Building the cloud together: Diversity and inclusion at Next ‘18

Building a cloud for everyone takes inspiration and ideas from all corners of our community. This year at Next ‘18 in San Francisco, we’re celebrating our diverse community of builders and innovators. Here’s a little of what we’ll have in store.

Kicking off Next by celebrating diversity

On July 23rd, the first day of Next, we’re hosting two events to welcome our community of women, people of color, LGBTQ-A, people with disabilities, and the intersections thereof. Both the Women in Tech Social and the Celebrate Diversity Reception will offer networking opportunities, demos, interactive experiences, and food and wine pairings.

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Factors that influence your website’s credibility

Your online website is the digital portrayal of your business. Viewers go through it with an intention of peeking into the functioning of your business and even the reputation of it.

One of the most decisive factors behind your brand gaining business through its website is the credibility it holds. The potential customers will only bank upon your business website after they trust it and the people behind it. In case you are an ecommerce website or a website that deals with customers’ sensitive information, you will have to put in extra efforts to gain customers’ trust.

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12 must-see G Suite sessions at Google Cloud Next ‘18

Next week, IT and business leaders from across the globe will gather alongside Google experts in San Francisco to see what’s new in cloud at our annual conference, Google Cloud Next.

Last year, we introduced new solutions to best suit the needs of large organizations, including new ways for companies to work in real-time in Hangouts Meet and Chat, and more features in Google Drive. This year, we’ll hear from Google leadership about how organizations are reimagining work with G Suite. More and more, we see companies viewing G Suite as an investment in their people because employees are able to collaborate more quickly and effectively, spend more time working creatively and drive even greater impact.

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Managing and securing cloud workers with new updates to Chrome Enterprise

The new era of the cloud worker is here, bringing with it the inevitable shift to cloud-based technologies that facilitate the flexible and collaborative ways we now work.

For IT teams, cloud workers mean a fundamental rethink of security and management of devices, applications, and access. At Next ‘18, we’ll be discussing this cultural shift and showcasing Chrome Enterprise products and capabilities that can help.

Here are a few of the new features we’ll be highlighting at Next.

Adding additional password protection for corporate accounts

When employees reuse their corporate passwords it increases an organization’s risk. Almost 80 percent of organizations face third-party exploits through stolen account credentials on a monthly basis, which increases the risk of data loss. Whether a third-party site or password database is compromised, or a user is scammed through phishing into entering their business password into a malicious site, IT teams face the risk of corporate passwords getting into the wrong hands.

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