Today, Microsoft and partner Lockheed Martin are pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365 for Government. This transition will give 25,000 EPA employees better access to communications and mobility tools, and will offer the EPA significant cost savings.
The agency’s decision to move to Office 365 for Government, a new multi-tenant service that stores US government data in a segregated community cloud, will allow them to save an estimated $12 million dollars in the next 4 years while helping employees across departments and in the field to have familiar and secure tools at their fingertips.
Microsoft’s cloud services, backed by the latest innovations in data center design and energy efficiency, provide agencies with a unique opportunity to reduce their energy consumption, generate cost savings, and reduce the environmental impact of their overall technology footprint.
The agency joins the ranks of other public sector organizations that moved to the cloud with Microsoft including the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the states of California, Nebraska and Minnesota.
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