Any Google customer will know that the search engine giant has its fair share of options to choose from if you're looking for communication services and collaboration apps. Google Docs means that people in a team can collaborate on projects simultaneously, adding notes and comments to files in real-time. Google Hangouts ensures that you always have a way to connect with your colleagues through web chat or instant messaging. There's even Gmail for people who prefer to do their communicating over email.
Austin Startup Week is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited. If you were lucky enough to attend last year's event, which ran between the 9th and 13th of October, you might have happened across a few of more than 100 events designed to help locals and visitors alike discover some of the innovation and resilience that makes up the Startups in this little part of Texas.
Towards the end of 2017, Cisco entered into a partnership with the ever-expanding Google Cloud. The two companies agreed to combine their resources to help joint customers achieve more scalable, versatile, and immersive cloud environments. Importantly, the Cisco and Google partnership will be focused on "hybrid" cloud spaces, allowing customers to build on their existing on-premise data centers with the power of Google and Cisco.
Enterprise communications have transformed drastically in recent years. We've moved from the point of having to install on-premise PBXs and clumsy on-prem VoIP systems into our office environments, to being able to access all the UC&C technology we need on demand through UCaaS providers like RingCentral and 8x8.
Healthcare has always been one of the most complicated verticals for any technology vendor. There's so much to think about, from privacy regulations like HIPAA to patient care and innovation. Of course, despite the complexity of the healthcare space, it's also a market that's packed full of potential, which makes it difficult big movers like Google to ignore.
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.