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Google Atmosphere Live, Retail 2016: You’re Invited!

Google Atmosphere Live - You're Invited! Shopping-related searches increased 120% in the last year1, according to a review of Google's data. The consumer's journey is full of micro-moments, with shoppers reaching for their smartphones in every kind I-want-to-know, to I-want-to-buy (and crucially, I-want-to-buy-again) moments. It's data and trends like this that lead Google to host this year's live event, Atmosphere Digital: Evolving Retail. Here's the scoop from Google [...]

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New professionally-designed templates for Docs, Sheets, & Slides

New professionally-made templates for Docs, Sheets, & Slides Google first introduced their templates to Docs, Sheets, and Slides back in September, which really helped to add style and appeal to your projects. Just last week, however, Google announced the addition of a brand new collection of templates, designed by 5 experts in their related fields, and are available across the web, iOS, and Android. These templates were designed [...]

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Apps Show – Collecting & Analyzing Data with Google Forms

Collecting & Analyzing Data with Google Forms If I asked you to think back to the last time you were asked to collect feedback, gather a large amount of data, analyze sets of data, or create a survey and analyze results - that would probably be pretty traumatic, no? Well, this is how more than a few folks at Google felt, so they set out to change that with [...]

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Cloud Platform explained & explored in less than 4 minutes

So you've heard about the "cloud" and realize you use it.... your everyday routines at home and work are changing because of it, and more and more of your business processes will continue to move to the cloud. Let's take just a few minutes to make sure understand the fundamentals. Every time we use Gmail or Google Drive, that data is stored "in the cloud" [...]

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The Apps Show: Chrome devices, Chromebits, and Chromebooks

The Apps Show - Chrome devices, Chromebits, and Chromebooks This episode is all about the hardware. And the timing on this is great, as it seems our options for laptops and mobile devices grow larger every week. Listen in as James and Drea clue you into what’s new on the market and let us know which are their favorites at work. Cloud philosophy is at the core of all the hardware outlined here. These are laptops [...]

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Your VM is unique, and now your Cloud Platform can be too

Your VM is unique, and now your Cloud Platform can be too Back in the day when servers and workstations were roaring obelisks of cooling fans and sharp internal edges, hackers took great pride choosing components that best achieved their performance goals, even if that was to to play all levels of Wolfenstein 3D WITHOUT having to change disks (ok, that final level was totally [...]

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Chrome just made security a little easier with their little green lock

Chrome just made security a little easier with their little green lock Ever been searching across the web and come along a little green lock on the left side of your browser's address bar? This coveted icon indicates that some advanced security measures are in place, and Google just made it easier for developers to identify which connection errors are keeping them away from the green lock. As security is [...]

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Apps Show: Inbox Smart Reply, Calendar Reminder, & Appointment Slots

How to use Inbox Smart Reply, Calendar Reminder, & Appointment Slots Ever been so busy, that the time to just send a quick email response seems to elude you? If so, you will love “Smart Reply” in Inbox for mobile. Just open the email from the Inbox app on your phone, check the bottom of the screen to see the 3 suggested replies. There will usually [...]

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Google’s Cloud SQL just optimized their MySQL offerings… again!

Google's Cloud SQL just optimized their MySQL offerings... again! To my developer colleagues who often have worn a Sys-Admin hat and fired up Vim on a 'my.cnf' file, I know your pain! To eek out every drop of performance, competent review of your database settings is essential (and I stress competent). And what about High Availability requirements? Well, Google has optimized MySQL once again, putting [...]

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15 Ways Google Made Work Easier & More Secure in 2015 – Part 3

15 Ways Google Made Work Easier & More Secure in 2015 - Part 3 As we're charging ahead into a productive 2016, let's take a minute to look back at some of the new features and security enhancements that have made Google Apps for Work so powerful and protected. Here's a recap of the first 10, mentioned in Part 1 and Part 2... Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for [...]

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