Fairfax joins Google's Cloud

Fairfax employees will be able to access and edit shared documents on Google Apps

Fairfax is joining the Google Cloud and will roll out Google Apps for Business to its employees.

Google Apps will store data and manage infrastructure for the media company, providing access to apps like Google Docs, email, calendar and chat, regardless of where staff are located and what device they are working on. It will also allow employees to access and edit shared documents.

Google states the move is part of the company's ‘Fairfax of the Future’ program and its transformation into a digital-focused company.

The move is also expected to save Fairfax money, with Google claiming the move from on-premise email hosting to Cloud can provide up to 80 times more energy efficiency, and therefore less money required for electricity and IT infrastructure.

Fairfax piloted Google Apps earlier this year and will be one of the largest Google Apps customers in Asia Pacific.

Employees are scheduled to have access to Google Apps by November this year.

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