India’s Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has chosen Office 365 over Google Apps among others to improve its communication and better work together in the cloud. FICCI, a non-government, not-for-profit organization located in India, describes itself as the voice of India’s business and industry. The organization consists of thousands of member companies across various regional chambers of commerce in India. In addition to its headquarters, FICCI has offices in 11 Indian states and 8 countries across the globe.
After making the decision to upgrade from their current servers to a more stable and secure environment, FICCI evaluated various solutions from Google, IBM and Microsoft. Ultimately they chose Office 365 as the best fit for the company’s needs due to its flexibility in working with their existing infrastructure, a financially backed 99.99% uptime and the solution’s easy to configure setup for employees using desktop or various mobile devices.
Rajiv Mishra, Additional Director and Head – IT, FICCI added, “We looked for ways to deliver cloud on our terms along with enterprise-class security. Office 365 emerged as a better fit with our overall IT strategy, as it is much more integrated and advanced than Google Apps and offers more of the functionality our employees need. Combined with the extended functionality in Lync Online, Office 365 offers much more enterprise value than Google.”
With the help of partner PC Solution, FICCI was able to complete its migration across its domestic and international offices in just two months.