Google IT Executive Summit

Today I attended Google’s IT Executive Summit at the swanky Westin Buckhead…which was nice since the hotel is located just two miles from my house…making my morning commute so much better than usual.

I don’t get the opportunity to attend many Google events so I made sure not to miss this one (someday I’m going to make it all the way to Google I/O in San Fran).

Presentations were packed with information about Google Enterprise Apps…which I love and use constantly all day every day. I picked up some useful tips from the demos…several of which have already been of benefit. And learned a few new interesting facts I can use to amaze friends, for example, I didn’t know Google is the 4th largest server manufacturer in the World…how’d that happen?

I also learned some useful info I’d been missing with regard to storage limits on Google Apps accounts. I manage a premium Google App account at work, and I’ve never understood how much storage space we actually have on all the different services…both for the individual and for the overall account. It turns out each individual gets 25 gig for gmail and unlimited storage for Google Docs! Now that we can upload any type of document into a docs account there is a limit on storage for these non Google Doc documents of one gig per account. And for Google Sites a premium Google Apps account has 10 gig plus 1/2 gig per individual account. So for example if your premium account has 100 individual accounts the total storage you would have available for all sites is 10 + 50 gig for a total of 60 gig.  Good to know!

The venue at the Westin was packed with customers and fans of Google….it was a very good turnout. Actually I believe it was full…a “sold out” free event.

Oh and I have to mention the breakfast was wonderful…eggs, bacon, ham, fruit, grits, and more….yum 🙂

Looking forward to the next Google event in Atlanta.

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