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Partner Spotlight: Grove Group


August 7, 2014

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Company: Grove Group
Location: London, Cape Town, and Johannesburg

This week we heard from Pip Witheridge, CEO and Founder of Grove Group, an English and South African-based reseller, to find out more about his organization.

BetterCloud: When was your organization founded?

Grove Group: 2005

BetterCloud: What led to the founding of your company?

Grove Group: As many organizations were outsourcing support services to India, we felt it was important to provide English language technical support services based in the UK and South Africa.

BetterCloud: How has the market changed since you started as a Google Apps reseller?

Grove Group: We’ve seen an increase in awareness of the cloud and Google Apps. More partners have come on board, there are more companies developing products and add ons for Google Apps, updates are coming out faster from Google and overall there is more competition pushing the industry forward.

BetterCloud: Does your company have a certain specialty – Industry? Location? Size?

Grove Group: We work with all sectors in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa, but our sweet spot is between 200 and 5,000 employees.

BetterCloud: Can you tell us one thing about your company we wouldn’t find out from your website?

Grove Group: Grove is an awesome place to work, and the only way to really appreciate our unique culture is to come visit us.

BetterCloud: What is your favorite BetterCloud feature? Why?

Grove Group: Definitely document management because it gives IT admins complete control and visibility over the ownership of company documents. We also love multi-domain management (MDM) because it gives admins full control of all their domains from one interface.

BetterCloud: What do you hope to see from BetterCloud in the future?

Grove Group: We’d love to see more robust tools around mobile device management.

BetterCloud: What do you hope to see from Google Apps in the future?

Grove Group: Google Voice in the UK!

BetterCloud: What are your company’s plans for the future?

Grove Group: Our vision is to make people’s lives and business processes easier and more effective through the better use of technology. We believe that cloud and mobile are at the core of this and our aim is to connect businesses with the cloud and mobile tools that will work best for them.

BetterCloud: Favorite cloud service your company uses, other than Google Apps?

Grove Group:

BetterCloud: What’s the best thing about working at your company?

Grove Group: Being at the forefront of technology, seeing the newest devices & software before they’re released and working with people on the same vision.

BetterCloud: Why should someone looking to “Go Google” work with you?

Grove Group: We are a leading Google Apps Premier Partner with a Sales & Deployment certified team. We have 2,500 customers across 32 countries, 24/7/365 support and aim to make companies work more efficiently and effectively.

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