Google boosts its enterprise chops with Apps for Work partnerships

Google Apps for Work continues to forge ahead, with the company revealing Tuesday today that 2 million businesses are now paying to use some part of its online productivity suite.

The service, which includes a business-specific version of Gmail and a version of Google Drive that lets employees work together, competes against established players like Microsoft as well as newcomers like Dropbox and Quip.

Google for Work thriving by dumping the ‘enterprise’

Google Enterprise became Google for Work a year ago. The company opted for the name change because “enterprise is old business,” says Amit Singh, president of the division at Google. Singh reflected on Google for Work’s accomplishments since the rebranding in a blog post.

Google takes another swing at Excel with Sheets update

Google launched an updated version of its Sheets web app for spreadsheet editing, adding new capabilities that could help lure people away from Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft and Google in drive to boost Web app speed to that of native apps


The project, WebAssembly, aims to compile the source code for the programmatic parts of Web applications so they can be processed by the browser more quickly.

Google cloud strategy focuses on analyzing big data

Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that's OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data.

At Google I/O, the Internet of things gets a new OS

Google is moving deeper into the world of the IoT (Internet of Things), announcing a new operating system -- Brillo -- as well as a communications layer at its Google I/O developer conference today.

Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president at Google, took the stage at the company's annual conference to talk about updates to the Android platform, like Android Auto and Android Wear. He then turned his attention to IoT and how Google plans to help users build their own smart homes.

Google launches a service for storing big data

Google finally opens up its speedy BigTable technology for third-party use.


Google has introduced a service for storing large amounts of data online, potentially enabling organizations to execute big data analysis as a cloud service.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader -- Amazon Web Services -- and another clear challenger, Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else.

Solocal Group collabore avec Google et Microsoft pour viser les TPE et PME

Solocal Group (ex-PagesJaunes) signe un accord stratégique avec Google France pour cibler les entreprises. Tout en poursuivant celui entamé avec Microsoft/Bing en 2010. A l’occasion d’une journée dédiée à l’innovation et aux investisseurs, Solocal group (PagesJaunes, Mappy, A Vendre A Louer…) viennent de signer un partenariat stratégique avec Google.

Google France a dix ans : opérations séduction auprès des start-up, des PME et des associations.

La branche française de Google lance sa première campagne institutionnelle et accentue des initiatives pro-numériques pour les entreprises et les associations.

Cela fait dix ans que Google est installé en France.

« Comme moi, la société a dû apprendre pour trouver sa place en France », déclare Nick Leeder, Directeur général de Google France (le manager d’origine australienne est en fonction depuis deux ans).

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