Last week, Maven Wave had the opportunity to attend and sponsor the Google Cloud Summit in New York City. It was a full day of learning, exploring the latest cloud technology, and networking. In case you missed it, we’ve recapped the keynote session below.
It’s clear the technology evolution we are experiencing today has created a customer revolution. Customers’ expectations are higher than ever before; they want the brands they do business with to anticipate what they want, when they want it, before they know they need it.
As a result, companies need to change how they deliver products and services to customers and the cloud is the catalyst to enable this change. Google Cloud offers a holistic, 4-step approach to enabling digital transformation for the enterprise:
- Modernize infrastructure: stop spending time on things that aren’t moving the business forward.
- Reimagine work: enable innovation and a collaborative culture.
- Create intelligence from data: intelligence is everywhere, you just need to maximize the potential of your data.
- Unleash your developers: accelerate application development and build a better experience for customers.
It may be true that today server costs are down 15%, however, the administrative costs of maintaining a data center are actually up 83%. It’s time to stop spending time on maintaining legacy systems that are not propelling the business forward and it’s critical that you have a solid foundation in your cloud infrastructure before you can truly take advantage of the capabilities of the cloud.
The openness, flexibility, and scalability of Google Cloud empowers you to build and evolve your technology on your terms. You have the ability to choose your own path to the cloud with lift and shift, application change, or hybrid cloud. By choosing the Google Cloud Platform, you can build on the same future-proof infrastructure that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds and serve 6 billion hours of YouTube videos per month. Over the last year, Google has added a new data center every month, most recently adding new regions in Finland and Los Angeles. GCP has 17 regions, 52 zones, and over 100 points of presence across 35 countries.
Your employees spend a lot of time on things that don’t make a difference for the business. For example, employees spend 11 hours per week reading and responding to emails. They also spend 8 hours per week searching for and consolidating information.
With G Suite, teams can work faster, more effectively, and more securely than ever before. You can reduce the time spent on these mundane tasks with features like Smart Compose, which autocompletes your emails within Gmail. The platform offers seamless collaboration for teams and help to break down content silos.
G Suite is also more secure than legacy tools and includes full-stack security that is self-administering, so you’re in full control. Furthermore, there are zero reported or detected hijackings with G Suite and security keys. The platform is easy to adopt, simple to manage, and easy to deploy. With 4 million paid businesses using G Suite today, it’s time to take advantage of the innovation and collaboration capabilities for your teams.
Google Cloud makes it simple to turn your data into actionable insights with easy-to-use advanced analytics and machine learning. Google Cloud Platform’s fully managed, serverless approach removes operational overhead so you can focus on analysis instead of managing servers.
Google’s two decades of innovation in machine learning and AI means you can bring predictive analytics into your applications using industry-leading services. GCP makes machine learning possible by removing the barriers to entry. You can take advantage of expertise and leverage Google’s machine learning models, which require no tools or AI expertise. Alternatively, you can build your own models with Google tools, like Cloud Auto ML, for building and training of custom models.
AI has already been applied to many of the products you use every day, including Photos (image search), Translate, Inbox (Smart Reply), and the Google app (voice search). Now you can leverage this technology as a cloud service to bring unmatched scale and speed to your own business applications.
Unleash Your Developers
Now that you have built a strong infrastructure foundation, enabled collaboration for your employees, and are taking advantage of your data, your developers are the path to productivity. GCP developer tools allow them to set up end-to-end continuous-delivery pipelines, covering all software development stages in multi-cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments. With GCP, you can accelerate application development without sacrificing security or quality.
Finally, the most important takeaway from the keynote is that the journey is ongoing and non-linear. Technology is constantly evolving and it’s important to build an organization that embraces change and evolve quickly to meet customer expectations. Fortunately, Google Cloud and Maven Wave can make this a reality for your organization!
Next up: Google Cloud Summit in Chicago! Join Maven Wave and Google Cloud at Navy Pier on October 23. You can register here for free, but be sure to sign up ASAP because it will likely sell out!