IP-Converge holds Google Enterprise Seminar

Largest Google Enterprise Partner in PH expounds benefits of cloud based solutions

Online PR News – 02-June-2011 – – IP Converge Data Center Inc. (PSE:CLOUD), the country’s first and only publicly listed data center and cloud services provider, through its partnership with technology giant Google recently held the first session of its “Everyone’s Gone Google” seminar series at the Tower Club in Makati City.

The seminar provided insights into how businesses can benefit from the Google Enterprise suite of products. Resource speakers from both IP-Converge and Google discussed real-life applications of the various Google Enterprise products offered locally by IP-Converge, namely, Google Apps for Business, Google Postini Services, Google Earth & Maps and Google Search Appliance.

Seminar attendees represented a cross section of local industries from information technology, to manufacturing, to the public sector. According to Herns Hermida, IP-Converge VP for Emerging Solutions, “Google offers Cloud-based solutions that are flexible enough to be used by practically any type of company, and are also highly customizable and very secure at the same time.”

“We are proud to say that we have successfully introduced Google Enterprise to many local enterprises. The power of Google behind their internal operations has proven to be one of the best decisions that they’ve ever made, not only have they realized significant cost savings, but more importantly - increased productivity. In fact, we in IP-Converge can testify to the reliability of these fantastic products, we’ve been running on Google for over 3 years now,” Hermida adds.

Google Apps for Business integrates the functions of email, calendar, unified communications, and much more -- all in the cloud. A key feature of Google Apps is the capability to let users from different locations to collaborate on a single document in real-time. This gives users the accessibility and mobility that today’s work environment calls for.

Complementing this is a whole array of Google Enterprise products that include Google Postini Services which is a suite of cloud-based security and email archiving and discovery tools for corporate email and web, as well as Google Earth & Maps which are geographical information and web mapping service applications that integrate into a company’s operations specifically for tracking assets and making location-based decisions, market studies and analyses.

Another featured product is the Google Search Appliance. The appliance is an on-premise search solution that brings Google’s world-renowned search capabilities to company intranets and websites. It provides a universal search by accessing intranets, portals, file shares, databases, content management systems, email and business applications.

Google Enterprise products boost productivity in the workplace by empowering employees with the latest innovations in cloud computing. With a 99.9% uptime SLA, users experience smooth information sharing and worker mobility, with a secure infrastructure.

“We’re looking forward to doing more seminars this year, basically to inform businesses about how operations can flow smoother and faster through cloud computing, and how they can take full advantage of its benefits,” says Hermida.

IP-Converge is the largest Google Enterprise Partner in the Philippines and has received training for support and deployment services from Google, as well as access to APIs for integrating Google Apps into customers' business operations. For more information, visit www.ip-converge.com.