Gill's Cruise Centre "Goes Google" With Ancoris

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  • (1888PressRelease) January 18, 2011 - Ancoris, a specialist provider of cloud computing and enterprise security solutions, has successfully migrated UK based cruise holiday retailer Gill's Cruise Centre to Google Apps for Business. The migration moved over 250 staff located throughout the UK to the Google messaging and collaboration platform to improve communication and offer scalability as the cruise retailer grows.

    The migration was driven by a 100% increase in turnover at Gill's Cruise Centre during the past 18 months. The growth of the business prompted the need for improved email scalability and flexibility as well as the ability for staff to work from any location, any time.

    Google Apps for Business offers Gill's Cruise staff the ability to instantly share calendars and to synchronise email information, contacts and calendars across any device. A central company address book was also implemented to improve internal communication throughout the organisation.

    Ceri Evans, IT & Facilities Manager at Gill's Cruise Centre commented, "Google Apps for Business offers us financial benefits such as no up-front costs and predictable pricing as the service works on a pay-per-user basis. The Google infrastructure means everything is based off-site which improves email security and provides an added disaster recovery benefit, as should anything happen staff can work effectively from any location at any time."

    Evans continues, "We also have immediate scalability, allowing us to adjust our email service when needed. The entire service is backed up by an outstanding service level agreement and excellent on-demand support from Ancoris, should we need it."

    David McLeman, Managing Director of Ancoris said, "All Google Apps deployments handled by Ancoris go through a thorough project and technical planning process managed by our experienced consulting and training team. Our objective is always to ensure a smooth migration and minimise disruption to our customers' business. The transition of people and technology for Gill's Cruise Centre was achieved in less than a day and will deliver financial benefits and innovation for many years to come."


    Ancoris is a specialist provider of Cloud Computing and enterprise security solutions. Committed to customer success, it helps its clients reduce the cost and complexity of IT operations, innovate in their business and safely navigate the IT industry transformation from on-premise deployments to Cloud Computing. Ancoris has developed comprehensive service and support capabilities to complement the Software-as-a-Service and on-premise offerings from its technology suppliers which are leaders in their field. Customers include global multinationals, large enterprises, small and medium businesses and public sector organisations. More information can be found at


    Gill's Cruise Centre offers unbeatable deals with all the major cruise lines. It is a family-owned business established over 50 years ago, providing the best possible service both over the phone and online. The knowledgeable and well trained staff in its award-winning call centre are on hand to offer advice and recommendations on all types of cruise holiday. It has great offers with cruise companies such as: P&O Cruises, Cunard, Ocean Village, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises along with many others.

    Gill's Cruise is a member of ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents) and has won awards as the top performing agent for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises and the top agent in the South West for Complete Cruise Solution, the umbrella sales organisation for P&O Cruises, Cunard, Ocean Village and Princess Cruises.
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