HP, Google Offer 'IT in a Box' for SMBs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
Is HP's relationship with Microsoft cooling down?
Tags: Google, software, SMB, Google Apps, IT, HP, hardware
B&N Opens Google Play(ground) to Nook HD Tablets
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 03, 2013
A walled garden no more, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD can now load apps from Google's app marketplace.
Tags: Google Apps, apps, tablets, Barnes & Noble, Nook
Google Apps Challenges Microsoft Office
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
Google's goal is to capture 90 percent of Microsoft's Office business.
Tags: Cloud, software, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Enterprise, Office productivity
No More Free Google Apps for Small Businesses
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 07, 2012
SMBs who have already signed up can continue to use the free service, but new customers will only have paid options.
Tags: cloud computing, SMB, Google Apps
Google Debuts Google+ For Businesses
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 29, 2012
Organizations that use Google Apps can try the new social networking features for free through the end of 2013.
Tags: Google, social networking, Google Apps, Enterprise, businesses, google+
Google Acquires Mobile Productivity Company Quickoffice
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
The acquisition points to increasing competition between Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
Tags: Google, mobile, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, productivity suite, merger and acquistion activity, Quickoffice
Google Apps Achieves ISO 27001 Security Certification
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 30, 2012
The company compares its cloud computing service to "a bank for your data."
Tags: cloud computing, security, Google Apps
Roche to Google App-ify 90,000 Employees
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 17, 2012
The pharmaceutical giant is moving its entire workforce onto Google's cloud platform.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Google Apps
Google Apps Gets Better Mobile Device Management
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 15, 2011
New administrator tools make it easier to handle the consumerization of IT and BYOD policies.
Tags: Google Apps
Google Apps Attracts 3,000 New Businesses a Day
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 08, 2011
Most of the companies using the online services are small and medium-sized businesses.
Tags: cloud computing, Google Apps
Time for Google to Cut Up Its Credit Card?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 20, 2011
Google has money to burn, but as expenses grow and competition gets tougher, maybe burning money isn't such a great idea.
Tags: YouTube, video, Google, Google Apps, mergers and acquisitions
Google Q1 Revenues: Double Digit Growth
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 15, 2011
Mobile searches are up more than 500 percent in the last two years.
Tags: Google, search, Google Apps, Larry Page
Open Source Alternatives to Google
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 07, 2011
Google has a vise-grip on the Web. Are there really open source alternatives to everything it offers?
Tags: open source, Linux, Google, Google Apps, Google Docs
Google's Apps Marketplace Now Has Education Breakout
By David Needle | Article Published January 25, 2011
The new education category is designed to make it easier for administrators, educators and students to find new, relevant applications and courseware.
Tags: Google Apps, apps, education, Google Apps Marketplace, business applications
Cloud Computing: Ten Essential Services
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published January 19, 2011
The leading cloud computing solutions that many companies are leveraging to cut costs and boost efficiency.
Tags: cloud computing, Google Apps, DropBox, hosting, Salesforce CRM
Google Touts 'Industry First' Service Level Agreement for Apps
By David Needle | Article Published January 14, 2011
As part of its new SLA, Google said it is eliminating maintenance time from the agreement as it aims to give its cloud-based enterprise apps dial-tone reliability.
Tags: Google, Cloud, Google Apps, cloud app, SLAs
Google Makes Chrome Browser More Enterprise Friendly
By David Needle | Article Published December 15, 2010
MS Installer will let IT departments easily deploy Chrome alongside other browsers.
Tags: Google, enterprise software, Google Apps, Chrome browser, IE9
Microsoft Joins Group Against Google Acquisition
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 14, 2010
Microsoft has watched from the sidelines in the fight over Google's proposed purchase of software that many companies in the travel industry use for finding flights, but now it's come on to the field.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Google Apps, ITA Software, flight
Microsoft Exec Tweaks Google Over IT Readiness
By David Needle | Article Published December 07, 2010
In the wake of losing a big contract with the U.S. General Services Administration to Google, the head of Microsoft's online services group insists the software giant is still the better IT partner for cloud services.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, GSA
Google Brings New Services to Renamed Google Apps for Business
By David Needle | Article Published November 18, 2010
Web services like Google Voice, Picasa, AdWords and Blogger can now be accessed as part of the Google Apps suite.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Google Apps, apps, business software
House Panel Probes Antitrust Tools in Internet Era
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 17, 2010
House Judiciary members begin an inquiry into whether century-old antitrust law has kept up with Google, Apple and the new Internet economy.
Tags: Google, Google Apps, Internet, antitrust, FTC
Google Wants to Own the Future...by Predicting It!
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 09, 2010
A number of new initiatives give Google - and perhaps users -- a glimpse into the future.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Cloud, Google Apps, Web apps
Google Says Goodbye to Wave
By David Needle | Article Published August 05, 2010
Highly touted collaboration software didn't get the adoption rate Google had hoped.
Tags: Google, Google Apps, google buzz, instant messaging, Wave
Google's Government Deal Shows Cloud Promise, Challenges
By David Needle | Article Published July 27, 2010
"Governments are dying to make transition to the cloud," says Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Tags: cloud computing, Google Apps, Cloud network, government IT, Eric Schmidt
Google Accelerates Chrome Development, Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 23, 2010
Making a faster browser isn't good enough for Google, which also want to release more often and fund more security research, too.
Tags: security, Google, Google Apps, browser, Google Chrome
Analysts: Google Overspending?
By - Reuters | Article Published July 16, 2010
A spending spree that includes a rapid hiring period has some analysts concerned, yet the search giant is clearly in a growth mode.
Tags: Google, Google Apps, IT Jobs/Salary, Google Ad Words, IT hiring
Does IT Need Independent Backup for Google Apps?
By David Needle | Article Published July 15, 2010
New Backify service gives IT, particularly in small to midsize businesses, an option for making sure cloud-based data in Google Apps and social media services are not lost.
Tags: data storage, Google Apps, IT, IT manager, backup
China Gives Google Green Light for Search Engine
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 09, 2010
Long standoff appears to end with Chinese government renewing Google's license to operate its search engine, funneling traffic to Hong Kong to skirt content filters.
Tags: Google, search, China, Google Apps, search engine
Google Rolls Out 16 New Online Apps
By David Needle | Article Published June 15, 2010
The search and online advertising leader's online store now has 16 new applications that integrate with Google's productivity apps.
Tags: cloud computing, Google Apps, cloud service, Microsoft Office, Google Apps Marketplace
Microsoft Office Online Aims at Google
By - Reuters | Article Published May 12, 2010
Microsoft is rolling out its own online versions to keep up with the new class of mobile, web-connected users that have emerged since the last Office upgrade in 2006.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Google Apps, Office, web-based apps
Is Google About to be Lawyered to Death?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 21, 2010
It is possible that a wave of litigation will highlight Google's incredible power to affect the success or failure of not only competitors, but all companies, organizations and people.
Tags: Google, search, Microsoft, Google Apps, search engines
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Talks Up Web-Based Enterprise Apps
By David Needle | Article Published April 13, 2010
Wrapping up a one-day summit for CIOs, Google's CEO explains why the company continues to venture beyond its core search services.
Tags: Microsoft, Chrome OS, Google Apps, netbooks, Atmosphere
Google Overhauls Docs & Spreadsheets
By David Needle | Article Published April 12, 2010
A new, faster, rewritten version of Google's cloud-based apps includes more collaboration features, but users will have to go without the offline feature for now.
Tags: Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Atmosphere, Docs & Spreadsheets
Google to Hold CIO Cloud Computing Confab
By David Needle | Article Published April 09, 2010
Next week's inaugural "Atmosphere" event will bring more than 400 CIOs to the Googleplex to discuss topics related to cloud computing.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, IBM, Google Apps, Salesforce
Google Scrambles to Assure Apps Customers in China
By David Needle | Article Published March 24, 2010
Company says it doesn't host any Google Apps service or user data in mainland China, but is that enough?
Tags: Google, China, Google Apps, censorship, Zoho
Is Google Trying to Out-Microsoft Microsoft?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 17, 2010
Microsoft has the better Office productivity product and the better platform. But with Google's new migration tool and its low, low pricing, the whole office suite space could become really interesting for everybody.
Tags: Microsoft, Google Apps, Google Docs, migration, Microsoft Word
Google Buys DocVerse for Office Collaboration
By David Needle | Article Published March 05, 2010
Two ex-Microsoft vets sell their company to Google, which sees DocVerse as a way to bridge the gap between Office and Google Apps.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, DocVerse
Google Claims Disaster Recovery Edge
By David Needle | Article Published March 04, 2010
The search giant opens up with more details as to just how its cloud-based Google Apps suite recovers from disaster. Can you say "zero loss of data"?
Tags: cloud computing, Google Apps, SAN services, SAN, disaster recovery
Cloud Sherpas Gives Google Apps Better IT Management
By David Needle | Article Published February 24, 2010
After a private beta, Cloud Sherpas is releasing its enhancements to Google Apps as a free public beta that includes several features the company says will appeal to IT administrators and users alike.
Tags: cloud computing, Google Apps, Lotus Notes, AppEngine, SherpaTools