About a decade ago, a handful of Google’s most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic. Called Spanner, it was the first global database, a way of storing information across millions of machines in dozens of data centers spanning multiple continents, and it now underpins everything from Gmail to AdWords, the company’s primary moneymaker.
We can all relate to email and productivity tools as one of the key functions required to do business. With all of the choices available, the initial task of deciding on a provider for these solutions can seem daunting. What features are you looking for? Is mobility a key part of your business? Will you be using multiple devices to access data? What are the various compliance features your business will require? These are the questions individuals starting a new company or wanting to expand their current business need to ask themselves before making a decision.
The next-generation ATLAS robot is here and it’s quieter, smarter and much steadier on its feet – all without those restrictive cables. Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video on February 24, 2016 of the newest iteration of its ATLAS biped robot being harassed by humans as it attempts various tasks including picking up boxes, opening doors and keeping to its feet in the snow.
It’s a busy Monday morning and opening up your email you see a new assignment, “find ___ amount of bloggers/media contacts/publications who talk about ___”. Sometimes, this can go smoothly. Other times however, it can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Researching requires creativity and persistence. Here are some of the many ways to dig for info.
How we learn, shop and interact with our local communities has been revolutionized by the Internet. Google and Bing, among other search engines, have challenged traditional advertising methods such as billboards and YellowPages. Customers are searching online for your phone number, your business address, as well as reviews of your products and services. So, what do these changes mean for your business?
After attending the America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) conference in Dallas a couple of weeks ago, BRIC’s Michael Salogga has returned with a ton of content for the Kiosk. So, without further ado, let’s get to it! So why is being online important? About 1/3 of all search is local and 97% of consumers search online. And 55% of small businesses DO NOT have a website. That number in Nevada is 65%. When was the last time you used the Yellow Pages? The book, not their website. This is why Google is continuing to focus on small businesses. If you want to start somewhere, www.google.com/mybusiness. Yes Google is still an 800 lb. gorilla and they are continuing to provide a variety of tools that you can use in your business, particularly if you want to be in “the cloud”