synthesizing and framing the inform[...]


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Build with G SuiteBuild with G SuiteProduct Marketing Manager, G Suite Platform

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Today wraps our annual Google I/O conference. Thousands of developers from around the world gathered to learn about our latest developer products and share best practices, including how to build next-gen business applications using G Suite. In case you need it, here’s a list of the various developer tools you can use to customize app your G Suite experience at your organization.1. Build and deploy custom apps using App Maker App Maker is a low-code, application development tool in G Suite that helps developers quickly build and deploy custom apps securely. It comes with built-in templates, a drag-and-drop UI and point-and-click data modeling. Plus, you can customize your app to connect with a wide range of APIs using Apps Script. App Maker is currently available as part of an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business customers. Learn more. 2. Create seamless integrations with the G Suite APIsSpeaking of APIs, G Suite offers a number of ways for developers to integrate their app with ours and create a seamless experience for users. Here are a few of our favorite G Suite APIs.Try the Sheets API which lets your developers read, write and format data in Sheets. Plus, you can automatically generate and update charts, pivot tables and more.The Slides API helps you access and update presentations programmatically, pulling in data from various sources (including popular third-party apps) and producing polished template-based presentations in a fraction of the time.Leverage the Gmail API to access and organize your Gmail inbox. You can program your application to read and send messages, create filters to automatically label, forward and archive messages, or even update vacation responders.Finally, the Drive API allows you to manage Google Drive files and/or folders as well as leverage new Team Drive features programmatically. Developers can also use the Drive SDK to create Drive-enabled apps that handle custom files.3. Customize your G Suite experience with Add-ons Using Apps Script, G Suite's native JavaScript-based development platform, developers can easily customize their favorite apps like Sheets, Docs, and Forms by adding menu items, sidebars or editing files programmatically directly within these apps. We also recently introduced Gmail Add-ons in developer preview, so that third-party developers can bring the power of their apps directly into Gmail. Better yet, developers need only write their Gmail Add-on once, and it’ll run natively in Gmail on web, Android and iOS right away. Image credit: Intuit and Prosperworks To learn more about how you can integrate and better customize your business applications for G Suite, check out the G Suite Developers blog or the G Suite Developers show. You can also subscribe to the G Suite Developers newsletter for updates.[...]


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Build and train machine learning models on our new Google Cloud TPUsBuild and train machine learning models on our new Google Cloud TPUsGoogle Senior FellowSenior Vice President

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:17:00 +0000

We’re excited to announce that our second-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) are coming to Google Cloud to accelerate a wide range of machine learning workloads, including both training and inference. We call them Cloud TPUs, and they will initially be available via Google Compute Engine.We’ve witnessed extraordinary advances in machine learning (ML) over the past few years. Neural networks have dramatically improved the quality of Google Translate, played a key role in ranking Google Search results and made it more convenient to find the photos you want with Google Photos. Machine learning allowed DeepMind’s AlphaGo program to defeat Lee Sedol, one of the world’s top Go players, and also made it possible for software to generate natural-looking sketches.These breakthroughs required enormous amounts of computation, both to train the underlying machine learning models and to run those models once they’re trained (this is called “inference”). We’ve designed, built and deployed a family of Tensor Processing Units, or TPUs, to allow us to support larger and larger amounts of machine learning computation, first internally and now externally.While our first TPU was designed to run machine learning models quickly and efficiently—to translate a set of sentences or choose the next move in Go—those models still had to be trained separately. Training a machine learning model is even more difficult than running it, and days or weeks of computation on the best available CPUs and GPUs are commonly required to reach state-of-the-art levels of accuracy.Research and engineering teams at Google and elsewhere have made great progress scaling machine learning training using readily-available hardware. However, this wasn’t enough to meet our machine learning needs, so we designed an entirely new machine learning system to eliminate bottlenecks and maximize overall performance. At the heart of this system is the second-generation TPU we're announcing today, which can both train and run machine learning models. Our new Cloud TPU delivers up to 180 teraflops to train and run machine learning models. Each of these new TPU devices delivers up to 180 teraflops of floating-point performance. As powerful as these TPUs are on their own, though, we designed them to work even better together. Each TPU includes a custom high-speed network that allows us to build machine learning supercomputers we call “TPU pods.” A TPU pod contains 64 second-generation TPUs and provides up to 11.5 petaflops to accelerate the training of a single large machine learning model. That’s a lot of computation!Using these TPU pods, we've already seen dramatic improvements in training times. One of our new large-scale translation models used to take a full day to train on 32 of the best commercially-available GPUs—now it trains to the same accuracy in an afternoon using just one eighth of a TPU pod. A “TPU pod” built with 64 second-generation TPUs delivers up to 11.5 petaflops of machine learning acceleration. Introducing Cloud TPUsWe’re bringing our new TPUs to Google Compute Engine as Cloud TPUs, where you can connect them to virtual machines of all shapes and sizes and mix and match them with other types of hardware, including Skylake CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs. You can program these TPUs with TensorFlow, the most popular open-source machine learning framework on GitHub, and we’re introducing high-level APIs, which will make it easier to train machine learning models on CPUs, GPUs or Cloud TPUs with only minimal code changes.With Cloud TPUs, you have the opportunity to integrate state-of-the-art ML acceler[...]


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Save time with Smart Reply in GmailSave time with Smart Reply in GmailSoftware Engineer

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:11:00 +0000

It’s pretty easy to read your emails while you’re on the go, but responding to those emails takes effort. Smart Reply, available in Inbox by Gmail and Allo, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages. The feature already drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile. And starting today, Smart Reply is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS too. 

Smart Reply suggests three responses based on the email you received:

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Once you’ve selected one, you can send it immediately or edit your response starting with the Smart Reply text. Either way, you’re saving time.

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Smart Reply utilizes machine learning to give you better responses the more you use it. So if you're more of a “thanks!” than a “thanks.” person, we'll suggest the response that's, well, more you! If you want to learn about the smarts behind Smart Reply, check out the Google Research Blog.

Smart Reply will roll out globally on Android and iOS in English first, and Spanish will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more languages coming soon!

(image) It’s pretty easy to read your emails while you’re on the go, but responding to those emails takes effort. Smart Reply, coming to Gmail for Android and iOS, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages.


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Delivering on our partnership with SAPDelivering on our partnership with SAPHead of Global Technology Partners

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

At Next ‘17, we announced a new partnership with SAP, focused on integrating our industry-leading cloud solutions with SAP enterprise applications. This week we’re at the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW event in Orlando to talk about the significant progress we’ve made over the last two months. We’re collaborating with SAP to create solutions that can help accelerate the digital transformation for enterprises by combining the power of SAP applications like SAP S/4HANA and the cutting-edge innovation available on Google Cloud in the following areas.SAP on GCPSAP NetWeaver-based applications are now certified on GCPWe’re announcing the certification of SAP NetWeaver technology platform on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which enables customers to run products like SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP Business Suite and SAP Business Warehouse, on GCP.sovanta, a German technology company, is one of the first customers to run SAP S/4HANA on GCP infrastructure to help transform their operations, grow quickly and transition from on-premises to cloud.Expanding the certification of SAP HANA on Google Cloud Platform  We’ve completed the SAP HANA certification for 416GB GCP VMs and another certification for scale-out SAP HANA with four VMs, which enables enterprise customers with ever-growing volumes of business data to scale SAP applications on our cloud infrastructure.Smyths Toys, one of the fastest growing toy retailers in the U.K. and Ireland, depends on the reliability and performance of Google Cloud to run their ecommerce platform powered by SAP Hybris."We chose Google Cloud for the price and performance of the infrastructure and the future-proofing we get with its innovative capabilities, including machine learning and data analytics services. The partnership with Google Cloud and SAP will help us further integrate our business systems and drive efficiency and value for our company," says Rob Wilson, the CTO of Smyths Toys.Availability of SAP Analytics Cloud connector for BigQueryWith the addition of a native connector to BigQuery, it’s easier than ever for joint customers to discover, predict and share meaningful business insights across data in SAP systems and Google BigQuery.Machine learning, data custodian and G SuiteData custodian demos  Google and SAP have collaborated on an innovative approach to address enterprise concerns around data protection and privacy while continuing to offer enterprises the flexibility and power of Google’s cloud platform. In the Google booth, at SAPPHIRE NOW, we have demos showcasing our vision around how enterprises can leverage SAP’s expertise and partnership with Google to gain significantly greater visibility into how their data is managed, accessed and protected on GCP.Machine learning innovationWe’re working together with SAP to build intelligent applications combining SAP’s business process expertise with our machine learning services, such as Google Translate API, Speech APIs, Cloud ML Engine and the open source machine learning framework TensorFlow. To spur innovation, we’ve jointly announced an Intelligent App Challenge. The competition invites SAP and Google ecosystem partners to build applications using SAP HANA, express edition on GCP.G Suite integrationsWe’re continuing to implement our joint vision with SAP around future integrations with key SAP solutions in addition to existing integrations between G Suite and SAP solutions like SAP Anywhere, Concur and BusinessObjects Lumira.For those attending SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW event, stop by the Google Cloud booth, #1153, for additional details and to see demos in action.[...]Latest developments since announcing new partnership with SAP, including SAP NetWeaver applications now certified on GCP and SAP Analytics cloud connector for BigQuery.


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Four reasons your company should use the new Team DrivesFour reasons your company should use the new Team DrivesCustomer Engineer, Google Cloud

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

1. Team Drives makes onboarding new hires easier.

When onboarding new team members, it can take weeks, and sometimes months, before those employees become productive. This may partly be due to having limited access to training materials and project information. With Team Drives, new members get instant access to the right documents, so the time it takes to ramp up is dramatically decreased and they can dive straight into work.

2. Files stay in Team Drives even if team members leave.

Determining file ownership when an employee leaves can be a major pain point for a lot of companies. Files in Team Drives belong to the team instead of an individual, so you no longer have to worry about tracking down and transferring information once an employee leaves. The files stay within Team Drives so that your team can continue to share information and workflows aren’t interrupted.

3. It’s easy to manage and share permissions for employees and admins.

If you’re a large organization, keeping track of your data is critical. You need tools that can help you manage access to ensure that only the right people are sharing information. Team Drives make it easy for employees to manage file access. Team Drives allows you to specialize permissions based on who you’d like to edit, comment, reorganize or delete certain files. By default, all members within Team Drives automatically see the same files regardless of who adds or reorganizes them—cutting back on how many times you have to grant file access to trusted teammates.

Before employees get started using Team Drives, admins can adjust permissions in the G Suite Admin Console, like enabling Team Drives for an entire domain or just specific organizational units. Plus, admins can add or remove members to Team Drives as necessary and easily edit permissions.

4. Team Drives uses machine learning to help you find files. 

There are more than 800 million monthly active users on Drive and trillions of files stored in Drive. Many of these files represent collective knowledge of employees, and having “quick” access to these files is a boon for productivity.

Before, Enterprise Knowledge Management solutions attempted to deliver the right files to employees at the right time, but this required manually tagging documents with metadata—a time-consuming process. Now, you can use Quick Access, a feature in Drive that uses powerful machine learning algorithms to analyze trending topics, team calendars and other contextual information to identify relevant documents and suggest files to users. 

Use this step-by-step guide to get started on Team Drives today.

(image) Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device. Here are some reasons for you to try out Team Drives today.


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#GraciasALosProfes: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day in Mexico#GraciasALosProfes: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day in MexicoMexico Education Program Manager Google For Education in Latin America

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, or Día del Maestro, in Mexico, where 30 GEG (Google Educator Groups) leaders are at the helm of the movement to transform education through technology in Latin America. Our Mexican GEG leaders empower their fellow teachers to harness tech to meet students’ needs. We are amazed at the innovative and inspiring ways these teachers and leaders are building their movement across Mexico—from Guadalajara to Mexico City to Monterrey. In Quéretaro, Nay Belaunzaran thought up an idea to scale the impact of tech across generations by mobilizing children to teach their parents about the internet. Under Nay’s leadership, primary school students prepare classes for their parents about G Suite for Education where the parents learn to jot their thoughts down in Docs, build presentations in Slides, and communicate with teachers through Google Classroom. Galvanizing students to bridge the generational tech literacy gap has made it easier for parents to stay engaged with kids’ schools. Nay connected with fellow teachers from all over Latin America at last year’s Google for Education Certified Innovators Summit in Mexico City. In Tijuana, Gabriela Torres Beltrán has paved the way for dozens of her students to become Google Certified Educators themselves. By building a community of future teachers who keep innovation and technology top of mind, Gabriela is making her mark on the future of education in her community.  “Seeing the smile of satisfaction on their faces as they explore ways to implement technology in class is extremely inspiring,” she shared with an inspired smile of her own. Verónica stays after class on most days, providing extra support for students whose curiosity extends beyond school hours. In Verónica Nuñez Loyo’s classroom in Mexico City, students find themselves at the intersection of traditions of the past and technology of the future. She challenges her middle schoolers not only to research the history of Mexico, but to leverage the internet to share their learnings. Recently, Verónica’s  seventh grade class collaborated to create a multimedia presentation about the Axolotl, an endangered amphibian species endemic to Baja California. Technology was at the heart of the project, whether students were exploring the Náhuatl origin of the word “Axolotl” or investigating how portrayals of this “walking fish” have changed over time. These are three of many educators who work tirelessly to ignite curiosity and give life to the ideas of Mexico’s rising generation. Which teachers inspire you? Today—and everyday—join us in celebrating the educators who dedicate their lives to working with students to create a more connected Latin America. #GraciasALosProfes. [...]Today is Teacher Appreciation Day in Mexico, where Google Educator Group leaders are transforming education through technology in Latin America.


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Bring your idea to life with G SuiteBring your idea to life with G SuiteProduct Marketing Manager, G Suite

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

You know that feeling when you present on a project after working on it for too many months? It’s great. Perhaps the most gratifying part of wrapping a project (besides finally being done), is reflecting on how your idea came to be more than just an idea.For most of us in the workplace, ideas take shape in many forms—and G Suite can help you along the way. Here’s a snapshot of how you can bring an idea to life using G Suite’s intelligent apps:1. You mention an idea to a teammate over lunchSome of our best ideas happen outside the confines of the office. You mention an idea to a teammate in passing and they tell you, “Hey, that’s not a bad thought, but we should meet to flesh this out.”Take your idea to the next level by getting your group together with Find a Time and Find a Room features in Calendar. Find a Time intelligently suggests times that you and teammates are available to meet and books a time for you. Find a Room takes over the hassle of finding an available meeting room. All you have to do is show up and brainstorm. 2. Step into a meeting room and map out your idea Now that you’ve booked a room, you can put more structure behind this “thing” you’re creating with Jamboard—our collaborative, digital whiteboard for sharing ideas in real-time and mapping out your project plan. Check it out: If you used legacy systems in the past, you probably brought documents, sticky notes or other prep materials to a brainstorm. With Jamboard, you securely access all of those files directly in the cloud within your “jam.” Simply use the sticky notes tool, pull information and images from the web, or add files from Docs, Sheets or Slides to your brainstorm directly from Drive.3. Give your brain a rest and come back to your work laterSometimes the best thing you can do for a project is take a break and revisit it with fresh eyes. Jamboard makes this easy because it saves your work directly to Drive. If you’re on the go and want to revisit a file, you can rely on Drive’s Quick Access feature to automatically find files for you. And if you use Team Drives, you can add relevant files to securely share access and edit rights with others that need to weigh in. 4. Make final edits and present your ideaOnce you’ve put the final touches on your “jam,” you can present your work through Hangouts, which integrates seamlessly with Jamboard. Add team members to the Hangout to see your work, and they can even use the Jamboard companion app to make edits from their mobile phones or tablets. For a presentation you really want to polish, you can also import your work from Jamboard into a presentation in Slides. If you don’t like to fuss with formatting, use Explore in Slides, powered by machine intelligence, to make your presentation look top notch. Choose from dozens of design recommendations and apply them instantly with one click. Now you’re ready to sell your idea. 5. Track your progressComing up with the ideas is the fun part. Executing and tracking success is often more difficult. G Suite can help with that, too. Use templates in Sheets to create detailed project trackers or manage employee shift schedules. Sheets can also help you quantify results at the end of your project. Use Explore in Sheets (powered by machine intelligence) to get insights instantly. Just ask questions—in words, not formulas—and get actionable insights from your data. And once you’re finished, create a Form to solicit feedback on how to improve for the next time.Th[...]


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Chrome OS joins forces with VMware to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks in the enterpriseChrome OS joins forces with VMware to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks in the enterpriseDirector of Product Management

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

From using Windows to web to mobile apps, our Chrome OS enterprise customers will now benefit from an extended partnership with VMware, which we announced today at Dell EMC World. The collaboration includes integration with VMware Workspace ONE, allowing customers to easily and securely deploy applications on Chrome OS devices.

Workspace ONE adds to the existing security of Chrome devices, which are designed with security in mind from boot up to shut down. Multiple layers of protection are built in to every Chromebook, ranging from encrypted data and platform storage, a Verified Boot process, sandboxing of all applications and security modules such as TPM chips. With the combined forces of Workspace ONE and Chrome OS, that security extends to virtualized applications to run your business.

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Workers gain access to more work applications through VMware Horizon desktop virtualization along with an added bonus: one click authentication and application management. Workspace ONE on Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices simplifies the secure login process with SSO, or single sign on. Employees can then access the applications they need to get work done through a managed software catalog.

Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware says “We believe the combination of VMware Workspace ONE and Chrome OS will provide increased security and accessibility to applications for customers using the platform. This is just the first step in our collaboration on this platform with more to come.”

IDC estimates that by 2018, 25% of Fortune 500 companies will have IT-supported Chromebooks deployed in their organization thanks to the speed, simplicity and shareability of secure Chromebooks. Find out why and learn more about how Chrome device security combined with simple to manage devices and the new Workspace ONE solution can empower your workforce today.

(image) The collaboration includes integration with VMware Workspace ONE, allowing customers to easily and securely deploy applications on Chrome OS devices.


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Protecting you against phishingProtecting you against phishingDirector, Counter-Abuse Technology, Google

Fri, 05 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

As many email users know, phishing attacks—or emails that impersonate a trusted source to trick users into sharing information—are a pervasive problem. If you use Gmail, you can rest assured that every day, millions of phishing emails are blocked from ever reaching your inbox.This week, we defended against an email phishing campaign that tricked some of our users into inadvertently granting access to their contact information, with the intent to spread more phishing emails. We took quick action to revoke all access granted to the attacker as well as steps to reduce and prevent harm from future variants of this type of attack.Here’s some background to help you understand how the campaign worked, how we addressed it and how you can better protect yourself against attacks. How the campaign worked and how we addressed itVictims of this attack received an email that appeared to be an invite to a Google Doc from one of their contacts. When users clicked the link in the attacker’s email, it directed them to the attacker’s application, which requested access to the user’s account under the false pretense of gaining access to the Google Doc. If the user authorized access to the application (through a mechanism called OAuth), it used the user's contact list to send the same message to more people.Upon detecting this issue, we immediately responded with a combination of automatic and manual actions that ended this campaign within an hour. We removed fake pages and applications, and pushed user-protection updates through Safe Browsing, Gmail, Google Cloud Platform, and other counter-abuse systems. Fewer than 0.1% of our users were affected by this attack, and we have taken steps to re-secure affected accounts. We protect our users from phishing attacks in a number of ways, including:Using machine learning-based detection of spam and phishing messages, which has contributed to 99.9% accuracy in spam detectionProviding Safe Browsing warnings about dangerous links, within Gmail and across more than 2 billion browsersPreventing suspicious account sign-ins through dynamic, risk-based challengesScanning email attachments for malware and other dangerous payloads In addition, we’re taking multiple steps to combat this type of attack in the future, including updating our policies and enforcement on OAuth applications, updating our anti-spam systems to help prevent campaigns like this one, and augmenting monitoring of suspicious third-party apps that request information from our users. How users can protect themselvesWe’re committed to keeping your Google Account safe, and have layers of defense in place to guard against sophisticated attacks of all types, from anti-hijacking systems detecting unusual behavior, to machine learning models that block malicious content, to protection measures in Chrome and through Safe Browsing that guard against visiting suspicious sites. In addition, here are a few ways users can further protect themselves:Take the Google Security Checkup, paying particular attention to any applications or devices you no longer use, as well as any unrecognized devicesPay attention to warnings and alerts that appear in Gmail and other productsReport suspicious emails and other content to Google How G Suite admins can protect their users We’ve separately notified G Suite customers whose users were tricked into granting OAuth access. While no further admin or user action is required for this incident, if you are a G Suite admin, consider the following best practices to generally improve security:Review and verify current OAuth API access by third-parties.Run OAuth Token audit log reports to catch future inadvertent scope grants and set up automated email alerts in the Admin console using the custom alerts feature, or script it with the Repor[...]


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How machine learning in G Suite makes people more productiveHow machine learning in G Suite makes people more productiveProduct Manager

Thu, 04 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Email management, formatting documents, creating expense reports. These are just some of the time-sinks that can affect your productivity at work. At Google, this is referred to as “overhead”—time spent working on tasks that do not directly relate to creative output—and it happens a lot.According to a Google study in 2015, the average worker spends only about 5 percent of his or her time actually coming up with the next big idea. The rest of our time is caught in the quicksand of formatting, tracking, analysis or other mundane tasks. That’s where machine learning can help.Machine learning algorithms observe examples and make predictions based on data. In G Suite, machine learning models make your workday more efficient by taking over menial tasks, like scheduling meetings, or by predicting information you might need and surfacing it for you, like suggesting Docs. Source: Google Data, April 2015 Eliminating spam within Gmail using machine learningOne of the earliest machine learning use cases for G Suite was within Gmail. Historically, Gmail used a rule-based system, which meant our anti-spam team would create new rules to match individual spam patterns. Over a decade of using this process, we improved spam detection accuracy to 99 percent.Starting in 2014, our team augmented this rule-based system to generate rules using machine learning algorithms instead, taking spam detection one step further. Now, we use TensorFlow and other machine learning to continually regenerate the “spam filter,” so the system has learned to predict which emails are most likely junk. Machine learning finds new patterns and adapts far quicker than previous manual systems—it’s a big part of the reason that more than one billion Gmail users avoid spam within their account.See machine learning in your favorite G Suite appsG Suite’s goal is to help teams accomplish more with its intelligent apps, no matter where they are in the world. And chances are, you’ve already seen machine learning integrated into your day-to-day work to do just that.Smart Reply, for example, uses machine learning to generate three natural language responses to an email. So if you find yourself on the road or pressed for time and in need of a quick way to clear your inbox, let Smart Reply do it for you. Explore in Docs, Slides and Sheets uses machine learning to eliminate time spent on mundane tasks, like tracking down documents or information on the web, reformatting presentations or performing calculations within spreadsheets. Quick Access in Drive predicts and suggests files you might need within Drive. Using machine intelligence, Quick Access can predict files based on who you share files with frequently, when relevant meetings occur within your Calendar or if you tend to use files at certain times of the day. To learn more about how machine intelligence can make your life easier, sign up for this free webinar on June 15, 2017, featuring experts from MIT Research, Google and other companies. You can also check out the Big Data and Machine Learning blog or watch this video from Google Cloud Next with Ryan Tabone, director of product management at Google, where he explains more about “overhead.” [...]


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How Google Cloud is transforming European businessHow Google Cloud is transforming European businessVice President, EMEA

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Today, we’re thrilled to welcome more than 4,500 executives, developers, IT managers and partners to our largest European Cloud event, Google Cloud Next London.We started the Google Cloud business in Europe six years ago and it’s been an incredible ride. We’ve had the privilege to partner with the most iconic global organizations as they transform their businesses. Companies including Airbus, Spotify and Philips have turned to Google Cloud to support them on their journey to the cloud. As the event kicks off, we’re sharing a few stories from companies that are using Google Cloud to serve their customers.Modernizing banking with cloud computing, managed data and machine learningHSBC is a 150-year old, global financial institution with more than 4,000 offices in 70+ countries. It has more than $850 billion in risk-weighted assets and holds a central position in global finance. Due to the heavily regulated nature of the banking industry and ongoing security risks, HSBC is working closely with Google Cloud to ensure that its stringent security standards are met and continuously assessed.The bank has identified several use cases for which managed data services and machine learning in the cloud can advance its business. One example involves working with governments and crime agencies to identify criminal activity such as money laundering. Monitoring billions of transactions to identify patterns of fraudulent behavior is an ideal use case for bursty compute power and machine learning. Another example is risk reporting, where the bank must respond to new reporting requirements and handle ever-growing amounts of data to perform more comprehensive credit and risk analysis.It took the bank 130 years before it needed to start measuring data in terabytes, but just a couple of years to get to 15 petabytes—and it expects to add another five petabytes this year. Like many big companies with large IT departments, HSBC started down the path of rolling its own big data stack using technologies such as Hadoop. “To be honest, we’ve found that move challenging,” says David Knott, chief architect at HSBC. It meant the bank had less time to spend on getting value and insight from its data. Instead, HSBC is working with GCP’s managed data services to reduce the complexity and cost of managing this data. Another advantage of doing business in the cloud is an improved security, governance and regulatory posture. There’s no better evidence of this than the banking sector embracing cloud, where security is fundamental to the business. "We must acknowledge that we live in a world with a rapidly evolving threat landscape . . . We’re continually assessing every solution we have and always need to be one step ahead,” says Knott.Increasing retail velocity at scale with open source and agile development  British cosmetics retailer Lush migrated its e-commerce site to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as part of a wider initiative to embrace open source software across its organization. GCP is a standout among the major cloud providers for its support of open source and engagement with the community.Lush also had some big goals around improving its business agility at scale. On Boxing Day, the day after Christmas in the U.K., the company experiences significant traffic spikes, routinely seeing tens of thousands of transactions in a single day. However, a lack of scalability with its former cloud provider meant it was losing out on sales. Lush had to migrate, and it had to do it quickly.Beginning last September, Lush and its partners took just 22 days to migrate[...]


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Google Cloud: Our Commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Google Cloud: Our Commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Director, Security, Trust & PrivacyDirector of Data Protection and Compliance

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant piece of European privacy legislation in the last twenty years.  It replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, strengthening the rights that EU individuals have over their data, seeking to unify data protection laws across Europe.Our users can count on the fact that Google is committed to GDPR compliance across G Suite and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services when the GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018. We'll make important updates to contractual commitments that directly address GDPR requirements. We're also a committed partner in customers’ GDPR compliance efforts. Users can leverage Google Cloud services with confidence understanding the robust data protection capabilities built-in to Google Cloud.Where do we stand?We've worked diligently over the last decade to help our customers directly address EU data protection requirements. These efforts have been critical in our ongoing preparations for the GDPR:Data processing terms: Strong data protection commitments between cloud providers and customers are fundamental to compliance. Our data processing terms for G Suite and Google Cloud Platform clearly articulate our privacy commitments to customers. We've evolved our terms over the years based on feedback from our customers and regulators.  Our terms will be updated for the GDPR as well.Third-party audits and certifications: We offer a number of third-party audits and certifications for G Suite and GCP. We undergo ISO 27001 security audits, and have done so for several years.  In 2016, we introduced two new security and privacy certifications, ISO 27017 for cloud security and ISO 27018 for protection of personally identifiable information in public clouds. These certifications, as well as other third-party audits such as SOC1, SOC2 and SOC3 cover numerous services within Google Cloud.International data transfers: The GDPR, like the Data Protection Directive it will replace, includes provisions on international data transfer mechanisms. To address current EU data protection laws, G Suite and GCP are certified under Privacy Shield. We've also gained confirmation of compliance from European Data Protection Authorities for our model contract clauses, affirming that G Suite and GCP contractual commitments fully meet the requirements to legally frame transfers of data from the EU to the rest of the world, in accordance with the Data Protection Directive.Data export: The GDPR includes certain requirements for the export of personal data. The data you store in Google Cloud is yours. We've included data portability commitments in our data processing terms for several years, and are continually working to enhance the robustness of our data export capabilities.Incident notifications: GDPR contains requirements around breach notifications. G Suite and GCP have provided contractual obligations around incident notification for many years. With hundreds of Google engineers dedicated to security, Google Cloud has and will continue to invest in our security, incident response, threat detection and prevention capabilities.Where do you stand?As a current or future customer of Google Cloud, now is a great time for you to begin preparing for the GDPR.  Consider these tips:Familiarize yourself with the provisions of the new regulation, particularly how they may differ from your current data protection obligations. Be aware that new requirements may require new agreements with service providers or completely new solutions that meet the stringent requirements ahead.Consider creating an updated and precise inventory of personal information that you process (you can use some of our tools like Data Loss Prevention to [...]


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Work hacks from G Suite: make meetings more efficientWork hacks from G Suite: make meetings more efficient Technical Writer, Transformation Gallery, G Suite

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

At work, we spend a lot of time with meetings—from scheduling and hosting them, to following up on tasks after they wrap. In fact, the average technology CEO works 14 hours per day, 300 days per year, and nearly 30% of those hours are spent in meetings. It’s hard to tell how much of that time is actually spent being productive, so this month’s work hacks focus on how to make your meetings more efficient.1. Set up your meeting faster by skipping schedulingCoordinating a meeting time that works for the group can be tedious. Why not have your productivity tools do that for you? Instead of manually coordinating availability for your team, use scheduling tools in Calendar and Hangouts, like Find a Time and the intelligent @meet bot.With Find a Time, you can bypass scheduling and ask Calendar to intelligently suggest times that work for your team, regardless of time zones. Simply go into your Calendar app, enter the names of team members you want to schedule a meeting with and then click the “Find a time” option. Select the time slot that works best and an invitation will automatically be sent.You can also use Find a Room to book a conference room. Within Calendar, click “Add a room” and select the space you want to meet in, and the room will be booked on your behalf. Check it out: Another option is to use the all-new @meet bot, which finds and schedules meetings for your team within Hangouts Chat (now available for G Suite customers through the Early Adopter Program). Simply message @meet and ask it to schedule a time for your team. It sends an invitation and includes a link to Hangouts Meet. That way, when you’re ready to start your meeting, you can join instantly without having to worry about downloads or plugins. 2. Assign work more quickly to your teamYou may remember, in the not-so-distant past, assigning a designated “note taker” during meetings (or maybe you were that person?). The note taker’s job was to collect everyone’s notes, compile and share to-do’s with the team to keep projects on track. Talk about a time sink.You can skip that by using Google Docs, which lets everyone take notes simultaneously. But more importantly, you can move beyond simple recording and dive straight into assigning work. That’s where comments and action items in Docs can help.Thanks to Natural Language Processing (NLP), Docs can intelligently suggest action items. For example, when you type a comment like “Emile to schedule a weekly check-in,” Docs will intelligently suggest Emile as the owner and allow you to assign that task. You can also manually assign action items within comments by mentioning a name and checking the “new action item” box. Notifications are sent to team members on their laptops or mobile devices. Here’s what it looks like: 3. Follow up on and execute action itemsAssigning tasks is the easy part. It’s following up and executing that’s hard. To make it easier, try out Chat, a dynamic communications tool that creates a space for teams to discuss and complete work outside of email or meetings.You can enter Chat, create a room, discuss ideas with coworkers, share relevant files, filter and search previous project discussions (so nothing is ever lost) and accomplish more. Chat is integrated with G Suite tools like Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and more, plus third-party apps are teaming up too, so you can use your favor[...]


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Creating a professional growth culture: 3 lessons from school districtsCreating a professional growth culture: 3 lessons from school districtsProfessional Development Program Manager

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:45:00 +0000

Whether it’s a 3D printer, a language app, or a Chromebook on a student’s desk, technology represents potential. The results can be profound, but learning how to make the most of new tools often requires dedication outside of the standard school day.We spoke with teachers and administrators at Cicero Public School District 99 in Illinois and Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools in Ohio about how they designed technology professional development programs to engage teachers for the long term. Here we share three lessons learned from their experiences building programs that impact educators and students alike.Lesson 1: Incentives help overcome inertiaWhen the Cicero Public School District 99 board set the goal of giving every child access to a Chromebook, professional development for teachers became a top priority. CIO Cao Mac believed any tech rollout was bound to fail unless teachers got the right training. So his team came up with a plan to motivate teachers to get Google Certified—they’d offer them early access to new classroom devices.The district now has 104 Google Certified Educators, and has seen a shift in how teachers use devices in the classroom. Before the training, students used laptops and tablets for activities like math games and music videos. Two months after the Chromebook rollout, the top five sites accessed across the district included Google Classroom, Google Docs and Khan Academy. “Right off the bat, they were no longer using their machines randomly,” Mac says. “Their use was more focused.” Lesson 2: Time is a precious resourceChagrin Falls Exempted Village School District is the first public school district to train all of its teachers to become Google Certified Educators. Administrators say they achieved 100 percent participation by customizing the program around teachers’ schedules.“We made it easy for teachers get certified whenever it was most convenient,” says Nancy Kevern, a technology integration and instructional coach at Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools. “Grouping teachers by grade level helped us emphasize the lessons they would find most useful.”The district also started a committee that works on solutions for fitting professional development into teachers’ busy schedules. They’ve proposed incorporating trainings into the school day—for instance, by delaying student start times. Lesson 3: Community makes a movementCicero Public School District 99 took a grassroots approach to training its teachers. A group of technology resource teachers actively recruited teachers to get certified, leveraging their relationships to build a team of early adopters. This group influenced the rest of the district.“We knew if these ambassadors were on board, their friends would be, too,” Mac says. “Adoption needs to happen teacher by teacher, grade by grade.”This momentum has led Cicero Public School District 99 to extend its 1:1 Chromebook program to grades K-8. None of this would have been possible without support from teachers and the entire district. This isn’t my initiative,” Mac says. “This is the village of Cicero’s initiative. This is ours. Cao Mac CIO at Cicero Public School District 99 Professional development is about more than introducing new tools. By helping educators develop the skills and confidence to grow professionally, school districts are inv[...]


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Google Classroom outside the classroomGoogle Classroom outside the classroomSoftware Engineer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000

Technology makes learning possible anytime, anywhere. Learners aren’t always sitting in a classroom, and educators aren’t always lecturing at a chalkboard. That’s why last month we made Google Classroom available to users without G Suite for Education accounts. Now, using a personal Google account, teachers and learners in many different settings can teach or attend classes, manage assignments, and instantly collaborate.Starting today, users can do more than join classes—they can create them, too. Over the past few weeks, teachers and students have been piloting this new feature, and they’ve already created some great new classes for adult education, hobbies, and after school programs. Below we’ll share some of these classes with you. Teaching virtual adult education classesOn March 27th, educator Tony Vincent tweeted an invitation for a free online class teaching graphic design with Google Drawings. He quickly enrolled 75 enthusiastic educators across the U.S., Australia, Greece, and South Africa. Every week during the six-week class, Vincent would post instructional videos to Classroom. Then students would have a week to post their assignments, so they could get feedback from Vincent and other students. “I didn’t want to just publish a video tutorial and never see the end results. So when I heard that Google Classroom was open for personal accounts, I thought it would be a great place to gather a group of educators to learn, create, and share.” For Vincent, topics has been a key feature. “For a self-paced class like mine,” he says, “I really like the ability to use topics to label announcements, assignments, and questions. This feature will also be incredibly useful after the class concludes as I’ll be able to navigate the archive of posted work, questions, ideas, and inspiration.”In addition, Vincent likes how he can use Classroom to email students weekly summaries and reminders, and how he can refer students to previous posts, because every announcement, assignment, and question in Google Classroom has its own link. “I’m having a blast teaching in Google Classroom,” he says. “I’m seeing enlightening interactions and generous sharing from the educators who make up the class. I truly look forward to checking in on my class several times a day.”Running after school programsLinda Scarth, an elementary school STEM teacher, used Classroom in a Girl Scouts robotics club for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Dubbed the “Turtle Scouts,” the group meets in person once a week. Scarth was inspired to use Classroom when her group found it hard to share ideas and YouTube videos over email. “We needed a better way to share and access resources and to comment and share ideas based on them. And with Classroom, the girls are able to share videos, build ideas, and work collaboratively.” she said. “It really helps facilitate the work we are doing at our meetings and between them too!”Managing school groups Brazilian student Khin Baptista and his classmates at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) created a school club called GameDev Society UFRGS that hosts weekly discussions on topics such as design, art, and programming.Baptista found Classroom when he was looking for an online tool to manage his growing group. “We have limited space available for our group meetings, but we have many more people interested in our activities. Google Classroom allows us to enr[...]


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How British charity Comic Relief processed millions of UK pounds in seven hours on Red Nose DayHow British charity Comic Relief processed millions of UK pounds in seven hours on Red Nose DayDirector, Strategic Technology Partners

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000

When you concentrate two years worth of fundraising into seven hours, every second counts. That’s the reality for Comic Relief, one of the U.K.’s most notable charities. Held every two years, Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day encourages the public to make the world a better place in the easiest way imaginable: by having a great time. For this year’s fundraising event, Comic Relief turned to Google Cloud’s technology partner Pivotal to host its donation-processing systems. The platform also automated management of the underlying cloud infrastructure. Cloud services from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) were used to run Pivotal Cloud Foundry during Red Nose Day. In advance of the 2017 event, the charity was forecasting peaks of several hundred transactions a second for its online donation system. The stakes couldn’t have been higher.We’re happy to report that Comic Relief raised over £73 million (and counting) for its marquee event! We caught up with David Laing, director of software engineering at Pivotal, to discuss running Pivotal Cloud Foundry on GCP for the 2017 event.What kind of scale were you expecting for Red Nose Day?Comic Relief does most of its two-year fundraising cycle in a seven-hour window. The donation system needed to scale with 100% uptime and reliability. It’s your classic elastic, spin-up/spin-down use case for the public cloud.There are more than 14,000 call center reps that take donations via phone. The reps log donation details in the system. We also expected up to 100,000 concurrent web sessions, where individuals donate online. We expected nearly a million donations in all, with up to 300 donations a second.What kind of apps did you run on Pivotal Cloud Foundry?These were cloud-native applications, authored by consultancy Armakuni, in conjunction with Comic Relief. The apps used horizontally scalable, stateless microservices. Capturing donor information and processing their donation immediately is critical. This core availability requirement drove the architecture to have layers upon layers of redundancy. We hosted three independent shards of the full system in different datacenters spread over four countries and two continents, balancing traffic between them using DNS. Each shard then load balanced donations to multiple payment providers. Choosing availability over consistency and an “eventually consistent” architecture like this prepared us to continue to take donations in the event of multiple system failures. An async background process collected all the donation information to a central reporting shard.What was it like working with GCP’s services?At Pivotal, we love the performance and rapid provisioning of Compute Engine. The automated usage discounts on Google Cloud are so refreshing. You don’t need engineers to parse through consumption data to minimize your bill.The load for Comic Relief is highly variable, with major consequences if performance suffers during traffic spikes. Unlike other clouds, GCP load balancers don't require a call to technical support to pre-warm. This saves our cloud admin's time and allows us to survive unexpected load increases. It gives us peace of mind knowing that GCP load balancers are built for scale, and backed up by the largest network of any cloud provider. In our experience, Google Cloud is able to handle traffic spikes that might stress other cloud providers. We used Stackdriver Logging in our weekly capacity tests. We really liked its tight integration with BigQuery and Google Cloud Storage. Having the telemetry data stored in a massively scalable data analysis system helped us to an[...]


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NAB 2017: How AI is remaking HollywoodNAB 2017: How AI is remaking HollywoodPresident, Customer Team

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Greetings from Las Vegas, where the National Association of Broadcasters is having its annual conference. At NAB, 1,700 exhibitors and more than 100,000 attendees take over the Las Vegas Convention Center, representing a dozen industries including TV, movies, radio—and now, virtual reality.And everybody here agrees. This is a big year for media.Media/entertainment and cloud technologies are coming together. This changes the economics of the business, the ways people make and distribute content and how they relate to their audience. As the NAB put it introducing this year’s show, “It’s redesigning the very nature of how we live, work and play.”Large-scale computing systems, next gen software and ubiquitous networks simplify and enable the recording, editing and transmission of content to billions of personal devices. Companies now broadcast more content than ever, in a direct relationship with each audience member. The quality of this relationship relies heavily on the seamlessness and personalization of the experience. The cost benefits and ease of use of the cloud-based model is driving change in all aspects of the business. As president of the customer team at Google Cloud, this is a familiar and exciting story. In media, our customers are seeing cost and time to market reductions of 90 percent or better, with substantial performance improvements, by taking advantage of Google Cloud. Spotify, has seen up to 35x improvement in analytic performance, allowing them to greatly improve their personalization experience. For example, on-premises, their algorithms to identify top tracks took five hours; on BigQuery in Google Cloud it takes eight minutes. Scripps Networks Interactive saw its livestream TV Everywhere video plays grow by 844 percent in 2016.  They use the cloud to not only run their multiscreen video experiences on mobile and connected devices, but also deliver personalized ads targeted to each and every user.What excites me most is not simply that our customers have new ways to create, personalize or monetize their content, or that they have a new level of agility in their business, with storage and network charges below what they're paying just for the real estate where they keep their own servers.These are both important, but most exciting is the way their digital assets are, like all data-rich businesses, coming into the age of artificial intelligence, particularly through machine learning. In the case of media, machine learning allows customers to greatly scale activities that have historically been time-consuming and hard — for example, high quality translation and captioning to make content accessible to more audiences everywhere. It also enables completely new experiences — for example, companies can automatically create and deliver highlight reels of multi-hour sports matches for consumption on mobile devices, and build recommendation systems to ensure that their vast unmonetized long tail of content gets discovered by eager fans.    This isn't science fict[...]


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How LumApps and G Suite keep employees organized and informedHow LumApps and G Suite keep employees organized and informedPartner Marketing Manager, Google Cloud

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0000

This year at Google Cloud Next, we recognized some of our partners for outstanding innovation. One of those partners, LumApps, received the “Solution Innovation of the Year” award for its corporate intranet and social platform for businesses. Deeply integrated with G Suite, LumApps houses resources like corporate news, social communities, employee directories and go-to G Suite apps—like Drive, Calendar or Gmail—all in one place. Check it out:

With LumApps, employees use single sign-on to securely access their corporate information and G Suite apps. Plus, it’s easy to search within the Google tools they use everyday because LumApps uses the power of Google Search to surface the right information when it’s needed.

“Our solution runs on Google Cloud Platform and we really appreciate the performance and scale that Google solutions offer,” says Elie Mélois, chief technology officer of LumApps. “Google's expertise in cloud service made it a clear choice for LumApps, which is why we decided to build on their reliable and powerful platform.”

Companies are using LumApps and G Suite to centralize resources and connect teams throughout their organizations. To learn more about how your business can use LumApps and G Suite, sign up for this free webinar on April 27, 2017 at 1pm ET/10am PT.
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