Global Digital Creative Agency Fred & Farid Replaces Macs with Chromebooks

Global Digital Creative Agency Fred & Farid Replaces Macs with Chromebooks

24th June 2014 - by Google Enterprise Blog

A move to the cloud and Chromebooks by Paris and Shanghai based independent Digital Creative Group, Fred & Farid Group has made collaboration a cinch. Hangouts mean they don't even have phone lines in their offices any more and they think less about downloading stuff to hard drive and more about sharing information in the cloud, which has got to be good news for a company in the Creative Industry.
Welsh schools are going Google

Welsh schools are going Google

29th May 2014 - by Google Enterprise Blog

Our look at Worldwide Gone Google Stories from the Google Enterprise Blog. Gowerton School with 1,135 students migrated students and educators from on-premise email to Gmail and Google Apps.
Protecting Google Apps customers and their businesses

Protecting Google Apps customers and their businesses

29th May 2014 - by Google Enterprise Blog

Millions of businesses trust Google to keep their data safe including mandatory HTTPS connections to secure user access to Gmail and protect email messages as they move to Gmail servers implemented earlier this year. Now they've added even more business-friendly features for Google Apps Business, Government and Education customers.
Refractiv tailor makes a move into cloud computing for Marble Fashion

Refractiv tailor makes a move into cloud computing for Marble Fashion

28th February 2014

Women's fashion brand Marble has chosen Leeds-based Google expert Refractiv to take it into the world of cloud based computing. Combining this cutting edge technology with Marble's on trend fashion expertise enables Marble to stay in front of the market.
We love Zendesk!

We love Zendesk!

15th November 2013

The Refractiv helpdesk is underpinned by Zendesk, a beautifully simple piece of cloud based customer service software.
AccentHansen open their doors to Google

AccentHansen open their doors to Google

19th April 2013

AccentHansen, part of the HansenGroup, have over 40 years experience of designing, manufacturing and installing steel and glass doors in the UK and beyond. With the help of Refractiv, a leading UK Google Apps Reseller, the Manchester based steel and glass door specialists, have switched to Google Apps almost overnight, reducing costs and supporting a number of their 'lean business' initiatives.
Recruitment group Randstad Chooses Google Apps

Recruitment group Randstad Chooses Google Apps

17th January 2013 - by Google Enterprise Blog

Our look at Worldwide Gone Google Stories from the Google Enterprise Blog. Randstad, the Netherlands-based global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world explains how Google Apps means their 29,000 employees can do things that weren't possible before.
Gmail is now available in Welsh

Gmail is now available in Welsh

7th June 2012 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

Google have announced that Gmail is now available in Welsh and Latin American Spanish, bringing the total number of supported languages to 56.
The Roche Group goes Google

The Roche Group goes Google

30th May 2012 - by Google Enterprise Blog

Our look at Worldwide Gone Google Stories from the Google Enterprise Blog. The Roche Group, a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, is using Google Apps to combat platform interoperability issues.
Every silver lining has a cloud

Every silver lining has a cloud

14th May 2012 - by Ian Weatherhogg, Chief Technical Officer

I was chatting to a key client today who hasn't yet embraced Google Docs. He said "We're power users of Word and Excel, so it's really not going to happen."
See what it's like to go Google, in 1 minute

See what it's like to go Google, in 1 minute

10th May 2012

The latest Google blog includes a short video perfectly summarising why so many companies and individuals are choosing Google Apps to improve their business and personal lives.
D-Link connects employees with Google Apps

D-Link connects employees with Google Apps

8th May 2012 - by Google Enterprise Blog

Our look at Worldwide Gone Google Stories from the Google Enterprise Blog. D-Link, a global leader in providing network connectivity solutions to small and medium businesses, is using Google Apps to connect it's workforce in over 90 offices worldwide.
Johnston Press aims high with Google Apps

Johnston Press aims high with Google Apps

4th May 2012 - by Google Enterprise Blog

Our look at Worldwide Gone Google Stories from the Google Enterprise Blog. Johnston Press, a leading local newspaper publisher in the UK, has just announced a bold plan to transform its sales operations - with a little help from Google Apps for Business
Google Drive: the newest member of Google Apps

Google Drive: the newest member of Google Apps

24th April 2012 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

The rumour mill has been rife recently about Google Drive, a cloud storage solution built right into Google Apps. We've not been allowed to talk about it, but now the covers are off and Drive is Live.
Connect Yorkshire migrate to Google Apps

Connect Yorkshire migrate to Google Apps

17th February 2012 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

Connect Yorkshire, a not-for-profit company that helps businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber with debt/equity funding, has switched from Microsoft Office 365 to Google Apps for Business.
We're exhibiting at Venturefest Yorkshire 2012

We're exhibiting at Venturefest Yorkshire 2012

27th January 2012 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

On Wednesday February 8th Refractiv is exhibiting as part of the Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Yorkshire. We'll be showcasing our cloud solutions, including Google Apps and advanced websites, to entrepreneurs and other visitors.
Liquid Accounts switch to Google Apps

Liquid Accounts switch to Google Apps

23rd January 2012 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

Liquid Accounts, market leaders and specialists in Online Accounting Software, has made the transition from Microsoft Outlook 2007 and an internal Exchange server to Google Apps for Business.
Google sets out plans for 2012

Google sets out plans for 2012

22nd December 2011 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

Amit Singh, Vice President, Google Enterprise has blogged today about the roadmap for Google Apps moving into 2012. Focusing on three key areas: cloud, mobile and social, Amit shares his thoughts on plans for next year.
Transforming business with cloud computing

Transforming business with cloud computing

26th October 2011 - by Ian Weatherhogg, Chief Technical Officer

This article was published in September as part of the techmesh techbytes monthly column on the Business Desk website.
GMail is 46 times more available than Microsoft Exchange

GMail is 46 times more available than Microsoft Exchange

20th January 2011 - by Ian Weatherhogg, Chief Technical Officer

In 2010, Gmail was available 99.984 percent of the time, for both business and consumer users. Google's aim for 2011 is to improve that to 99.99 percent and make GMail as reliable as the dial tone on your landline.
Keep staff working with cloud computing

Keep staff working with cloud computing

6th December 2010 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

Last week wasn't great here in Yorkshire with levels of snow most of us had not seen before, but Refractiv maintained productivity with the help of cloud computing.
Purex goes google

Purex goes google

3rd September 2010 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

Fume extraction specialist Purex International switched to Google Apps with Refractiv.
Refractiv attends techmesh Sheffield

Refractiv attends techmesh Sheffield

8th July 2010 - by Mark Williams, Senior Consultant

The latest techmesh collaboration and networking event took place on the 30th June in Sheffield, and some of the Refractiv team went along.
Refractiv Joins Google Apps Authorised Reseller Program

Refractiv Joins Google Apps Authorised Reseller Program

29th June 2010

As an authorised reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools, Refractiv can provide a full range of services to smooth your transition to Google Apps from legacy email and office solutions, including Microsoft Exchange and Office.
Digital Marketing Workshop a Hit

Digital Marketing Workshop a Hit

15th June 2010

Our SEO and internet marketing workshop is a handy guide through the unfamiliar world of search engine optimisation.
2020Vision

2020Vision

28th June 2007

We are in a web-centric world and the pace of change is quickening. Broadband, powerful hosted software applications and the rich functionality of web 2.0 are driving change in business