partner Stories January 12, 2015

Another “alpha” release of the Project Ara MDK (module developers kit) has been released, and interestingly, it goes into some previously undiscussed preliminary details regarding requirements for developers to submit their modules to the Google-run module marketplace we told you about last month. Also, it was announced today on Phonebloks’ blog that a company called Vestigen, known for creating smart liquid sensors, will be creating a module for the project.

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partner Stories May 27, 2013

Google announces ‘Partner’ pilot program to help businesses succeed online using Google products

Google today announced a new pilot program rolling out in Canada dubbed “Google Partners” that will allow businesses to easier connect with experts and advertising agencies on the web. What that really means is Google will hand out a “Google Partner” badge to selected marketing companies that will assist businesses get setup with Google Ads and other Google products to help maximize their success online. Google says the program makes it easier for agencies to access Google resources, training, and support all in one place.

The program is for now open via a new website to Canadian businesses and agencies, but Google says it is interested in rolling it out more broadly in the coming months.

Here’s what Partners will get:

  • Become a Partner: Earn the Google Partner badge to indicate to your current and future clients that you are a trusted Google Partner.
  • Hangout with Google: Join an exclusive Google+ community to receive support from Google specialists and to talk with industry experts.
  • Connect with Customers: When you earn the badge, we’ll introduce you to potential clients through Google Partner Search.
  • Access Exclusive Content: Explore a library of the latest Google-created trainings, case studies, and pitch materials to help deepen your expertise.

partner Stories March 5, 2012

Google’s premier apps partner merged with Salesforce.com’s top partner to offer an international cloud service for businesses in the United States and Asia Pacific.

According to a press release, the combined company will also help businesses that use social enterprise Salesforce.com or Google to employ cloud computing.

“The demand for cloud services in Asia-Pacific continues to grow at breakneck speed,” explained GlobnalOne founder and Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific at Cloud Sherpas John Orrock. “Our cloud consultants in Australia and New Zealand, combined with our newly acquired mobility practice and offshore development capabilities in the Philippines, sets the new Cloud Sherpas apart from other cloud service providers in the region.”

The original Cloud Sherpas, founded in 2008, won GoogleEnterprise’s Partner of the Year in 2011. It is a Premier Google Apps partner. GlobalOne, founded in 2007, is a leading firm that encourages cloud technology. It is a Salesforce.com partner.

“Bringing together a dominant Salesforce.com partner with a leading Google Enterprise partner enables us to provide customers around the globe with a more comprehensive range of enterprise cloud solutions,” contended Cloud Sherpas’ President Douglas Shepard.

More information is available below.

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