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UNICEF UK Connects and Collaborates Through its Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Katherine Crisp, Head of Strategy and Innovation, UNICEF UK UNICEF UK Connects and Collaborates Through its Enterprise Social Network The mission of UNICEF—the world’s leading organization for children—is that children, no matter who they are or where they live, should have an opportunity to grow up safe, happy, and healthy. That’s an ambitious objective, not least because staff must overcome many obstacles themselves as they carry out relief, education,…

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Montgomery County, PA—How government can become more dynamic, responsive, and cost-effective through Office 365

“An overwhelming 75 percent of our user focus group preferred Office 365 over Google, citing its familiar interface, ease of use, lack of connection issues, and built-in security as the main reasons for their decision.” Read more from Anthony Olivieri, Chief Technology Officer, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Building a Forum for Innovation with Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Steve Finegan, Head of Business Effectiveness and Communications, Northwards Housing Building a Better Enterprise With Yammer Northwards Housing is a not-for-profit organization that was created by tenants’ representatives and the Manchester City Council to deliver top-notch housing services in the northern part of the city. Some of the 340 people who work for Northwards oversee everything from rent collection to repair scheduling from the organization’s headquarters; others…

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Collaborative Culture and Crowdsourcing with Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Mordhi Al Shammari, Executive Manager, Internal Communications, Mobily Telecom Company Dials Up Big Benefits With Its Enterprise Social Network Mobily is a Saudi Arabian mobile, Internet, and data company. “Our vision is to enrich the lives of our customers by continuously innovating our communication services,” says Abdullah Al Hariri, Executive Manager, Media Relations. “That vision is at the core of everything we do—and our Yammer network supports and embodies…

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Montgomery County: Better service for my team, county colleagues, and our citizens through Office 365

Lisa Tolomeo, Client Services Manager for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is increasing her responsiveness to team members and internal customers, thereby improving public service. Read Lisa’s story and learn how she keeps lines of communication open and stays flexible to react to technology emergencies and help county employees continue to deliver excellent service to their community.

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Social Technology Weaves in Collaboration to Drive a unified Workforce

 Today’s post features Wilkie Wong, Chief Financial Officer & Andrew Ling, Group Director of Information Technology, Esquel Group Social Technology Weaves an Enterprise Together The Hong Kong-based Esquel Group is a vertically integrated supplier of cotton textiles and apparel. “Our supply chain extends from cotton farming and spinning to garment making and then on to labels and trims,” says Chief Financial Officer Wilkie Wong. Esquel has retail operations as well, but the…

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Heinz—Global food leader savors new ideas and cuts costs with Office 365

“When we consider the cost reductions in conferencing, telephony, data storage, and staffing, we estimate that adopting Office 365 will reduce our IT costs by 20 percent annually.” — Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer, H.J. Heinz Company . Read the guest post from Heinz CIO, Leandro Balbinot profiling the global food giants move to Office 365.

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Transforming the Old Classroom to an Integrated Learning Community with Engagement

Learning as a Network The oldest business school in Europe, Vlerick has three campuses in Belgium and one in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The school’s website defines the Vlerick spirit as one of “openness, vitality, and a passion for innovation and enterprise.” Not only do those qualities attract thousands of students every year, they also led the school to revolutionize the education experience by connecting students and staff on Yammer. “Before…

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averda cleans up and moves to Office 365 and Yammer

With Office 365 and Yammer, we now have safe and reliable access to our emails, group sites, documents, files, etc. and our employees are constantly connected and sharing knowledge throughout the company. The combination has been a win-win for our organization… Read the full story written by Anthony Kurban, CIO guest author from averda–the largest environmental solutions provider in the Middle East and North Africa.

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Prague road trip and apps for Office challenge

This week the Garage Series Road Trip continues in Prague. Jeremy catches up with organizations using Office 365 in Europe. Then custom apps for Office are put to the test to help Jeremy navigate the historic city and its landmarks in record time. After Hong Kong – where we saw the impact of multiple device usage and mobility in one of the most crowded cities on earth, hearing first hand…

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Intuitive collaboration tools empower team members to drive sales and service

Owned by Wesfarmers, Coles is a leading Australian food retailer with more than 2,300 stores and sites across the country. Around 100,000 Coles team members collectively service more than 19 million customer transactions each week. Coles prides itself on its nurturing corporate culture, which has a direct relation to team member allegiance to the brand and to improved customer service. Coles chose Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based enterprise social and collaboration…