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Publisher launches IT ‘overhaul’ to help journalists and reduce costs

David MontgomeryA regional publisher has announced an “overhaul” of its IT infrastructure which it says will help journalists and reduce costs.

JPIMedia owner National World has revealed the publisher’s entire IT infrastructure and content creation operations will be moved to Google Cloud.

The company says the move will “enable maximum operational efficiency for reporters in the field and reduce the company’s carbon footprint”.

HTFP understands no jobs are at risk as a result of the changes, which come after an increase in remote working among regional press journalists due to the coronavirus pandemic. IT firm CTS will oversee the programme.

National World executive chairman David Montgomery, pictured, said: “We’re excited about the new partnership with CTS and Google Cloud that will help us modernise our digital capabilities and achieve our ambitious strategic goals.

“Since inception, National World has been forging partnerships with technology businesses in order to match content to audiences, optimising sales and subscription revenue.”