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Google, PwC partner to help companies embrace cloud

The PwC Google partnership is the latest professional services / cloud-based services join initiative

Google and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) are partnering to help business adopt cloud-based services, in a move that will bolster the exposure of Google’s cloud apps and platforms.

Google re-brands enterprise unit to Google for Work

Google has re-branded its enterprise cloud apps to Google for Work

Google has taken the decision to rebrand its enterprise business unit to Google for Work in a bid to broaden the appeal of its cloud-based productivity and collaboration apps.

Travis Perkins taps Google Drive to manage ‘kingdoms’ of data

Travis Perkins is embracing more mobile workstyles, and uses Google Apps to support its operations

British building material supplier Travis Perkins announced it is using Google Apps to support collaboration across the firm’s 17 different businesses. The company claims to store over 1.3 million documents in Google Drive, which it uses to support business quote execution.

Sprint to offer Google Apps to enterprise customers

Sprint will offer enterprise customers Google Apps for Business

Sprint has announced that it will begin offering Google Apps for Business to enterprise customers in August. The US telco said it plans to provide the full array of Google Apps and emphasize a mobile-focused approach to using the cloud suite. It will also provide and offer online training and support free.

London FE College derives financial and eco benefits from Google Apps

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College deploys Google Apps for 21,000 students each year

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College (EHWLC), a London-based further education college said that it is saving about £2,000 annually and 16 tonnes of emissions each year by using Google Apps across its London campuses.

Security report suggests Google kicking Microsoft’s aaS in cloud apps

Bitglass's cloud migration survey suggests younger, smaller firms are opting for Google Apps over Office 365 in the productivity space

A report published this week by cloud security solutions vendor Bitglass, which sampled 81,253 companies globally, suggests Google apps have grown more popular than Office 365 in enterprises, and run neck-and-neck with Microsoft technologies even among larger, older businesses.

Google readying cloud partner programme

Google is said to be in the process of introducing a new tiered partner programme for its cloud services

Google is readying a tiered partner programme for its cloud platform according to company executives speaking at a Red Hat cloud conference earlier this week.

City of Boston moves 76,000 employees over to cloud

Bill Oates, chief information officer, City of Boston

The US City of Boston has successfully migrated 76,000 public servants and students over to Google Apps, replacing on-premise Microsoft Exchange infrastructure in a big to cut costs and simplify IT management.

Google’s mobile Chrome apps could challenge mobile enterprise incumbents

Google is preparing a toolkit for delivering Chrome-packaged apps on Android and iOS

Google is in the process of coordinating mobile development for native Chrome apps according to multiple reports. Given the richness of HTML5 the move, if successful, could be much more disruptive than anticipated, potentially challenging established mobile virtualisation incumbents like Citrix and enterprise mobile app providers more broadly.

Google, HP public cloud offerings hit general availability but still trail Amazon

Google Compute Engine and HP's Open Stack-based public cloud platforms became generally available today

Google’s long-touted public cloud platform, Google Compute Engine, was released for general availability Tuesday, joined by HP’s Open Stack-based public cloud. But while both public cloud platforms have launched with some noteworthy features, a lack of breadth and – in the case of HP – a slew of technical issues suggest AWS is likely to continue its six year lead in the public cloud game. At least for the time being.