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Google signs biggest cloud apps customer

DAILYHOSTNEWS, January 12, 2012 – In what is being heralded as a major public cloud breakthrough, Spanish bank BBVA has signed with Google to use the firm’s cloud apps for internal communications for its 110,000 staff.

The BBC reported the bank as saying that it would adopt Google’s apps run on its public cloud systems with the bank stressing that all customer data would remain in the bank’s data centers.

The move is being seen as an adoption breakthrough as heavily regulated and security sensitive industries such as banking are thought to be cloud averse.

Benefits in terms of access and mobility were cited as reasons for moving to the google run systems.

BBVA has operations in 26 countries including Mexico and the Southern USA.

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