Cloud thinking with Google Jamboard
Cloud thinking with Google Jamboard

With offices in both Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany, Zoi TechCon GmbH (Zoi) is an IT consultancy focused on the development of digital solutions, cloud transformation, data and electrical engineering. It boasts a team of over 50 employees that advise and consult for well-known clients on challenging IT and technology projects.

 

Zoi stands for Zero One Infinity. Zero, one or infinite is THE paradigm of IT and electronics par excellence. Since 2004, Zoi’s team of experts have been key to helping clients adopt the use of the cloud in the enterprise environment. The team prides itself on working closely with its partners to make sure they are always informed about the latest technology and early adopters. Zoi makes sure that staying ahead of the technology trend benefits its customers by enabling the team to develop the best architectures and solutions.

 

Working on large projects with well-known brands in a fast paced environment, Zoi had adopted Google’s G Suite to enable its team to work more collaboratively and support its cloud messaging. With a growing team, it is also easier and more cost effective to deploy across the company than other cloud solutions.

Bringing people together

“Working with large organisations and multiple departments can mean it’s difficult to get everyone in one room to discuss major projects,” comments Benjamin Hermann, Managing Director, Zoi. “As a company we needed a solution that would bring people together from various locations as if they were bouncing around ideas in the same room.”

Facts at a Glance: Zoi TechCon GmbH

Segment: Corporate

Year of Completion: 2018

 

The Problem:

A German digital consultancy was struggling with getting all of its key players from various locations in the room at once to discuss critical projects.

 

The Solution:

The client chose Google Jamboard for its Plug N Play versatility along with ease of use for clients, who could sign right on and join “jams” instantly.

 

Results:

Enhanced meeting effectiveness through integrated conferencing function Enabled teams working in multiple locations to function as one

 

Products Used:

[“As a company we needed a solution that would bring people together from various locations as if they were bouncing around ideas in the same room.”]

 

After considering other collaborative solutions, Zoi turned to a UK-based Google Cloud partner, Generation Digital, to look at Google’s Jamboard, a 4K Ultra High Definition(UHD) touch-enabled device designed to enhance collaboration in the enterprise work place without complicated set-up or training.

 

Generation Digital identified the Jamboard as the perfect device for Zoi’s needs. The simple ‘plug and play’ nature of the screen made it perfect for them to adopt and immediately start embracing it within the company’s culture.

 

“We wanted a screen that had no barriers to use. It needed to be a solution that our customers could simply get on with and use quickly. The Jamboard gave us exactly this. Our customers were able to ‘jam’ without registering for an account and it fitted perfectly with the company’s new digital business approach,” comments Hermann.

 

[“We wanted a screen that had no barriers to use. It needed to be a solution that our customers could simply get on with and use quickly. The Jamboard gave us exactly this.”]

Shipping to customers

The Jamboard has quickly become such an integral part of the company’s work processes that a screen was shipped to Zoi’s customer Kärcher, a global leader in cleaning technology, to help drive creativity during meetings. It also enabled Zoi and Kärcher to work more closely together, helping decisions to be made quickly and without

delay.

 

Now, with Jamboards in both Winnenden and Berlin offices, Kärcher and Zoi can easily work together in real-time to align activities and next steps to for example develop new business models.

“The video conferencing and sticker features are used most often in our meetings. Being able to see the people we’re ‘jamming’ with is key to making our meetings successful.The file integration into Google Drive means the sessions can be instantly saved and shared among the attendees of that meeting,” continues Hermann.

 

To further enhance the Jamboard’s video conferencing feature, Zoi also uses Google’s Hangouts Meet hardware. It works with the Jamboard to create headache-free engaging HD meetings.

Growing with the Jamboard

“With both our Stuttgart and Berlin offices using the Jamboard on a daily basis, we’ve realised that we can have offices in various locations far apart but the team can still work as one,” says Hermann.

 

With the Jamboard at the heart of its infrastructure, Zoi plans to become an international company with more offices to open internationally.

 

“Zoi’s vision is to continue using Jamboards across all our international offices, creating a global company that works as one team. We believe our ‘jamming’ sessions help us plan, rollout and complete projects more quickly as we’re able to work in a collaborative environment that drives creativity. The low entrance barrier is a major advantage. The Jamboard has become such an important part of the company’s infrastructure and workflow that it will be a tool for success.” Hermann concludes.

[ “The low entrance barrier is a major advantage. The Jamboard has become such an important part of the company’s infrastructure and workflow that it will be a tool for success.”]