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Google Atmosphere Conf (page 2) Notes

Dave Girouard – VP of Product Mgmt, Google First and best in cloud computing – goal of Google Affordable, people-centric, reliable (99.99%( and secure Future of enterprise technology – Lightweight, Diverse, Transparent Lightweight – few if any data centers, pay only for what you need, green and efficient Diverse – user choice, device agnostic, strength in diversity; diversity in device is actually more secure – enforce security at the center. Transparent – no waiting, no distractions, more team, less work; shouldn't have to think about the tool – think about the task you want to accomplish; should be fun Big Bets Android, Chrome today has 200M users, New Powerpoint-type app, gmail revamped, Google+ with Hangout video feature Big Query – 70TB uncompressed – sql ad-hoc queries Chromebooks, Google+, Google Apps Rajesh Sheth – product mgr, chrome books another juncture point of the desktop Can a browser provide everything you need in a business? Can

Google Atmosphere - CIO Conference Nov 2011

Amit Singh, VP of Enterprise, Google Mobile, Social, Cloud More mobile devices sold this year than desktops Translation, speech recognition – need computing power of the cloud Non-linear innovation is being created due to new technologies. Eg – aakash tablet Google Apps – gmail, apps, docs, search Google has it's own 9-9-9 plan – 99.9% SLA (less than 43 minutes), 90% positive CSAT, 90% renewals. 4M businesses, 40M users, 5000 new users per day. 62 of the top 100 US schools. 1B downloads of Google Earth. 97% of the top silicon valley start-ups Newest Google Apps customers – Burberry, Casio, Goodyear, SoftBank, Perry Ellis. Cinram - $1M cost reduction IHG – 30% reduction in costs Diversey – saved $350k Vinton Cerf 1977 – got TCP/IP to talk to three packet switching networks. The cloud won't do you any good if you cannot connect to it. Cannot forget how critical the infrastructure is. Adapt or die – Darwin Mobile – is an information

Radical Decoupling

I want to introduce the concept of what I call “Radical Decoupling”. My premise is that every interdependency in business process, policy, systems and data has an inverse correlation to business agility. In other words, as interdependencies increase, business agility decreases. The reverse is also true – no interdependencies provide the highest amount of business agility. Premise – As Interdependencies Increase, Business Agility Decreases. Of course, dependencies in business process, policy, systems and data are necessary in any business. I would not debate that. I would however argue that many businesses are overly complicated because of the unnecessary interdependencies that have found their way into process, policy, systems and data. The goal of Radical Decoupling is the following: ·       Decouple processes ·       Decouple policies ·       Decouple data ·       Decouple systems Radical decoupling requires that a company value simplicity over complex proc