Showing posts from December, 2011

Moving to the Cloud

This video presents a really great argument for moving institutions over to Google Apps - it's by Christine Atkins (SVP Group IT, Ahold) who describes the journey of Ahold Going Google:

As part of migrating a truly massive amount of users (55,000) from old, static email systems, Christine offers some useful lessons, saying that it's a cultural shift within companies and everybody has to be included - especially IT departments, who have a lot of catching up to do with what people are doing at home... She is surely right when she says that this is a new type of migration - "suddenly we don't have to spend time on the technology, rather we can focus on bringing business value to our users". Couldn't agree more - I love it when the technology takes a back seat to people!

Read more from Google's blog post about their Atmosphere 2011 event.