“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Thursday, 8 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.

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