17 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.

Connect Yorkshire, and its major new initiative Connect Gazelles, is using Google Apps for Business to provide email, shared calendar and document collaboration. Documents such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PDF's have been stored in their native format in Google Docs to replace an offsite file server. Documents that need editing on a regular basis have been converted to Google Docs format so that the team can collaborate over them, any new documents will be created in Google Docs.

To replace Microsoft Business Contact Manager, Connect Yorkshire has switched to CapsuleCRM, which has seamless integration with Google Apps. Automated daily back-ups are handled by Backupify for an additional layer of protection.

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Tags: Clients, Google Apps, Cloud, Gone Google