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26/06/2014 Google Apps Unlimited: What you need to know about Googles New Drive for Work
Google announced the launch of a new version of Google Drive and Apps for Business at their I/O developer conference yesterday.
17/06/2014 G4S Africa brings cost-effective and innovative security solutions to Africa with Google Apps
With the assistance of Grove Group, G4S Africa migrated over to the Google Apps for Business platform. We spoke to Barry Doran, Chief Financial Officer for G4S Africa, on how this migration has affected their business. This is their story.
Grove Group Goes Mobile
Grove Group, a leading cloud service provider and enterprise mobility specialist in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa, has complemented its custom enterprise mobile app platform with the ability to develop consumer mobile applications.
“In the last year, we’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to completely review how technology can support our business. We have developed the concept of a ‘browser-first’ platform which places Google Apps at the very heart of our business”. “We are aiming for all of our line of business tools to be easy to use and consumed via a web browser, giving our staff the flexibility to work from anywhere, on any device. We believe that the future of doing business is through a browser. ”
Director of Technology at reed.co.uk
"There are many compelling reasons to switch to cloud computing services. Our decision was driven by a real desire to improve collaboration, innovation and to enhance productivity within the group. Google Apps was evaluated against competitor products and selected as the product suite that could help us do just that. In planning to replace our existing Microsoft Exchange 2003 system, we calculated Google Apps would help us achieve key business outcomes at a competitive price. The decision to switch was carefully considered with both Grove and Google providing tremendous support during our selection process, ultimately Google’s more open solution won the day."
Group IT Director
“The main benefits for us [of our Google Apps Solution] are the cost-effectiveness, guaranteed up-time, ease with which we can roll out new users and the ability to have off-site storage. We can get new employees up and running quickly – all they need is an email address.” “The experience with Grove and Google has been fabulous. They are very cooperative and collaborative; and we have had great feedback from our teams internally. The working relationship has been very good."
Chief Financial Officer for Africa - G4S Africa
"The adoption of the solution [Google Apps for Business] within our organisation has been a game-changer for us. The solution boosts productivity all round and allows us better to focus on our core business: building the world’s best telescopes."
GM: Science Computing and Innovation at SKA SA
"Bateman was convinced at the end of 2009 that there was only one true cloud provider for email services: Google. With the Postini solution that is bolted onto Google Apps the choice was simple: Google Message Discovery."
Head of Group IT, Bateman Engineering
“The Grove team ensured that all of Kromco’s current staff emails, calendars and user contract details were entered into the system on implementation. Their migration team’s experience in alternate transitionary methodologies, training, the automation of transitionary methodologies and the ingestion of historical data, freed up Kromco’s IT Resources to focus on change and project management and low-level user training”.
Chief Information Officer, Kromco
“By having Google Apps in our organisation e-communication is improving constantly like never before. The cost, IT support, capacity and functional advantages are significant.”
Senior Information Systems Manager for Cape Nature
“Grove Group have been phenomenal in terms of assisting us with the deployment, the training of employees and the 24/7 Support... Willerby is now a pioneering example of an organisation that has made the switch to Google Apps for Business”
IT Manager at Willerby
“Grove Group was phenomenal in terms of their guidance, support, deployment and training. Grove’s assistance, from their Google Apps Deployment Specialist team, was invaluable while moving our business processes to the cloud.”
Head of Business Information Systems, South African Tourism
“We were able to provide email and collaboration solutions to all employees with a cost saving of approximately 75% while maintaining a clean network without spam and viruses.”
Infrastructure Manager, AIICO