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SaaS Updates for March 10, 2017

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March 10, 2017

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Jamboards and add-ons and Meet, oh my!

Google Cloud Next ’17 is underway, and Google announced a ton of new updates aimed at the enterprise sector. Here’s a roundup:

  • Jamboard, a digital whiteboard designed specifically for the cloud, will be available for purchase starting in May 2017, with a retail price of $4,999, plus a $600 annual management and support fee.
  • Google introduced the developer preview of Gmail Add-ons, “a new way for G Suite users to access your app’s functionality directly from Gmail in just one tap, no matter the device.”
  • Hangouts Meet is now publicly available, and the Hangouts Chat Early Adopter Program is now accepting applications. Hangouts Meet is a “new video meeting experience” with a “light, fast interface and smart participant management.” Hangouts Chat, on the other hand, is “an intelligent communication app for teams that takes direct messaging in Hangouts and evolves it to reflect the way modern teams talk business.”
  • Google announced several enterprise-focused tools for Drive: Team Drives; Google Vault for Drive; its latest acquisition, AppBridge; Drive File Stream; and Quick Access.
  • Google Vault has new functionalities, like the ability to set retention policies for Google Drive, including Team Drives; place legal holds on Google Drive files; export point-in-time Google Drive files; and more.
  • There are new features for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and G Suite help safeguard your company’s assets, like Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP) for GCP; Data Loss Prevention (DLP) API for GCP; Key Management System for GCP; Security Key Enforcement (SKE) for GCP and G Suite; and Titan, Google’s purpose-built chip to establish hardware root of trust for both machines and peripherals on cloud infrastructure.

Box also announced that they will be collaborating with Google on their newly introduced Hangouts Chat.

Check out the links below for more information.

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