Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Google acquires Synergyse, will integrate the Google Apps training service 'later this year' | VentureBeat | Business | by Emil Protalinski

RTFM, c2016

"Google describes Synergyse Training as a “virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface, built on Google Cloud Platform.” Until today, pricing started at $10 per year for individuals, $10 per employee per year for businesses, and was free for students. There was also a case-by-case option for companies with more than 5,000 employees. But now Synergyze Training is becoming available at no additional cost for all Google Apps users — in the meantime, existing customers can keep using it, and anyone can download the Chrome extension for free.
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Building a service that requires a tech giant’s browser, is powered by that tech giant’s cloud offering, and exists with the sole purpose of improving the same tech giant’s other services — that screams acquisition bait. But Google didn’t bite for that reason alone. This was likely the figure that won the company over: Organizations that use Synergyse see on average 35 percent higher adoption across Google Apps."
Google acquires Synergyse, will integrate the Google Apps training service 'later this year' | VentureBeat | Business | by Emil Protalinski
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