Kenya Cloud Services and Digicloud Africa partner Altostratus Africa Limited (AAL) are helping Kenyan companies transform their operations and employee experience by migrating to Google workspace.

Digicloud Africa, Google’s chosen reseller enablement partner in Africa, believes that African businesses of all sizes are reaping unexpected benefits by migrating to Google Workspace.

Gregory MacLennan, CEO of Digicloud Africa, said: “Our partner Altostratus is driving change for Kenyan businesses by helping them change the way they work.”

And Altostratus marketing director Elseba Adewa said: “Kenya has long been a ‘Microsoft country’, but it was a default choice rather than an actual choice. For many, it was a natural transition to go from their desktop environment to using Microsoft in the cloud.”

Kaari Mwilaria, Chief Revenue Officer at Altostratus, added: “When many companies move to a Microsoft cloud environment, there isn’t much change in their work culture. They still tend to work in isolation, spamming multiple draft documents and email attachments back and forth. They take their old habits to the cloud and don’t carry over to the new way of working.

“To stay relevant and compete, companies need to change their culture and be in the cloud. Google makes it easy to change the work culture once an organization unlocks its benefits.”

Altostratus works to bring businesses into Google Workspace and help them optimize the value of the move by showing them how to use the tools and features at their disposal.

All in the same place

Adewa said: “Google is simpler and opens up a whole new world for them. One thing they find amazing is that everyone can share and work on the same document or spreadsheet. When we show them what is possible, it recalibrates the way they think. Instead of paying for multiple tools from multiple vendors, they have everything they need in one place.

“Customers love the fact that it’s so secure and they never have to lose data or work again. They also appreciate the centralized storage in Business and Enterprise edition subscriptions, which eliminates the need for additional third-party storage or backup platforms. Those nine Google Workspace points open up a new universe for them.”

“Another key benefit for many organizations, particularly those with teams in the field, is the offline capability that automatically syncs once they have access to Wi-Fi and the reporting tool that allows field users to share data online. real time from the field. Basically, real time is transforming business,” Mwilaria said.

MacLennan added: “Since everything works with the Office applications, users don’t even have to worry about converting or reformatting anything. Google asked an outside company (Quadrant Strategies) to conduct independent research to uncover the non-technical differences between Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. The company’s findings revealed that companies using Google Workspace are more likely to experience positive results than comparable companies. Using Microsoft”.

Since everything works with Office applications, users don’t even have to worry about converting or reformatting anything.

It says that Google’s research report, Impact of Google Workspace vs. Microsoft 365 on businesses in March 2022, found that companies that adopt Google Workspace are more likely to report higher productivity, innovation, and higher revenue than those that adopt Microsoft 365; and the more Google Workspace tools a user uses, the greater their preference for the solution. Collaboration is a key benefit, with 52% of respondents using Google Workspace saying that the communication platforms at Google facilitate meaningful conversations. Google Workspace users say they have an average of 13.4 collaborators per document, and 56% say that using Google Workspace allows them to quickly and easily get what they need from team members.

An IDC report on the business value of Google Workspace indicates that Google customers will realize an average annual value of $120,700 in benefits for every 100 daily active users of Google Workspace by providing a collaboration solution that adapts to the changing way they work employees, allowing them to spend more time on innovative and value-added activities, improving digital experiences for employees, and driving significant operational efficiencies.

About Digicloud Africa
Digicloud Africa is Google’s chosen enabling partner in Africa. Through Digicloud, Google is creating an ecosystem of Google Cloud partners across the continent. Digicloud supports its network of partners by providing the training, tools and resources necessary to successfully implement cloud solutions and support its customers. As customer demands for technology intensify, Digicloud is increasing its investment in supporting partners to achieve sustainable growth. Digicloud Partner Enablement helps organizations build skills around open and advanced technologies to go to market with results-based solutions. Find Digicloud Africa on LinkedIn.

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