Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc for businesses all over the world! After scrapping its Cloud Next event (its largest annual conference with around 30,000 attendees) in favor of an online version, Google has now indefinitely postponed even the digital-version Google Cloud Next ‘20: Digital Connect in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Originally, Google’s Cloud Next conference was scheduled to take place from April 6th to April 8th in San Francisco. Like many other companies, Google later announced plans to make it into a “digital-first” event citing coronavirus concerns.
But the tech giant is now postponing the conference indefinitely “out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees and local communities, and based on recent decisions made by the federal and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19),” the company made a post on the Cloud Next website.
Google rather wants to focus its attention on “supporting customers, partners, and each other,” said Alison Wagonfeld, Google Cloud’s chief marketing officer. Further, Google plans to hold the event at an appropriate time.
For the uninitiated, Google’s Cloud Next is an enterprise-focused meetup dedicated to G Suite and other cloud computing tools.