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Google data centers are engineered by leading security experts & FISMA certified. With best-in-class disaster recovery at no extra cost. Gmail for your agency – 25GB storage, less spam, & 99.9% uptime. With email security powered by Postini Easy integration with Microsoft Outlook Agenda management, scheduling, shared online calendars and mobile calendar sync.
Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real-time without attachments. Secure, coding-free web pages for intranets and team managed sites. Secure video sharing – like your own private YouTube. Support agency training programs, and add a personal touch to employee communications.

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Google Paves Way Toward More Global Email

Started by Drew Doggett on Tuesday. 0 Replies

What’s your email? Baby boomers and businesses traditionally stick with the standard firstname.lastname@ template, some get creative and spice up their domain with some flair (usually involving…Continue

Tags: Gmail, Email, Google

End the Debate and Collaborate

Started by Drew Doggett. Last reply by Drew Doggett Aug 1. 2 Replies

You hear it all the time. The value of ‘collaborating’…that working with a team is more efficient and effective. But what exactly is ‘collaboration’ and how can you maximize its potential?…Continue

Tags: collaboration, Deloitte, Austrailia, Google

Buzzfeed Gets Their Buzz From Google

Started by Drew Doggett Jul 10. 0 Replies

Google Drive for Work, a new premium offering for businesses that includes unlimited storage,…Continue

GovDev Challenge

Started by Amy DeWolf Jun 17. 0 Replies

What can you do in 24 hours to improve government services? That was the challenge given to developers at the first-ever GovDev…Continue

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Comment by Henry Brown on March 4, 2014 at 8:00am

Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores, or observation data? Are you interested in making the data you collect more useful by organizing it, analyzing it, and applying it in different ways?

This self-paced, online course is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about how to structure, visualize, and manipulate data. This includes student, educators, researchers, journalists, and small business owners.

What questions are you looking to answer, and what story are you trying to tell with your data? Learn more by registering for this course, and check out our FAQ page.

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Comment by Henry Brown on January 16, 2014 at 5:06am

Google and the Internet of Things

IMO an interesting read from Quartz. regarding Google's entry into the Internet of Things:

Why Nest will be bigger for Google than Android

Nest is a company that makes smart smoke detectors and smart thermostats. That’s neat, but that gadget business alone is not worth $3.2 billion, the price Google just paid for Nest. There are a bunch of reasons Google was willing to give Nest’s investors a 20x return on their investment, including its pool of talent. But the full scope of the most important reason of all has been absent from most of press coverage.

Nest is Google’s first major acquisition in what will some day be a trillion-dollar market: The “internet of things.” The internet of things is a catch-all for the movement to connect every single electronic gadget we own to the internet, while also filling the world with inexpensive, always-on sensors.

To make the internet of things happen, we’re going to have to also fill the world, and especially our homes and businesses, with hubs designed to wirelessly communicate with all those smart toasters, smart lights, etc., while also coordinating their actions.


Comment by Amy DeWolf on December 20, 2013 at 1:42pm

Check out Google's new white paper "The Power of Context: Success Through Mapping" on GovLoop. Click here to read

Comment by William H. Devereaux, III on November 6, 2013 at 2:38pm

Thanks Henry...  I'm going to do both work and Home.  Is Bing connected with Microsoft?

Comment by Henry Brown on November 6, 2013 at 2:22pm

@ William Deveraux

Might want to review your settings with Microsoft....Of course if you trust MS not to use your data in any way that they choose and or directed I guess it is rather mute...

This is a screen capture from a Windows 8.1 setup...

Comment by William H. Devereaux, III on November 6, 2013 at 12:49pm

I'm a little leary about trusting Google and anything they're involved with.  I even switched to Bing.... which may be a little better at keeping my profile as my profile not shared.  Just careful I guess.

Comment by Amy DeWolf on November 6, 2013 at 11:25am

Check out Kathryn's blog on uProxy- Google's vision for an open global community. Read it here

Comment by Amy DeWolf on October 15, 2013 at 11:56am
Comment by Henry Brown on October 14, 2013 at 2:44pm

Have posted a discussion which could have some interest/value to some

Title: Google Search Information

Comment by Henry Brown on October 13, 2013 at 10:07am

Interest and Value will vary significantly!

From Techrepublic

Five utilities for a better Google Earth

 Google Earth is being used for everything from plotting demographic data to video production, and there are a number of add-on apps available.

Google Earth has evolved from being a mere curiosity to being a tool that is commonly used in business. Google Earth has been used for everything from plotting demographic data to video production. Not surprisingly, there are a number of add-ons available for this highly versatile tool. This article discusses five such add-ons.



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