South African businesses are set to join Google's global online map system as its major cities and streets are documented by Google Maps, joining more than 100 other cities in 12 countries online.
EasyInfo has announced a commercial agreement with Google to provide South Africans with access to comprehensive business listings on Google Maps.
The agreement enables users of Google Maps to search across all local business listings provided by EasyInfo, further increasing business's visibility to the public.
EasyInfo believes that Google Maps effects genuine usability to the Internet, bringing relevant and useful application to Internet users globally.
"Our key aim has always been to make it convenient to find the information at every point of contact albeit it through the website, print, mobile or intranets which our customers as users of EasyInfo require or have access to. Mapping out South Africa's online information geographically is vital for businesses to remain relevant in the information age," says Dennis Armstrong, spokesman for EasyInfo.
The roll-out of high speed Internet access is expected to encourage growth in Internet usage in South Africa, diversifying reasons for Internet usage from predominantly email to include research and leisure.
Google Maps will offer a new dynamic to business listings on EasyInfo that will optimise usability and offer reliable and relevant geographical information.