ITV ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATION OF ITS WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY
– Broadcaster adopts leading technologies from Apple and Google –
London, 21st July 2011: ITV today announced it is to invest in key technologies from both Google and Apple to upgrade the company’s technology infrastructure as its five year Transformation Plan progresses. The new systems are part of ITV’s goal to transform ways of working across the organisation with the aim of offering employees fit-for-purpose solutions in order to enhance communication, collaboration and creativity.
This initiative will see the majority of ITV staff’s primary devices replaced with Macs, whilst the remainder will receive state of the art PCs. ITV will begin to roll out the new technology according to each individual’s needs over the next eighteen months.
ITV also today announced an agreement with Google to deploy Google Apps, a web-based communication and collaboration product designed to enable employees to quickly and efficiently work together. The product includes moving to Google Mail with integrated IM (Google Talk); Google Calendar; Google Docs allowing users to create, edit and share documents, presentations and spreadsheets in real time; Google Sites and Google Video for Business. The company will also adopt Google Chrome as its standard browser.
Paul Dale, Chief Technology Officer said, “When I arrived at ITV one of my tasks was to implement a company-wide plan for workplace technology in order to enable our staff to deliver ITV’s Transformation Plan. I am delighted to announce these collaborations with leading technology providers who offer the depth and scope of service we need to transform our internal ways of working across the business.”
Robert Whiteside, Head of Google Enterprise for the UK, Ireland and Benelux commented: “More and more leading businesses are waking up to the wider benefits of cloud computing, realising how the right technology can support business transformation, innovation and new working culture. Going forward, most innovation will happen on the web, and businesses that understand this shift will be best positioned to grow and succeed. Beyond the obvious cost savings, they will see improved productivity, better collaboration that will fuel creativity and greater employee satisfaction.”
Caroline Cook, ITV
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