Google and VMware advance plans for the death of the desktop. No question about it, the PC is taking a backseat to mobile tech in both the consumer and business worlds. But some companies can't part completely with Windows because of issues like legacy apps or existing workflows.
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Users will see a list of actions taken by colleagues on their files and folders. Google took another step toward giving its Apps suite an ESN (enterprise social networking) component with the new activity stream feature for the Drive cloud storage piece.
Google said in a blog post that Drive's activity stream is "a single, easy-to-view place to review every action taken on your files and folders."
The City of Boston has moved every city employee, including those working in police, education and transportation, away from Microsoft Exchange and into the cloud with Google Apps.
Following a review of the market in 2013, the city initiated a RFP (tender) process that attracted bids from both Microsoft and Google's cloud teams. However, a selection committee composed of members from the City IT organisation, Boston Police and Boston Public Schools unanimously chose Google Apps.
Google has added some new privacy controls to Google+ to give business users a more secure way to share sensitive information on the social network.
On Tuesday the company added "restricted communities" to Google+, as a way to have conversations on the social network but with privacy-aware controls. Users can decide whether to open the community to everyone at their company, or open only on an invite basis.
Google has launched a new tool that connects people with experts over live interactive video for free or paid advice, while adding a revenue stream for the company in the form of transaction fees from providers.
People can choose help from others, instant or scheduled, on the new Helpout service based on their qualifications, availability, price, ratings and reviews.
Whirlpool, grand fabricant et distributeur d’électroménager, vient d’adopter les solutions Google apps for Business. L’objectif est d’accélérer la communication entre les différents pôles géographiques du groupe.
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Adding convenience possibly at the expense of security, Google will now let people without a Google Account view documents stored in its Apps cloud suite.
The move is meant to simplify how Apps customers share files with outsiders.
Until now, Apps customers could only grant document access to users with a Google Account. People who didn't have an account or who weren't logged in to their account couldn't get into the documents even when invited to do so via an emailed link from an Apps user.
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