FVC, a leading Value Added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, has expanded its agreement with Google Enterprise to include Google Apps™, its range of messaging and collaboration applications, delivered Software as a Service (SaaS). The agreement will allow FVC to offer its enterprise customers across the Middle East & North Africa with the full range of Google Apps Premier Edition suite of communication and collaboration tools including Gmail™, Google Calendar™, Google Docs™, Google Sites™, Google Talk™, and Google Video™ for business.
“ROI is the key factor in decisions that CIOs will make in today’s world and Google Apps will not only provide the ROI but also provide the requisite level of security,” said K.S. Parag, Director of FVC. “Businesses around the world of all sizes, in all industries, are migrating in ever-increasing numbers to embrace Software as a Service. The economic, security, reliability, and delivery advantages give companies a competitive advantage. This new relationship will further enhance our offerings to our customers eschewing some of the traditional investments enterprises need to make in licenses.”
Google Apps has experienced accelerating adoption with over 3,000 businesses signing up daily and over 1 million companies already using this solution to improve their business with better messaging and collaboration tools.
Guru Prasad, GM for Networking and Security at FVC, said, “Google Apps provides large enterprises as well as small and medium businesses with a reliable, scalable, secure and functionally rich solution with quick adoption at a very low cost compared to traditional collaborative solutions today. If a company wants to expand its infrastructure, by opting for Google Apps, it provides a scalable solution that typically costs a fraction of the traditional hardware/software solutions.”
Under the agreement, FVC will be able to sell, customize and support Google Apps Premier Edition for customers of all sizes. The company is an existing Google Enterprise Partner and already offers Google Enterprises Search and Security offerings.
“We are delighted that FVC are extending their investment in Google Enterprise to include Google Apps,” commented Jesper Frederiksen, Google’s Head of Enterprise EMEA. “They have already demonstrated strong expertise with our cloud-based Security offerings as well competency with our Google Search Appliance technology, so we are confident that they will be able to continue to help their customers innovate, collaborate and maximize their IT investments.”