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IE University, among the pioneers in working with Google Cloud

Written on November 15, 2011 by Roberto Arribas in General, Highlights

IE University has now joined the Cloud Universities Forum  powered by Google, which has been presented at the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Motion Pictures of Spain in Madrid. Thirteen Spanish universities are part of the group that aims to create a place where all universities would adhere to share their codes of good practices and ideas as well as to help maintaining contact with each other in a fun and simple way. 

The agreement between Cloud Universities Forum  and Google will provide students, faculty and staff with a series of customizable tools to work together and students to learn more effectively. This set of tools includes email, word processing and communication tools, private file storage and sharing that set up a ‘virtual desktop’ which increases the current storage space and services of students’ e-mail accounts and will be accessible to both via Internet and mobile devices.

IE University, an institution that uses the educational version of Google Apps since last April, has opted for this new way of working in order “to give better service to about 58,000 students, faculty, and alumni, both of our university as well as those in IE Business School in Madrid, who now have access to the cloud e-mail and online applications and can share and store documents, use chat applications and instant messaging, and so on. “says Isabel Guillem, General Manager of Information Systems and Technologies at IE. 

“Cloud computing is a technology spread throughout the world, especially in the U.S., where over 60% of the top universities have already adopted Google´s cloud technology. Europe is moving rapidly in this field. We are pleased to announce that Spain, along with other leading countries like the UK and Ireland, is leading the adoption of the cloud technology. With this innovative group of universities, we can say that over 19% of all universities in Spain have taken a step forward in innovation, “said William Florance Director of Google Apps for Education in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa ).

With the creation of this group Google could establish a direct and simultaneous contact with the universities to explain the operation of such new applications and inform them of developments in Google Apps. The 400,000 new users of these universities are in addition to over 15 million users who already use Google Apps for Education worldwide. Google Apps tools that are to be implemented will enable universities and business schools to work in a 100% web environment, which is also known as cloud computing. Spain is the only country in Europe with 19% of its universities using Google cloud.

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IE University, entre las pioneras en trabajar en la nube de Google 

IE University  se ha incorporado hoy al Foro de Universidades en Nube impulsado por Google, que ha sido presentado en la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, en Madrid. Trece universidades españolas forman parte de esta agrupación que tiene como objetivo crear un espacio en el que todas las universidades adheridas puedan compartir sus códigos de buenas prácticas e ideas además de ayudarles a mantener el contacto entre ellos de una manera divertida y simple. 

El acuerdo alcanzado por FUN con Google, ofrecerá a los alumnos, profesores y personal administrativo, una serie de herramientas personalizables para trabajar en conjunto y para que los estudiantes puedan aprender de la manera más efectiva. Este conjunto de herramientas incluye correo electrónico, procesadores de texto, instrumentos de comunicación y almacenamiento de ficheros privados y compartidos, configurando un ‘escritorio virtual’ que aumenta en espacio y servicios la actual cuenta de correo electrónico de los alumnos y que será accesible tanto a través de Internet como de dispositivos móviles.  Read more…


Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Europe, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. 

Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. 

Among these companies, Professor Andy Bäcker’s company, Sustainable Reference, was included in the list. 

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Sustainable Reference embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Sustainable Reference should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.” 

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Europe.

You can have a look at the list here.

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Sustainable Reference, empresa tecnológica impulsada por el profesor de IE University, Andy Bäcker, galardonada con un premio Red Herring Top 100 Europe 

Sustainable Reference, una nueva empresa liderada por el profesor de Arquitectura de IE University Andy Bäcker ha sido galardonada con un premio Red Herring Top 100 Europe. Red Herring, revista de tecnología internacional concede anualmente estos premios a las compañías tecnológicas más innovadoras y prometedoras de Europa  de acuerdo con criterios como su actividad financiera, su innovación tecnológica, su calidad de gestión, la ejecución de su estrategia y la integración en sus respectos mercados de negocio. 

Sustainable Reference es una empresa tecnológica formada por un equipo multidisciplinar que pretende desarrollar herramientas, estrategias y servicios con beneficio medioambiental, económico y social. Alex Vieux, CEO de Red Herring puso de manifiesto que “Sustainable Reference expresa la visión, motivación e innovación que define el éxito de una empresa emprendedora” y añadió que “tiene que estar orgullosa por este logro ya que la competencia fue muy dura”. 

Red Herring  realiza estas listas de empresas innovadoras desde 1996, sirviendo como instrumento a ejecutivos, inversores y demás profesionales del sector tecnológico, para descubrir a las empresas más novedosas alrededor del mundo. Puedes consultar la lista aquí (en inglés).

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