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Anthos : multi-cloud application modernization platform

Google cloud Officially launched Anthos in 2018 , encouraging customers by showing a way to run kubernetes workloads on - premises , in the google cloud and also other leading cloud vendors including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. After the official release, a few observers depicted it as an approach to modernize heritage applications. Simply drop your inheritance on-prem application into a container, and you were en route to cloud!


Customers were happy that Anthos is how they want to deploy, manage and optimize all their applications—legacy as well as cloud-native. It doesn’t matter who wrote the applications or where they run, applications managed by Anthos run on an infrastructure layer that’s been abstracted, and have access to high value services that let them run efficiently and securely, without fear of lock-in or needless complexity. Anthos gives a consistent platform for all application deployments, both legacy and cloud native. 
Key Benefits of Using Anthos
Manage app…

Talk to people outside of your domain in Google Chat

What is Google Chat?
Hangouts Chat has been changed to Google Chat where you can chat with parties who are outside your domain. This could be done either by sending a direct message or by adding to the rooms.
If you're communicating with clients, collaborating with a merchant, or attempting to keep in touch with parents of your students, with your fellow members, you'll now be able to use Google Chat. Through this move you will hold the whole contact in one centralized location. People who are outside the domain will have an indicator which says “External”. So that you know with whom you are sharing information.

Additionally, before you create it you would need to label a space as "External" and  you will not be allowed to alter the configuration after the room is formed. This implies that you will not be able to add external users to any rooms that were generated before this launch, since they will remain "internal." Although you may add external users to a C…

DFCC Bank PLC : The first Sri Lankan bank to use Google G-Suite Enterprise.

The COVID19 pandemic has radically impacted most businesses in Sri Lanka. The full extent of damage incurred due to the lack of preparation for such circumstances by businesses island wide is yet to be realized and the road to complete economic recovery will be extensive.
This however has not been the case for one of the fastest growing banks in Sri Lanka, DFCC Bank PLC.

DFCC Bank experienced the benefits of an early decision to embark on the journey of digitization. As a result of signing up with Google, for “Google Apps for Business” productivity suite back in 2016 the bank was well equipped with many services and digital savvy to cater its valuable customers.
Now in keeping with their motto, ‘Keep Growing’, its CEO Mr. Lakshman Silva has made a historical step forward. He acknowledged, taking DFCC to the next level with full Digitization on every level is no longer optional, it is essential to safeguard the integrity of customer service provided by the bank in the immediate future. M…

New ASUS Google Meet Hardware starter kit and updated Meet compute system

What’s changing
We’re introducing a new ASUS starter kit for Google Meet Hardware, helpful for those who take frequent video conferences from home or from smaller-sized rooms. The starter kit includes the Huddly camera, speakermic, compute system, and remote control (versus touch controller). It requires less space and is a more affordable way to keep colleagues, partners and customers around the world connected, face-to-face.

We’re also refreshing existing ASUS kits with the new ASUS Google Meet compute system (formerly Chromebox). This new Meet compute system is slimmer and easier to deploy than previous versions, with a longer device lifespan of five years.

We'll be launching a Meet compute system with Logitech in partnership with CTL, coming soon. Stay tuned to the G Suite Updates blog for more information.

For those returning to shared meeting spaces, we have made voice controls available in beta to make it easier to host touch-free meetings. Customers who wish to sign up for the…

TIMESPOT : Leave and Attendance - Everything you need to know about

What is TIMESPOT ?

Leave and Attendance mobile and web application (Also called Timespot application) is for any kind of an organization. The leave management software aims at helping users to address leave and attendance related work in multiple disciplinary angles. The main focus of the leave and attendance system is to minimize the time, documentary and physical movements which consume to manage the manual leave system in an organization. This brilliant leave and attendance application holds powerful features which will increase productivity and enables HR department’s to smoothly control the leave and absence situation in the company, make decisive and on-the-spot approval.
We always deliver the best value proportion to our customers which enables you to take the maximum for the amount you pay. Accordingly, the sublimes of Finetech Leave and Attendance system are as follows: 
➢ Google Single Sign on  ➢ Configurable leave types  ➢ Unique leave and attendance application forms  ➢ In…

Announcing Google Cloud VMware Engine: Accelerating your cloud journey

VMware technologies form the cornerstone of many customer’s enterprise IT environments, and those same enterprises are eager to run their VMware environments in the cloud to scale quickly and benefit from cloud services. Last summer, we announcedsupport for customers to run VMware workloads on Google Cloud, and we have made significant progress since then. In the fall we acquired CloudSimple to provide customers a fully integrated VMware-based solution, and today we’re proud to announce another significant milestone—Google Cloud VMware Engine, an integrated first-party offering with end-to-end support to migrate and run your VMware environment in Google Cloud. This fully managed service is expected to be generally available this quarter out of two US regions, expanding into additional Google Cloud regions globally in the second half of the year.
Introducing Google Cloud VMware EngineThe service delivers a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation stack—VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, …

New features for Google Sites: Templates, announcement banners, and access for children with Google Accounts

Three new features in Google Sites
Site templates - Quickly and easily create high-quality sites optimized for common uses. Announcement banners - Highlight important information to make sure site visitors see time-sensitive updates. Access for Family Link accounts - Enable users with Google Accounts managed by Family Link to view and edit sites. Why is it important? Announcement banners, for example, may help companies convey vital details to clients easily. The use of templates to build high-quality sites without needing expertise in architecture or coding will help educational institutions and businesses allow remote learning and working. In general, we hope the updates would allow Sites a more effective platform for exchanging knowledge through distributed audiences. 10 templates have been made for popular uses of the site for this project, available in 16 languages. With one press, you can launch a site with a professional look and feel to match a particular function. You will then …

Best Security Practices for Remote Working

One of the main changes that occurred overnight with the unexpected spread of the COVID-19 pandemic was the shift to a modern work climate in organisations around the globe. With the exception of a handful, for quite a long period, 99.9% of the company has no corporate continuity strategy. This has given the companies and their workers many obstacles. One of the greatest problems companies face is the protection of their company data on the personal computers of employees. We will be reviewing some of the best safety measures for remote workers
Core Organizational Security Measures Effective Briefing - It is necessary for companies to educate all their workers on data protection frequentlyAdhering to basic rules - Ex:- having a strong passwordContinuous scans of the devices Strict controls on firewallsBanning foreign devicesSafe Email SolutionsRegular upgrades to operating systemSuitable Information BackupRegular inspections of the systemsSafe Server Hosting - Hosting the server shoul…