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Case Study: Auto Retailer Adopts Office 365 over Google, Boosts Email Availability, Reliability

A.P. Eagers, with headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland, is an automotive retail business that owns and operates motor vehicle dealerships across Australia. The company represents a total of 28 car brands-including all 12 top-selling brands in the country-plus 12 truck and bus brands, and it also operates a large motor vehicle auction business. A.P. Eagers was founded in 1913, and it currently employs 2,900 people and had annual revenue of approximately…

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Forget the sticky notes – take your brainstorms to the cloud with Office 365

Has your well planned brainstorm been disrupted by remote or travelling colleagues? For Office 365 customer Ignite Social Media, trying to conduct creative meetings over the phone sometimes presented a challenge. Now, with Lync Online, the company has a reliable, real-time communication tool that’s breaking down state line barriers and taking brainstorming sessions to a whole new level. Part of Office 365, Lync Online helps you connect with others through…

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Leading Universities meet HIPAA requirements on Office 365

Many organizations seeking to consolidate resources and save money on their infrastructure and email storage need to balance the benefits of moving to the cloud with assurances on how data is secured and accessed from the cloud.   Microsoft today announced new academic institutions that are adopting Microsoft Office 365, to improve communication and collaboration across campuses while meeting security, privacy and other regulatory requirements mandated by the U.S. Health Insurance…

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EPHEC Saves both Time and Money on Office 365

Renowned, Belgian university Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EPHEC) wanted to prepare its student body of over 4,700 for a work environment where businesses are embracing a more mobile, collaborative setting. To fulfill this goal and keep costs down, the university turned to Microsoft Office 365 for education as the solution of choice. Before Office 365 for education, EPHEC relied on one aging server that only provided the university’s…

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Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with David Seah, Senior IT Manager, Hersing Corporation

As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to David Seah, Senior IT Manager at Hersing Corporation, about why Hersing chose to manage its messaging and collaboration environment with Microsoft Office 365 instead of Google Apps. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell us about Hersing Corporation. Seah: Hersing is based in Singapore, and we provide real estate brokerage, property management, money transfer, and…

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Global construction company VINCI switches off Google Apps and turns on Office 365

The world’s top facilities management and construction group VINCI recently made the decision to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its 183,000 employees spread over 2,500 subsidiaries across almost 100 countries. The move is inspired by the positive response of one of its subsidiaries – VINCI PLC – who switched its 1,400 employees to Microsoft Exchange from Google Apps in 2011. The company expects the move to the cloud to allow…

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Microsoft cited as leader in cloud collaboration by independent research firm

Forrester Research, Inc., has named Microsoft as a leader in the cloud collaboration market in its August 2012 report entitled “The Forrester WaveTM: Cloud Strategies of Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Q3 2012.” Among eight vendors, Microsoft’s Office 365, which includes SharePoint Online, earned the highest score for “Current Offering.” Recent Microsoft acquisition Yammer landed the top score for “Strategy.”

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Nonprofits communicate with ease on Office 365

Two Italian nonprofit organizations – Oxfam and Emergency – have turned to Microsoft Office 365 for a secure and reliable cloud service, allowing them to expand the scope of their international initiatives of combatting poverty, providing aid and promoting human rights across the globe without putting an increased burden on IT.