Spanish Bank Moves Its Office Communication Into The Cloud

Spanish Bank Moves Its Office Communication Into The Cloud

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria is shifting its 110,000 employees to Google's suite of productivity tools.

Emma Hutchings

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has announced the largest global agreement to adopt cloud-based suite Google Apps for Business. This move away from the traditional software model shows a big sign of trust in cloud storage and management.

BBVA hopes to increase productivity and innovation with tools including Gmail with Google Chat, Google Docs, Google Groups and Google Video. The suite should increase efficiency, flexibility and help employees collaborate more easily from anywhere in the world. BBVA is planning to shift 110,000 workers in over 26 countries to Google Apps by the end of the year, as part of the financial institution’s strategy on technological innovation. Jos√© Olalla, CIO at BBVA, said:

We were looking for a technology that would transform our business operations Рnot just make our workers more efficient.  Integrating the Google Apps for Business suite with our own tools will allow us to introduce a new way of working where employees have access to all the information they need with just one click, no matter where they are, and can reap the benefits of using advanced collaboration tools.