Aperam, which specialises in making stainless steel and electrical products, is one of a growing number of European enterprises that are now beginning to see the value of cloud-based services, and Google in particular.
Speaking with googleenterprise.blogspot.co.uk, Julien Onillon, Chief Financial Officer of Aperam said: “As part of our Leadership Journey, this move will allow us to make significant savings in our IT budgets.”
He added: “We see this switch to an advanced, collaborative online solution as a testimony to the company’s values of leadership, ingenuity and agility. We are looking forward to implementing it and reaping not just cost saving, but also strong organizational benefits.”
With Europe in the grip of both a financial crisis and a recession Aperam believes that by switching to Google Apps for Business, it will allow the company to grow without the worry of developing costly in-house IT systems. What’s more, like so many other companies worldwide, Aperam believes that switching to cloud computing structures brings greater stability and efficiency; thus helping to improve productivity.
Switching over to Google from its current IT infrastructure will take time but by the end of the year it is expected that all of its 9,700 employees will benefit from the migration.
Costs savings are also thought to be in the region of $250 million.