Google Cloud Search…FINALLY!

Who doesn’t use Google Search? Seriously though, when you can’t find something what is said? “Google it.”

One of the hardest things I have done with in my work place is hunting down things in a search on the cloud.

Google has stated that as they continue to invest in new cloud-based technologies, IE Machine Learning to power their we search engine, they want to help businesses harness the same technology to search for internal information. FINALLY!

Google has announced Google Cloud Search (you once knew it as Springboard) which uses machine intelligence to provide a unified search experience across G Suite. This made my day today honestly. The most annoying thing I deal with is hunting down information in our G Suite Shared Drive.

Google knows you are now searching across different devices and apps. Gmail, Drive, Slides, forms…you name it. In fact I even wrote about that here.

It has been estimated, by McKinsey, that the average knowledge worker spends 20% of their workweek searching for and consolidating information.

A Smarter Search

Open the Cloud Search App on your phone, and you’ll see information organized into simple assist cards. These are meant to help you stay on top of your work. These are new ways to help you find the right information at the right time. These cards use Google’s machine learning to help you for your day. Got a meeting coming up? There is a card for that. Think of these like the Smart Cards you already see on your Android Phone in the Google App. Or for those that use a Pixel…the far Left Screen.

Want to find the person that helped you make the file because you can’t remember the files name? You can search for people in your company directory. You’ll even get to see all of their details! Call them, Email them or even start a Hangout with them!

Please do not worry about privacy. Cloud Search respects G Suite’s file sharing permissions. So you can’t search for my private stuff on G Suite…just my public stuff.

Coming…I hear

Google has said that Cloud Search will begin rolling out globally for customers using the G Suite Business and Enterprise editions. They also are looking to adding more capabilities to it including integration with third-party apps.

This is awesome! I can’t wait for this to finally hit our G Suite.

Until then…

Google On!