Jaguar Land Rover moves to Google Apps

27 Oct 2009

Jaguar Land Rover, as part of its transition from Ford Motor Company, is to deploy Google Apps Premier across 15,000 users worldwide who will adopt it as their email and calendar platform.

The decision to migrate to Google Apps has been taken as part of the process of IT transition from Ford Motor Company subsequent to the sale of Jaguar Land Rover to Tata Motors Limited, concluded last year.

Jaguar Land Rover took the opportunity to investigate alternatives to its existing office applications, with a focus on providing its workforce with state-of-the-art “cloud based” collaboration services.

The company needed a solution that would meet the current and future demands of Jaguar Land Rover’s IT environment, offering capabilities beyond traditional products at the most cost-effective value.

New platform benefits

The key benefits of moving to the new platform are a robust and comprehensive set of communication features, constant innovation – new features introduced seamlessly with no need for time-consuming and expensive upgrades, mobility and flexibility – the ability to access email and calendar services anytime and from any internet-connected device, increased storage capacity with 25GB of storage per user and a 99.9pc service-level agreement.

To ensure a smooth rollout of Google Apps with end users, Jaguar Land Rover has selected 250 key communicators from across its departments and trained them on all necessary aspects of Google Apps.

These users will assist Jaguar Land Rover employees to get up and running, Google said.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Jaguar Land Rover is to deploy Google Apps Premier across worldwide users.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years