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Finding the Optimal Alternative to the Google Search Appliance

Google decided to sunset the Google Search Appliance over the next several years, leaving a gap in the enterprise search space for organizations dependent on it for their public website search and secure internal search. New hardware sales stopped in 2017, license renewals for Google Search Appliance customers phase out in 2018, and support ends […]

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Questions to Consider When Replacing the Google Search Appliance

Are you looking at replacing the Google Search Appliance? With Google’s upcoming sunset of the hardware-based enterprise search product, organizations dependent on it for public website search and secure internal search need to evaluate potential replacements. License renewals end in 2018, leaving customers with limited time to develop a replacement plan going forward. Customers evaluating […]

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Configuring and Integrating Google Maps into OBIEE 11g

Introduction: When Oracle Business Intelligence is installed, functionality for users to see maps that display data is also installed. Before users can see maps in analyses and dashboards, one must understand the system requirements, specify layers and maps, and configure the metadata. This post will explain the steps to configure mapping and spatial information for […]

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Pivotal SpringOne 2017: What’s Next with Google Cloud Platform?

As we all know, Pivotal positions their place in the market as “cloud platform agnostic”. That said, are some cloud partners more equal than others in the world of Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF)? To answer that question, one needs to look no further than Google and their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) solution, which Pivotal use […]

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7 Tips to Prep for a Google Search Appliance (GSA) Sunset

After much back and forth, it seems like the end-of-life for the Google Search Appliance (GSA) will be the end of 2018. Most GSA users have adopted a “plug, play and walk-away” approach for far too long. The GSA will not continue functioning as an unsupported appliance. It will turn off like a light switch […]

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Integrate Google Map into Your App

Many people have used Location-Based Services (LBS) or Real-time Locating Systems (RTLS), both of them can be used in lots of context in our daily life. So in many situations, you may want to integrate a map into your app. Today I’m going to introduce you how to use google map in your app. Set […]

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How to Use Google Maps in Android

Get an API Key for Google Map Before all our work, we first have to apply an API key for Google Maps. What is an API key? An API KEY can be regarded as a kind of authorization mode for interface access. How do you get an API key for the Google Maps API? Google […]

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How to Access Google Analytics API from IBM Integration Bus

In my current engagement, one of the projects required integration between Google Analytics (GA) and IBM Integration Bus (IIB). Google Analytics is built upon a powerful data reporting infrastructure which can be accessed using the Google Analytics Reporting API (V4 is the most current). Google APIs use OAuth 2.0 protocol for authentication and authorization. In this […]

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How To Get Your Fitness Data From Google Fit?

About Google Fit “Google Fit is an open ecosystem that allows developers to upload fitness data to a central repository where users can access their data from different devices and apps in one location “. That means you can use your apps (not only Google Fit) or devices such as Apple Watch to upload your […]

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Basic Research for Google Talkback

As a user What is TalkBack Talkback is an Android system accessibility application that was developed by Google official developing team, which has been positioned as to provide special groups of people, like aged or disabled people (especially for blind people) a voice support while they are using Android devices. Once users activate this function […]

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Integrate Google Analytics to IBM Integration Bus

Google Analytics is web analytics tool which has advanced modes of capturing statistical data of applications. While IIB dominates the middleware world with its robust integration capabilities, this blog provides an approach to utilize the REST services of the Google Analytics API to consume various reports containing various metrics of the native applications. The metrics […]

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The Future of Work According to Salesforce & Google Cloud – #DF16

Salesforce and Google are working to “assist” us a work. Tom Holman from Google, Daniel Chang and Sriram Iyer from Salesforce, and Greg Malpass from Traction on Demand presented a session on the topic at Dreamforce 2016. Tom is the product manager for Google G Suite, which Google just announced, but really is a rebranding and […]

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Google’s Apigee Acquisition Shows Growing Importance of APIs in Cloud

Today, Apigee announced that it will be acquired by Google for $625 million. Apigee is a leader in the API management space and is ranked highest for “completeness of vision” in Gartner’s magic quadrant. Perficient partners with Apigee to provide API solutions, so what does this acquisition mean? For Google, the acquisition of Apigee is […]

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New & Improved Dr. Google? – Searching for Symptoms on Google

Did you know that approximately 1% of all Google searches (think millions) are symptom-related? Google allows us to be self-sufficient, however, health content on the web can be very difficult to navigate and usually results in a misdiagnosis and more often than not a bout of anxiety because we tend to navigate to the “worst […]

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Google Says No To Payday Loans

In an effort to protect consumers from “deceptive or harmful products,” Google will begin banning ads for payday loans and related products from its ad platform, as of July 13, 2016. According to the company’s U.K. blog, the ban is for loans in which the borrower is required to repay the full amount within 60 […]

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Sayonara! Google Puts On-Site Enterprise Search Option To Bed

  Not long ago, our team published a guide on Google Search for Life Sciences because the Google Search Appliance (GSA) can work wonders for companies in our industry. But we just learned that Google has decided to put that powerful yellow box, designed to sit on-premises, to bed. Let me say that again: Google […]

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Google Life Sciences Is Now Verily

  Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is getting even more serious in our industry. Earlier this week, the company introduced its life sciences organization as Verily. It was previous known as Google Life Sciences. According to STAT, the new company name means “truly” or “certainly,” referencing Verily’s CEO and former chief scientific officer of LabCorp Andy […]

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What It’s Like to Work as a Google Search Appliance Architect

Chad Johnson, a director in Perficient’s Denver office, recently launched a series on our Digital Tech blog that spotlights the work of some of our Google Search Appliance architects. Chad has conducted Q&As with two GSA architects so far: Shruti Sundaresh, who joined Chad in 2009 as a co-developer Alok Gupta, who joined our Google […]

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Nobody Ever Got Fired For Implementing Google Search Appliance

  You’ve heard that saying before, right? Okay, it’s slightly different than the original one, which refers to IBM (one of our partners, too). But it’s true: to our knowledge, no client has ever regretted their implementation of the Google Search Appliance (GSA) solution. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. We consistently hear positive feedback […]

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How Many File Formats Can Google Search Appliance Index?

  One of the most common questions we hear from clients is “What file formats can Google Search Appliance (GSA) index?” Since so many people are curious, we decided to share the answer with you in our blog. It goes a little something like this: The number of file formats GSA can index is incredible. […]

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