Why is Google Cloud a Perfect Solution for a Deskless Workplace?


The world is rapidly moving to an increased focus on the deskless workplace and cloud workers.

There are numerous benefits when you harness the full capabilities of Google Cloud. 

Here are the first four benefits of Google Cloud computing:

Security
There’s a massive risk when corporate data is placed outside of your company. When employees or teams are using hardware or software that hasn’t been approved for use by your IT department, otherwise known as shadow IT, the security of your organization is at risk. Shadow IT may transpire if your IT department is slow to approve a request, or when workers don’t know they need to make a request. The Google Cloud offers stronger protection against unmitigated shadow IT risks and other security vulnerabilities. The cloud offers many tools that can help your IT team track unauthorized applications and extensions, individual user usage and more.

Innovate
When teams are struggling with slow servers, bad network connections, hard drive failures and so on, they are focusing more time on getting the system to function than to use it to innovate. The Google Cloud is designed for innovation through integrated avenues for communication and collaboration in Google Workspace. On Google Workspace, teams have easy and quick access to shared docs, slides, sheets, chats, hangouts and video conferencing tools rather than using a file that only allows one user to edit it at the same time. When teams are more productive, they have the opportunity to be more creative.

Faster business decisions and collaboration
You miss out on key business deals when you can’t quickly access the data you need to make key business decisions. Operations within a Google cloud become much more fluid due to easily accessible data. Your information is stored securely in the cloud and accessible from any device, from anywhere in the world at any given time. With Google’s Offline mode, you don’t even need to be connected to wifi.  As a result, team collaboration is improved. More than one person can access cloud-based documents at the same time and work together in real-time to edit them and comment with each other in chat features.

Cost effective
If you’re employing legacy processes and procedures, you could find yourself in technical debt. Your budget is allocated to maintaining older capital equipment, and your IT department’s time is spent managing these servers. The Forrester report from 2019 revealed that over a three-year period, payback on investment would occur within the first 12 months post-migration. Results of interviews of eight Google Workspace customers indicated top-line revenue growth at an additional $12.9 million after transformation and total end-user and IT productivity gains totaling $23.6 million. The total ROI was 331%. 

Get in touch with our team of Google Experts to learn more about Google Workspace productivity tools and Google Cloud computing. Call us 888-866-2230 or email us at sales@premiercloud.com

Are You Attracting The Top Digital Natives To Your Team?


The future of your company demands agile cloud systems 

An entirely new generation of employees are entering the workforce. These employees are often referred to as digital natives.
This generation expects their applications to be easy to use, intuitive and accessible. They swiftly move between applications, meaning they are application agile.

The COVID pandemic has brought to light on the numerous limitations that come with most legacy systems, especially as teams are forced to work remotely. Many on-premise legacy systems cannot be accessed remotely without needing to invest in expensive workarounds or implementing VPNs.

So what is the ideal solution to outdated in-house servers?

Cloud software runs on cutting-edge data centers, constantly updated and upgraded by the cloud providers, and offers instant access to applications from any internet-connected device, from anywhere in the world, at any time of day. You don’t have to be in the office, or even connected to the office via a VPN. 

Why move to the cloud?

The main benefits of switching from on-premises to a cloud-based infrastructure revolve around its flexibility, reliability, security and of course, cost-savings. It will remove the headache of having to maintain and update your systems entirely.

Not all cloud-based applications are the same

There are many cloud-based applications to choose from and depending on your business needs, it can be difficult to decide which will work best for your organization. When deciding on your new cloud-based productivity suite, including email, many consider Google Workspace to be the top choice.

Not only can Google Workspace increase collaboration, productivity and security, it lowers operating costs, and it will modernize your infrastructure to appeal to the latest generation of digital natives who have been using and loving Google Workspace for years. We are currently living in a time of crisis and crises drives innovation. Get in touch with the team at Premier Cloud and let us help move your company forward with Google Workspace on Google Cloud.

To learn more about Google Workspace productivity tools and apps, speak with one of our Google experts at sales@premiercloud.com 

Does your company have the best tools to optimize remote work?


The way we work is rapidly changing. During this crisis, many companies have realized the benefits of remote work and are considering continuing with it for a substantial part of their workforce even after the crisis wanes.

Remote work is the new normal and it’s critical that businesses and organizations have the right tools in place to enable their remote teams to be collaborative and productive.

Not all remote tools are created equal. Most legacy systems aren’t built to teams connect and collaborate in real time.

Google Workspace offers a seamlessly integrated workspace, providing robustly secure video conferencing and modern collaboration. Improve communication, share content with confidence, stay organized and collaborate within and outside of teams and departments.

Human interaction takes place in Google Workspace video conference calls and also in real time collaboration on a document, chat, spreadsheet, or presentation; before, during and after meetings. Connecting face to face through Google Meet is integral to keeping employees engaged regardless of distance. Google Workspace helps companies foster a more connected and productive culture, bringing teams closer together during these unpredictable times. 

Navigate change by transforming your company through Google Workspace

Migrating to Google Workspace is a risk free endeavour. The expert team at Premier Cloud can have your organization up and running in a short period of time.

Advanced Google Meet video conferencing capabilities are available at no cost to Google Workspace Basic and Business accounts until September 30th, 2020.

Let our team of experts at Premier Cloud help you navigate and innovate through the new normal, wherever you are on your cloud journey. We’ll assist you in determining the best long term strategy for your teams, clients and communities. 

To speak with one of our Google experts, email us sales@premiercloud.com 

Have you checked out Currents, the latest Google Workspace App?


Google Currents, a software for internal enterprise communication, is replacing Google+ for Google Workspace, with a brand new look, feel, and set of features. 

Currents is lauded as a place to engage employees and have meaningful discussions within the organization.

The user interface and experience remains mostly unchanged with a home stream ordered by chronology, while posts from company leadership can be given priority. Text, links, images, and other content from Drive can be shared, along with polls.

Admins can shape discussions in the organization by creating custom streams to promote specific content to a targeted set of employees or the entire company. Additionally, admins can measure engagement across the platform with metrics to track usage and understand what content is resonating across the organization.

Currents makes it easy to cultivate meaningful discussions by encouraging leaders and employees to exchange ideas across the organization and gather valuable feedback and input from others — without flooding inboxes.

Currents is offered in the Basic, Business and Enterprise plans.

Get in touch with our Google Experts to learn more. Call us 888-866-2230 or email us at sales@premiercloud.com

Premier Cloud Voted Great Place to Work in 2020


The team at Premier Cloud hopes to find you safe and healthy during this time.
 
We are proud to announce that Premier Cloud is featured in the 2020 list of Great Workplaces in British Columbia!

 Premier Cloud is happy to offer its employees:

A friendly, clean and safe environment
– In a downtown Victoria office, close to the harbour
– Class A building
– 24-hour security
– Daily janitorial services
– On-site gym
 
Ongoing training and paid certifications
Our staff receive ongoing one-on-one and group training and are encouraged to complete various Google exams (which we pay for). Employees receive bonuses upon successful completion of courses.

Get in touch with our Google Experts at sales@premiercloud.com should you have any questions about your licensing or support plans.

Stay tuned for more updates from Premier Cloud!

Premier Cloud is Sponsoring Google’s Next ‘19 Event in San Francisco!

Premier Cloud is back again at Google Cloud Next ‘19 in San Francisco, April 9th-11th. This sold out event is going to be one for the ages, and you won’t want to miss it!

Premier Cloud – Booth S1357 (On the main floor)

Google Cloud’s ‘Next’ Conference has grown year by year and now consists of tens of thousands of attendees and hundreds of breakout sessions to create a tech event unlike any other. Next events have a way of bringing together some of the brightest minds in the industry, and we expect more of the same this year!

The Cloud Next app is your mobile guide to getting the most out of Next ’19. Download Google’s official event app to create your schedule, find your way around the conference (map out the quickest route to Booth S1357), and discover even more ways to experience Next.

Premier Cloud is proud to be partnered up with Google and is thrilled to be once again sponsoring their annual Next summit.

We hope to see you there!

About Premier Cloud

Premier Cloud is a proud Google Cloud Partner and Google Workspace reseller that specializes in end-user support and Cloud Migrations.

Renowned in the industry for their best-in-class Google Workspace Support & Customer Service, Premier Cloud provides support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

Premier Cloud works with multiple Google Premier Partners to provide end-users with round-the-clock Google Workspace support via phone, emails, web-tickets and live chats. Premier Cloud has provided support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

For more information, email sales@premiercloud.com or call 1-888-866-2230.

Virginia signs a deal to move to Google Workspace for email & Cloud services with Premier Cloud providing 24/7 End-User Support

January 2018: VITA (Virginia Information Technologies Agency) has entered into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) contract with Tempus Nova, a Google Premier Partner, and a certified SWaM supplier for the Commonwealth of Virginia, to provide Google solutions for messaging (email), collaboration (team and project sites), and mobile device management (MDM), and other third party products that integrate with Google. Premier Cloud Helpline will be providing VITA with the 24/7 G-Suite support for VITA’s End-Users.

By moving to the cloud, organizations such as the Commonwealth of Virginia can save money, increase productivity, ensure greater security, and enhance employee satisfaction. IT staff can be liberated from ongoing email server maintenance and weekly patches to focusing on mission critical activities. In many cases, year one of licenses and implementation services are paid for by the cost savings and cost avoidance from moving to to the Google solution. This includes providing assistance with migration, change management, training, and support.

About Premier Cloud

Premier Cloud is a proud Google Cloud Partner and Google Workspace reseller that specializes in end-user support and Cloud Migrations.

Renowned in the industry for their best-in-class Google Workspace Support & Customer Service, Premier Cloud provides support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

Premier Cloud works with multiple Google Premier Partners to provide end-users with round-the-clock Google Workspace support via phone, emails, web-tickets and live chats. Premier Cloud has provided support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

For more information, email sales@premiercloud.com or call 1-888-866-2230.

Premier Cloud provides round-the-clock Google Workspace support for the world’s largest real estate company, Century 21

December 2017: Premier Cloud to collaborate on CENTURY 21 Canada’s migration from their Rackspace hosted email to Google Workspace. PCH will be providing 24/7 Google Workspace support to roughly 10,000 CENTURY 21 Canada employees during their 3-phase transition to Google Workspace.

“We are pleased to be involved in yet another signature migration to Google Workspace. Our team will be delivering round-the-clock phone support to ensure every CENTURY 21 real estate professional feels comfortable with the layout/functionality of Google Workspace. We will be there every step of the way to answer all ‘how to’ questions as well as performing admin tasks within the console.” said Daniel Azad, VP of Sales.

Migrating to Google Workspace means that CENTURY 21 will enjoy the benefits of being on Google’s reliable mail platform with more than 99.9% uptime, no scheduled downtime or maintenance windows and access to Google’s full suite of intelligent & collaborative apps.

“Premier Cloud was the needed helpdesk support to get us over the hump of moving 10,000 users. Big migrations put a lot of weight on our existing support, so augmenting with Premier Cloud provided us knowledgeable helpdesk resources that could instantly expand our team during a big transition.” – Jack Miller, CTO of CENTURY 21 Canada.

Google Workspace allows users to connect – not only via email but over video conference, social media, real-time document collaboration and more. With Google Workspace, CENTURY 21 Canada employees can now access Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Sheets, and Documents anytime, anywhere, from any internet-connected device – the perfect solution for busy realtors.

About Premier Cloud

Premier Cloud is a proud Google Cloud Partner and Google Workspace reseller that specializes in end-user support and Cloud Migrations.

Renowned in the industry for their best-in-class Google Workspace Support & Customer Service, Premier Cloud provides support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

Premier Cloud works with multiple Google Premier Partners to provide end-users with round-the-clock Google Workspace support via phone, emails, web-tickets and live chats. Premier Cloud has provided support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

For more information, email sales@premiercloud.com or call 1-888-866-2230.

Premier Cloud Provides front-line support for The State of Iowa Google Workspace Migration

Premier Cloud collaborates once again with Tempus Nova (one of Google’s leading Premier Partners and a proud partner of Premier Cloud), to provide 24/7 support to 23,500 State of Iowa employees during and after their migration to Google Apps.

We are providing the full range of Google Apps and Administration support to state employees. Google has introduced a new era in Government communications, and with it, comes the need for 24/7 Google Apps support. The preparation for the migration began months before the first phase. Premier Cloud participated in weekly meetings with Tempus Nova and Iowa’s management team to ensure that the migration went as seamless as possible and that State employees were not disrupted from doing their jobs. Round-the-clock phone support was a major factor as for many employees, this was the first time using Google.

Google Apps for Government

Public servants are making agencies more productive with Google Apps; in fact, in the United States agencies in 44 states & DC use Google Apps. http://gov.googleapps.com/

The ROI of Google Apps for Work: 2015 Forrester Research Report

What are the true business benefits of cloud transformation, and how does it affect overall productivity and business growth?

A comprehensive study conducted by Forrester Research in June 2015 explored these questions. The findings based on three-year, risk-adjusted results, are summarized below:

Key Findings:

  • Increased collaboration and efficiency:
  • Improved mobility, reduced travel costs:
  • Reduced legacy IT costs:
  • Legacy telephony cost savings:

About Premier Cloud

Premier Cloud is a proud Google Cloud Partner and Google Workspace reseller that specializes in end-user support and Cloud Migrations.

Renowned in the industry for their best-in-class Google Workspace Support & Customer Service, Premier Cloud provides support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

Premier Cloud works with multiple Google Premier Partners to provide end-users with round-the-clock Google Workspace support via phone, emails, web-tickets and live chats. Premier Cloud has provided support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

For more information, email sales@premiercloud.com or call 1-888-866-2230.

Premier Cloud provides supplemental support for PwC “One Calendar Project”

October 12, 2015: Premier Cloud provides supplemental support for PwC “One Calendar” Project. With the success of the 5-phase Google Apps migration roll-out, PwC went on to implement the “Google One Calendar” project. This involved migrating past and future events from Lotus Notes to Google Calendar.

With over 55,000 PwC employees in the US migrating over 5 phases, (many of them using Google for the first time) Premier Cloud was there every step of the way, working closely alongside Appirio and PwC project managers to ensure the transition to Google Workspace was as seamless as possible, with little to no downtime for PwC employees.

About Premier Cloud

Premier Cloud is a proud Google Cloud Partner and Google Workspace reseller that specializes in end-user support and Cloud Migrations.

Renowned in the industry for their best-in-class Google Workspace Support & Customer Service, Premier Cloud provides support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

Premier Cloud works with multiple Google Premier Partners to provide end-users with round-the-clock Google Workspace support via phone, emails, web-tickets and live chats. Premier Cloud has provided support for numerous multinationals, government agencies, educational institutes, medical associations and multiple globally recognized corporations, many of which are featured on Fortune 500.

For more information, email sales@premiercloud.com or call 1-888-866-2230.