Sprint will be offering Google Apps for Business, which will enable Sprint to better support business adoption of Google’s cloud-based productivity solutions.
Sprint will offer an array of deployment and support services to help businesses plan and use the solution across all employees, along with ongoing 24/7 support and free online training—all to enable the use of Google Apps on mobile devices.
Sprint wants to be a one-stop shop for businesses and is trying to package and tailor all elements that will help businesses build a new workforce experience, simplify IT management and ultimately fuel growth.
"Google Apps helps businesses work better together with familiar tools they can trust," said Murali Sitaram, director of strategic partnerships for Google Enterprise. "Our partners are critical in this effort, providing valuable cloud and mobility solutions to customers of all sizes and across diverse industries."
Google Apps brings communication and collaboration tools to organizations of any size helping businesses be productive, innovative and successful. With Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Sites, employees can stay connected and work together with ease.
With Google Drive and Google Docs, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, users can share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available anywhere anytime, on any device—without the loss of security control.
"Employees are more mobile and decentralized so the need for robust office productivity, collaboration and secure file storage for businesses large and small are simply a reflection of the degree to which the very nature of the workplace is changing," said Mike Sapien, principal analyst at Ovum. "There is a growing need for solutions built around mobile collaboration that is both well integrated and reliable. The role that Sprint will serve as a major mobility provider with integrated Google Apps represents a very significant step towards helping businesses meet that need."