Culture at Google Play
Google’s culture is an open culture sharing the same mission and vision. (Google.com, 2013) This culture is reflective of how Google keeps its family and its clients. Because of the diversity of clients it serves, the company is challenged to continuously create applications that serves all facets of their clients – that is from those novice users who need simple solutions to those needing advance solutions. It’s culture enables developers on every country to create applications suitable to each community and in a language the locals can understand since Google’s aim is to serve and simplify applications for their users like localizing and creating applications written on their own languages. This improves human resources as locals are tap to create such solutions. Entrepreneur applications newly created paves way to new business paradigms which are more accessible to both businessmen and their clients.
Is email dead?
Is email dead? Or has social networks, text messaging and web 2.0 replaced emails? This has been a question plaguing email users for sometime. Recent surveys conducted showed a significant decrease in the use of emails particularly for teens. Specifically, comscore data shows that “the number of emails sent by adolescents between 12 and 17 years old dropped off 24% in 2010, and overall visits to web-based email sites declines 6 percent.” (Discovery News, 2011) The result of the study seems to be a natural effect of the abrupt appearance of numerous social networks providing capabilities of sending messages and attachments just like what you can do with the use of emails. In addition to this, cloud phones or smartphones have been widely used among teens that provides features of both text messaging, chatting and MMS attachments in addition to being capable of accessing Web 2.0 applications and other social networking sites making all means of communication and sending files convenient without needing to open a web-based email.
Communication in the next 5 years
With the current developments in communication today, I can say that for the next five (5) years communication at work will continuously improve. Today, communication within the workplace is already efficient because of the numerous communication devices present in the workplace. Data sharing and information sharing is as easy because you can share them as if they are within your reach even if they are halfway around the world. I can foresee that in the next 5 years, there will be an increase in companies utilizing online offices. Employees would not need to get to the office everyday as they will be able to work at the comfort of their own homes. The advantages brought about by the new technological innovations will be fully utilized to make the workers more comfortable but making the companies cost-effective. (Hinchcliffe, 2011)
Discovery News (2011). Is email dead? Retrieved from http://news.discovery.com/tech/is-e-mail-dead.htm
Google.com (2013). Our Culture. Retrieved from http://www.google.com/about/company/facts/culture/
Hindliffe, Dion (2011). The "Big Five" IT trends of the next half decade: Mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data. Retrieved from http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hinchcliffe/the-big-five-it-trends-of-the-next-half-decade-mobile-social-cloud-consumerization-and-big-data/1811