17:35, 27 September, 2016 17:35, 27 September, 2016
Technology transformation is happening and all must be included, helped and guided on their digital journey, tech giant says.
Cloud will be everywhere and humans will depend on it to survive digitally, Google has warned.
Speaking at Soti Sync 2016 in London, UK, Andrew Toy, product management director, Android for Work, at Google said that “we all have to get comfortable with the idea of the cloud” because as tech moves forward, “cloud will be everywhere”.
Toy said: “The cloud is what glues all devices and services together, it glues the data. Learning will be built in the cloud. This is because there is benefit to business and humankind even, if we move this data to the cloud.
“The more data we have, the better services we can build. This is what we believe at Google. We should not use the cloud as a dirty word.”
Toy continued to say that the possibilities with cloud-first devices are limitless and the constraints users and enterprises used to experience due to devices and physical location are no longer a barrier because of the cloud.
He said that it is important to build solutions in a cloud eccentric way highlighting that “that is where we believe everyone should be, that is where we [Google] are”.
On the security camp, Toy said security is critically important, but as an enabler. He said: “If we have security we can do more, control more. Security is not a goal in itself though. By developing new security solutions we will be able to react more quickly, find the hackers, track the problems down and solve them.
“We have to live in this world where we have to secure by default. You have to be secure all the time if you are going to be transformative. No one builds the perfect platform, the perfect system.”
Toy said that “it is ok to be afraid” and the way companies can get people comfortable with these new technologies is through a collaborative ecosystem.
“We need to get our customers comfortable with the idea of transformation. Tell them you can do these things in a secure and controlled way, and that everything will be ok.
“However, people are still going extremely slowly because they are unsure, we need to get them moving faster.
“Transformation is a theme for everything we do at Google. We are close to a world where we will be sharing mobility data. We are not there yet but are getting close. We see a world where the whole workplace is connected. Technology really is an equaliser.”