Friday, 13 February 2009

Media enterprises and the cloud

(By Richard Holway) I was very interested to read in yesterday how The Guardian has moved to Google Apps. They have migrated 2300 staff to Google Apps Premium Edition “reducing the need for IT support” and presumably saving a fortune on Microsoft licences.

The Guardian director Andy Beale, said “one of the main benefits is the flexibility Google Apps offers due to being browser-based. With around 300 staff working in other countries or away from the main London.We operate all around the world and we have lots of disparate users and a web-based solution makes a lot of sense."

The media sector, with its large number of both knowledge workers and mobile staff, seems a natural for the Cloud – something I think I may have said myself on a few occasions in the last few years!

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