White Stratus Becomes Authorized Google Enterprise Maps Partner

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WHITE STRATUS BECOMES AUTHORIZED GOOGLE ENTERPRISE MAPS PARTNER

2-19-14 NEW YORK, NY: White Stratus, a global Google partner and enterprise cloud computing specialist firm, has become an Authorized Partner of solutions based on Google’s Enterprise Maps for Business technologies.

This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily assess a partner’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products, and White Stratus has become an Authorized Reseller based on their expertise and success in helping customers deploy and use Google Maps for Business solutions.

CEO of White Stratus Tim Drury says, “We provide businesses with technology services aimed at moving their IT environment to the cloud, and joining Google’s Enterprise Maps partner program has enabled us to offer comprehensive solutions to our customers’ enterprise mapping and visualisation requirements.”

Google Maps for Business brings the power of Google Maps to an organization, providing simple, familiar mapping technology to the workplace. Businesses can layer their data on top of Google’s base map and create their own maps and geospatial applications that can be used by anyone – anytime, anywhere. By using any of Google Maps for Business solutions, including Google Maps Engine, Google Maps Engine Pro, Google Maps Coordinate or the Google Maps APIs, organizations and their employees can rely on maps that are comprehensive, easy-to-use and always up-to-date.

Coinciding with White Stratus becoming a Google Enterprise Maps Partner, was the appointment of Richard Carlson as UK Managing Director. Richard has over fifteen years experience delivering large business change and transformation projects within national and European corporations, and was most recently responsible for the successful delivery and change management of Google Apps for Travis Perkins Group PLC.

Richard comments, “We’re proud to be recognized as an Authorized Partner, and we look forward to continuing our work helping customers take advantage of Google Maps for Business, not just across the UK but through the expertise of our consultants globally.”

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help large enterprises realize the benefits of the Google Cloud. White Stratus has offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Sydney and Toronto. For more information, visit www.whitestratus.com.

About the Google Enterprise Partner Program

The Google Enterprise Partner program includes companies globally that sell, service and customize Google Maps for Business solutions for their customers. As a part of the Google Maps Partner program, White Stratus receives training, support and deployment tools from Google.

Google and Google Maps for Business are trademarks of Google Inc.

White Stratus Launches Operation in Toronto

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WHITE STRATUS LAUNCHES OPERATION IN TORONTO

10-22-13 NEW YORK, NY: Global enterprise cloud solutions firm White Stratus is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Canada. Based in Toronto, the office will be headed up by Ian Small, veteran of the Cloud Computing industry in Canada.

With 12 years global experience across Financial Services, IT and consulting (KPMG, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers), Small has built his career providing impartial strategy and advice for increasing IT effectiveness.

Tim Drury, CEO of White Stratus expressed excitement about the company’s launch into the Canadian market, “We now have a high quality cloud technology consulting team who are well positioned to leverage our global pool of Google solutions and IP for clients in the local Canadian market”.

White Stratus Toronto will help large enterprise customers in Canada adopt Google Enterprise solutions, including Google Cloud Platform, Google Apps and Google Geo products, and integrate their legacy applications into the Google Cloud in ways they may not have considered possible before.

Ian Small comments, “White Stratus’ far-reaching global presence and extensive client base, which includes large multinationals like Ahold, Subaru and Burberry, enable us to create and share reusable solutions across all our operations, including here in Canada. I’m excited to have joined the White Stratus team, and look forward to helping enterprises leverage our innovative approach to integrating the Google platform stack into their existing infrastructure and systems. ”

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help large enterprises realize the benefits of the Google Cloud. White Stratus has offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Sydney and Toronto. For more information, visit www.whitestratus.com.

White Stratus Becomes Google Apps CSS Provider

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WHITE STRATUS BECOMES GOOGLE APPS CSS PROVIDER

10-8-13 NEW YORK, NY: Enterprise cloud computing company and global Google Partner White Stratus has recently become a provider of “Customer Success Services (CSS) for Google Apps, approved by Google.”

Joining the CSS programme means White Stratus is now able to provide its Google Enterprise customers with advanced information regarding upcoming releases and product roadmap information, as well as access to an online community that includes exclusive content for Premium customers.

White Stratus was awarded CSS accreditation on the basis of demonstrating continued excellence in customer service including:

  • A high standard of customer support and satisfaction
  • Quick response (within 30 minutes) to the most serious customer issues
  • Operational advice focused on managing product releases and adoption
  • Additional training and workshops, and help developing custom solutions

 

Tim Drury, CEO of White Stratus says, “White Stratus is proud to become one of the first providers of Google’s CSS for Google Apps and we look forward to helping our global customers execute their strategies of transitioning their core IT services to a Google cloud centric model.”

Former IT Services Lead at Jaguar Land Rover Paul Brampton has joined White Stratus as Global CSS Lead and will become their new Customer Services Manager overseeing the delivery of each of these elements to ensure our customers have the best possible Google Apps experience.

Paul comments, “By engaging closely with the customer, and by fostering a symbiotic relationship, White Stratus has the opportunity to develop business transformational applications utilising the full suite of Google Services, such as Cloud Platform, App Engine, and Geo and Maps.

I look forward to working with all our Google Enterprise customers to ensure their experience using Google Apps is the best that it can be.”

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 10,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.whitestratus.com.

White Stratus Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

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WHITE STRATUS JOINS GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM PARTNER PROGRAM

7-24-2012 MANHATTAN, NY: White Stratus today announced it has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Services Partner. White Stratus defines a cutting edge style of enterprise consulting, delivering cloud transformation solutions for large enterprises, that produce tangible results.

“The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program enables us to help our clients develop new cloud-based solutions that drive their success in any industry by building on power of the Google Cloud Platform.” Said Tim Drury, CEO, White Stratus. “The Google Cloud Platform offers a broad set of application development, cloud storage, large scale computing, and big data capabilities that provides our clients with the tools they need to streamline operations while cutting costs without sacrificing core values.”

According to George Kelly CIO of TruGreen Landcare, the largest provider of commercial landscape services in North America, White Stratus and Google Cloud “help us drive competitiveness and improve the quality of services delivered to our customers.”

Google’s Cloud Platform products enable customers to implement:

  • Cloud app solutions, such as mobile apps, social apps, business process apps, and websites, using Google App Engine and Google Cloud SQL.
  • Cloud storage solutions, such as high-end backup and recovery, active archiving, global file sharing/collaboration, and primary SAN/NAS, using Google Cloud Storage.
  • Large-scale computing solutions, such as batch processing, data processing and high performance computing using Google Compute Engine.
  • Big data solutions, such as interactive tools, trend detection and BI dashboards, using Google BigQuery and Google Prediction API.

 
“To help customers get the most out of our cloud platform products,” explains Eric Morse, Head of Sales and Business Development, for Google’s Cloud Platform, “we work closely with services firms, like White Stratus, that deliver custom applications and other infrastructure solutions on top of Google’s Cloud Platform.”

The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program includes Services Partners such as systems integrators, IT consultant firms, developers, web designers, and other professional services companies that help clients design, develop, and manage new cloud-based solutions. Customers benefit by engaging with White Stratus, which has invested in developing the skills needed to build these powerful new solutions on top of Google’s Cloud Platform.  For more information on White Stratus and our cloud-based offerings, please visit www.whitestratus.com.

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 10,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.whitestratus.com.

White Stratus and Zendesk Bring Companies and Customers Together

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WHITE STRATUS AND ZENDESK BRING COMPANIES AND CUSTOMERS TOGETHER
New Partnership Strengthens Business Performance

7-5-12 New York, NY: White Stratus, a provider of enterprise level cloud services is partnered with web-based help desk company, Zendesk. These firms collaborate to rapidly transition customer service processes to low cost, efficient cloud applications.

As a Google Enterprise Partner, White Stratus has in-depth knowledge of both the benefits and limitations of Google Apps. The company’s recent Whitepaper reveals that, although 20% of U.S. businesses have deployed one or more Google products, most are not fully immersed in the cloud platform. One reason may be that Google Apps alone can’t replace the functionality of traditional, on-premise software for every aspect of enterprise activities. Organizations that want to fully migrate to the cloud may require access to applications that deliver customized solutions.

Customer service and help desk support is an area where large businesses sometimes require more than simply a shared communication platform for effective operation. White Stratus recognized Zendesk as the leading cloud provider in this niche for clients who require advanced customer support management. Zendesk specializes in implementing affordable online helpdesk and customer self-service systems that increase customer satisfaction and long term retention. Zendesk currently serves more than 10,000 clients including Adobe, MSNBC, Sony, and Groupon.

Initial collaboration between Zendesk and cloud consulting experts at White Stratus made it clear that integrating Google Apps with a Best of Breed cloud-based help desk solution has the potential to increase the effectiveness of each product. Tim Drury, CEO of White Stratus, had this to say about the partnership: “Zendesk gives Google Apps users world class help desk capabilities at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional solutions. Clients can be up and running in days making it a very attractive solution for fast moving companies that want to stay ahead of their competition.”

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 10,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.whitestratus.com.

About Zendesk

Founded in 2007, Zendesk is a leading provider of web-based help desk software that is reinventing how companies engage with their customers. Zendesk products are easy to customize, integrate, and use so companies can quickly start offering better customer support. Learn more at www.zendesk.com.

White Stratus Opens US Development Center in New Paltz, NY

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WHITE STRATUS LAUNCHES GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Google Solutions Firm Seeks Fresh IT Talent from Local Universities

5-24-13 NEW YORK, NY: White Stratus, a Global Google Partner specializing in helping Google’s largest customers transform their enterprises to take advantage of the Apps platform, has announced the creation of a new development center in New Paltz, NY. This company already serves a diverse client base including Fortune 500 companies by providing thought-leadership and support that addresses the needs of large enterprises.

Why the Additional Location?

The acceptance of cloud based IT systems, in particular Google, is growing dramatically in large organizations. This is leading to a rapidly expanding market that has at its core Google’s relentless innovation. COO Sean Boyd says, “The growing need of skilled employees in this market combined with the constant learning required to keep up with Google’s innovations is a strong case for building relationships with universities to create opportunities to engage students with the Google technology.” The location will join the Lexington, KY development center in the US and other locations around the globe.

New Paltz is a Natural Choice

The Hudson Valley offers many attractive qualities. It is close to New York City, it is home to many colleges and universities that have had the support of industry giants like IBM for decades, it offers an excellent lifestyle to employees. New Paltz in particular regularly appears in lists such as Outside Magazine’s “Best Outside Towns”. White Stratus intends to recruit IT students and grads who are exceptional programmers and communicators to ensure continued leadership in the Google environment and continued client satisfaction. Getting college students to stay and settle down in New Paltz shouldn’t be a problem since this thriving community is known for its small town charm and easy access to NYC.

White Stratus is Looking Forward

Tim Drury, CEO of White Stratus, expressed excitement about this new satellite location “We have been very impressed with the level of IT talent in the local market, and SUNY New Paltz has been very supportive of our expansion plans. We look forward to expanding our high quality cloud technology consulting team who will be equipped to serve our clients in the US and elsewhere”. Tim has appointed Wesley Dean, a senior software engineer as the leader for the New Paltz center.

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 1,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, Lexington, London, Tokyo, Auckland, Dublin and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.whitestratus.com.

White Stratus Becomes a Google EMEA Premier Partner

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WHITE STRATUS BECOMES A GOOGLE EMEA PREMIER PARTNER
Premier Partner Status Offers Greater Integration Possibilities To Enhance Services

2-22-2013 MANHATTAN, NY: White Stratus, a Global Enterprise Cloud consulting firm, announced today that it has become a Google EMEA Premier Partner. White Stratus received training, support, and deployment services from Google as a participant in this program. The White Stratus team was also given access to APIs for integrating Google Apps into clients’ business operations.

White Stratus provides businesses with technology services aimed at moving their IT environment to the cloud.  ”We see Google’s Enterprise suite of offerings as a quick win for our customers wanting to generate value from the cloud- in EMEA, and globally” says White Stratus CEO Tim Drury. “The costs are minimal and the benefits in terms of efficiency gained through real-time collaboration are enormous.”

White Stratus plans to offer Google based software solutions to new customers and their more than 1000 existing clients in the financial services, technology, telecommunications, hospitality, retail, and logistics industries. The company continues to develop partnerships with other web-based application developers to provide a full range of enterprise business software in the cloud. With Google applications such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and integrated IM, users can stay connected and work together with ease. Google Docs and Google Sites offer word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and website creation tools. These allow employees to share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever users work. In addition to assisting with migration and integration, White Stratus also provides ongoing development, innovation, service and support and specializes in enterprise-specific solutions such as intranet/social, document management, big data, cloud platform and custom workflow.

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 10,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.whitestratus.com.

About the Google Apps Reseller Program

The Google Apps Reseller program includes resellers, consultants, and independent software vendors that sell, service, and customize Google Apps for Business for their clients. Businesses receiving Google Apps through an authorized reseller can benefit from customized support. To learn more about the Google Apps Reseller program, go to www.google.com/a/xyz.

White Stratus is a trademark of White Stratus. All other company and product names in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Google, Google Apps, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites and Google Video are trademarks of Google Inc.

White Stratus Establishes Asia-Pac Presence

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White Stratus Establishes Asia-Pac Presence

 

Cloud Services Company Expanding To Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand

1-23-2012 Manhattan, NY: Global enterprise cloud solutions firm White Stratus has announced the planned expansion into the Asian-Pacific region, beginning with Australia, New Zealand and eventually Singapore, Thailand and South Korea. The move to Australia and New Zealand is a logical next step for White Stratus, as the two countries make up close to 50% of Google’s Asia-Pacific market. Initial markets in Sydney and Melbourne will be established, with the plan being to continue into tall major Australian markets.

This move is a part of an ongoing effort to build a worldwide presence for White Stratus to better serve its international clients . The goal is to establish multiple language support, integrated capabilities, and a consistent corporate model and approach that can support global collaboration. White Stratus is renown for being able to provide top-tier professional services for migration into the cloud of Google services, and now will be able to supply a constant flow of talented on-site personnel to serve local clients any where.

Tony Evans, Regional Director of Asia-Pacific Operations for White Stratus, believes that the challenge of an international expansion is finding the right people to deliver services and support that maintains the White Stratus standard. “We’re establishing a substantial global team with specific skills for Google while creating local focus teams in places where they can leverage our global knowledgbase. We continue to differentiate ourselves based on our abilities to bring the client real global experts with real experience.”

The mining and infrastructure segment of Australia will be a prime focus for the local White Stratus team. As upstart mining cities pop up across Australia’s inland, there will be a vast opportunity for White Stratus to provide speedy and cost effective IT solutions to the newly created companies. Establishing global communication with ongoing support will enable businesses large and small to flourish in the region.

Says Evans, “From start-ups to large existing corporations, all firms can now afford to take a more speculative view of a cloud initiative and get it off the ground today. They can then continue to grow with the opportunities afforded to them through the cloud. That’s the beauty of a cloud based market”.

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 10,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, Lexington, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.whitestratus.com

White Stratus makes the case for Novell users’ move to Google Apps.

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White Stratus makes the case for Novell users’ move to Google Apps.

1-14-2012 Manhattan, NY: Enterprise Cloud Computing experts White Stratus advises Groupwise customers who are concerned about the future of Novell, to consider a move to Google Apps.

While the recent announcement confirming Novell’s sale to the relatively unknown Attachmate has ended many months of uncertainty for Novell customers, questions arise about the future of Novell products, and how long they will continue to be supported in the market.

Matthew Brown, White Stratus’s most senior employee and its resident Novell expert understands the concerns Novell Groupwise customers have and suggests that now is the time to update their systems. “Novell Groupwise, which traditionally offered some very strong product features has not kept pace with advancements in cloud computing” says Brown, “so that companies looking to operate in today’s distributed, collaborative, and mobile work environments can become frustrated and find themselves lagging behind the competition”.

Brown’s recommendation: Forward-thinking businesses should consider migrating the majority of their computer operations to cloud based platforms in order to capitalize on the economy of shared infrastructure and services, and the efficiency of modern collaboration applications, such as Google Apps.

Matthew Brown makes the case.

In “Five Considerations for moving from Novell GroupWise to Google Apps”, a wide ranging piece, Brown develops serious and compelling reasons why companies should migrate from Novell Groupwise to Google Apps.

Brown covers technology issues such as data security and identity management, business considerations around project and communication planning, as well as change management challenges that result when long standing behaviours are made unnecessary or inefficient by a change in business practice. -More- Brown concedes the difficulty of the move from Novell to Google, but he concludes, “Migrating from Groupwise needs careful consideration, but with the right approach it can be done quickly and with minimal disruption to your business.”

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 10,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.whitestratus.com.

White Stratus Goes Downtown with Soho Office

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White Stratus Goes Downtown with Soho Office

 

Manhattan Locale Expands Reach For Cloud Services Company

9-7-2011 Manhattan, NY: Enterprise cloud solutions firm White Stratus has announced the opening of a new office at 137 Varick St in Soho, Manhattan. This location will focus specifically on serving the needs of a burgeoning client base in the Northeast region of the United States. The company already delivers cloud development, integration, and migration support to hundreds of customers in this area (including over 15 on the Fortune 1000 list). The Soho office is positioned to build on this foundation as deployment of cloud-based technology becomes the norm for big businesses in and around the Big Apple.

Keeping Expansion Local Taps into Key Human Capital

White Stratus’ CEO Tim Drury says it makes sense to open a second office in this bustling metropolitan area “New York City offers a vast talent base as well as a large pool of clients for our business. In conjunction with our low cost delivery centers in other parts of the U.S., we can offer large enterprise clients a local presence combined with a cost effective delivery model.”

Tim will be heading up the Manhattan base, bringing his extensive leadership skills to bear on nurturing relationships with an evolving and expanding client base. He plans to select gifted IT graduates from New York’s many world-class universities to fill key slots on the team. Besides having a passion for new technologies, ideal candidates will be expected to display strong consulting skills. This cross-disciplinary aptitude is essential for the White Stratus service model which places an emphasis on collaboration, communication, and creative problem solving.

About White Stratus

White Stratus is a leading provider of software development, system integration and business consulting services to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud computing. White Stratus products and services are used by over 10,000 enterprise customers globally. White Stratus is a Google Enterprise Partner with offices in New York, Lexington, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.whitestratus.com.