Apr 05 2019

Google Cloud Next ’19: Companies Transform with Mobility and Automation

The user and development conference will highlight the cloud journey, customer experience, security and more.

Fear of the cloud is a thing of the past.

Businesses have stopped worrying about whether the cloud is secure and whether they’ll lose control over data if they move workloads off-premises. They are now focused on more pressing questions, such as:

  • What can we do in the cloud that we can’t just as easily do on-premises?
  • How do storage and data management costs differ in the cloud versus on-prem? Are we necessarily saving money by making the switch?
  • Which workloads should we consider moving into the cloud? Everything? Or only the “less important” functions?
  • Are there differences between securing data in the cloud versus securing an on-prem data center? If so, what do we need to know as we make the transition?
  • Which type of cloud should we move into — and which one? Public, private or a mix of both?

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Discover the Answers at Google Cloud Next '19

These and many other questions will be addressed starting Tuesday, April 9, in San Francisco at Google Cloud Next ’19, Google’s fifth user and development conference for Google Cloud. 

More than 10,000 people attended last year’s event — and it’s no wonder. With its combination of G Suite services and cloud platform offerings, Google has become one of the largest public cloud providers in the world.

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Can’t make it? Not to worry: BizTech will be on hand to provide in-depth coverage of all the key developments and sessions. Just bookmark our Google Cloud Next ‘19 page and keep an eye on our Twitter feed @BizTechMagazine for all the updates.

Here’s what to look forward to:

  • Security. The cloud is just as safe as on-prem data alternatives, but organizations still need to understand cloud security. Speakers will offer guidance on topics including identity management on the Google Cloud Platform, recent trends and best practices in data protection and tools for staying secure. Attendees will also hear about shared responsibility, a key concept in the cloud because organizations are no longer the sole actors responsible for their security.
  • Mobility. Many businesses are snapping up Google’s line of cloud-friendly Chromebook hardware because of their security advantages, ease of management and low costs. At Google Cloud Next ’19, speakers will shatter some common myths about Chrome OS and the current state of end-user computing and explore Chromebook adoption success stories with companies such as Stitch Fix, the online personal styling service.
  • The cloud journey. There’s a lot more to a cloud transition than just deciding to do it and picking a provider. Attendees will hear from companies that have successfully made the journey, including the e-commerce site Etsy, and they’ll discover how to manage cloud costs, among other topics.
  • Creating modern customer experiences. The cloud isn’t just a place to store data; it’s a platform for creating new experiences that meet customer needs. Companies like Marriott and The Container Store will describe how they leveraged the cloud to reimagine their approach to service.
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