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Trinity Mirror set to adopt Google's cloud based services for internal communications


By The Drum, Editorial

November 1, 2011 | 2 min read

Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is to move to a cloud-based service through Google Apps for Business to run its internal communications.

The move to adopt the technology will allow the company’s 6,500 staff access to digital features including Gmail, a Google calendar, Google Docs and Google websites.

The adoption of the features will aim to improve teamwork within the publishing company and improve creativity and innovation across the organisation, while allowing its IT department to spend more time focusing on strategic projects.

Steve Walker, Google Apps product manager at Trinity Mirror, commented: “We expect the real-time, collaborative features of Google Apps to enable us to make some real changes to the way we work, leading to a more productive workforce and helping us to become more profitable and innovative.

“For the many journalists in the business who work on tight deadlines and need to find the latest and most relevant information at the drop of a hat, this should prove invaluable,” continued Walker.

“Employees increasingly expect the same technology and flexibility they have in their personal lives in the workplace, and if it isn’t there they will introduce it themselves,” added Robert Whiteside, head of Google Enterprise, UK, Ireland and Benelux.

The move to introduce Google’s services is expected to be complete this month, with plans to release a new intranet built in Google Sites alongside the deployment of Google Docs and Sites early next year.

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