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Google, Wipro to Speed up Digital Shift of Enterprises: Report

Wipro also aims to enable its customers to migrate faster, enhance their digital experiences and optimise business outcomes

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Global software major Wipro on Thursday said it had widened the partnership with search engine behemoth Google to speed up digital transformation of enterprises through cloud adoption.

“By collaborating with Google Cloud, we will catalyse innovation for enterprises in industry verticals like consumer goods, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), semiconductor and healthcare,” the city-based IT major said in a statement here.

Google’s cloud platform is a suite of computing services that runs on the infrastructure it uses internally for its end-user products Google Search and YouTube.

“We leverage Google cloud platform to build solutions and capabilities to help enterprises embark on their cloud journey,” said the statement.

The software vendor’s solutions, with Google cloud technologies embedded at their core, will enable enterprises to future-proof their IT investments.

Wipro net plunges 21% yearly in Q4
Wipro net plunges 21% yearly in Q4. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Our data discovery platform accelerates insight-driven decision-making through pre-built applications for verticals such as BFSI, retail, energy, education and manufacturing,” said the statement.

The outsourcing firm will also integrate Google’s open platform Anthos to manage applications in a multi-cloud world and enable hybrid cloud deployments for its customers.

“Our offerings on Google Cloud are innovation-focused. We equip our customers with the right tools to operate on a modern IT infrastructure, adopt a ‘business-first’ approach and be future-ready,” said Ramesh Nagarajan, Vice President for cloud services, Wipro.

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Wipro also aims to enable its customers to migrate faster, enhance their digital experiences and optimise business outcomes.

“Wipro’s expertise in digital transformation solutions will be an asset for enterprise customers as they look to move critical workloads to our cloud platform,” said Google ecosystem Vice President Kevin Ichhpurani in the statement. (IANS)

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Google Maps Captures Over 10 mn Miles of Street View Imagery

The company collects street imagery via a fleet of Street View cars, each equipped with nine cameras that capture high-definition imagery from every vantage point possible

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There's also the Street View trekker on Google Maps, a backpack that collects imagery from places where driving isn't possible.

Google Maps have captured more than 10 million miles of Street View imagery – a distance that could circle the globe over 400 times.

The company announced on Friday that Google Earth now lets people browse more than 36 million square miles of high definition satellite images from various providers – covering more than 98 per cent of the entire population – to see the world from above.

“While these stunning photos show us parts of the world we may never get a chance to visit, they also help Google Maps accurately model a world that is changing each day,” said Thomas Escobar, Senior Product Manager, Google Maps.

The idea of Street View started as a side project more than 12 years ago as part of a goal to map the entire world.

The company collects street imagery via a fleet of Street View cars, each equipped with nine cameras that capture high-definition imagery from every vantage point possible.

“These cameras are athermal, meaning that theya�re designed to handle extreme temperatures without changing focus so they can function in a range of environments,” Escobar added.

Each Street View car includes its own photo processing center and lidar sensors that use laser beams to accurately measure distance.

There’s also the Street View trekker, a backpack that collects imagery from places where driving isn’t possible.

These trekkers are carried by boats, sheep, camels, and even scout troops to gather high quality photos from multiple angles, often in some of the hardest-to-map places around the world.

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Google Maps have captured more than 10 million miles of Street View imagery – a distance that could circle the globe over 400 times. Pixabay

In 2019 alone, Street View images from the Google Maps community have helped the company assign addresses to nearly seven million buildings in previously under-mapped places like Armenia, Bermuda, Lebanon, Myanmar, Tonga, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.

Once Google collects photos, it uses a technique called photogrammetry to align and stitch together a single set of images.

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“These images show us critically important details about an area-things like roads, lane markings, buildings and rivers, along with the precise distance between each of these objects. All of this information is gathered without ever needing to set foot in the location itself,” said Google. (IANS)