Travis Perkins heads to the cloud

Buildes merchant group Travis Perkins has signed a five-year contract with Cloud Technology Solutions to help improve its use of Google Workspace and drive further tech adoption.

The partnership will see CTS, Europe’s largest dedicated Google Cloud partner, work alongside a small internal team to drive value from Travis Perkins’ Google Workspace – formerly known as G Suite. The work will ensure Travis Perkins, which is the UK’s largest supplier of building materials and owner of the Travis Perkins builders’ merchants, Toolstation, Wickes and a range of other specialist trade businesses, maximises value from the system across the organisations.

Travis Perkins has agreed on a two-year contract for CTS’s customer success service as well, which will see the team continuously assess the performance of Workspace across the Travis Perkins group, and make recommendations for areas of improvement.

The contract will also see CTS help to explore a longer-term cloud technology strategy and roadmap for the use of Google Cloud Platform more extensively.

Technology director Matt Greaves, says: “We were an early adopter of G Suite back in 2013 and have made good use of the core functionality over the last seven years. We intend to redouble our efforts to maximise the value of the additional capabilities that Google Workspace now offers, such as Data Loss Prevention, Mobile Device Management, etc as well as enabling improved collaboration across our Group of companies by coaching all colleagues to get the best out of the tools. We selected CTS as our new partner as they were able to demonstrate that they understood organisations of our scale and seemed a good fit for our culture.”

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About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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