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.
Big news in technology last week with the announcement that Google will make its largest acquisition in company history with the purchase of Motorola Mobility.
There are many questions about why Google may be making such a move. The short answer? Patents.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The information you need, right when you need it! Use the power of Google to search across your company’s content. From Gmail and Drive to Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, and more, Google Cloud Search answers your questions and delivers relevant suggestions to help you throughout the day.
If your employees are leveraging Dropbox to get work done, you should give them Dropbox. More importantly, you should control Dropbox in the same way the firm manages other technologies - email, calendaring, the phone system, laptops, project management, Word, etc.
Umzuzu is a small, bootstrapped firm in the Kansas City area. Certainly year 11 is much easier than year 1, but we never forget our roots. We understand the desire and value of the DIY projects. They can often save money, especially initially. But as we all know, DIY projects can be surprisingly complex!