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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…

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BNSF: Railroad moves to the cloud to fulfill 2020 strategic road map

BNSF Railway Co., one of the oldest and largest freight railroad networks in North America, has selected Microsoft Office 365 to enable more than 40,000 workers to share ideas and information via computers, kiosks, and personal devices. BNSF chose Office 365 as part of their Railroad 2020 vision for modernizing their user productivity portfolio.


Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration with Enterprise Social

Today’s post features Frans Klaassen, Regulatory Business Unit Manager, Kluwer Social Networking Trumps a Static Intranet Part of the Wolters Kluwer group of information services companies, Kluwer is the Netherlands’ largest online publisher for professionals and knowledge workers. The company delivers expert information to those engaged in fields such as law, taxation, human resources, and marketing. Kluwer works closely with authors and customers to provide specialized products and services that give…


Empowering a Lean and Responsive Global Workforce

Today’s post features Mark Kelly, President & COO, ACT Empowering a Lean and Responsive Global Workforce A leading provider of audio, web, and videoconferencing services, ACT Conferencing has a clear mission: to bring people together to boost productivity. When its management team realized an enterprise social network could do that for its own workforce, ACT rolled out Yammer companywide. Only 70 of ACT’s 350 employees are based at its Lakewood, Colorado,…


Cloud Collaboration to Connect in and Out of the Classroom

Today’s post features Susan Gautsch, Pepperdine University Enhancing Learning and Connections In and Out of the Classroom Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management enrolls approximately 2,000 students, many of whom work full time. Connecting and engaging busy students can be challenging, so the business school took a page from Fortune 500 companies: it uses Yammer to foster collaboration, enhance learning, and forge tighter relationships among students, faculty, staff,…


Empowering Employees and Creating Strong Engagement for Better Customer Service

Today’s post features Steve Carley, CEO, Red Robin Empowering Employees for Improved Customer Service and a Better Bottom Line From the smoky Whiskey River BBQ to the spicy Burnin’ Love, a well-crafted hamburger is the claim to fame of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. But there’s more on the menu at this casual-dining chain’s restaurants and considerably more to the company. Its core belief is that empowered, enthusiastic employees hold the…

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Telefonica calls on Office 365 and Yammer to power global workforce collaboration

Telefónica is a leading provider of integrated communications with more than 130,000 employees in 24 countries across Europe and Latin America. Given the broad, global employee base, the company sought to empower staff to stay connected and work together while on the same platform and with leading productivity tools. To achieve this goal, Telefonica will deploy Office 365 alongside Yammer to harness the full power of their workforce and enable new ways…


Knowledge Management and Mobile Collaboration with Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Dennis Story, CFO, Manhattan Associates Reaping Business Rewards from Social Networking Manhattan Associates provides software and professional services that help clients ranging from American Eagle Outfitters to Walmart optimize their all-important supply chains. The company’s expertise has a major impact on its customers’ efficiency and bottom lines—and now it’s using Yammer to do the same for its own organization. “We help companies with distribution complexity manage everything from…