Following a few big recent Google Apps enterprise announcements— including signing its biggest partnership ever with BBVA switching 110,000 employees to the platform— Google officially named its “Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year.”  This year’s award goes to Cloud Sherpas for its work in helping over 1 million users migrate to Google Apps since 2008 with a revenue growth of more than 300 percent for the third year straight.

Google’s Head of Global Partner Programs Mark Hodgson at a Google enterprise sales event in San Francisco recently handed out the award. CEO for Cloud Sherpas Douglas Shepard said the following about the announcement:

“The Partner of the Year award from Google is important because it validates the role of the channel in helping businesses succeed in the cloud. We hear repeatedly from clients that they need the services of Google experts to fully leverage the platform, collaborate more effectively and grow their businesses. We are proud to be recognized as Google’s partner of the year, and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Google and Google Apps users in 2012.”

The full press release is after the break:

Cloud Sherpas Named Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year

Google’s Head of Global Partner Programs Cites Cloud Sherpas’ Success Helping Clients Use Google Apps and the Cloud Service Provider’s Impact on Google Apps Customers

ATLANTA, Georgia — January 31, 2012 — Cloud Sherpas has been named the “Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year.” At Google’s annual enterprise sales kickoff event in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 17, Mark Hodgson, Google’s Head of Global Partner Programs, presented Cloud Sherpas with this recognition. The criteria for selection included a proven track record of working with and developing customers, a consistent investment in the Google practice, and noteworthy efforts helping new customers successfully use Google’s Enterprise products.

“We are excited to recognize Cloud Sherpas as the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year,” said Hodgson. “The company consistently delivered excellence in our partnership throughout 2011.”

Cloud Sherpas was founded in 2008 and has rapidly become a top Google partner and one of the industry’s leading cloud service providers. Since their inception, the public cloud services firm has migrated over one million workers to the Google platform. Cloud Sherpas also boasts revenue growth over 300% for the third consecutive year. Notable accomplishments from the past year include:

  1. Opened regional offices in New York, Chicago and Austin
  2. Acquired cloud service providers in Australia, New Zealand, Kansas City and San Francisco expanding its client base and presence in key international and domestic markets
  3. Helped clients including Lamar Advertising, Tait Communications  adopt Google for messaging, collaboration and more

“The Partner of the Year award from Google is important because it validates the role of the channel in helping businesses succeed in the cloud,” said Douglas Shepard, CEO for Cloud Sherpas. “We hear repeatedly from clients that they need the services of Google experts to fully leverage the platform, collaborate more effectively and grow their businesses. We are proud to be recognized as Google’s partner of the year, and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Google and Google Apps users in 2012.”

About Cloud Sherpas

Cloud Sherpas (www.cloudsherpas.com) is a leading Google cloud service provider and was named “Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year.”  As one of the first Google Enterprise partners, Cloud Sherpas has migrated over one million users across a variety of industries from legacy, on-premise messaging systems to Google Apps, helping organizations adopt cloud computing to innovate and dramatically reduce their IT expenses. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cloud Sherpas has regional offices in locations including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Austin and Sydney.

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