Ancoris acquires Appogee: Google Partner, Lotus migration specialist

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Published: Mar 06, 2013
Ancoris acquires Appogee: Google Partner, Lotus migration specialist

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Bracknell-based Google Cloud development specialist Appogee.

The acquisition brings Google Cloud Platform and Android development, Lotus Domino migration skills and further enterprise project management experience into the Ancoris stable.

Ancoris is developing an ecosystem of products based around the Google Cloud, with applications such as Google Apps for Business and through partnerships with other product developers in the Google Marketplace. This addition will enable Ancoris to build custom applications for specific customer requirements, helping more organisations to take full advantage of cloud computing.

Founded in 2010, Appogee was amongst the first Google Cloud Service Partners in the UK. The Appogee team are passionate about developing cost effective apps using Google App Engine, Apps Script and BigQuery.

David McLeman, Managing Director of Ancoris said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Appogee. Google are opening up their Cloud Platform and this move means that we can now help our customers take full advantage by providing application development, big data query capabilities and cloud storage to meet the increasingly dynamic demands of their businesses”.

Appogee have developed several products including Appogee Leave, an absence/holiday management application built entirely on Google App Engine and fully integrated with Google Calendar. Appogee Leave is now used by hundreds of Google Apps customers worldwide including high profile UK customers such as Trinity Mirror Group. They also have many years of experience with Lotus and expertise in migration of applications from Lotus Notes to the Google platform.

Stuart Keeble, General Manager of Appogee, who becomes CTO at Ancoris says: “Appogee is an excellent fit with Ancoris. We are happy to be able to continue the good work we started at Appogee following our acquisition. With Google covering an ever broader range of enterprise computing capabilities, the Appogee team are excited to be able to introduce new ways of working to our clients both through our products and our custom applications built on Google Cloud Platform.”

Mark Hodgson, Head of Global Partner Programs at Google commented, “We are excited with the news that Ancoris and Appogee, two of the most experienced Google Enterprise Partners in the UK, are coming together. The move reflects the pattern of our customers expanding from initial use of our packaged solutions like Google Apps for Business, to developing on our Google Cloud Platform to create innovative, cost-effective and highly scaleable IT applications.”

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