Published in Digital transformation content on December 2019. 4 minute read

Google Cloud Next 2019: The art of the possible

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The adoption of cloud computing is accelerating and Google Cloud Next ‘19 UK at the ExCeL showcased a real maturing of Google Cloud. That’s our big takeaway from the event, where we had a lot of discussions on concrete projects.

Ancoris stand at Google Next 19

Visitors who dropped by the Ancoris stand each had a different story to tell and were at varying stages in their cloud migration journey, but all understood the importance of the cloud for their organisation. Critically, an increasing number of companies want to get better insights from their own data and are now looking at data analytics: this was a clear theme amongst attendees and presenters.

It was only a few years ago when everyone was debating the necessity of cloud computing, but this is no longer the case. However, although everyone agrees that making effective use of cloud services is crucial to remaining competitive, cloud penetration is patchy, and that’s where Ancoris and Google Cloud come in.

At Next ’19, we highlighted some of the exciting work we are doing for our clients as a Google Cloud Premier Partner. For those who visited our stand, the message was clear. Digital transformation must be a high priority at the core of your business strategy, supported by one or more of three pillars:

  • Workplace transformation - Reimagine and transform the way your business and people work and collaborate in their day to day lives. Break away from old ways of working and shift your organisational culture to become more innovative and agile.
  • Business transformation - Digitise, improve and simplify your business processes. Transform your operations through application development, building custom web and mobile solutions that increase efficiency, productivity, security and compliance.
  • Business intelligence - Empower your employees by giving them access to your business insights and drive fast, data-driven decision making.

Download: 3 ingredients to deliver digital transformation success

We had some great conversations with a number of guests around our success story with Rentokil Initial – a global pest control specialist – as an example of transformational projects that Ancoris is delivering with Google Cloud.

This project has digitally enabled their colleagues in the field with a cloud-connected app for customer installation and servicing, thereby accelerating their digital transformation. We’re proud that the joint project has won Services Company and Specialist Vendor of the Year at the 2019 UK IT Awards. It’s another highlight to a great year for us and our work as a Google Cloud Premier Partner continues to take centre stage in our digital transformation mission. You can read more about our work with Rentokil.

Experience has shown us that the biggest barrier to change is culture. Without a collaborative culture in place, teams can end up disconnected, legacy processes can slow work down and remote employees struggle to collaborate. The end result? Innovation throughout your business stagnates.

A number of our clients (as well as large monolithic organisations such as Airbus or PWC) have chosen to deploy G Suite as a catalyst for change. For many, this will be their first step in the cloud and a clear signal to the whole organisation that their digital transformation has started. By creating a digital workplace with a more intuitive, connected set of tools, businesses empower their employees to do their best work. Collaboration and innovation become the norm.

Wherever you are in your own digital transformation, our goal is to bring simplicity, security and scale to your IT platforms so you can focus on your business.

Think about the art of the possible, be innovative and unlock your business full potential with Google Cloud!

See you again at Next 2020.

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