Capgemini is partnering with Google to offer its Apps Premier software as an alternative to Microsoft Office for enterprise users.
The announcement gives Google's office software, released in February this year, potential access to over one million desktops in the enterprise space, which Capgemini manages in its role as an outsourcing supplier.
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Capgemini will provide helpdesk, back-up storage and security support for enterprise customers using the software.
Delivered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) over the internet via a web browser, Google Apps comprises of word processing and spreadsheet applications, Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Talk.
Andrew Gough, SaaS business development manager at Capgemini, said enterprise users required more confidence in moving to SaaS-based office applications.
"Ensuring smooth transition to new SaaS applications, integrating them with existing applications and maintaining compliance when using SaaS remain top concerns for users," said Gough.