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Google announces intent to acquire XivelyGoogle announces intent to acquire XivelyProduct Management

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:05:00 -0000

Today, Google has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquireXively, a division of LogMeIn, Inc.

By 2020, it’s estimated that about 20 billion connected things will come online, and analytics and data storage in the cloud are now the cornerstone of any successful IoT solution. This acquisition, subject to closing conditions, will complement Google Cloud's effort to provide a fully managed IoT service that easily and securely connects, manages, and ingests data from globally dispersed devices. With the addition of Xively’s robust, enterprise-ready IoT platform, we can accelerate our customers’ timeline from IoT vision to product, as they look to build their connected business.

Through this acquisition,Cloud IoT Core will gain deep IoT technology and engineering expertise, including Xively’s advanced device management, messaging, and dashboard capabilities. Our customers will benefit from Xively’s extensive feature set and flexible device management platform, paired with the security and scale of Google Cloud. With Google Cloud’s deep leadership in data analytics and machine learning, our customers will also be uniquely positioned to build turnkey IoT solutions and focus on business value creation.

We look forward to sharing more details after close—stay tuned!
(image) Google announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn, Inc., to compliment its efforts to provide a fully managed IoT service that easily and securely connects, manages, and ingests data from globally dispersed devices.


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Bringing the power of AMP to GmailBringing the power of AMP to GmailProduct Manager

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:00 -0000

For the past few years, we’ve worked to make mobile pages load faster through an open-source framework called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). AMP started as an effort to help publishers, but as its capabilities have expanded over time, it’s now one of the best ways to build rich webpages. With this came the opportunity to modernize one of the most popular places where people spend their time: email.Today, we’re bringing the power of AMP to email through the Gmail Developer Preview of "AMP for Email." This new spec will be a powerful way for developers to create more engaging, interactive, and actionable email experiences.For example, imagine you could complete tasks directly in email. With AMP for Email, you’ll be able to quickly take actions like submit an RSVP to an event, schedule an appointment, or fill out a questionnaire right from the email message. Many people rely on email for information about flights, events, news, purchases and beyond—more than 270 billion emails are sent each day! AMP for Email will also make it possible for information to easily kept up-to-date, so emails never get stale and the content is accurate when a user looks at it.Companies like Pinterest, Booking.com and Doodle are developing new experiences for consumers using AMP for Email, and we’re excited to see what others will do soon.GmailAMP-Pinterest-01.gifBrowse and save your favorite items in PinterestGMAIL_AMP_Booking_V02.gifView hotel rooms and up-to-date deals on Booking.comGMAIL_AMP_Doodle_V02.gifShare your availability with DoodleThe AMP for Email spec is available today and we’re planning for support in Gmail later this year. To get developer preview access to AMP for email in Gmail, sign up on our site.  By bringing AMP to email, we’re opening up new possibilities for companies to engage with their audiences, and we can’t wait to see what developers will build. Because AMP for Email is an open spec, we look forward to seeing how other email clients will adopt it, too. If you're a developer and curious about implementation details, check out this post to get an idea.[...]We’re bringing the power of AMP to email through the Gmail Developer Preview of AMP for Email—a new way for developers to make emails more interactive and engaging.


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In our genes: How Google Cloud helps the Broad Institute slash the cost of researchIn our genes: How Google Cloud helps the Broad Institute slash the cost of researchProduct Manager

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:00:00 -0000

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the pioneering biomedical and genomics research center, has been a valued collaborator since the early days of Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We helped them move their genomics data storage and analysis from an on-premises data center to the cloud; they helped us make GCP a useful and cost-effective place to conduct some of the most important research that science has to offer.It’s been a privilege to support the Broad in their mission to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies. Today, we’re thrilled to be a part of an important milestone for Broad and the genomics community: On GCP, the cost of running Broad’s GATK Best Practices pipeline has been reduced to a little over $5 per genome.Broad is one of the largest genomic sequencing centers around; on average a human genome goes onto a sequencer every 10 minutes. To date, Broad has processed more than 76,000 genomes, generating 24TB of data per day, and stores more than 36PB of data on GCP.Once genomic data comes off a sequencer, processing and analysis is done in several steps. Those steps are strung together in an automated pipeline called GATK Best Practices.When Broad first brought the GATK Best Practices pipeline to GCP in 2015, the cost to run it was $45. Since then, Broad has steadily brought down the cost by twiddling a variety of GCP knobs and dials to arrive at a 90 percent cost reduction while maintaining (and even improving) the quality of the output. Here’s a sampling of what they did:Task splitting. In Broad’s on-premises environment, disk ate the lion’s share of its computing budget, so it strung together compute tasks so they could be performed by the same machine, minimizing disk access. However, any two tasks could have vastly different compute and memory usage profiles. In the cloud, Broad drove higher utilization and lower costs by appropriately sizing the machines to the task at hand (even though it involved more data transfers between machines). This resulted in a cost savings of approximately 30 percent.Preemptible VMs. Broad’s genomics pipeline is short-lived and fault-tolerant, so it can take advantage of Preemptible VMs without worrying about shutdowns due to demand spikes. Broad programmed the pipeline to use Preemptible VMs, which are 80 percent cheaper than non-preemptible instances, by default. This resulted in an extra 35 percent savings.Persistent Disk provides durable HDD and SSD storage to GCP instances, and allows Broad to match its workloads with appropriately-sized and performant storage. Behold another 15 percent savings.Data streaming. Verily Life Sciences contributed code to the HTSJDK, a library that underlies Broad’s GATK. HTSJDK lets algorithms read data directly from a Google Cloud Storage bucket, so the job requires less disk space. The cost of Broad’s production pipeline is now down to $5!  Most recently, Broad released the open-source version 4.0 of GATK, and researchers of all backgrounds, including those without computational training, can access the GATK Best Practices Pipeline through FireCloud, Broad’s cloud-based analysis portal. The pipeline includes all the cost optimizations that Broad has achieved with its production pipeline, and is ready to run on preloaded example datasets.And while all users can access FireCloud at no cost, cloud providers do charge their own fees for data storage and processing. To help make it easier for more researchers to leverage this critical work, we’re offering a $250 credit per user toward compute and storage costs to the first 1,000 applicants. You can learn more on the FireCloud website.We continue to be amazed by the progress the Broad Institute enables in the field of genomics, and are so happy it chose GCP as its cloud infrastructure partner. Learn more about the GATK Best Practices pipeline by reading the Broad’s blog post.[...]


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New ways to comment on Microsoft files (and more) in Google DriveNew ways to comment on Microsoft files (and more) in Google DriveSoftware Engineer, Google DriveProduct Manager, Google Drive

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0000

Google Drive makes it easy to store and share files in the cloud so you can collaborate securely with your teams and clients while on the go. And we understand that teams work with all kinds of files and tools to get things done. Starting today, we're making it possible to comment directly on more file types including Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images—without having to convert them into Docs, Sheets or Slides.When you're collaborating with an external agency, negotiating a contract with a client or coordinating a sales agreement with a supplier, chances are you're dealing with multiple file formats. With this update, you can now comment on those files in Drive the way you're used to in Google Docs. In the Drive preview pane, comment, assign tasks, or mention coworkers and the people you work can reply back, even if they’re not using G Suite. Let’s say your coworker opens a file on her Windows laptop using MS Word, she will see your comment in the file and can reply right from there.Provide quick feedback on the most popular file formats, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF files, in the Drive preview pane.With commenting in Drive preview, you won’t need to open up other tools to complete tasks. Instead, open Microsoft Office files, like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, in Drive preview and give feedback in comments then get back to work.AODocs, a company that helps enterprises replace their legacy document management applications and automate business processes integrated with Drive, has been testing the new Drive commenting feature for the past few months. As AODocs helps companies transition from legacy systems, they often collaborate across various licensed software.“We frequently use the comments feature in Google Docs and Slides when preparing specification documents, reviewing project proposals and creating marketing materials,” says Stéphane Donzé, chief executive officer and founder of AODocs. “With commenting in Drive Preview feature, we can now extend the same collaboration, review and validation processes to Microsoft Office Applications, images and PDFs.”Collaborate on Excel files—as well as other Microsoft files—all within Google Drive.The ability to comment in Drive preview mode is just one example of interoperability between G Suite and Microsoft Office products. You can also use a Drive plug-in for Outlook to make it easier to insert files stored in Drive to an Outlook email and save incoming attachments to your Drive from Outlook. Our help center has more specifics on how to enable the plug-in for admins.Of course, you can also convert Microsoft Office files into Docs, Sheets or Slides. In Google Drive, right click on an Office file and click Open. Then select Docs, Sheets or Slides. Lastly, you can choose to edit Microsoft files without converting them fully using Office Compatibility Mode (OCM).With G Suite, you can work the way you’re used to working. Get started.[...]Collaborate directly in Google Drive, no matter the file.


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An invitation you’ll want to accept: updates to G Suite meeting room hardwareAn invitation you’ll want to accept: updates to G Suite meeting room hardwareProduct Manager, G SuiteProduct Manager, G Suite

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0000

We’re working closely with customers and industry experts to shape the role of technology in meetings, and we want to make it easy for teams to work together face-to-face, anytime, anywhere. A big part of getting this right is working closely with IT, AV and facilities leaders to understand how we can solve some of their challenges which is why this week, we’re at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) conference in Amsterdam to learn from AV and systems integration experts about how we can help them make meetings easier.Over the past few years, our team has worked diligently to evolve Google Hangouts, create cost-effective, reliable meeting hardware and reimagine how teams brainstorm. Today at ISE, we’re announcing updates to make these meeting solutions even better for enterprises, including:Expanding Jamboard and Hangouts Meet hardware to new countriesAdding AI-powered autodraw to improve your jamsOffering more Hangouts Meet hardware options for larger roomsHere's what's new.Jamboard updates: EU expansion and adding AI-powered AutoDrawBusinesses in North America and the UK are using Jamboard to collaborate, and now teams in Europe can jam together, too. Next month, Jamboard will be available for purchase in eight additional countries: Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, Spain and Finland.Along with expanding Jamboard to new markets, we’re also adding an AI-powered feature called AutoDraw. AutoDraw is a new drawing tool in Jamboard that auto-detects sketches you make and pairs them with images. This gives teams the ability to make their ideas even more visual—whether you’re a creative designer working with clients or even  a teacher working with students.We also recently welcomed the Jamboard app as a core service in G Suite. For everything else Jamboard, check out google.com/jamboard.Hangouts Meet hardware updates: more options for larger roomsFast video meetings are the most effective when they’re available everywhere. Today, we’re also expanding Hangouts Meet hardware—our latest meeting solution—to two additional countries: the Netherlands and Denmark, bringing the total to 14 countries.Until now, the Hangouts Meet hardware kit has consisted of a touchscreen controller, speakermic, ASUS Chromebox and 4K sensor camera, great for capturing small rooms. While this has made it easy for some businesses to collaborate straight out of the box, we want to ensure the kit is scalable to any room size. So today, we’re adding options for larger rooms:A new Hangouts Meet room kit that comes with a Logitech PTZ Pro 2 and accommodates up to 20 people. The camera can capture details with 10x optical zoom, and you can pan and tilt to focus on participants.A standalone Meet speakermic to keep audio quality crisp in bigger rooms. Custom designed and built by Google, the speakermic intelligently reduces echoes and manages background noise. It’s easy to daisy chain up to 5 speakermics together to bring great quality audio to every corner of a room.To learn more about Hangouts Meet hardware, check out our website.And if you’re attending ISE, stop by our booth at B200 in Hall 15.[...]Announcing new regions and updates to Jamboard and Hangouts Meet hardware.


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ICYMI in January: here’s what happened in G SuiteICYMI in January: here’s what happened in G SuiteG Suite Blog Editor

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:00:00 -0000

We’re teeing off a monthly series to help you keep up with G Suite news. Here’s what happened in January.We introduced the security center for G SuiteOrganizations are constantly dealing with security incidents, but with the right tools, IT professionals can focus more on long-term prevention and less on tactical firefighting. This month, we announced the security center for G Suite to help.The security center is a central place for IT administrators to see important security analytics, like usage, as well as insights to help them take action quicker, like if files are shared externally. It also shares best practices from Google on how to improve cyber-safety. G Suite enterprise customers can access a bird’s eye view of their organization’s security all from within the Admin console. Get started.While we’re on the topic of security, enabling and encouraging second-factor (2SV) authentication can help protect your accounts if passwords are compromised. Learn how to easily enable 2SV and enforce its use across your organization.Looking for more security tips? Here’s some guidance to help secure company information in the Admin console and these tips are handy for preventing phishing attempts.→ Jamboard is a core service within G Suite. Welcome to the family!→ Now you can use Hangouts Meet on Android and iOS tablets, and dial in from nine new countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey. This brings the total to 24 countries where Meet is available, with more to come. Learn more.→ We’ve made it easier to search for information within a specific folder in Google Drive. Now you can right click on a folder title in your Drive and select “Search within [title of folder].” Type terms into the search bar and track down your files faster. Here are some more tricks to help you save time searching.→ Everyone should have a “say” in team collaboration, which is why we’re continuously improving our products to be more accessible. This month, we’ve added Braille support in Sheets and a way to magnify your screen in Slides. Check out a full list of accessibility features.Check out the full list of product updates from the month here (PDF version). Until next time.[...]


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Orbitera and MobileIron team up to make it easier to buy and sell apps in the cloudOrbitera and MobileIron team up to make it easier to buy and sell apps in the cloudHead of Commerce PlatformSenior Product Manager

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0000

Now more than ever, businesses are relying on enterprise applications as a critical step towards employee and customer engagement. But this ecosystem of enterprise apps can come with its own challenges. Downloading these apps sometimes means sourcing from multiple locations—not all of them trusted. Most businesses deploy their apps on a variety of devices, but with multiple operating systems and ownership, security and provisioning can be challenging.

At Google Cloud, the aim of our Orbitera commerce platform has always been to build an ecosystem that makes it easier for enterprises to buy and sell apps in the cloud. That’s why we’re thrilled to be working with MobileIron. By combining MobileIron’s security and enterprise mobility management tools with Orbitera, we’re creating one place to deploy, secure, manage and analyze business applications.

Working with MobileIron, our goal is to help businesses more easily and quickly create an integrated marketplace where their authorized customers and partners can access apps and streamline billing, application entitlement and authentication, plus use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for backend compute and storage services.

Through this collaboration, resellers, enterprises, OEMs and ISVs will get a scalable, flexible way to secure management, delivery and mobile app procurement through an integrated platform that supports multiple operating systems and devices.

Here’s a little more on what we’re working on enabling businesses to do:


  • Customize bundles to group services by customer segments

  • Customize branding for both the marketplace and its customers

  • Offer one bill for everything across all of a customer’s devices, data, voice and third-party cloud services on one monthly invoice

  • Secure cloud access to help ensure only trusted users and devices have access to services

  • Analyze usage data to see when apps are being used.

We hope this collaboration simplifies and streamlines enterprise application management for businesses, and helps them unlock additional value for their employees and customers. Sign up to learn moreon our website.

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An easy formula: 5 reasons your business should try Google SheetsAn easy formula: 5 reasons your business should try Google SheetsG Suite Blog Editor

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:00:00 -0000

Import, export, email. Do it again. When it comes to data analysis, it’s easy to fall into routine. But no matter how much of a whiz you are at formulas or pivot tables, superb spreadsheet skills only take you so far if you’re working with multiple versions or outdated datasets.On average, employees spend up to eight hours each week—an entire work day—searching for and consolidating information. What if businesses spent their time applying data insights instead of tracking them down?We designed cloud-based tools, like Google Sheets, to make it easier to quickly organize and analyze information in one place. Here are five reasons why you should try using Sheets.1. Your data always stays up to date.Working in the cloud means your data can easily stay up to date because information is automatically saved as it’s typed. Multiple team members can collaborate in real-time from their phone, tablet or computer (online and offline) and create a single source of truth for projects, like quarterly budgets.Need personalization? No problem. You can look at the same data as your coworkers without disrupting their view, sort information to be in a specific order or hide sheets that you don’t need to see. If you’re worried about others mucking up your data, you can protect cells by setting custom share settings. Plus, you don’t have to worry about version control. You can see changes or revert to previous versions in File > Version History or by clicking on “All Changes Saved in Drive” at the top of your Sheet.2. You can use Google’s artificial intelligence to speed up analysis.Powered by Google’s machine intelligence, Sheets does a lot of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to data analysis. You can ask a question about your data and Sheets will return an answer using natural language processing. Sheets also builds charts, suggests formulas and creates pivot tables for you.Data gurus who want to take analysis a step further can sync Sheets to BigQuery to analyze information against large data sets. Check out this example or this example.3. You can help keep your data secure.  We built security features across G Suite to help you manage your most sensitive business information. Sheets is no exception.Clicking “Share” in the upper righthand corner of your Sheet determines access settings for individual team members, so you stay in control of who can view, edit or comment on your documents. Additional IRM (Information Rights Management) controls allow you to easily disable options to download, copy or print spreadsheets, and you can set expiration dates if you need to suspend access to confidential information. Admins also have the power to restrict file sharing within an organization or to whitelist domains.4. You can work the way you’re used to working.We get it—you need tools that won’t interrupt work processes (especially if you’ve used those processes forever). That’s why we’ve baked in functionality that teams are used to using.Let’s start with functions. You can use hundreds of functions that you’re used to working with, like VLOOKUP, SUMIFS and IPMT. We’ve also created unique-to-Sheets functions to help you crunch numbers in new ways, like: FILTER to quickly organize a spreadsheet according to an input, QUERY to pull specific results out of a central dataset or GOOGLEFINANCE to source data directly from Google Finance. Outside of functions, you can also create pivot tables to analyze your data (or let Sheets do it for you.).What about organization? Color cells using Conditional Formatting, create drop-down lists with Data Validation or freeze headers at the top of your sheet, to make your data presentation-friendly. Once your data is organized, you can visualize it in pie charts, bar charts, line charts—charts galore. Editing on the fly. Sheets is available online a[...]


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Tools for every school: G Suite for Education updatesTools for every school: G Suite for Education updatesDirector of Product Management

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:45:00 -0000

Editor's note:This week our Google for Education team will be joining thousands of educators at the BETT educational technology conference in London. Follow along on The Keyword and Twitter for the latest news and updates.Education is evolving, and G Suite for Education is too. Today, we’re announcing two exciting updates: a new set of free features designed to strengthen security for all G Suite for Education users, as well as a new edition called G Suite Enterprise for Education. The tools in this new edition offer large educational institutions some of the same capabilities used by enterprises to meet their more complex technology needs.New security features coming to G Suite for EducationThese new features will bring valuable security tools to the 80 million teachers and students who rely on G Suite for Education, at no additional cost:Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Drive and Gmail gives admins greater control and visibility in protecting their sensitive school data, and the ability to protect users from accidentally sharing confidential information externally. G Suite’s DLP protections include a library of predefined content detections to make setup easy and advanced capabilities such as OCR recognition of content stored in images. Security key management and enforcement offers an additional layer of security for user accounts by requiring a physical key. Admins can now require their institution to log in using security keys to further secure the organization against phishing attacks. Security Keys plug directly into a laptop or pair with a mobile device using Bluetooth or NFC, instead of receiving a code via text. Admins will also be able to manage the deployment of Security Keys and view usage reports, keeping data security all in one place.Hosted Gmail S/MIMEgives institutions working with sensitive information an option to digitally sign and encrypt emails. It’s easy to manage for administrators and seamless for end users. It also adds verifiable account-level signatures authentication to better protect against email spoofing. And with Hosted S/MIME, incoming encrypted mail still benefits from Gmail’s extensive protections against spam/phishing/malware.Meet G Suite Enterprise for EducationWe’ve heard from dozens of large institutions—from private and public colleges and universities, to school districts across the country— that they want access to more advanced tools to meet their technology needs. Whether it’s advanced data and device controls or enterprise-grade communication capabilities, we are excited to be offering an entirely new solution for these customers. G Suite Enterprise for Education will offer many of the same capabilities available to G Suite business customers in addition to future features geared towards the specific needs of educational institutions.Here’s a closer look at the capabilities available in G Suite Enterprise for Education. Over time, we expect to add more tools that are geared towards the needs of larger institutions:Advanced mobile device managementhelps large organizations enable proactive management of mobile BYOD devices. With new device rules for Mobile Management, G Suite admins can now define custom rules that trigger on device events, like device updates or ownership changes, and have associated actions. Additionally, admins can review audits and reports of activities on these devices, as well as securely managework apps on a user’s device while leaving personal apps under the user’s control. Cloud Searchprovides a unified search experience across G Suite, helping users spend less time searching for information and more time deriving insights. Powered by machine intelligence, Cloud Search surfaces personalized information that helps users stay on top of important work, prepare for upcoming meetings or even suggest files that need atte[...]


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Introducing the security center for G Suite—security analytics and best practices from GoogleIntroducing the security center for G Suite—security analytics and best practices from GoogleProduct Manager, G SuiteGroup Product Manager, G Suite

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0000

We want to make it easy for you to manage your organization’s data security. A big part of this is making sure you and your admins can access a bird’s eye view of your security—and, more importantly, that you can take action based on timely insights.

Today, we’re introducing the security center for G Suite, a tool that brings together security analytics, actionable insights and best practice recommendations from Google to empower you to protect your organization, data and users.

With the security center, key executives and admins can do things like:

1. See a snapshot of important security metrics in one place. 

Get insights into suspicious device activity, visibility into how spam and malware are targeting users within your organization and metrics to demonstrate security effectiveness—all in a unified dashboard.

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2. Stay ahead of potential threats. 

Admins can now examine security analytics to flag threats. For example, your team can have visibility into which users are being targeted by phishing so that you can head off potential attacks, or when Google Drive files trigger DLP rules, you have a heads up to avoid risking data exfiltration.

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3. Reduce risk by adopting security health recommendations.

Security health analyzes your existing security posture and gives you customized advice to secure your users and data. These recommendations cover issues ranging from how your data is stored, to how your files are shared, as well as recommendations on mobility and communications settings.  

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Get started

More than 3.5 million organizations rely on G Suite to collaborate securely. If you’re a G Suite Enterprise customer, you’ll be able to access the security center within the Admin console automatically in the next few days. These instructions can help admins get started and here are some security best practices to keep in mind.

If you’re new to G Suite, learn more about about how you can collaborate, store and communicate securely.

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Cloud AutoML: Making AI accessible to every businessCloud AutoML: Making AI accessible to every businessChief ScientistHead of R&D

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0000

When we both joined Google Cloud just over a year ago, we embarked on a mission to democratize AI. Our goal was to lower the barrier of entry and make AI available to the largest possible community of developers, researchers and businesses.Our Google Cloud AI team has been making good progress towards this goal. In 2017, we introduced Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine, to help developers with machine learning expertise easily build ML models that work on any type of data, of any size. We showed how modern machine learning services, i.e., APIs—including Vision, Speech, NLP, Translation and Dialogflow—could be built upon pre-trained models to bring unmatched scale and speed to business applications. Kaggle, our community of data scientists and ML researchers, has grown to more than one million members. And today, more than 10,000 businesses are using Google Cloud AI services, including companies like Box, Rolls Royce Marine, Kewpie and Ocado.But there’s much more we can do. Currently, only a handful of businesses in the world have access to the talent and budgets needed to fully appreciate the advancements of ML and AI. There’s a very limited number of people that can create advanced machine learning models. And if you’re one of the companies that has access to ML/AI engineers, you still have to manage the time-intensive and complicated process of building your own custom ML model. While Google has offered pre-trained machine learning models via APIs that perform specific tasks, there's still a long road ahead if we want to bring AI to everyone.To close this gap, and to make AI accessible to every business, we’re introducing Cloud AutoML. Cloud AutoML helps businesses with limited ML expertise start building their own high-quality custom models by using advanced techniques like learning2learn and transfer learning from Google. We believe Cloud AutoML will make AI experts even more productive, advance new fields in AI and help less-skilled engineers build powerful AI systems they previously only dreamed of.Our first Cloud AutoML release will be CloudAutoML Vision, a service that makes it faster and easier to create custom ML models for image recognition. Its drag-and-drop interface lets you easily upload images, train and manage models, and then deploy those trained models directly on Google Cloud. Early results using Cloud AutoML Vision to classify popular public datasets likeImageNet andCIFAR have shown more accurate results with fewer misclassifications than generic ML APIs.Here’s a little more on what Cloud AutoML Vision has to offer:Increased accuracy: Cloud AutoML Vision is built on Google’s leading image recognition approaches, includingtransfer learning andneural architecture search technologies. This means you’ll get a more accurate model even if your business has limited machine learning expertise.Faster turnaround time to production-ready models: With Cloud AutoML, you can create a simple model in minutes to pilot your AI-enabled application, or build out a full, production-ready model in as little as a day.Easy to use: AutoML Vision provides a simple graphical user interface that lets you specify data, then turns that data into a high quality model customized for your specific needs.AutoML“Urban Outfitters is constantly looking for new ways to enhance our customers’ shopping experience," says Alan Rosenwinkel, Data Scientist at URBN. "Creating and maintaining a comprehensive set of product attributes is critical to providing our customers relevant product recommendations, accurate search results and helpful product filters; however, manually creating product attributes is arduous and time-consuming. To address this, our team has been evaluating Cloud AutoML to automate the product attribution process by recognizing nu[...]


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Expanding our global infrastructure with new regions and subsea cablesExpanding our global infrastructure with new regions and subsea cablesVP, 24x7

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0000

At Google, we've spent $30 billion improving our infrastructure over three years, and we’re not done yet. From data centers to subsea cables, Google is committed to connecting the world and serving our Cloud customers, and today we’re excited to announce that we’re adding three new submarine cables, and five new regions.We’ll open our Netherlands and Montreal regions in the first quarter of 2018, followed by Los Angeles, Finland, and Hong Kong – with more to come. Then, in 2019 we’ll commission three subsea cables: Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the U.S. to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G), a consortium cable interconnecting major subsea communication hubs in Asia.  Together, these investments further improve our network—the world’s largest—which by some accounts delivers 25% of worldwide internet traffic. Companies like PayPal leverage our network and infrastructure to run their businesses effectively.“At PayPal, we process billions of transactions across the globe, and need to do so securely, instantaneously and economically. As a result, security, networking and infrastructure were key considerations for us when choosing a cloud provider,” said Sri Shivananda, PayPal’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “With Google Cloud, we have access to the world’s largest network, which helps us reach our infrastructure goals and best serve our millions of users.”Figure 1. Diagram shows existing GCP regions and upcoming GCP regionsFigure 2. Diagram shows three new subsea cable investments, expanding capacity to Chile, Asia Pacific and across the AtlanticCurie cableOur investment in the Curie cable (named after renowned scientist Marie Curie) is part of our ongoing commitment to improve global infrastructure. In 2008, we were the first tech company to invest in a subsea cable as a part of a consortium. With Curie, we become the first major non-telecom company to build a private intercontinental cable.By deploying our own private subsea cable, we help improve global connectivity while providing value to our customers. Owning the cable ourselves has some distinct benefits. Since we control the design and construction process, we can fully define the cable’s technical specifications, streamline deployment and deliver service to users and customers faster. Also, once the cable is deployed, we can make routing decisions that optimize for latency and availability.Curie will be the first subsea cable to land in Chile in almost 20 years. Once deployed, Curie will be Chile’s largest single data pipe. It will serve Google users and customers across Latin America.Havfrue cableTo increase capacity and resiliency in our North Atlantic systems, we’re working with Facebook, Aqua Comms and Bulk Infrastructure to build a direct submarine cable system connecting the U.S. to Denmark and Ireland. This cable, called Havfrue (Danish for “mermaid”), will be built by TE SubCom and is expected to come online by the end of 2019. The marine route survey, during which the supplier determines the specific route the cable will take, is already underway.HK-G cableIn the Pacific, we’re working with RTI-C and NEC on the Hong Kong-Guam cable system. Together with Indigo and other existing subsea systems, this cable creates multiple scalable, diverse paths to Australia, increasing our resilience in the Pacific. As a result, customers will experience improved capacity and latency from Australia to major hubs in Asia. It will also increase our network capacity at our new Hong Kong region.Figure 3. A complete list of Google’s subsea cable investments. New cables in this announcement are highlighted yellow. Google subs[...]


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Protecting our Google Cloud customers from new vulnerabilities without impacting performanceProtecting our Google Cloud customers from new vulnerabilities without impacting performanceVP, 24x7

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0000

If you’ve been keeping up on the latest tech news, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the CPU security flaw that Google’s Project Zero disclosed last Wednesday. On Friday, we answered some of your questions and detailed how we are protecting Cloud customers. Today, we’d like to go into even more detail on how we’ve protected Google Cloud products against these speculative execution vulnerabilities, and what we did to make sure our Google Cloud customers saw minimal performance impact from these mitigations.Modern CPUs and operating systems protect programs and users by putting a “wall" around them so that one application, or user, can’t read what’s stored in another application’s memory. These boundaries are enforced by the CPU.But as we disclosed last week, Project Zero discovered techniques that can circumvent these protections in some cases, allowing one application to read the private memory of another, potentially exposing sensitive information.The vulnerabilities come in three variants, each of which must be protected against individually. Variant 1 and Variant 2 have also been referred to as “Spectre.” Variant 3 has been referred to as “Meltdown.” Project Zero described these in technical detail, the Google Security blog described how we’re protecting users across all Google products, and we explained how we’re protecting Google Cloud customers and provided guidance on security best practices for customers who use their own operating systems with Google Cloud services.Surprisingly, these vulnerabilities have been present in most computers for nearly 20 years. Because the vulnerabilities exploit features that are foundational to most modern CPUs—and were previously believed to be secure—they weren’t just hard to find, they were even harder to fix. For months, hundreds of engineers across Google and other companies worked continuously to understand these new vulnerabilities and find mitigations for them.In September, we began deploying solutions for both Variants 1 and 3 to the production infrastructure that underpins all Google products—from Cloud services to Gmail, Search and Drive—and more-refined solutions in October. Thanks to extensive performance tuning work, these protections caused no perceptible impact in our cloud and required no customer downtime in part due to Google Cloud Platform’s Live Migration technology. No GCP customer or internal team has reported any performance degradation.While those solutions addressed Variants 1 and 3, it was clear from the outset that Variant 2 was going to be much harder to mitigate. For several months, it appeared that disabling the vulnerable CPU features would be the only option for protecting all our workloads against Variant 2. While that was certain to work, it would also disable key performance-boosting CPU features, thus slowing down applications considerably.Not only did we see considerable slowdowns for many applications, we also noticed inconsistent performance, since the speed of one application could be impacted by the behavior of other applications running on the same core. Rolling out these mitigations would have negatively impacted many customers.With the performance characteristics uncertain, we started looking for a “moonshot”—a way to mitigate Variant 2 without hardware support. Finally, inspiration struck in the form of “Retpoline”—a novel software binary modification technique that prevents branch-target-injection, created by Paul Turner, a software engineer who is part of our Technical Infrastructure group. With Retpoline, we didn't need to disable speculative execution or other hardware features. Instead, this solution modifies programs to ensure that execution cannot be influen[...]



Reflecting on 2017: a year in review for G SuiteReflecting on 2017: a year in review for G SuiteG Suite Blog Editor

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0000

Before we get into the swing of the new year—which is sure to bring new projects, new teammates and new challenges—let’s take a moment to reflect on highlights from 2017.Here’s a look at what happened in G Suite last year.1. Bringing you the power of Google’s artificial intelligence.Technology continues to change the way we work. This year, we further integrated Google’s artificial intelligence into G Suite so that you can accomplish more in less time. Using machine learning, Gmail suggests email responses. Sheets builds charts, creates pivot tables and suggests formulas. And you can also ask questions in full sentences and get instant answers in Sheets and Cloud Search (in addition to Docs and Slides) thanks to natural language processing.2. Helping businesses secure their data.Protecting sensitive data and assets is a constant challenge that businesses face. Now, using contextual intelligence, Gmail can warn you if you’re responding to someone outside of your company domain. We also extended DLP to Google Drive to make it easier to secure sensitive data and control sharing. Google Vault for Drive helps surface information to support legal and compliance requirements. And we made it easier for you to manage which third-party apps can access your G Suite data.Check out the G Suite website for more information on how you can transform your business to be security-first (or, try passing along these tips to help prevent phishing attempts).3. Going all in on meetings.We spend a lot of time on conference calls—for some, 30 percent of their day is spent in meetings—but meetings don’t often reflect how we actually like to work together. To help teams transform how they collaborate, we created a new Hangouts experience for the enterprise, designed cost-effective hardware built for the meeting room, reimagined the traditional whiteboard and introduced an intelligent communication app. Plus, Google Calendar got a makeover and you can use it on your iPad now.4. Providing enterprise-grade solutions for collaboration and storage.Large enterprises are often drowning in files—files that represent a company’s collective knowledge. Every strategic plan, brainstorm or financial plan is an opportunity to learn more about your business, which is why you need tools to find, organize, understand and act on that knowledge.For years, we’ve been working to ensure that Google Drive meets enterprise needs and last year Google was recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the July 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms. We were also recognized by Forrester as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: for Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) -  Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 report, which published in December.5. Building tools for marketing and sales organizations, even more integrations.We built tools to help marketing and sales organizations create their best work and collaborate effectively, even with other tools that teams rely on. We launched Jamboard, announced a strategic partnership with Salesforce, opened up Gmail to your favorite business apps and integrated Hire with G Suite.These are just some of the ways we’re helping businesses transform the way they work everyday. We’re excited to see what 2018 has to offer.Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any[...]


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Answering your questions about “Meltdown” and “Spectre”Answering your questions about “Meltdown” and “Spectre”Senior Security EngineerOffice of the CTO

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:00:00 -0000

This week, security vulnerabilities dubbed “Spectre” and “Meltdown” made news headlines. On Wednesday, we explained what these vulnerabilities are and how we're protecting you against them.Since then, there's been considerable discussion about what this means for Google Cloud and the industry at large. Today, we’d like to clear up some confusion and highlight several key considerations for our customers.What are “Spectre” and “Meltdown”?Last year, Google’s Project Zero team discovered serious security flaws caused by “speculative execution,” a technique used by most modern processors (CPUs) to optimize performance.Independent researchers separately discovered and named these vulnerabilities “Spectre” and “Meltdown.” Project Zero described three variants of this new class of speculative execution attack. Variant 1 and Variant 2 have been referred to as “Spectre.” Variant 3 has been referred to as “Meltdown.” Most vendors are referring to them by Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures aka “CVE” labels, which are an industry standard way of identifying vulnerabilities.There's no single fix for all three attack variants; each requires protection individually.Here's an overview of each variant:Variant 1 (CVE-2017-5753), “bounds check bypass.” This vulnerability affects specific sequences within compiled applications, which must be addressed on a per-binary basis. This variant is currently the basis for concern around browser attacks, Javascript exploitation and vulnerabilities within individual binaries.Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715), “branch target injection.” This variant may either be fixed by a CPU microcode update from the CPU vendor, or by applying a software protection called “Retpoline” to binaries where concern about information leakage is present. This variant is currently the basis for concern around Cloud Virtualization and “Hypervisor Bypass” concerns that affect entire systems.Variant 3 (CVE-2017-5754), “rogue data cache load.”  This variant is the basis behind the discussion around “KPTI,” or “Kernel Page Table Isolation.” When an attacker already has the ability to run code on a system, they can access memory which they do not have permission to access.For more information on these variants, please read this week’s Google Security post.Am I protected from Spectre and Meltdown?  Google’s engineering teams began working to protect our customers from these vulnerabilities upon our learning of them in June 2017. We applied solutions across the entire suite of Google products, and we collaborated with the industry at large to help protect users across the web.G Suite and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) are updated to protect against all known attack vectors. Some customers may worry that they have not been protected since they were not asked to reboot their instance. Google Cloud is architected in a manner that enables us to update the environment while providing operational continuity for our customers. Via live migrationwe can patch our infrastructure without requiring customers to reboot their instances. Customers who use their own operating systems with Google Cloud services should continue to follow security best practices and apply security updates to their images just as they would for any other operating system vulnerability. We're providing an up-to-date reference on the availability of vendor patches for common operating systems on our GCE Security Bulletin page.I’ve heard that Spectre is nearly impossible to protect against. Is this true?There has been significant concern in particular about “Spectre.” The use of the name “Spectre” to refer to both Var[...]



What Google Cloud, G Suite and Chrome customers need to know about the industry-wide CPU vulnerabilityWhat Google Cloud, G Suite and Chrome customers need to know about the industry-wide CPU vulnerabilityVP, 24x7

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:00:00 -0000

Last year, Google’s Project Zero security team discovered a vulnerability affecting modern microprocessors. Since then, Google engineering teams have been working to protect our customers from the vulnerability across the entire suite of Google products, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP), G Suite applications, and the Google Chrome and Chrome OS products. We also collaborated with hardware and software manufacturers across the industry to help protect their users and the broader web.

All G Suite applications have already been updated to prevent all known attack vectors. G Suite customers and users do not need to take any action to be protected from the vulnerability.

GCP has already been updated to prevent all known vulnerabilities. Google Cloud is architected in a manner that enables us to update the environment while providing operational continuity for our customers. We used our VM Live Migration technology to perform the updates with no user impact, no forced maintenance windows and no required restarts.

Customers who use their own operating systems with GCP services may need to apply additional updates to their images; please refer to the GCP section of the Google Security blog post concerning this vulnerability for additional details. As more updates become available, they will be tracked on the the Compute Engine Security Bulletins page.

Finally, customers using Chrome browser—including for G Suite or GCP—can take advantage of Site Isolation as an additional hardening feature across desktop platforms, including Chrome OS. Customers can turn on Site Isolation for a specific set of websites, or all websites.

The Google Security blog includes more detailed information about this vulnerability and mitigations across all Google products.  

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NCAA teams up with Google CloudNCAA teams up with Google CloudPresident, Global Alliances and Industry Platforms

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:00:00 -0000

Sports have the power to bring friends and family together, unite communities and inspire future generations. That’s why we’re so excited to be partnering with the NCAA® to make Google Cloud its official public cloud provider.

As part of its journey to the cloud, the NCAA is migrating 80+ years of historical and play-by-play data, from 90 championships and 24 sports, to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). To start, the NCAA will tap into decades of historical basketball data usingBigQuery, Cloud Spanner, Datalab, Cloud Machine Learning and Cloud Dataflow, to power the analysis of team and player performance. In partnership with Turner Sports, our team will build a data-driven bracketology competition using historic NCAA data that will be integrated with public datasets, and data captured from live broadcasts. Fans and NCAA members will be able to search, compare and analyze team and player performance, as well as receive near real-time simulations for tournament analysis and forecasting. This will all kick off ahead of March Madness in 2018.

The NCAA also plans to use this data to create analysis workflows to build descriptive, predictive and diagnostic outputs that will help objectively determine and analyze the selection and seeding process across men’s and women’s sports. As part of this collaboration, we’ve also become the official NCAA Cloud Partner, in partnership with Turner Sports and CBS Sports, starting with the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

The mission of the NCAA has long been about serving the needs of schools, their teams and students. We’re proud to support that mission by helping the NCAA use data and machine learning to better engage with its millions of fans, nearly half-million college athletes and more than 19,000 teams. Game on!

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5 ways to improve your hiring process in 20185 ways to improve your hiring process in 2018Senior Product Manager, Google Cloud

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 -0000

Editor’s note: Senior Product Manager Berit Hoffmann leads Hire, a recruiting application Google launched earlier this year. In this post, she shares five ways businesses can improve their hiring process and secure great talent.With 2018 quickly approaching, businesses are evaluating their hiring needs for the new year.According to a recent survey of 2,200 hiring managers, 46 percent of U.S. companies need to hire more people but have issues filling open positions with the right candidates. If your company lacks great hiring processes and tools, it can be easy to make sub-optimal hiring decisions, which can have negative repercussions.We built Hire to help businesses hire the right talent more efficiently, and integrated it with G Suite to help teams collaborate more effectively throughout the process. As your business looks to invest in talent next year, here are five ways to positively impact your hiring outcomes.1. Define the hiring process for each role.Take time to define each stage of the hiring process, and think about if and how the process may need to differ. This will help you better tailor your evaluation of each candidate to company expectations, as well as the qualifications of a particular role.Earlier this year, Google reviewed a subset of its own interview data to discover the optimal number of interviews needed in the hiring process to evaluate whether a candidate is right for Google. Statistical analysis showed that four interviews was enough to predict with 86 percent confidence whether someone should be hired. Of course, every company’s hiring process varies according to size, role or industry—some businesses require double that number of interviews, whereas others may only need one interview.Using Hire to manage your recruiting activities allows you to configure as many hiring process “templates” as you’d like, as well as use different ones for different roles. For example, you might vary the number of interview rounds based on department. Whatever process you define, you can bring all candidate activity and interactions together within Hire. Plus, Hire integrates with G Suite apps, like Gmail and Calendar, to help you coordinate the process.2. Make jobs discoverable on Google Search.For many businesses, sourcing candidates is one of the most time-consuming parts of the hiring process, so Google launched Job Search to help employers better showcase job opportunities in search. Since launching, 60 percent more employers show jobs in search in the United States.Making your open positions discoverable where people are searching is an important part of attracting the best talent. If you use Hire to post a job, the app automatically formats your public job posting so it is discoverable by job seekers in Google search.3. Make sure you get timely feedback from interviewers.The sooner an interviewer provides feedback, the faster your hiring team can reach a decision, which improves the candidate’s experience. To help speed up feedback submissions, some companies like Genius.com use a “silent process” approach. This means interviewers are not allowed to discuss a candidate until they submit written feedback first.Hire supports this “silent process” approach by hiding other people’s feedback from interviewers until they submit their own. We’ve found that this can incentivize employees to submit feedback faster because they want to see what their colleagues said. 63 percent of Hire interviewers leave feedback within 24 hours of an interview and 75 percent do so within 48 hours.4. Make sure their feedback is thoughtful,[...]


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How Scheels uses Chrome to help its sales associates better serve customersHow Scheels uses Chrome to help its sales associates better serve customersComputer Support Specialist Leader

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:00 -0000

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from Becky Torkelson, Computer Support Specialist Leader for Scheels, an employee-owned 27-store chain of sporting goods stores in the Midwest and West. Scheels uses Chrome browser and G Suite to help its 6,000 employees better serve customers and work together efficiently.Whether customers come to Scheels stores to buy running shoes, fishing rods or camping stoves, they talk to associates who know the products inside and out. We hire people who are experts in what they’re selling and who have a passion for sports and outdoor life. They use Chrome browser and G Suite to check email and search for products from Chromebooks right on the sales floor, so they can spend more time serving customers.That’s a big improvement over the days when we had a few PCs, equipped with IBM Notes and Microsoft Office, in the back rooms of each store. Associates and service technicians used the PCs to check email, enter their work hours or look up product specs or inventory for customers—but that meant they had to be away from customers and off the sales floor.Starting in 2015, we bought 100 Chromebooks and 50 Chromeboxes, some of which were used to replace PCs in store departments like service shops. Using Chromebooks, employees in these departments could avoid manual processes that slowed down customer service in the past. With G Suite, Chrome devices and Chrome browser working together, our employees have access to Gmail and inventory records when they work in our back rooms. They can quickly log on and access the applications they need. This means they have more time on the sales floor for face-to-face interaction with customers.Our corporate buyers, who analyze inventory and keep all of our stores stocked with the products we need, use Google Drive to share and update documents for orders instead of trading emails back and forth. We’re also using Google Sites to store employee forms and policy guides for easy downloading—another way people save time.  We use Chrome to customize home pages for employee groups, such as service technicians. As soon as they log in to Chrome, the technicians see the bookmarks they need—they don’t have to jump through hoops to find technical manuals or service requests. Our corporate buyers also see their own bookmarks at login. Since buyers travel from store to store, finding their bookmarks on any computer with Chrome is a big time-saver.Our IT help desk team tells me that they hardly get trouble tickets related to Chrome. There was a very short learning curve when we changed to Chrome, an amazing thing when you consider we had to choose tools for a workforce of 6,000 people. The IT team likes Chrome’s built-in security—they know that malware and antivirus programs are running and updating in the background, so Chrome is doing security monitoring for us.Since Scheels is employee-owned, associates have a stake in our company’s success. They’re excited to talk to customers who want to learn about the best gear for their favorite sports. Chrome and G Suite help those conversations stay focused on customer needs and delivering smart and fast service.[...]


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A look at Team Drives in action at the California Academy of SciencesA look at Team Drives in action at the California Academy of SciencesGoogle for Nonprofits

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:30:00 -0000

Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all wrapped into one. Attracting visitors from all over the world, the California Academy of Sciences aims to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. In addition to biodiversity research and conservation efforts, they offer a large variety of exhibits to educate visitors about wildlife, ecosystems, and the sustainability of our planet.The California Academy of Sciences uses G Suite and other Google products to help employees collaborate, onboard new team members effectively, manage data for science-based animal care, and schedule upcoming physicals and treatments for live animals. Recently, they migrated all their digital data to Team Drives, a G Suite for Nonprofits tool that lets organizations store, search, and access shared content from anywhere. In Team Drives, files belong to the team instead of the individual, so users won’t need to search across siloed folders with varying permissions. Since implementing this change, the California Academy of Sciences has been able to reduce time spent searching for documents, limit duplication of efforts, and collaborate more closely with their team members and other organizations internationally. We spoke with Associate Director of the Steinhart Aquarium (and Google super user), Laurie Patel, who successfully migrated 15 years of digital data to Team Drives in just one evening, to learn more about how they're using the tool.Three endangered African Penguins on exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. The penguin on the left is a juvenile hatched at the Academy as a part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan.Better animal health management through unlimited storageThe initial reasoning behind the transition to Team Drives was unlimited storage. Because of the massive amounts of animal medical data that must be stored, the aquarium team needs space to upload all the PDFs, images, videos, and spreadsheets that they collect. All medical data gets logged, like each animal’s annual physicals, blood work, pictures, weight, and other diagnostics. With 38,000 live animals at the California Academy of Sciences, it’s easy to see how the virtual file cabinet of data in their systems could start to overflow. With Team Drives, Laurie’s team can upload all the images and data they collect so that it’s accessible in one place, all the time—without relying on an individual owner to have sole access. And with Team Drives’ permissions settings, they share and link these folders to the external Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) database. That database connects with zoos and aquariums across the world so researchers can cross-reference each species’ baseline health reports. Being able to upload large files to this database has increased both the California Academy of Sciences’ and the ZIMS accumulated knowledge of medical data to ensure all animals are treated properly and receive the best possible care and enrichment.Everything you need to know is right there in Team Drives. Laurie Patel Associate Director of Steinhart AquariumReal-time updates to support strict protocols for animal safetyCaring for a diverse animal collection in varied habitats, like the four-story Osher Rainforest exhibit or the 212,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef exhibit, requires California Academy of Sciences’ staff to adhere to strict protocols to ensure a consistently high standard of animal care. T[...]


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