Whilst The Irish Examiner originally intended on focussing only on email, teams across the organisation quickly identified the simplicity and efficiency of several G Suite tools, including Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides. This was a transformative process which required little training: staff independently used these tools, collaborating with ease. In one example, a team member used Google Sites to build an internal Intranet to act as a central hub for key information and resources, including training documents, policies and shortcuts. This custom homepage meant that remote could log into Google Chrome on their device and have access to the same control panel.
2018 saw significant change for the team at The Irish Examiner following their acquisition by the Irish Times. Operational integration was essential. With The Irish Times having no experience with G Suite, The Irish Examiner created an integrational hub which effectively managed the integration process across teams in both organisations. Thanks to the simplicity of G Suite, collaboration became a natural process.