Google Launches Cloud Search, a Consolidated Search Engine for G Suite Customers

by: - Last updated on: February 8th, 2017

Google has launched a new tool for its business customers called, “Google Cloud Search.” This tool will allow the users to search for things across the G Suite of products including Drive, Gmail, Docs, Contacts, and sites. This service was previously launched as a preview and was known as Springboard.

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The Cloud Search is tailor made for enterprises and apart from acting as a tool to search it also doubles up as a directory to search for colleagues information. Furthermore, users will also be able to check the files and events they have in common. Needless to say, the tool will allow users to fire up a conversation with the colleague in either email, call or a Hangout. Since it is an Enterprise product the Google Cloud Search will offer a lot of privacy settings and will honor the file sharing permissions. The tool will also work in accordance with the company policy and will lock the documents and details of a particular project from the other colleagues. In a nutshell, IT administrator will have control over a lot of privacy options.

Google has made the Cloud Search intuitive and for this to happen they have borrowed the card style design that is similar to the Google Now that we are acquainted with. The tool will beam important notifications including your upcoming meeting on the phone and will priorities the same by making use of machine intelligence.

Google has been deploying Machine Intelligence to its G Suite and the recent instance was the “Quick Access” in the drive that would predict which file you needed first even before you started typing. It’s features like this that not only make the G Suite intuitive but increasingly productive as well. Searching for a particular email or a string of information has been one of the biggest challenges and it is for this reason that tools like Google Cloud Search will consolidate the tools and help users get access to their files and documents. In fact, Google categorically notes in its Blog Post that workers spend 20 percent of the time to search for consolidated information.

Source: Google

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