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Toyota North America CIO discusses auto giant’s deployment of Office 365

Zack Hicks is chief information officer of Toyota operations in North America and group vice president for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.  Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. and other affiliates in North America began the deployment of Microsoft Office 365-dedicated cloud services as their exclusive environment in June 2012. In Japan and other overseas affiliates, Toyota will be leveraging a hybrid model, with on-premises editions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync and Windows Server.  This recent deployment represents an expansion of Toyota’s collaboration with Microsoft technologies. In April 2011, Toyota and Microsoft partnered to provide next-generation telematics services using the Windows Azure cloud platform.

Recently, I had the chance to talk with Zack Hicks, Chief Information Officer at Toyota North America, about the company’s deployment of Office 365. Read the full interview on Microsoft News Center

- Jeff Meisner, editor of the Official Microsoft Blog and Microsoft on the Issues blog, and Microsoft News Center team member

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