Google announced Android for Work today, unveiling its new tools and strategy for using Android devices in the workplace.
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- Big Data, Analytics and Virtualization
- Contact Center and Customer Engagement
- Cloud and Data Center
- Cost Models and Total Cost of Ownership
- Enterprise Trusted Advisor
- IT Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Technology
- Mobile and Network Services
- Security, Risk Management, and Compliance Research Initiatives
- Unified Communications and Collaboration
YES! Typically, when we think of enterprise mobility, it’s a very different beast. The majority of announcements in the greater collective of the mobile world are aimed at the consumer side.
Email, the scourge of today’s workforce that keeps millions upon millions from actually getting anything done seems to exist as a necessary evil in the corporate collaboration environment.
Google IaaS Changes Reflect Growing Acceptance of Public Cloud
Google has announced both a 10x increase in the number of virtual machine types it offers through its ComputeEngine Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering (along with a price reduction on the original ones) and a 20% cost drop on cloud storage. More than half of enterprises using IaaS cite savings as the main driver for adoption; by making more kinds of instance available, allowing a closer fit of virtual machine to workload requirements, and by dropping prices, Google hopes to ride that cost-cutting wave to higher market presence.
BTA Bottom Line:
If you are already using IaaS, remember that one thing you are supposed to be able to do is move workloads to where services that meet your needs are cheapest; but when vendors cut prices, don't lose sight of the "meet your needs" part of that formula.