From my first day of selling the Google solution for Tempus Nova, I quickly learned about Google’s constant stream of innovation across its brand, products, and core services. In November 2015, Google hired Diane Greene, formerly the CEO of VMware, as Senior Vice President of Google’s Enterprise Business. She has not only made moves in the enterprise space, but has evolved the Google for Work vision by:
- Creating programs for getting more “reseller” partners on board, like Tempus Nova, who have the ability to sell and support Google’s cloud while offering niche services.
- Acquiring Synergyse, an interactive training service integrated into each of the G Suite core services (e.g., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) and the G Suite Admin Console. Tempus Nova partnered with Synergyse in 2013 becoming one of their first partners, and we’re excited to see them integrated as part of the G Suite solution.
- Solidifying a partnership with Okta, an identity and access management provider offering the enterprise with single-sign-on (SSO), unified directory (UD), and multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions. Tempus Nova is also partnered with Okta providing our G Suite customers with a more unified identity management solution for collaboration tools.
This doesn’t even start to scratch the surface when it comes to Diane Greene and the footprint she has already made at Google. 2016 has been a big year for Google for Work; from achieving FedRAMP compliance to the Google Apps to G Suite re-branding announcement. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, we look forward to seeing what lies ahead.