Welcome!

Machine Learning Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Roger Strukhoff, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez

Blog Feed Post

Give a Cheers to Google+ for Restricted Communities

Yesterday Google+ released a feature that organizations have long desired: restricted communities. When I found this out, I looked around for the nearest bottle of champagne to open. Allow me to explain.

Communities, a key component of Google+, allow people to have focused discussions and share links, videos, images and documents through the rich, social user experience delivered by the Google+ platform. We’ve already seen many organizations embrace communities as a social communication channel for corporate news – announcing corporate events, having focused discussions, sharing employee classifieds, hosting kudos boards and team workspaces, the list goes on.

The difference with restricted Communities is that now, when users create communities, they can restrict it to domain only users. Security is always a major concern for companies, so this feature is a welcomed improvement to the domain-level security on Google+ and is a perfect illustration of Google’s increased focus on the needs of enterprise users.

Equally as exciting, creating these restricted Communities is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Create Community

2. Select “Restricted”

3. Name it, set it and start it!

While we can’t predict what Google will release next, it’s exciting to see Google+ making big steps as it increases its enterprise-focused security settings. I am crossing my fingers for a few more key settings, such as the ability to centrally manage circles from the Control Panel or even the ability to integrate circles into existing Groups, that would set Google+ and Google Apps even farther ahead of any other enterprise social and collaboration platform.

Today’s innovative organizations are pulling away from the one-way “push” messaging and moving toward enabling their workforces to share thoughts and ideas from the ground up. As a result of this Google+ feature change, we will see a big spike in the number of Communities created for enterprise, which means more organizations will be embracing social collaboration and benefiting from the tacit knowledge that bubbles up as a result (much like the champagne we should all be drinking to this one).

Cheers Google+

The post Give a Cheers to Google+ for Restricted Communities appeared first on Cloud Sherpas.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Cloud Sherpas

Cloud Sherpas [www.cloudsherpas.com] is a leading Google Apps Reseller, systems integrator and application developer. Our Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialists have migrated tens of thousands of users from legacy, on-premise messaging systems to Google Apps and Google App Engine. We help organizations adopt cloud computing to innovate and dramatically reduce their IT expenses. SherpaTools for Google Apps [www.sherpatools.com] is a free app from Cloud Sherpas that enhances the functionality and ease-of-use of Google Apps for both administrators and end-users.

CloudEXPO Stories
The precious oil is extracted from the seeds of prickly pear cactus plant. After taking out the seeds from the fruits, they are adequately dried and then cold pressed to obtain the oil. Indeed, the prickly seed oil is quite expensive. Well, that is understandable when you consider the fact that the seeds are really tiny and each seed contain only about 5% of oil in it at most, plus the seeds are usually handpicked from the fruits. This means it will take tons of these seeds to produce just one bottle of the oil for commercial purpose. But from its medical properties to its culinary importance, skin lightening, moisturizing, and protection abilities, down to its extraordinary hair care properties, prickly seed oil has got lots of excellent rewards for anyone who pays the price.
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected path for IoT innovators to scale globally, and the smartest path to cross-device synergy in an instrumented, connected world.
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
ScaleMP is presenting at CloudEXPO 2019, held June 24-26 in Santa Clara, and we’d love to see you there. At the conference, we’ll demonstrate how ScaleMP is solving one of the most vexing challenges for cloud — memory cost and limit of scale — and how our innovative vSMP MemoryONE solution provides affordable larger server memory for the private and public cloud. Please visit us at Booth No. 519 to connect with our experts and learn more about vSMP MemoryONE and how it is already serving some of the world’s largest data centers. Click here to schedule a meeting with our experts and executives.
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.