The coronavirus pandemic has provided an opportunity for IT companies worldwide realize the significant challenges posed by areas such as security, cloud computing, remote work, etc.
These points represent, according to Google, the biggest challenges IT solutions facing businesses today with cloud integration. So to solve these problems, Google is joining forces with Dell, Intel, Slack, and other IT companies in a group called the Modern Computing Alliance.
According to Google, as our lives and businesses move increasingly to the cloud, there is a growing need to examine the entire technology stack, from silicon to the cloud, and that's actually an exciting opportunity to redefine technology systems and stacks as a whole, and how they work in the interconnected, internet-driven world we live in.
The technology industry is moving towards an open ecosystem and heterogeneous that allows freedom of choice while integrating across the stack. This reality represents both a challenge and an opportunity.
Of course, the problems Google is talking about have been around for several years, but they have become more prominent with the pandemic.
To cope with complexity of this challenge, believes that a new dynamic and a new vision is needed of future that translates into a new level of collaboration in the form of effort in it throughout the industry. He said technology leaders must work together in new ways to develop open solutions that transcend the products or brands anyone can imagine and create a better, more streamlined experience for everyone.
“Today, we are pleased to announce Google's membership in the Modern Computing Alliance to address the biggest IT challenges companies face today with silicon cloud integration. Working with a group of forward-thinking industry leaders, we align standards and technologies to provide businesses with a choice of high-performance, cloud-first IT solutions from the provider of their choice offering modern solutions for the era. modern business, "said John Solomon, vice president of Google Chrome OS.
But in March, when the reality of Covid-19 was established and companies around the world began to switch to remote workThe group decided it needed to broaden its reach and add even more partners, such as Slack and Zoom, who were witnessing massive changes in the way businesses work.
Among the founding members of the Modern Computing Alliance are: Box, Citrix, Dell, Imprivata, Intel, Okta, RingCentral, Slack, VMware and Zoom, Chrome OS and Google Workspace.
The challenges and issues that the Modern Computing Alliance will address in the near future
Going forward, the group's goal is to bring together as many IT professionals as possible to form a board of experts capable of identifying problems and finding solutions.
The group also intends to share concrete action plans during the first half of 2021. Additionally, the Modern Computing Alliance will initially focus on four areas: performance, security and identity, remote work, productivity and collaboration, and healthcare.
- Performance: The group will invest in reducing friction and creating a much more transparent and user-friendly experience on the web and on devices. “If that sounds ambitious, it is because it is.
- Security and identity: The group intends to create more advanced data security in the cloud and improve solutions to prevent data loss. For Solomon, now that we live and work in an interconnected world, greater protection and better reporting are essential.
- Remote work, productivity and collaboration: The alliance will improve the productivity of an increasingly distributed workforce by providing telemetry information across the stack. Google believes that employees need better workflows to get the most out of their tools and their time.
- Medical attention: For Google, healthcare providers need a better return on investment in technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce IT costs.