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  • Hummus Bros.

    Hummus Bros.

  • Guardian News and Media

    Guardian News and Media

  • Rentokil Initial

    Rentokil Initial

  • Ocado

    Ocado

  • ACR Cleaning Services

    ACR Cleaning Services

  • Five Cool

    Five Cool

  • News International

    News International

  • AG Barr

    AG Barr

  • Chips Away

    Chips Away

  • Kingston Trampoline Academy

    Kingston Trampoline Academy

  • Specsavers

    Specsavers

  • Pierre Hermé Paris

    Pierre Hermé Paris

  • EAT

    EAT

  • Greyville

    Greyville

  • "With Google Apps everything is more widely available and easily shared, so it has an impact on our everyday lives."

    Why Google Apps

    Google Apps offered a calendar, documents and email all in one place. It was compatible both with iPhones and Androids..

    Benefits

    • We use Google Docs to prepare for meetings, so the meetings themselves can be used simply to make decisions.
    • We also use Docs to liaise with our marketing company and exchange details of potential new customers.
    • We've improved efficiency by scheduling meetings on Calendar, so staff now know who will be attending.

    Hummus Bros.

    Restaurant chain specialising in hummus

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Small business
  • "Google Apps enables work to become inherently collaborative through the power of the web."

    Why Google Apps

    We wanted to match a new, great physical environment with a virtual one which would encourage collaboration and reflect the digital nature of our changing business. With Google Apps we found the answer.

    Benefits

    • Whether it's a journalist in Syria, a photographer at Old Trafford or a sales manager in New York. Everyone benefits from simple, secure access from wherever they are, using whatever device they may have.
    • Google Apps is supporting our Open Journalism strategy by helping us engage and interact with our readership to create stories, not just share them.
    • With no upgrade programme or license negotiations our users always have the most current version and latest features.
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    Guardian News and Media

    Publisher of the guardian.co.uk and guardiannews.com websites, and the Guardian, The Observer and Guardian Weekly newspapers

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Publishing
    • Size: Large business
  • Google Apps helps John focus on mice not meetings

    Why Google Apps

    We had a wide range of technical and communication issues that were hindering our ability to deliver operational excellence. With a mobile workforce all UK pest control technicians were given a company email address for the first time to increase communication and productivity.

    Benefits

    • Unified multiple divisions and brands through a single company-wide email address database.
    • Replaced multiple company intranets with one using Google Sites – with over 6,000 visitors per day. Technicians now have access to dedicated content pages – removing need for additional meetings.
    • Employees can now collaborate easily with colleagues around the world.
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    Rentokil Initial

    Rentokil Initial comprises a number of global and local brands including three global brands Rentokil, Initial, Ambius and several country or region specific brands.

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Professional Services
    • Size: Large business
  • Ocado keeps its grocery delivery business on the move with Google Apps

    Why Google Apps

    Delivering quality groceries nationwide is a round-the-clock business, so it's vital that our employees have a reliable way to share emails, documents and calendars - wherever they are.

    Benefits

    • Google Docs has reduced the number of attachments we send, making correspondence safer and more secure than ever before.
    • Google Chat allows us to communicate instantly - so decisions are made more quickly and wasted time is kept to a minimum.
    • Google Sites are being used in place of wiki pages - making rich, interactive information available across the business, anytime.
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    Ocado

    Ocado is a leading UK online supermarket that delivers world-class groceries and award-winning service straight to the kitchen table.

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Large business
  • Cleaning company revolutionises its business using Google Calendar

    Why Google Apps

    Google Calendar plays a key role in every part of the business.

    Benefits

    • We use Google Calendar to manage bookings and work schedules.
    • We also use Google Maps to help employees find their way to work locations.
    • Apps minimise staff downtime by allowing them to travel straight from home to work.
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    ACR Cleaning Services

    Cleaning company serving a large number of domestic and commercial customers in eastern England.

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Professional Services
    • Size: Small business
  • Software developer saves precious time by switching to Google Docs

    Why Google Apps

    Previously relied on a collaborative wiki developed by another company, but found Google Docs a much quicker and more practical way of sharing information internally and externally.

    Benefits

    • Replaced a costly collaborative wiki with Google Docs
    • Shared information across multiple time zones.
    • Used the full range of Google Apps to transform the business.
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    Five Cool

    Provides an Internet TV platform named Streamhub for broadcasters and other video-streaming services

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Technology
    • Size: Small business
  • Deploying Google Apps is a great way of getting innovative technology into the hands of every employee

    Why Google Apps

    Google Apps helps to make the statement that technology is a key part of our industry's future and we are going to be on the front foot leading that change.

    Benefits

    • Collaboration in realtime is now a reality and the mobile and remote working possibilities are endless.
    • Google Apps is always improving with new functionality being released all the time. This means we can concentrate on our core business without the distraction of costly, traditional software upgrades project every 3 years.
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    News International

    News International is a UK newspaper publishing company.

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Publishing
    • Size: Large business
  • Google Apps puts the fizz into Barr Soft Drinks

    Why Google Apps

    Our business is growing and we need a system that grows with us.

    Benefits

    • Sharing information quickly and effectively across our business is very important. With Google Apps information flows around our business like never before.
    • With many of our staff working out of the office with customers and partners access to their e-mail, docs & calendars on the go is vital.
    • Our old system presented us with significant infrastructure and business continuity challenges and costs. Now Google helps us manage these risks more effectively at a fraction of the cost.
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    AG Barr

    British soft drinks manufacturer, headquartered in Scotland

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Size: Large business
  • Chips Away cut down on paper work with Google Apps for Business.

    Why Google Apps

    I sleep easy at night knowing that the data is secure in the Google Apps environment.

    Benefits

    • Chips Away offices, franchises and mobile users connect easily by sharing a single domain.
    • Employees file status and completion reports in real time, so decision-makers are always up-to-date.
    • Shared group calendars provide greater visibility and improved cooperation across the business.

    Chips Away

    A franchise of car repair businesses

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Size: Small Business
  • Trampoline school cuts office overheads to zero with the help of Google Apps

    Why Google Apps

    Needed the ability to work from anywhere, with no central office.

    Benefits

    • We use Google Apps to communicate with one another, and with existing and potential customers.
    • The whole business, except for the teaching itself, is online.

    Kingston Trampoline Academy

    Trampoline school in South-West London, with two teaching locations and a third about to open

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Education
    • Size: Small business
  • Google Apps is the key to the door of a more mobile workforce for Specsavers

    Why Google Apps

    Google Apps allows Specsavers to support mobile working by enabling staff to access mail, calendaring and sites from any Internet-enabled device.

    Benefits

    • Our employees are telling us Google Apps is a positive step forward in terms of enabling their working lives, such as working from home or on the move.
    • We're now seeing increasing use of Docs and spreadsheets for a variety of purposes that we wouldn't have guessed at in advance.
    • A key use is for project monitoring and reporting, where we can create a single instance of a document that many people can edit rather than emailing around different versions of files.
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    Specsavers

    The world's largest privately owned chain of opticians.

    • Region: Global
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Large business
  • Patisserie Pierre Hermé Paris savours global success with Google Apps.

    Why Google Apps

    Pierre Hermé Paris is expanding worldwide, so it seemed logical to start using online collaborative tools.

    Benefits

    • The chef gives remote trainings through hangout.
    • Instant translation enables each employee to understand each other.
    • The IT department remained the same size even though the company was growing.

    Pierre Hermé Paris

    Famous French pastry-maker who founded his company in 1998 in Japan. Today Pierre Hermé Paris has 450 employees worldwide.

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Food and beverage
    • Size: Medium business
  • Google Apps is a recipe for success at EAT

    Why Google Apps

    Google Apps was the best solution for all users and the company.

    Benefits

    • Low support costs and fewer points of failure
    • Training new staff to use Google Apps is incredibly easy
    • Chat is used to enable better communication between the shops

    EAT

    Chain of sandwich shops with over 100 branches in the UK

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Large business
  • Bike company uses Google Apps to increase productivity

    Why Google Apps

    Our previous hosted email service was not user-friendly, and we were running out of space.

    Benefits

    • Gmail is much easier to use, and we use it to filter our emails.
    • We also use Google Docs to process orders from our travelling sales representatives.
    • Google Apps saves us time and has increased our productivity.
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    Greyville

    Distributor of bicycle parts and accessories to over 1,000 businesses all over the UK

    • Region: Europe
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Small business
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