Advancing healthcare worldwide through seamless collaboration
BMJ is a subsidiary of the British Medical Association and is dedicated to advancing healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise. Investing in Google Apps for Work has meant that the organisation saves £135,000 each year in software licensing fees and hardware costs, and it gets an additional 126,500 hours of productivity. “Now we can share ideas more readily, whether teams are brainstorming around a ping pong table in the London office or meeting via Google Hangouts with a colleague working in India,” says Sharon Cooper, CTO at BMJ. Apps for Work has also freed employees from their desks. As Sharon says: “Our employees can access their email and files on smartphones and tablets, which means they can run our portfolio of over 30 products from wherever they are.” The way BMJ responds to government tender documents exemplifies its new way of working. These 100-page documents, full of complex tables, previously took two weeks to complete. Now BMJ creates a Google Doc and works collaboratively in a fraction of the time.