2Amit Singh Discusses Google Apps for Business
Amit Singh, vice president of Google Enterprise, followed Zittrain. Singh announced Google Apps for Business would get complete 24/7 phone support going forward.
3State of Google Apps
Singh touts Google Apps, which is used by more than 4 million businesses (but only hundreds of thousands are paying customers). That could be as low as 200,000 customers. Singh also said Google is luring “thousands of customers” each day from Microsoft, whose CEO Steve Ballmer said the software giant is winning against Google. What else would you expect at Atmosphere but a few competitive jabs?
Vint Cerf, a founding father of the Internet’s TCP/IP protocol, offered a wide-ranging conversation about Web security and the Web of Things. He has Internet-enabled light bulbs powered by a full IP6 sensor network running in his house 24/7 to moderate temperature, humidity and light levels.
8Google+, Google Apps Cross Pollination
9Mobile Device Management
Mostly, Girouard’s presentation was a boast-fest. He did announce two bits of news. First, he revealed that Google Apps for Business, Government and Education users can receive mobile device management at no extra charge. This means businesses of all sizes can manage Android, iOS and Windows Mobile devices right from the Google Apps control panel, with no additional hardware or software to install.
10Big Query Service
Rajen Sheth, who helped set up Google Apps, discussed his new mission-evangelizing on Chrome operating system for businesses. Everyone at Atmosphere got a Chromebook—free.