Google acquires start-up founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur

Toronto, May 3 (IANS) As part of its plans to scale training offerings, Google has acquired Synergyse Training, a business technology start-up founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, the California-based search engine giant announced on Monday.

Toronto-based Synergyse that puts a virtual guide into Google Apps, training you to be productive and stay up to date with changes was founded by Varun Malhotra and his business partners.

“We’re happy to announce Synergyse will be joining Google, and we intend to make the product available as an integral part of the Google Apps offering later this year,” Peter Scocimara, senior director, Google Apps Operations, said in a blog post.

“In 2013, we launched Synergyse Training, with a mission to teach the world how to use Google Apps. Synergyse Training for Google Apps puts a virtual guide into Google Apps, helping users get the most out of their Google Apps experience and training them to be more productive,” Synergyse founders said in an official statement released on Monday.

“We’re proud to have served more than 4,000,000 people and 3,000 organisations globally,” the statement added.

“By joining the Google Apps team, we can accelerate our mission because we will be working even closer with the teams that build Google Apps,” the statement noted.

With the new acquisition Synergyse Training for Google Apps will be free, enabling all Google Apps customers to take advantage of the solution, the company said.

Malhotra specialises in training and strategy and has over 10 years of experience in the enterprise space.

Scocimara said Synergyse will be joining Google, and the company intends to make the product available as an integral part of the Google Apps offering later this year.

“By providing the right help at the right time, Synergyse will help our customers with the critical task of change management in the enterprise, and bolster the training and support programs we already offer today,” he said.

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