Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.
When Willis Group and Towers Watson merged in January 2016, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) became a leading advisory, broking and solutions company operating in more than 140 countries. The merger created an opportunity for WTW to streamline its IT environment, consolidate vendors and commit to a business productivity platform that empowers every one of its 40,000 employees.
According to Eoghan Doyle, global head of Infrastructure and Operations at WTW, the overall utilization of Microsoft technologies is also driven by the business value of a common platform that enables digital transformation:
“Willis Towers Watson drives business performance for our clients by helping them unlock potential. We aim to do the same for our global workforce. The Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise E5 solution provides the advanced enterprise security, collaboration and intelligence from Office 365, which our colleagues can use to drive business results. By globally adopting Secure Productive Enterprise solutions, we can increase business agility and productivity, while delivering integrated technology in support of our business objectives. We look forward in particular to cloud-based telephony, interactive self-service business analytics and advanced threat protection to empower everyone in a mobile-first, modern workplace.”
An added benefit for WTW is the $3 million in savings it will achieve from a consistent, integrated set of cloud-based technologies, compared to continuing with its third-party services.
As we continue to innovate on the security and compliance features in our cloud services—capabilities like accelerated eDiscovery analysis workflow and advanced security intelligence—customers in the professional services industry can stay ahead of today’s evolving threat landscape. It’s really gratifying to see how WTW is broadly adopting the Microsoft Cloud to help transform its global business.
We’re looking forward to watching as WTW transforms with the Microsoft Cloud to achieve its vision of doing business in a digital world.