Short Bytes: Google Cloud Search, an attempt for increasing productivity, is a version of Google Search especially crafted for the enterprise customers using G Suite. Cloud Search can find things from the company database, display meeting reminders, and attention needing files in a card-like view. Future prospects include stuffing third-party apps into Cloud Search.Yesterday, Google announced Cloud Search — earlier known as Springboard. The company has added a rebranded product to G Suite, a collection of Cloud-based work apps, which is another product rebranded by Google recently. With Cloud Search, Google aims to increase the productivity of the corporate people standing beside the ever increasing stack of their company’s databases. Last month, Nokia also launched a similar tool called MIKA for the telecommunication sector.
Cloud Search is like a Google Now for enterprises. It uses machine intelligence capabilities of Google Search in the background and throws whatever the employees of an organization want to know from their database. It also suggests upcoming meetings, events, and attention-seeking files in the form of ‘Assist Cards’, a feature similar to the cards we see on Google Now.
Google says Cloud Search can help the employees steal 20% of the time which gets wasted in finding and consolidating things from their organizations’ database. Cloud Search takes care of the permission enabled for files. An employee will only be able to open the files he/she is authorized to access.
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As a part of the G Suite subscription, Cloud Search is available as an Android app. It is also accessible on desktop computers via web browsers. Google in planning to integrate third-party apps in the future. Find more about Cloud Search here on Google’s website.
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