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8 benefits of Google Cloud for financial services

IDG’s recently completed white paper, Financial Services Spotlight: Elevating agility and security in the cloud, highlights an alternative to the all-or-nothing approach to replatforming: “lifting and shifting” on-premises applications and workloads to the cloud without rewriting them. In this way, you keep your organization’s familiar architecture, but give it the scalability and cutting-edge technology of a modern cloud environment. That’s the promise Google Cloud VMware Engine brings to the financial services industry.

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Which Google Cloud compute option is right for me?

Choosing the right infrastructure options to run your application is critical, both for the success of your application and for the team that is managing and developing it. This post breaks down some of the most important factors that you need to consider when deciding where you should run your stuff!

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Google Free Mail vs Google Workspace (Business Mail)

Having a free Gmail account is sufficient for personal use. After all, who cares if your email address has the domain? If you’re a consumer, the people who are going to see that are your friends and family. Of course, you’ll get to use any of the apps Gmail has to offer like Docs and Sheets, and still have access to and full ownership over your files and everything you create which can reside within the cloud.

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Collaborating to breathe new life into our website

A website is very important. It is the face of your business and forms the foundation of your digital identity. Therefore, keeping your website fresh and up to date could potentially be beneficial to your business as it provides visitors with a better user experience which would lead to better conversions.

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New updates on Chromebook for hybrid classrooms

Chromebooks have become the number-one device in education around the world because they are powerfully simple: opening a world of possibilities for every student and teacher, whether they’re at school, at home, or anywhere in between.

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Explainable AI 101

Explainable AI (XAI) is a set of tools and frameworks that can be used to help you understand how your machine learning models make decisions. This shouldn’t be confused with showing a complete step-by-step deconstruction of an AI model, which can be close to impossible if you’re attempting to trace the millions of parameters used in deep learning algorithms. Rather, XAI aims to provide insights into how models work, so human experts are able to understand the logic that goes into making a decision.

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Cloud Spanner 101

Cloud Spanner is the only enterprise-grade, globally-distributed, and strongly-consistent database service built for the cloud, specifically to combine the benefits of relational database structure with non-relational horizontal scale. It is a unique database that combines transactions, SQL queries, and relational structure with the scalability that you typically associate with non-relational or NoSQL databases.

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Compute Engine 101

Compute Engine is a customizable compute service that lets you create and run virtual machines on Google’s infrastructure. You can create a Virtual Machine (VM) that fits your needs. Predefined machine types are pre-built and ready-to-go configurations of VMs with specific amounts of vCPU and memory to start running apps quickly. With Custom Machine Types, you can create virtual machines with the optimal amount of CPU and memory for your workloads. This allows you to tailor your infrastructure to your workload. If requirements change, using the stop/start feature you can move your workload to a smaller or larger Custom Machine Type instance, or to a predefined configuration.

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