Sify, Google In Alliance To Offer Collaboration Tools

Sify Technologies has announced its agreement with Google to bring the Google Apps suite of communication and collaboration tools, including e-mail, chat and online documents, to Indian Internet users. Google Apps will now power Sifymail and chat, as well as other applications using the Google Apps platform, which would be leveraged across Sify's network infrastructure, reaching out to over a million users across India and abroad.

Raju Vegesna, chairman and CEO, Sify Technologies, said, "There is a perfect confluence of the mission of our companies in enhancing the quality of life of individuals and businesses by empowering them with the Internet. Our agreement with Google makes superior applications available for communications and collaboration, coupled with our understanding of the needs of Indians, on our portal Sify.com. We believe that we can make compelling applications, tools and content based on Google's expertise that will allow many more Indians to use the Internet to enhance their productivity and quality of life. This agreement enhances our relationship with Google beyond powering the search on Sify.com".

Shailesh Rao, managing director, Google India, said, "We're pleased to work with Sify to offer its customers access to our communication and collaboration tools. Our companies share a vision of giving consumers innovative choices that will change the way they interact with each other and the world".

The agreement with Google will complement Sify's strengths in connectivity and content to catalyse the use of the Internet by Indians with world-class applications, tools and content tailored to Indian requirements.

Sify will start launching these services for users in the coming months.

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Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 01:50:11 IST