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It’s important to get both the business motive and the architecture right, to derive the best from your enterprise data in a multi-cloud world.

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This is the fifth part of the “The Multi-Cloud Future” series. You can read the first part — Why Just “Cloud” and Not “Multi-Cloud” Will Impede Your Business Growth. Second part — Why Exactly Should You Adopt Multi-Cloud?. Third part — To Do Multi-cloud, You Should First ‘Think Multi-cloud’. Fourth part — Five Patterns To Get You To Start ‘Thinking’ Multi-cloud. Now read on…

The most important asset for any organization is their data. But that…


We discuss how Google’s Smart Analytics and AI technologies can help insurers achieve underwriting excellence.

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In the first post of this series, we discussed the key building blocks that form the foundation for striking an optimal balance between fully automated, low touch and full touch insurance underwriting.

In the second post of this series, we discussed key challenges across the building blocks of insurance underwriting and how Google’s AI and analytics technologies rise up to the challenge.

In this post, we discuss how Google Cloud’s unique industry-focused technologies help insurers wrestle the proverbial data octopus to achieve underwriting excellence.

Intake…


We discuss key challenges across the building blocks of insurance underwriting and how Google’s AI and analytics rises up to the challenge

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In the first post of this series, we discussed the key building blocks that form the foundation for striking an optimal balance between fully automated, low touch and full touch insurance underwriting.

In this post, we discuss the limitations of the building blocks impacting effective underwriting and we begin covering some of Google’s AI-driven solutions to address each of then. …


Understanding the key building blocks that form the foundation for striking an optimal balance between fully automated, low touch and full touch insurance underwriting.

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In the most simplistic of terms, insurance underwriting is the process of assessing an individual or entity’s risk in insuring a property, automobile, driver, health, life or activities like travel. It aims to determine if it would be profitable for an insurer to take a chance on providing coverage to the individual or entity.

But the simplicity of insurance as a critical function of underwriting ends there. An Insurance Insider survey showed some of these industry sentiments on underwriting excellence.

The simple complexity of Underwriting

There is a general uncertainty on how much of an underwriter’s workload could be automated…


To do multi-cloud, you should first ‘think multi-cloud’. Here are five patterns that can get you to start ‘thinking’ multi-cloud.

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This is the third part of the “The Multi-Cloud Future” series. You can read the first part — Why Just “Cloud” and Not “Multi-Cloud” Will Impede Your Business Growth. Second part — Why Exactly Should You Adopt Multi-Cloud?. Third part — To Do Multi-cloud, You Should First ‘Think Multi-cloud’. Now read on…

In the previous edition of this series, we discussed why multi-cloud is a new thought process and not just another technology. …


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Adding new ways for no-code automation

Digital transformation has been an enterprise priority for years, but the mandate is more pressing today than ever, with most companies increasing their technology investments over the last year. We announced the general availability of AppSheet Automation, a unified development experience for citizen and professional developers alike to build custom applications with automated processes, all without coding. Learn more about AppSheet Automation here.

Hello Poland, we are expanding…

Since Google opened its first office in Poland over 15 years ago, we have been supporting the country’s growing digital economy, providing our partners and customers…


Having multiple clouds is not the same as having a multi-cloud strategy. We introduce you to the “Four Pillars of Multi-cloud thinking”.

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This is the third part of the “The Multi-Cloud Future” series. You can read the first part — Why Just “Cloud” and Not “Multi-Cloud” Will Impede Your Business Growth. And the second part — Why Exactly Should You Adopt Multi-Cloud?. Now read on…

Multi-cloud is a paradigm shift in how computing has evolved over generations. As we discussed in the previous edition of this series, cloud computing has evolved much like the real world economics. …


Multi-cloud is becoming the norm. What does this mean for data science and data engineering when your data is spread across multiple clouds and on-premise?

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The most important asset for any organization is their data. But that is also the asset that’s the most challenging to manage. I’ve written how cloud computing has evolved to keep in tune with the changing dynamic of world economics and trade and why it’s imperative for every organization to have a multi-cloud strategy. While keeping pace with changing dynamics is important for businesses to thrive and grow, it also brings in a new set of challenges.

Especially when you bring in multiple cloud platforms where your enterprise data is spread across different clouds, how does it change the data…


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It’s the week after spring break where I am. Coming out of a rather super-snowy winter, and after many days of bright spring sunshine, we are now heading into a few days of cloud and rain. While the weather is cloudy and foggy outside as I write this line, it’s always cloud and clear in this blog.

Here are some of the most exciting, fun and innovative things we announced this week.

Introducing Dataprep BigQuery pushdown

Much like the many good things with Google, Dataprep is serverless and highly scalable. We announced a new addition to Dataprep: BigQuery pushdown. BigQuery…


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Creating your Digital Partner Ecosystem with Apigee and Cloud CDN

Whether it’s interacting with customers, partners, or third-party developers, an enterprise’s ability to expand its digital ecosystem is limited by the quality of the digital experiences it creates. Apigee X, the latest release of Google Cloud’s full lifecycle API management platform, makes it simple and easy to apply Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) to APIs. Working in tandem, the two solutions let enterprises not only secure and manage their APIs but also make them available across a global ecosystem of stakeholders.

Persistent metastore for all your open source data analytics…

Kishore Gopalan

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