Ancoris acquires Appogee, Google Cloud Partner and Lotus migration specialist

Ancoris, the UK-based cloud services provider and Google Premier Enterprise
Partner has announced the completion of the acquisition of Bracknell based
Google Cloud development specialist Appogee.

The acquisition brings Google Cloud Platform and Android development, Lotus
Domino migration skills and further enterprise project management experience
into the Ancoris stable.

Ancoris is developing an ecosystem of products based around the Google
Cloud, with applications such as Google Apps for Business and through
partnerships with other product developers in the Google Marketplace. This
addition will enable Ancoris to build custom applications for specific
customer requirements, helping more organisations to take full advantage of
cloud computing.

Founded in 2010, Appogee was amongst the first Google Cloud Service Partners
in the UK. The Appogee team are passionate about developing cost effective
apps using Google App Engine, Apps Script and BigQuery.

David McLeman, Managing Director of Ancoris said: “We are delighted to
announce the acquisition of Appogee. Google are opening up their Cloud
Platform and this move means that we can now help our customers take full
advantage by providing application development, big data query capabilities
and cloud storage to meet the increasingly dynamic demands of their
businesses”.

Appogee have developed several products including Appogee Leave, an
absence/holiday management application built entirely on Google App Engine
and fully integrated with Google Calendar.  Appogee Leave is now used by
hundreds of Google Apps customers worldwide including high profile UK
customers such as Trinity Mirror Group.  They also have many years of
experience with Lotus and expertise in migration of applications from Lotus
Notes to the Google platform.

Stuart Keeble, General Manager of Appogee, who becomes CTO at Ancoris says:
“Appogee is an excellent fit with Ancoris. We are happy to be able to
continue the good work we started at Appogee following our acquisition. With
Google covering an ever broader range of enterprise computing capabilities,
the Appogee team are excited to be able to introduce new ways of working to
our clients both through our products and our custom applications built on
Google Cloud Platform.”

Mark Hodgson, Head of Global Partner Programs at Google commented, “We are
excited with the news that Ancoris and Appogee, two of the most experienced
Google Enterprise Partners in the UK, are coming together. The move reflects
the pattern of our customers expanding from initial use of our packaged
solutions like Google Apps for Business,  to developing on our Google Cloud
Platform to create innovative, cost-effective and highly scaleable IT
applications.”