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Just read this article Zoom Won’t Stop at Video Chat DominanceIt says thatZoom’s share of the video-conferencing market rose by 10 percentage points to 76% in the June quarter from the March quarter, with sales growth rising in each of the three months.and thatit seems large technology companies are giving up on trying to beat Zoom. For example, Alphabet Inc.’s Google Meet recently added a one-hour cap for non-paying group calls. The end of the technology giant’s unlimited free service for three or more users could drive additional customers toward Zoom. What do you think?
Hi everyone! In my past role, I saw firsthand the unexpected costs of transitioning from one suite of products to another (namely, Microsoft to Google). There was total licensing costs for the users, then there was the SAML costs, then there was the issue of who should and should not receive Google Enterprise...needless to say, the savings from changing from one product to another got smaller and smaller…. What would you have suggested as a better approach?
Image source: Google Cloud BlogWhat do you do when you have multiple projects with multiple Cloud Logging instances, one per project, and it’s difficult to monitor all the projects at the same time, in the same place?Also, how can you set log-based metrics, when you can only filter in the current project and you can’t set the filter to folder or organization level?Do you know how to have your log-based metrics and the alerts of each project in one place that is more efficient and consistent?You can read the answer to the above questions in this wonderful article by @guillaume blaquiere Image source: Guillaume’s article on Medium.comNow that you have everything in one place, if you need to troubleshoot faster, check the new histogram features in Cloud Logging. Using the histogram in Logs Explorer, you can quickly visualize log volumes over time to help spot anomalies, detect when errors started and see a breakdown of log volumes. With all 3 new features Pan left/right to scroll through
Hi,We have joint mailboxes for departments (sales, finance, purchase) and moving from Outlook’s shared inboxes, this probably hurt the most.We are having 50% of the companies using delegated mailboxes (requiring extra licenses) and 50% on HiverHQ (GW+HiverHQ-license, and this is so expensive and bad, that I really want to replace this asap).So I just wanted to poll people how they handle external/internal collaborative mail, please share any comments on your setup below :)
In talking with both customers and prospective Cloud customers my team and I still get a lot of questions regarding how to perform a Cloud migration, i.e. when to perform the ECC system upgrades, how to move/install to a new OS (if needed), steps to move to HANA, and many more questions The SAP DMO (Database Migration Option) toolset simplifies and dramatically streamlines the entire SAP migration with one process, one tool, one downtime. DMO allows SAP users to update an existing SAP system to a higher release version and/or can migrate to SAP HANA database.Here is a technical guide to help you get started with what you need to know about DMO » https://managecore.com/blog/your-technical-guide-sap-dmo-database-migration-option
Secret Manager (SM) is a Google Cloud service that provides a secure and convenient way to store API keys, passwords, certificates, and other sensitive data. It is the central place and single source of truth to manage, access, and audit secrets across Google Cloud.Image source: Google Cloud BlogIn their latest article, Seth Vargo, Developer Advocate and Product Manager and Phillip Tischler, Engineering & Product Manager are exploring the new Secret Manager capabilities and integrations that will help keep your secrets safer.Takeaways from their blog post. The SM:now has a tier that is free of charge SLA is now 99.95% is now available in all public Google Cloud regions is validated for compliance use cases supports Customer-Managed Encryption Keys (CMEK) supports auto-expiring secrets supports Etags and server-side filteringTo get started, check out the Secret Manager documentation. And here the Secret Manager best practices guide At C2C we had the opportunity to host an event wit
In Greek mythology we have the brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus. The first is known for many things, one of which is that he always thought in advance before doing anything. He was always proactive. While Epimetheus, as the root of his name says, thinks after acting.Ransomware is a pervasive, ever-evolving threat impacting organizations globally, regardless of size, geographic location, or industry.With ransomware attacks accelerating, there’s no time like the present to start assessing and improving your recovery preparedness. Taking a proactive approach can make all the difference and Google Cloud can help. To learn more, register to attend our Google Cloud Security Summit taking place on July 20th. And if you’re interested in learning more about security offerings tailored to the government, register to attend our Government Security Summit on the same day. So, it’s better to think like Prometheus, right? What do you think? Are you or company using the Actifio GO from the Google M
We have recently written a number of articles over on www.patronum.io about email signatures and this got me thinking about the whole thing about email signatures. As a partner we’ve worked with many organisations, and I’d like to think we’ve seen it all. From centrally controlled email signatures, to every one for themselves approaches and everything in between. So I thought it would be worth creating a poll to see what others are doing.
Do you know how to create a fully functional automated initial ETL + Analytics workload?Did you create an automated Analytics workload end-to-end using Cloud Functions, Data Fusion, BigQuery and Data Studio?Image source: from DV’s article on Medium In this article Daniel Villegas is using baby steps to explain how we can do it. Read the article and then all you have to do is keep feeding data into GCS and whenever you need it, you can have Data Studio send scheduled reports with up-to-date data. QUIZWhich Cloud Data Fusion edition offers FREE hours per month per account and how many are there? The author uses BigQuery. For building Replication jobs which BigQuery pricing model is recommended?
Hello Google Workspace Group! As people around the world are wrapping up their work week, let’s take a moment to celebrate the wins (both big and small). Feel free to share:Your personal victories this week Any company victories you would like to share out General achievements that this group can all get behind
Hi Fellow Community Members,Wanted to share a recently published article in ‘Cloud Wars’ regarding the Hyperscalers current position in the market place » https://cloudwars.co/google-cloud/google-cloud-hypergrowth-surges-towards-profitability/
Hey Folks! This article, written by Developer Advocates Priyanka Vergardia and Brian Dorsey, was originally published on the Google Cloud Tech Blog. For more #GCPSketchnote, follow the GitHub repo & thecloudgirl.dev. For similar cloud content follow Priyanka and Brian on Twitter at @pvergadia and @briandorsey. Where should you run your workload? It depends...Choosing the right infrastructure options to run your application is critical, both for the success of your application and for the team that is managing and developing it. This post breaks down some of the most important factors that you need to consider when deciding where you should run your stuff!What are these services? Compute Engine - Virtual machines. You reserve a configuration of CPU, memory, disk, and GPUs, and decide what OS and additional software to run. Kubernetes Engine - Managed Kubernetes clusters. Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applic
Check out part one of a multi-part series with Fulfilld’s CTO Michael Pytel. This startup was inspired by the pandemic and the supply chain issues that came up:Questions for you all:If you were creating a startup right now, what would your ideal tech stack look like? If you were about to compete with Amazon with their warehouse structure (at some level), how would you try and set yourself apart?
The pandemic has reshaped buying behavior, and customers today expect a seamless, consistent, and personalized shopping experience across channels. Legacy retail contact centers operate reactively and fail to provide satisfactory customer service which in turn has a huge impact on the overall customer experience. Google Cloud and Quantiphi invite you to this webinar to learn how the Google Cloud Contact Center AI (CCAI) solution can digitally revolutionize the retail ecosystem by complementing live contact center agents with AI-powered virtual agents and delivering actionable insights to personalize and enhance the overall customer experience. Agenda:How legacy contact centers fail to support evolving customer expectations How CCAI transforms the retail customer journey The benefits realized by a Fortune 10 retailer with the adoption of CCAI Date/Time: Thursday, July 29th | 9:30 AM PST | Duration: 60 mins Save your seat and invite a peer! https://ai.quantiphi.com/transform-your-contact
Today SAP and Google Cloud have announced a strategic partnership to Accelerate Business Transformations in the CloudManagecore’s President @Frank_Powell_CEO_Managecore takes a deep dive into what this important announcement means for SAP customers, read the blog SAP Ends a Preferred Partnership — and Embraces Customer Choice » https://managecore.com/blog/sap-ends-a-preferred-partnership-and-embraces-customer-choice/ Other helpful resources:Google Cloud’s Blog >>> https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/sap-google-cloud/sap-and-google-cloud-expand-their-partnership Google Cloud’s Official Press Release >>> https://cloud.google.com/press-releases/2021/0729/sap-google-cloudSAP’s Official Press Release >>> https://news.sap.com/2021/07/google-cloud-and-sap-accelerate-business-transformations-cloud/d Managecore’s blog post by Frank Powell to get more details about this important announcement.
@guillaume blaquiere is one of the core team members of the French community group. Yestrerday he wrote an article explaining how we can mount a file as a volume in Cloud Run and read it.Image source: guillaume blaquiere’s article on Medium.comThe recommended tool to manage secrets, with Cloud Run, is Secret Manager. Read here the convenient integration with Secret Manager Cloud Run proposes.Read it and tell me your opinion! Quiz: do you know what the dash(-), on his code (--data-file=-), stands for?echo "my secret" | gcloud secrets versions add --data-file=- medium
[Article] Kickstart your organization’s ML application development flywheel with the Vertex Feature Store
Hey Folks! This article, written by Anand Iyer (Product Manager) and Kaz Sato (Developer Advocate), was originally published on the Google Cloud Tech Blog. For more details on kick-starting your AI/ML flywheel, you can follow the tutorials and getting started samples in the product documentation. We often hear from our customers that over 70% of the time spent by Data Scientists goes into wrangling data. More specifically, the time is spent in feature engineering -- the transformation of raw data into high quality input signals for machine learning (ML) models -- and in reliably deploying these ML features in production. However, today, this process is often inefficient and brittle.There are three key challenges with regards to ML features that come up often: Hard to share and reuse Hard to serve in production, reliably with low latency Inadvertent skew in feature values between training and serving In this blog post, we explain how the recently launched Vertex Feature Store helps addr
Hi SAP on Google Cloud Connect Members! Everyday our technical teams are meeting with SAP customers who are looking to the Google Cloud to run their SAP and enterprise critical applications. Two of the biggest challenges they are facing is the cost and risk (perceived) factor. We have skillful architected migration projects that can be funded by Google Cloud’s Cloud Acceleration Program (offset project costs specifically for SAP customers). At Managecore we can de-risk the project via out automated and guaranteed success ManagecoreMg solution offering. We are interested to get your thoughts….What are some of your challenges???What types of SAP projects are you working on in 2021???