At sunset, in Austin, Texas, millions of bats come flying, seemingly simultaneously and forever, into the night sky just as our message migrations ascend into Google Cloud. It's a sight to see, as I was blessed to enjoy from the Line Hotel's second floor for The Austin Business Journal's terrific Scale Up Event last week.
As enterprise apps become a more critical component of the modern workforce, Enterprise Apps Administrators have emerged as a crucial member of the workforce. These are the people modern companies trust to keep their communication and collaboration workflow moving naturally.
Security, governance and compliance. These three terms are crucial to businesses of all shapes and sizes today. Without them, you couldn't hope to protect the huge amounts of data that stream through your company every day. The problem is, now that there's so much information out there to work with, organizations are struggling to handle their compliance strategies in a simple and efficient nature.
Google Vault is an application for the Google Apps network that allows today's companies to archive, retain, search, and export an organization's chat messages, emails, and more for compliance purposes. Entirely web-based, Google Vault for mid-market and enterprise customers is included in the "Business" package for Google Cloud. It helps you meet your compliance needs, without asking you to spend huge amounts on initial investments for extra software.
Big data has emerged as a critical component of running a successful company. With the right data, any business can learn more about their target audience, enhance their USP, and even out-perform their competition. In a world where everything appears to be connected, there's more data available for organizations to access than ever before. Of course, before firms can tap into the benefits that this information offers, they need to know how to capture, clean, and analyze their insights. Enter Google Cloud Big Data.
Google was born and raised in the cloud, so you can rest assured that this company knows better than most how important it is to stay secure in an online environment. Every aspect of the GCP is designed with security in mind. In fact, when you tap into the Google architecture for things like collaboration, data storage, and even machine learning, you're accessing the very same security solutions that Google uses to keep itself secure.
It doesn't matter whether you operate in the world of finance, health, or even retail, the chances are that you've already heard of "Big Data". The concept of Big Data refers to any information that would otherwise be too expensive to manage, store, and analyze using traditional monolithic or relational database systems. These systems are frequently inefficient because they're inflexible when it comes to storing unstructured information like text, images, and video.
After an amazing Google Cloud Next and a solid week of rest, it's Go Time for Google Admins and now partners are offering discounts to IT professionals that range from 10%-25% on G Suite Business and Enterprise. All in the name of Security and Privacy.
It's safe to say that the cloud is -the- ultimate technology infrastructure of the future. While there are still plenty of companies out there who maintain their systems on-premise, or in a hybrid environment, the majority of vendors are looking towards the cloud for resilience and ROI. In fact, Gartner market research suggests that by 2020, cloud computing will have emerged as a $383 billion market - and it's easy to see why.
Google's G-Suite currently has around 120 million active users, so it's safe to say that they had an avid audience waiting for announcements from this year's Cloud Next event. During the summit, which took place in San Francisco, Google even claimed that they've managed to onboard another million or so businesses into their productivity suite over the last 12 months.