Ocado deploy Google Apps

Online grocery retailer Ocado is deploying Google Apps for Business to 1,250 of its head office staff and regional managers  to support remote working.

Ocado staff will be able to log in from any secure internet connection to access their emails, documents, calendar and other internal information, the company said.

Moving to Google Apps should reduce IT costs, saving servers, back-up space, support and maintenance, whilst in the longer term eradicating costly upgrades and licence fees, Ocado said. It is also planning to use the Postini Message Security feature included in Google Apps to replace its legacy spam filter system, leading to further cost savings.

Jon Rudoe, Head of Retail at Ocado said, “At Ocado we aren’t afraid to challenge conventions and do things differently. Part of this is keeping a close eye on the latest cutting-edge technology to hone our efficient delivery model and ensure we can continue to provide our customers with the best possible service. We love the fact that Google Apps continues to innovate and develop new features and are excited about the benefits we expect to see across the business.”