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2M businesses pay for Google for Work, but what does that mean?

Google has in the past been tightlipped on how many businesses pay for its Google for Work suite of productivity apps, but this week it said 2 million companies are paid subscribers. It did not, however, specify how many people within...

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iPad face-off: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google Apps

iPad office apps, round 10: Microsoft Office and Apple iWork get big upgrades for the iPad's new multitasking capabilities

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Why companies are switching from Google Apps to Office 365

The combination of familiar software and enterprise-class support is bringing early adopters disappointed by Google’s lack of progress back to Microsoft.

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How Motorola Solutions (and its 22,000 workers) ditched Microsoft for Google

One CIO's mission to move thousands of employees to Google for Work from Microsoft Office turned into the most significant IT training exercise of his career. Here's how he made sure the company continued to run smoothly during the...

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4 out of 5 Google for Work customers avoid Google Drive

Google released new statistics that reveal that only 20 percent of its business customers use its Drive cloud storage service each month. The company also announced that Ernst & Young has verified Drive's support for privacy...

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3 new Google Docs features enterprises will appreciate

Google Docs users gain three new productivity features released this week, including voice input and a research tool.

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Mother Nature teaches Google a lesson

Four successive lightning strikes on a local utility grid in Europe caused a data loss at Google's Belgium data center.

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5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

The Google restructuring unveiled earlier this week will bring a lot of changes to what is easily one of the world's best-known companies. Here's what it means.


Don’t look for Google to make big, quick changes after Alphabet pronouncement

The declaration Monday that saw Google reorganize under the banner of new holding company Alphabet was Big News, we all seem to agree, but it’s much less clear exactly what kind of Big News it is.


Will stock, hiring surge at a more transparent Google?

Google's restructuring could finally deliver to Wall Street something it's been after for years: more insight into what the company is up to.

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Google restructuring could rein in business 'chaos'

With the restructuring of its business announced, Google may be trying to gain control over the chaos that its myriad of projects and new business ventures has created.

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How Microsoft and Google cloud tools make IT more productive

The more technology IT organizations run in the cloud, the less likely they are to waste time on menial tasks, according to a recent report. Popular tools like Google for Work and Office 365 cloud tools can also help position IT pros...


Google puts the screws to sneaky Chrome add-on installs

Google plans to squash Chrome add-ons installed from websites if the extensions deploy what it called "deceptive tactics" to dupe its browser's users.

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Why Google’s enterprise pitch is a confusing mess

Google has allowed a branding and marketing mess to fester around its enterprise business for far too long. The company needs a unifying message that can explain Google for Work to prospective customers in a more cohesive fashion.

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Google search tweak helps you avoid long lines at local shops

Got a hankering for coffee but can't stand the thought of waiting in line? Google search on mobile can help you figure out if that's likely to happen.

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Google Drive phishing is back -- with obfuscation

If you have a Google account and a stranger sends you a link to a document on Google Drive, think twice before clicking -- it could be a phishing scam designed to harvest your Google credentials

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Google: Users still aren’t getting message about online security

Google researchers say that experts and non-experts go about protecting their digital privacy in very different ways, according to survey results they plan to present at the upcoming Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security.

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Dogs and cats, living together: Google Drive comes to Office

No service is a standalone service any more. Even Google Drive is being connected to Microsoft Office.

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