TIM and Google Cloud have developed an offer for agile working tools with Intesa Sanpaolo to offer Italian companies advanced technology solutions to support business continuity during Covid-19. The second goal of this collaboration is to also help Italian businesses plan for the future when they will be able to restart any paused business activities and to promote the evolution of ways of working and production practices.
The initiative follows TIM and Google Cloud's recently signed collaboration agreement to provide cloud services for Italian businesses and the public administration, and to build innovative products to accelerate the country's digital transformation. The partnership launched today with Intesa Sanpaolo Forvalue – a company of the banking group that specialises in non-financial business consultancy – will enable companies to access an all-in-one package including communication and collaboration tools to better enable remote working.
The offer, aimed in particular at the small and medium-sized enterprise market, will provide support to Italian businesses that need it most. The offer combines the best of TIM's fixed and mobile connectivity services, through fibre, FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) and 4G (and following evolutions), with a suite of productivity and collaboration apps provided by Google Cloud – G Suite, including Gmail and Google Meet for videoconferences, among the other solutions – in addition to a laptop rental service offered by Intesa Sanpaolo Forvalue.
TIM and Google Cloud will roll out this offer more widely across the Italian market, adding value to TIM's professional connectivity services with Google Cloud’s advanced remote working solutions, helping users to keep in touch with colleagues, customers and suppliers, even from home. “G Suite TIM Edition” will be free for three months for all TIM Business customers and for all business customers of Banca dei Territori, Intesa Sanpaolo’s division. The “G Suite TIM Edition” package will not automatically renew at the end of the third month, allowing the customer to decide whether to continue using it. The promotion runs until 30 June. To meet the needs of companies, the “G Suite TIM Edition” package also includes the option to rent laptops in convenient instalments over a period of 12, 18 or 24 months from Intesa Sanpaolo Forvalue.
Rome, Milan, 8 April 2020