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Google Apps Wins Over Another Corporation

Manufacturing giant MWV moves to the cloud

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Whether or not you’ve heard of a corporation called MWV, you’re probably familiar with its products – MWV puts out everything from Coca-Cola packaging to Mead notebooks to asphalt for roads.  And now, this giant has entrusted some of the technical aspects of its operation to Google Apps.

Given that MWV has a market cap of roughly $4.75 billion and employs about 12,000 people, this counts as a big – and tough – job.  Moreover, those employees are spread out over 34 countries, and as you might expect, English isn’t every individual’s preferred language.

Still, the migration from Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes has gone well, according to Mark Gullwing, MWV’s CIO.  A post on the Official Google Enterprise Blog quoted him as saying, "The shift to Google has enhanced our ability to effectively collaborate by simplifying our email infrastructure, and delivered a richer set of communication tools."

Specific benefits include increased productivity, improved online information sharing, and saved travel and videoconferencing costs.

Anyway, this development comes on the heels of the Los Angeles government’s switch to Google Apps, so it’s starting to look like Google’s enterprise offering is on something of a roll.

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  • http://www.hyperoffice.com Collaboration Cathy

    This is great news for the online collaboration industry. With all the media exposure Google Apps is getting, and with every new mega deal it ropes in, the market becomes increasingly open to the concept of and educated about web based collaboration.