Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google Fiber: What 1 Gigabit Internet Means For Enterprise Networking

October 8th, 2012 Leave a comment
Google Fiber: What 1 Gigabit Internet Means For Enterprise Networking

The buzz from Kansas City has been crazy these past few months as Google has both unveiled and begun implementing its landmark Google Fiber project. For those who haven’t yet heard of it, Google Fiber is Google’s ambitious new project that has just launched in Kansas City that provides 1 gigabit upstream/downstream speeds to neighborhoods in Kansas City. Google and its spokespeople are confident that this will lead to new online innovations in Kansas City, and they’ve already begun to roll out benefits to local schools and other organizations that could benefit from the service. Not only does Google envision… View full post »

Getting Started with Google App Engine

March 26th, 2012 Leave a comment
Getting Started with Google App Engine

When creating web applications it is easy to get distracted with concerns about hardware and load when all you want is to write your code. Google’s App Engine creates an easy way to get started with your web applications on the same systems that host Google applications. Using the App Engine is easy but it can seem daunting at first. I have written this step-by-step guide to help you get started. Google App Engine is Google’s platform for developing and running web applications on their infrastructure. There are a lot of benefits to running your applications in… View full post »

Google+ Pages: A Boon For Small Businesses

December 15th, 2011 Leave a comment
Google+ Pages: A Boon For Small Businesses

Google has recently just announced a very exciting new feature for Google+: the ability for businesses to make Google+ pages. With this new addition, businesses will be able to have a centralized page to disseminate news and features on the company, as well as have a place for customers to talk about their experiences with the company or simply chat about new news or features coming up. You may, understandably, meet this news with some confusion. After all, Facebook has had pages for years now, and the Google+ Pages feature, when viewed in that light, looks less like innovation and more… View full post »

Google+ for Google Apps: What This Means To You

December 13th, 2011 Leave a comment
Google+ for Google Apps: What This Means To You

Word has just recently come out that Google+ has been released for Google Apps, and that domain administrators can now allow Google+ to be active on Google Apps domains on a domain-by-domain basis. Google+ users can now have profiles on their Google Apps accounts, and Google is said to be working on integration and migration features that will allow you to tie two Google+ accounts together or migrate existing settings and circles from one Google+ account to your Google+ Google Apps account. So what does this mean for you? Well, for one thing, this is going to be a great boon for… View full post »

Google Public DNS – Performance and Security

January 5th, 2011 Leave a comment
Google Public DNS - Performance and Security

DNS is necessary for the Internet to function properly. Unfortunately, poor network performance from DNS servers can slow down the browsing experience. While performance problems are serious, DNS is also vulnerable to even more serious security threats such as cache poisoning. Typically, the DNS servers used for browsing the Internet are either the ones run by your Internet provider or servers that you run which forward requests to the root servers (i.e. a caching-only nameserver). Fortunately for your performance and your security, there is another option. Google runs a public DNS system where you can… View full post »

Apple, Google and Microsoft – Who Will Be Victorious?

December 1st, 2010 Leave a comment
Apple, Google and Microsoft - Who Will Be Victorious?

Recently there as been a lot of news and analysis about the relative positions of Google, Microsoft and Apple in the IT industry. In many ways, it appears that the three companies are bitter rivals and locked in a struggle to dominant the future of computing. The question many people are asking is how will this competition play out? Who will ultimately be left standing when the dust settles? Apple has made a pretty spectacular rise lately. The media really grabbed onto the fact that Apple’s market capitalization recently bypassed Microsoft. There has been a lot… View full post »

Google AdWords – Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid

August 5th, 2010 Leave a comment
Google AdWords - Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid

While the return on investment from AdWords makes it an attractive marketing opportunity, many beginning advertisers gloss over important details when launching a campaign. This guide provides a convenient way to get up to speed with the latest trends, technology and insights into search marketing. By highlighting ten common mistakes in Google AdWords you can save time, money and accelerate your path to progress in your search marketing campaigns. 1. Not defining conversion goals clearly Before you launch or expand a search marketing campaign you should clearly define goals of what you want your users to do. Whether you want to sell… View full post »