Today’s Office 365 post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president at Microsoft.
When one of the world’s leading financial institutions invests in Microsoft Office 365 and Azure, it’s a testament to the confidence business leaders have in the security, privacy, and compliance enabled by the Microsoft Cloud. As a group, AXA has globally adopted our comprehensive cloud services, taking a leadership role in the industry and enabling a modern, secure workplace. Rather than looking at the global deployment of Office 365 as yet another routine upgrade, IT leaders are taking advantage of a cloud platform that empowers employees with innovative tools available on any device.
Matt Potashnick, CIO for AXA UK and Ireland, talks about the digital transformation underway:
“At AXA UK, we are now taking our applications to the cloud with Azure and enabling collaboration and mobility across the organization with Office 365. This is key for us to reach out to new customers and channels with smart devices; we will grow business market share by keeping our technology and daily operations on the leading edge. By looking to all aspects of the Microsoft Cloud, we can collaborate securely both within our organization and with external partners. We have revealed a more agile way of working that helps us simplify access to information, promote insights and analytics across the business, and remain competitive without sacrificing our essential security and compliance concerns.”
Already, 60 percent of the AXA global workforce is in the cloud. It’s great to see their continued success with Office 365. Our goal is to help customers of any size, geography and industry digitally transform through empowering employees. The bar is high for technology companies that want to provide highly regulated insurance and financial institutions with cloud productivity services. For global firms navigating the complex regulatory landscape like AXA, Office 365 and Azure provide the solutions they need to help meet their compliance needs wherever they do business. Our relationship with AXA proves that the Microsoft Cloud can drive innovation in any industry.