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Easy Solution for Google Maps Platform Customers Effected by Updates

Google Maps|

Earlier this summer the Google Maps APIs were rebranded as Google Maps Platform and, along with the name change, Google Cloud introduced a change to the pricing model. Originally, access to the Google Maps APIs for most commercial use cases involved an annual prepaid license: minimum list price of $10k with volume discounts available based on expected usage. It recently transitioned to a post-pay, consumption-based model. While [...]

Migrating and Managing Containers with Kubernetes – Part 2

Google Cloud Platform|

Don't forget Part 1, which covers the basics of Docker containers and the key purpose of Kubernetes? Understanding Kubernetes Capabilities Kubernetes gives IT teams a wide range of opportunities to streamline their container setups, but doing so requires a clear understanding of the tools and capabilities offered within the open source platform. It's vital to understand both the overarching concepts within Kubernetes and the nuanced [...]

Migrating and Managing Containers with Kubernetes – Part 1

Google Cloud Platform|

Containerized strategies are emerging as a solution to many of cloud computing's inherent challenges. As cloud configurations expand and become more complex, organizations often find themselves struggling to maintain proper oversight of their configurations. Furthermore, the complicated nature of cloud setups can limit the flexibility and scalability that the technology is supposed to achieve. There are a variety of ways to mitigate these issues and [...]

Dito Announces “Kubernetes Kickoff” to Help Enterprises with Application Modernization Initiatives

Google Cloud Platform|

[San Francisco, CA - July 24, 2018] - Dito today announced the launch of its “Kubernetes Kickoff” application modernization program. This new packaged service offering is designed to provide a multi-phased implementation and optimization plan for leveraging Kubernetes on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Kubernetes, a relatively new layer of the modern cloud stack, is a production-ready platform that allows companies to deploy and manage containerized [...]

SAP and the Google Cloud Platform: A Match Made for Innovation

Google Cloud Platform|

Few businesses are in position to run their IT systems entirely in the cloud. Even as cloud computing has matured and become pervasive, the technology isn't a natural fit as a one-stop destination for most businesses. Of course, the problem has nothing to do with the cloud itself: Platforms are powerful, flexible and cost-efficient enough to allow for a cloud-only IT strategy. Instead, the issue [...]

G Suite Productivity Tip – How to Sync Data Across Spreadsheets in Google Sheets

Google G Suite|

Sometimes it's the little tips and tricks that can have a real impact on day-to-day workflows. Whether you find yourself regularly consolidating spreadsheets with a manual copy & paste process, or simply need to only share critical data points with other stakeholders but don't want to expose all of the supporting information, data, and calculations that go along with it, there is a simple way [...]

3 Tips for Migrating to BigQuery for Data Warehousing

Google Cloud Platform|

Big data projects, with all their scale and complexity, can intimidate even the most lionhearted data managers. Moving into a new data warehousing system is especially daunting, as it involves everything from migrating information into the system to redefining workflows that align with warehouse operations. Google BigQuery simplifies the process. With the right understanding of BigQuery (and a qualified Google Cloud partner by your side) [...]

Google Maps Platform – Important Changes for Customers using Google Maps APIs

Google Cloud Platform, Google Maps|

Overview of Changes Google has introduced the new Google Maps Platform (formerly Google Maps APIs), making it easier for organizations to leverage Google’s mapping and location-based technologies to create innovative solutions. Google Maps Platform provides an updated and simplified pricing structure with access to all Google’s core mapping APIs. With this new post-pay consumption-based pricing plan, you will only pay for the services you use [...]

Cloud and Mapping Services Enabling On-Demand Experiences

Google Cloud Platform, Google Maps|

The rise of on-demand jobs and gigs is giving businesses the opportunity to adjust their service models to better meet customer demands. Brands that get creative in how they blend resource sharing with on-demand roles can redefine expectations. However, it's only possible with the right technology in place to coordinate day-to-day operations. This is just one area where businesses that innovate effectively around shared services [...]

Overview of Using the New Hangouts Chat in G Suite

Google G Suite|

A new version of chat is now available to all G Suite licensed domains (regardless of SKU) which has a new symbol but similar name - Hangouts Chat - as opposed to the former, Google Hangouts Chat. The new Hangouts Chat will not completely replace the classic Hangouts in Gmail, but rather is a stand alone application. Hangouts Chat can be disabled by an administrator, if desired. [...]