Thousand Suns chosen by Google for Chromebooks use and remote working during the Olympics in London 2012!
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The Olympics brings tourism, money and culture to the UK, but it can also bring a standstill and disruptions towards those who work in Central London. For those large multinationals that can afford to absorb the costs of wasted hours; there are the smaller companies burning holes in their pockets because their staff, customers or contacts are stuck outside the office.
Google has seen this as an opportunity to put forward their project to help tackle this problem where anyone can work from home, saving them the hassle and annoyance of getting into work because of disruptions. However the Olympics are not alone as the concept here is to help companies look in to making a difficult time (snow, flooding or transport issues) a lot easier.
Thousand Suns uses Google Apps for a long time and has been already chosen by Google on their small business campaign (Google Apps for Business) a few months ago.
Therefore Google choose us to work together as a case study to see how ‘working from home’ can work for all companies using Google Chrome. Where staff experience and discuss their time with Google Apps and Chromebooks (Google’s web-centric laptops) during the Olympic period. Though the idea of hardware, software and cloud products could solve all these issues have historically been seen as a poor substitute to working in the office.
Google are throwing at us how potential this ‘working at home’ can be, making the workforce more efficient with apps like Gmail, Documents, Google+ Hangouts and Google calendar. Adding to the package the security, speed and simplicity of hardware like the Chromebooks which makes for a very compelling argument.
For Thousand Suns, this is a great opportunity to show how the company is taking a forward-thinking approach to keeping the business going during a busy time!