Google for Work Stories May 13, 2016

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As I/O approaches, Google is doubling down on virtual reality with a new head of business and operations for the division (via Recode). Formerly president of Google for Work, Amit Singh announced today that he was moving to Google VR as vice president.

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Google for Work Stories March 28, 2016

Google Admin app for Android updated w/ full mobile device management features

Mobile first is a frequent buzz phrase for newly minted startups and for the most part it is easy for them to achieve. However, for legacy companies with products designed for the web, it is often harder to cram functionality and information on a smaller screen. With that in mind, the Google for Work Admin app for Android has been updated with mobile device management features previously restricted to the full web app.

Google for Work Stories March 2, 2016

Google for Work’s new Hub shows what apps employees are able to use

Since last year, Google has been working to streamline its enterprise and cloud business. Dianne Greene, formerly of VMWare, is head of a group that combines the previously separate Google Cloud Platform, Google Apps, and Google for Work. A quick update today for the latter service adds a view that shows all the apps to which a user has access.

Google for Work Stories January 4, 2016

SEC filing: Google paid $380 million for Bebop and Diane Greene

In November of last year, Google announced they were combining their various cloud and enterprise products into one team headed by Diane Greene, the co-founder of VMWare. Greene was brought over after Google purchased her cloud platform startup Bebop for $380 million, as revealed in an SEC filing today.

Google for Work Stories November 19, 2015

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Sundar Pichai has taken to the Google for Work blog today to announce that Diane Greene, co-founder of VMWare, is taking lead of a newly-organized group at Google that combines the company’s cloud businesses. Besides the obvious Google Cloud Platform, this move pulls in Google for Work and Google Apps to make one integrated team… expand full story

Google for Work Stories October 7, 2015

PSA: First Android for Work online conference happening November 4th

Google isn’t just building Android for mainstream consumers — the company also wants to tackle the business sector. And to educate business owners on why they might want to take advantage of what Google has to offer, the Mountain View company is holding its first Android for Work online conference, dubbed Android for Work Live, on November 4th.

At Android for Work Live, you’ll:

  • Hear from Andrew Toy, product management director for Android for Work, who’ll discuss the broad vision of Android in the workplace and how businesses can mobilize every worker and workflow.
  • Learn how Android’s vast selection of devices – from affordable phones to locked-down hardware and customized devices – creates choice and agility for BYOD, corporate deployments and single-purpose scenarios.
  • Get an in-depth look at how companies can rely on Android’s built-in multi-layered protections to keep business data secure and managed across all devices in an overview from Adrian Ludwig, technical lead for Android security.
  • Hear insights from Android customers, including Guardian Life Insurance Company.

If this sounds interesting to you, Google says you can register for the event over at the Google for Work website.

Google for Work Stories April 22, 2015

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Google for Work’s Chrome Live event happened today, and the Mountain View company took this opportunity to announce many new Chrome-related products for the workplace… expand full story

Google for Work Stories April 9, 2015

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Google has today announced a new event called Chrome Live, and it’s kicking off for the first time on April 22nd, 2015 at 10 AM PDT. Focusing primarily on Chrome for Work, the event is said to feature two keynotes—one from Amit Singh, the president of Google for Work, and another from Rajen Sheth, the Chrome for Work director of product management… expand full story

Google for Work Stories September 2, 2014

Google on Tuesday announced the rebranding of its Enterprise products and services group to a friendlier “Google for Work” name that should resonate better with small businesses and anyone using Google services, such as Maps, Search, Chrome, Android and Cloud Platform, to perform their day-to-day work. Google chairman Eric Schmidt emphasized that the change was made to empower anyone, including a sole developer in his or her basement, to have an impact.  expand full story

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