Odda municipality goes Google Apps Unlimited with EA campaign
Odda kommune is taking advantage of the Enterprise Agreement campaign offered by Google for Work. The campaign gives them the opportunity to exchange their existing solution for Google Apps for Work without license costs during the remaining period of their Microsoft EA.
«We look forward to implementing a modern and solid tool for our organisation, and thanks to the campaign we can start today», says Andreas Sigvaldsen, Head of IT at Odda kommune. «With Google Apps in place we will be able to focus on preparing our municipality for the future, instead of spending time on system and hardware support.»
Odda kommune is also managing the IT systems for several other municipalities in Hardanger. Four of them are already using Google Apps for Education. Sigvaldsen will now lead a project looking at an overall solution for the use of Google Apps for Work in Odda municipality, and hope that the project will convince the other municipalities in the region. To digitalize the work processes requires new solutions that are both secure, and can meet the expectations of tomorrow about accessibility and flexibility. «Google Apps for Work has that capability.» says Sigvaldsen.
«This is a wake up call to the Norwegian public sector. We see more and more municipalities like Odda going Google», says Robert Udnesseter, Sales Manager, Avalon Solutions. «With the EA campaign your organization can start using tomorrow’s technology today, even though you are stuck in an enterprise agreement. This is a huge benefit of the cloud ecosystem!»
Christopher Conradi, Head of Google for Work Norway is pleased. «The municipalities in Norway have really embraced Google Apps, both for their administrations and for their schools. People want systems that support a modern way of working – like they are used to at home. What we see now is only the beginning of many public sector organisations going Google»
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