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Airphil Express gets into the cloud, virtual cloud that is

Airphil Express, one of the leading low cost carrier in the Philippines, signed with IP-Converge, the country’s first and only publicly-listed Internet data center and cloud services provider, for Google’s web-based office tools also known as Google Apps for Business.

As the largest Google Enterprise Partner in the Philippines, IP-Converge provides organizations with licenses and support for Google Apps and other GoogleEnterprise products such as Postini services, and Google Maps and Search.

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Airphil Express felt the need to migrate from their existing legacy email system to a flexible, more accessible, and stable email service that not only had the storage space necessary for unhampered operations, but also dependable spam protection and security. With Google Apps for Business, Airphil Express uses corporate Gmail with 25GB of storage per user, powerful and customizable spam protection; BlackBerry and Outlook interoperability; mobile accessibility; instant messaging, voice and video chat capability; as well as 99.9% service availability.

Google Apps for Business also includes online collaboration on word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, calendaring and scheduling, as well asintranets, groups and video sharing all in one very cost effective package for a flat rate per user per year. And because Google Apps runs on the Cloud, it requires noinvestment on expensive equipment and manpower forimplementation and administration.

Mathew Tamaray, Airphil Express VP for Operations and Head of Management Information System (MIS) said, “œThanks to Google Apps, Airphil executives like myself can now act and respond faster, as needed, to drive and implement critical business initiatives for Airphil Express. The accessibility of Google Apps has also increased employees’ flexibility in working from anywhere resulting to increased productivity.”

“œOur more efficient operations, in turn, help us to consistently provide low fares for the benefit of the traveling public, so that Pinoys can fly more often. We also become better equipped to develop and offer the budget traveler a differentiated travel experience through adventure packages, for example, to sustain the growth of local tourism”, Tamaray adds.

IP-Converge received training, support and deployment services from Google, as well as access to application programming interfaces (APIs) for integrating Google Apps into customers’ business operations.

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  • Marcelo

    Clearly, the people making the decisions in the IT Department of AirPhil did not study this through. Email is nice, although having it housed at an offsite facility is a bit worrisome when it comes to data security. Allowing them to work from anywhere, means I should also be connected to internet all the time. Lastly, if I am an advanced excel user I wouldnt be happy with this development.

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