Friday, July 25, 2008

The Telegraph moves over to Google

It seems we're not the only ones trialling out Google applications in professional settings. The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) began trialling out Google Apps 6 months ago, and they have already decided to move all of their 1,400 employees over to Google Apps. To read more click here.

Google Apps is a suite of applications; Google Calendar, Google Sites, Gmail, Google Talk and of course Google Docs! These applications are designed to increase collaboration amongst group settings.

After the Telegraph's 6 month trial with Google Apps, the TMG CIO Paul Cheesbrough said: "The feedback was, as far as IT trials go, overwhelmingly positive. People were able to find things much quicker and share things much quicker. So the feedback was good and certainly the bulk of the people who trialled, it would have been very difficult to take it away from them - and if you'd have said that to me at the beginning of the year, that would have been quite surprising."

Google also offers a package for educational institutions, Google Apps Educational Edition, which the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, has recently adopted. Click here to read more.

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