It's going to be a Google Gadget Christmas

It is a little known fact that Google is one of the top 5 server manufactures in the world. In fact Google's entire ~$50,000,000,000 business runs on custom hardware, software, networks and data centers. In short, Google is a serious player in the hardware business, they just happen to use it all for themselves. But with a healthy ecosystem, including the likes of Samsung, and the purchase of Motorola Mobility; Google is becoming a very serious player in the consumer hardware business. In fact, only Apple can match Google's device offerings. We thought it would be fun to review Google's current lineup.
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Android in the Enterprise

Like the widely successful iPhone and iPad devices running iOS, Android has presented the enterprise with a number of deployment challenges. Android's development cycle has been extremely fast-paced. Like the rest of the Google Apps suite, and unlike the still unavailable Office365, Google releases new features into Android all the time. Google's added some great Enterprise features to Android over the past year and, fittingly given the Gartner research, released additional features today.
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What else can Google offer Kansas City?

Google has much more to offer Kansas City than ultra high-speed broadband. It's time we take them up on their offer. Google executives believe Kansas City has a great deal of potential. Let's prove them right!
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Thoughts on Google's Management Changes

This is also important to note because Google Apps has much more in common with AdWords and Google.com than it does Office or Exchange Server. Google.com and Adwords run on MapReduce, BigTable, and Google File System - in 2010 Google made massive investments in infrastructure to support these systems. Google.com and Adwords are not the only SaaS applications that run on these systems. Google Apps also runs on MapReduce, BigTable and Google File System. This is the benefit of having an actual cloud computing infrastructure rather than just television commercials.
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The power is out! Oh no, we use Cloud Computing for all our Apps.

Apparently the power is out for a large area in North Kansas City. Good thing I just moved into an office with a bigger window and it's sunny. With the natural light I wouldn't even have noticed the outage had it not been for my Internet connection. "What if the power goes out" is a common refrain from cloud computing critics.
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