Google is finally making a serious move into the enterprise and cloud spaces; a series of announcements over the last year highlight this new initiative.
Because I already miss Atlanta, this edition of Short Takes focuses on Salesforce and Microsoft, Microsoft’s new AI-focused reorganization, Google’s new enterprise cloud push, Xbox strategy changes, China accuses Samsung of discrimination in Samsung Note 7 recall, and a ton of headline riffs.
As part of a sweeping series of announcements aimed at business customers on Thursday, Google announced that it is rebranding its Google Apps offering as G Suite. But the mission remains the same: Chip away at the popularity of Microsoft’s productivity offerings, in particular Office 365.
Google is continuing to expand its infastracutre to better compete with Amazon and Microsoft; Gartner is starting to recognize the company’s new initiatives and has listed them as a visionary.
Google is spinning up its efforts in the cloud space and will be building out 12 new data centers in the next 18 months to take on Amazon and Microsoft.
Google made performance updates and improvements to its cloud-based container offerings for Docker, Google Container Engine and Google Container Registry.
Google is firing the latest salvo in the form of a host of new updates to a variety of Google Cloud Networking services.
Google launches the Google Cloud Trace to help developers make their cloud apps faster and more efficient. Jeff James explains why this new tool should mean good things for IT pros using cloud services.
Will Google Cloud Platform have what it takes to defeat Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure for the hearts and wallets of IT managers? We interview Google executive Brian Goldfarb to find out what Google thinks of the ongoing IaaS and PaaS battle.
Learn how to enable two-factor authentication for Google Apps and Gmail with this step-by-step tutorial by Jonathan Hassell.
Russell Smith offers up his argument for why the cloud computing competitive advantage means that companies that fail to embrace it could fall behind.
A new report reveals that Microsoft Azure growth is helping Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure as a service offering gain ground against AWS in the cloud services battle.
Trust remains an issue in cloud computing. Will international companies trust cloud platforms powered by U.S. companies? Learn more in this opinion post.