Friday, April 6, 2012

O’Connor Headwear has moved to Google Apps for Business!

O’Connor Headwear in Charleston, SC, a leading provider of performance golf headwear, has moved their IT infrastructure to Google Apps for Business.

According to Bert Atkinson, President of O’Connor Headwear, the most significant benefits have been the immediate savings in terms of annual IT expenditure and the "anywhere from any device" access Google Apps gives to his mobile workforce.  Google Apps for Business provides enterprise grade products at a price point affordable to small business.

Geeks On Call of Charleston managed the O'Connor migration from an in-house MS Exchange server to the full suite of Google Apps products.  The migration took place on a single Friday afternoon and during the migration, O’Connor experienced zero downtime and only a slight disruption while their existing store of email was uploaded to the Google cloud.  

Previous to their Google Apps migration O'Connor Headwear struggled gaining access to their production and sales data from remote locations.  They relied on Remote Web Workplace (RWW), a component of MS Small Business Server, to access computers in the home office.  In order to use Remote Web Workplace the O'Connor "road warriors" were tied to one browser and one device and were often frustrated by spotty performance.  The "clunky" manner in which they gained access to data through RWW just added to the frustration.  Since moving to Google Apps remote workers and sales reps can access important information from any browser and on any device through the same process no matter their location. Bert Atkinson is especially pleased with the close integration between Google Docs, Gmail for Apps and his Android phone.  The combination of Google Apps and Android is an important resource to O’Connor’s mobile sales team.

Geeks On Call of Charleston is a Google Apps Authorized Reseller serving the IT needs of small businesses throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Contact us for your Google Apps and IT support needs.

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