This guest blog post written by Robin Lowell, a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, who has years of experience working as a special education teacher and an itinerant teacher of blind and visually impaired students. At the Closing the Gap conference this week, she is partnering with Microsoft Office product managers to showcase the technologies she finds most impactful for creating inclusive learning environments.
“At Land O’Lakes, we have embraced technology in every facet of our business. Today, our employees use Office 365 both within Land O’Lakes and with our external partners. Now that we’ve seen the power of Office 365, we’re eager to dive in even deeper, which is why we’ve purchased the new premium enterprise functionality.” —Learn more from Land O’Lakes director of IT Services.
“As deputy director and CIO at the City of Kansas City, I make sure our 4,300 employees get the same multifaceted benefits from their technology as they do from their city: applications that are powerful yet easy to use, cost-effective yet leading-edge. What I like best about the Office 365 E5 suite is the peace of mind I get.” —Read the full blog.
“Hershey is a highly collaborative company, and we sought out a technology solution that would enhance the strong spirit of teamwork in our corporate culture. Moving to the Microsoft Cloud was a natural evolution toward enterprise connectivity, helping us meet the fast-paced changes in the global snacking industry and stay ahead of customer behavior.” —Learn more from Hershey’s CIO and three part video series profiling the company’s digital transformation.
“When I first began searching for the right technology for Carhartt, Google Apps for Work was also on the table. But the interoperability of Microsoft cloud technologies and the productivity enhancing features in Office 365, such as the ability to launch collaboration directly from inside a document, tipped the scales in favor of a Microsoft solution.” —Read John Hill’s full Leadership blog for more details.
“During our global growth phase, Grundfos chose Office 365 as the foundation for a modern, connected workplace used by more than 18,652 employees around the world. Today, we all use Office 365 applications to connect with each other….” —Continue to read the complete Leadership blog by Jens Hartmann, CIO and group vice president at Grundfos Holding.
“We looked at other cloud-based solutions, but our employees wanted business tools they knew and were comfortable with. We use Office 365 to provide the connected and mobile workplace that employees expect today.” —Read the post from Robert Lewis, CIO at Assurant, the global provider of specialty risk management solutions, for more details on the move from Notes to Office 365.
“Switching from Google Apps to Office 365 has been a savvy move for Carvajal. We saw right away how much easier it is now for employees everywhere to share information and work together using any device.” —Read more from Jaime Parra Mutis, corporate IT director at Carvajal, leading Columbian manufacturer and services company.