Chris’s Mac and Windows users can now drag and drop entire folders and get them up to the Google cloud. When using Memeo Connect, local editing of the latest version of documents is now as easy as double clicking.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) migrated to Google Apps in early 2009, and had immediate success offering complete cloud-based office services for their 80 employees: Gmail and Google Calendar were quickly adopted by everyone in the organization. At RMI, office mobility and working remotely is the standard. By default, their users are issued with laptops for accessing content and documents from home and on the road.
Christopher Berry, Director of IT at RMI, was pleased with Google Apps’ abilities around sharing of folders and uploading of any file, but realized he needed help to use these great features effectively. “While still in the adoption phase of their rollout, many of our users were creating documents offline and uploading them to Google Docs,” said Berry, but this process quickly became onerous for employees. RMI needed a solution that would help them better sync offline documents, and they needed something that would work with their mixed OS environment, with mostly Mac laptops but also Windows in the mix.
While searching the Google Apps Marketplace, Christopher discovered Memeo and their new offering, Memeo Connect for Google Apps. It was free to try so he downloaded the software for evaluation and eventually rolled it out company wide.
Chris’s Mac and Windows users can now drag and drop entire folders and get them up to the Google cloud. When using Memeo Connect, local editing of the latest version of documents is now as easy as double clicking. RMI’s users are now assured changes to their local files are automatically uploaded to the Google cloud for immediate storage and web-based collaboration. As for licensing compliance, because each user logs in to Memeo Connect using their own Google Apps account, compliance and security is not an issue. Memeo’s solution fit RMI’s environment to a T.