Indian Youth Congress going tech with Google Apps for business

Youth Congress (IYC) is the official youth wing of
the Indian National Congress and one of the largest youth organizations in the
world. After evaluating a number of solutions for email and collaboration, IYC opted to move its more than 28,000 elected officials and volunteers to Google
Apps for Business.


The collaborative capabilities of Google Apps will help
IYC deliver on its mission of transparent and democratic participation and
empower its members to work for local development in India using technology.



Technology is a great enabler in bringing people together and operating
efficiently. We’re excited about being the first social organization in India
to adopt the latest cloud technology from Google. With Google Apps we will be
better equipped to work with India’s youth and leverage the power of technology
to conduct programs of local relevance and contribute to our vision,” said
Rajeev Satav, national president, IYC,


Lloyd is a leading global provider of engineering,
procurement, and construction (EPC) services in the energy and infrastructure
sectors. From the engineering of the world’s largest wheat-based Bioethanol
plant in England to the design of the highest reinforced earth wall for an
airport in the foothills of the Himalayas, virtually all of Punj Lloyds’ projects require great teamwork and knowledge-sharing among the company’s
24,000 employees.



Yet until now, Punj Lloyd’s teams had no easy way to collaborate with one
another. With operations in over 20 countries across the Middle East, Africa,
Asia Pacific and South Asia, Punj Lloyd’s IT department had the tough job of
maintaining a legacy email system with dozens of client applications being used
to access email. After evaluating several on-premise and hosted options for
email and collaboration, Punj Lloyd chose Google Apps for Business.


The company has just started the transition, and soon employees from different
departments and teams working across timezones will be able to share documents
and calendars, video chat, and create internal sites that everyone in the
company can access. With Google Apps, Punj Lloyd’s IT department no longer has
to maintain a legacy email system, and employees benefit from new, modern
communication tools designed for team collaboration.


More than 400 IT and business leaders will
join Google executives, industry experts and some of our local partners for the
first Google Enterprise Roadshow in India. Themed around ‘The Future of Work’,
the roadshow explores how local companies are embracing Google’s enterprise
cloud computing solutions to improve company-wide communication, document
management and team collaboration.


By Team

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