Google Calendar Has Been Completely Revamped for the Web

It’s a total redesign. Here’s what you need to know. Google’s popular online Calendar has received a redesign. The search giant said Tuesday that its Calendar app for desktop computers has been upgraded to resemble its more nimble and aesthetically pleasing counterpart for smartphones. The updated Calendar app seems primarily geared toward customers of Google’s […] Read more »

Famed Architect’s Lawsuit Against Google Just Got Much More Serious

Eli Attia alleges he wasn’t the only one mistreated by the search giant. A long-running lawsuit filed against Google by a prominent architect has just gotten much broader. Last week, the Superior Court of California granted a motion adding racketeering charges to the civil case being pursued against Google by Eli Attia, an expert in […] Read more »

Serverless computing may kill Google Cloud Platform

Google, which has had to claw its way back into cloud relevance in the shadows of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, suddenly finds itself playing catchup again, thanks to the rise of serverless computing. Although Google Cloud Platform still trails AWS and Azure by a considerable margin in general cloud revenue, its strengths in […] Read more »

Google finally gains traction in cloud services

Google has long run a distant third behind Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud services business, but it finally seems to be catching some momentum, if the most recent quarter is an indicator of future trajectory.  During an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google Cloud Platform continues to […] Read more »

Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Scaling a relational database isn’t easy. Scaling a relational database out to multiple replicas and regions over a network while maintaining strong consistency, without sacrificing performance, is really hard. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story) InfoWorld Cloud Computing Read more »

2 useful Google Docs features you probably aren’t using

Google Docs may be known as the “lightweight” word processor, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in advanced productivity features. Even with the once-touted add-ons for Android program apparently in limbo, Google Docs has some handy and easily overlooked options for making your mobile or desktop-based document work a little bit easier. Two such examples […] Read more »

Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises

Google today unveiled a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of Internet of Things devices. The service, Google Cloud IoT Core, is designed to help enterprises, including utilities and transportation agencies, securely connect globally distributed devices to the Google Cloud Platform. There, the data can be centrally managed and integrated […] Read more »

Cloud can ease burden of data protection compliance, Google execs say

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching but with significant resource investment required, many organisations are struggling to meet the May 2018 deadline. According to Google executives, moving data to the cloud will help take some of the pain out of upgrading security practices and data protection standards in line with the […] Read more »

Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company’s ad business

Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue. That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday. Google Cloud Platform is one of the fastest-growing lines of revenue across Alphabet, the parent company that includes Google and other […] Read more »

Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

If you’re trying to do business intelligence (BI) on big data and the capability to handle large number of concurrent queries is a key issue for you, Google BigQuery may well be the way to go, according to a new Business Intelligence Benchmark released Thursday by AtScale, a startup specializing in helping organizations enable BI […] Read more »

Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

If you’re trying to do business intelligence (BI) on big data and the capability to handle large number of concurrent queries is a key issue for you, Google BigQuery may well be the way to go, according to a new Business Intelligence Benchmark released Thursday by AtScale, a startup specializing in helping organizations enable BI […] Read more »

Google is helping to build another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The company announced Wednesday that it is helping to fund a project called Indigo, which will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another. The cable will run for approximately 9,000 […] Read more »

Google April Fool’s jokes for 2017 – graded for additional humor

Tech companies like to get into April Fool’s day – those whimsical titans of capitalism – and nobody gets into it in a bigger way than Google, which rolls out a solid handful of gags every year, some of which are even interactive. This year is no exception, as the search titan deploys its finest […] Read more »

AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced Monday. Reserved Instances allow customers to lock themselves into paying AWS for a certain amount of compute capacity with the company’s […] Read more »

Here’s why Google Cloud support is now priced per person

One of the key messages out of Google Cloud Next last week: The company has gotten serious about serving enterprise customers in a way that meets their needs. A key component of that is a new set of support plans for customers of its cloud platform. Instead of paying one big support fee, businesses will […] Read more »

Google offers new ‘Always Free’ cloud tier to attract users

Google is letting its customers get a taste of its cloud for free, without a time-limited trial. The company quietly launched a new “Always Free” tier on Thursday that lets people use small amounts of its public cloud services without charge, beyond the company’s limited-time trial. The tier includes — among other things — 1 […] Read more »

Google machine learning gains Kaggle and more

Google has already carved out a niche for itself in machine learning with projects like TensorFlow and Google Brain. Now, it’s adding data science provider Kaggle, which runs contests related to machine learning and provides services for data discovery and analysis, to the fold. The company also is moving ahead with other machine learning projects, including […] Read more »

AWS, Microsoft and Google take different paths to the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO — An outage at Amazon Web Services Tuesday rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service provider. Such snafus are rare for AWS so CIOs worry more about the potential for vendors to turn off their service without notice. But CIOs who bet on multiple […] Read more »

AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

An outage at Amazon Web Services Tuesday rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service provider. Such snafus are rare for AWS so CIOs worry more about the potential for vendors to turn off their service without notice. But CIOs who bet on multiple providers often invite […] Read more »

Google cloud debuts Intel’s latest Skylake processors

Google today announced that it is the first IaaS public cloud provider to run the newest version of Intel’s chips, named Skylake. The news comes just months after Google and Intel announced a partnership in November 2016 to co-engineer new processors for the company’s cloud platform. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Battle of the IaaS cloud: […] Read more »

Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

Amazon Web Services is the consensus leader of the IaaS public cloud computing market according to industry watchers, but they credit Microsoft for closing the gap with Azure and say Google with its Cloud Platform has made considerable strides as well. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here […] Read more »

Google Cloud Search helps enterprise users find data quickly

Google is wooing enterprise customers with the forthcoming launch of a service that will let employees find information they need from multiple sources. Cloud Search is a new service that will allow users to find content from their company email, cloud storage and directory. Directory lookup provides users not only with their colleagues’ contact details, […] Read more »

Snap is paying Google $400M a year for cloud services

Over the next five years, the company behind Snapchat will pay Google at least $ 2 billion in cloud bills. On Thursday, Snap revealed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it signed a five-year contract to pay Google at least $ 400 million a year for cloud services. That’s a […] Read more »

Snap is paying Google $400M a year for cloud services

Over the next five years, the company behind Snapchat will pay Google at least US$ 2 billion in cloud bills. On Thursday, Snap revealed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it signed a five-year contract to pay Google at least $ 400 million a year for cloud services. That’s a […] Read more »

Google upgrades G Suite with tools for IT pros

Google today bolstered its G Suite of productivity apps with new controls and tools for IT professionals. G Suite administrators now have more access to control security key enforcement, data control with data loss prevention (DLP) for Google Drive and Gmail, and additional insights by connecting Gmail to BigQuery, Google’s enterprise data warehouse designed to […] Read more »