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Google and EVRY enters into a strategic partnership to accelerate public cloud adoption in the Nordics

(Oslo, 26 September 2016) Google and EVRY have signed a long-term partnership to capture the growth potential within the market for cloud solutions in the Nordics. Customers can benefit from this partnership with access to Google’s world-class solutions and EVRY’s strong expertise in helping customers accelerate successful digital transformations.

The partnership covers a broad range of solutions including Google for Work, Google for Education and Google’s highly recognized cloud platform. EVRY will also access proven methodology and receive extensive support and exclusive training.
“We are on a very exciting journey that will transform EVRY into an even more proactive company capable of delivering highly valuable solutions to its customers. Our ambition is to leverage our extensive experience in the infrastructure area by combining it with world-class cloud technologies and solutions from Google. This, in combination with our in-depth industry knowledge and the technical expertise of EVRY Cloud Services, will enable customers to rapidly transition their businesses to innovative cloud services”, comments CEO Björn Ivroth at EVRY.

“We are very pleased to have signed this partnership with EVRY. We believe that EVRY’s strong market position in the Nordics will give customers the opportunity to expand their businesses with a high degree of efficiency by allowing them to combine EVRY’s expertise and capabilities with Google’s extensive cloud solutions portfolio. Our aim is to work together to help businesses and organisations make the transformation to being fully digital”, comments Eric Haddad, Managing Director, Google for Work, EMEA at Google.

Through the partnership EVRY will deliver solutions such as Google for Work, which includes the Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Hangouts collaboration tools and productivity tools such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. In addition to this, EVRY will deliver Google’s suite of free productivity tools for the classroom, Google for Education, which allows schools and other educational institutions to use the same services. EVRY will also deliver Google Cloud Platform and will help customers leverage all the benefits of cloud computing and other infrastructure services, including platform & DevOps services.

“The Google partnership expands EVRY’s already wide range of solutions. We believe that it is our duty to make every leading technology available to our customers and then to select the one that is the best match for users in each case. EVRY will be able to transition its customers from their current environments to the new Google offerings. We have the necessary technical and operational experience as well as the capabilities needed to execute the required transitions”, comments Tuomo Louhivuori, EVP, EVRY Cloud Services (pictured).

Agile and competitive position
Nordic companies can improve their competitive position by utilizing cloud solutions. Cloud infrastructure can help businesses to run their operations in a more agile and efficient way and, when used in conjunction with new cloud based tools, can enable organisations to collaborate better, to simplify their processes, and to spend less time managing their IT and worrying about operational performance. These benefits not only offer the potential for large cost-savings but also free up companies to focus on innovation and business development and on how to utilize the new agility provided by these platforms.

EVRY visiting new cloud partner Google. Pictured from left: Christoper Conradi, Country Manager Google for Work Norway, Eva Fors, Country Manager, Google for Work Nordic, Björn Ivroth, CEO EVRY, Diane Greene, CEO Google for Work, Tuomo Louhivuori, EVP EVRY Cloud Services.

 

EVRY’s ambition is to support its customers through technological innovation that generates profitable growth and optimises the relationships they have with their customers. EVRY is at the same time seeking to reduce complexity and to increase the use of industry-standard components in customers’ infrastructure to give them a more competitive and agile approach to changing market conditions.

In today’s challenging environment, EVRY wants to be a preferred and reliable partner that understands its customers’ markets, corporate cultures and business models as well as the technological context in which they operate.
According to IDC, the use of cloud services is set to increase by more than 17% in 2016, with this growth likely to continue in the years to come. In addition, some areas, such as public cloud infrastructure services, are predicted to grow even more rapidly. In order to succeed in the digital transformation, customers will want a reliable partner with the capabilities needed to transform traditional IT into cloud-based solutions.

Contact persons:
Tuomo Louhivuori, EVP EVRY Cloud Services, +47 23145000
Geir Remman, VP Communications EVRY, +47 97055017
Eva Fors, Country Manager Google for Work Nordics, +46 xxxx

About EVRY
EVRY is one of the leading IT companies in the Nordic region and has a strong local and regional presence in 50 Nordic towns and cities. Through its insight, solutions and technology, EVRY contributes to the development of the information society of the future and so creates value for the benefit of its customers and for society as a whole. EVRY combines in-depth industry knowledge and technical expertise with a local delivery model and international strength. EVRY has some 10,000 employees and reports annual turnover approaching NOK 13 billion.

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