Let’s quickly run down some of the key benefits organizations will see when leveraging Office 365, ready, set, and go! First, it offers enhanced connectivity which then can drive productivity amongst an entire workforce. Second, it can be fully customized to an individual organization’s needs. Third, it significantly improves communications across large scale enterprise. Fourth, it offers users an easy way to migrate from their outdated systems to this cloud-based offering. Last but not least, it can cut costs within any business as they now have one tool in place that can power multiple capabilities.
This week in the Office 365 space, it was revealed that Lockheed Martin (News - Alert) would be assisting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) migrate from the regular Office suite to the cloud-based platform known as Office 365. The EPA ultimately made this decision after realizing with this product it could gain access to robust communications and mobility tools that will help it save a significant amount of money in the long run. In fact, the EPA thinks that using Office 365 will save the agency about $12 million within a four year time span.
"EPA and Lockheed Martin have a long and productive relationship. I am excited to have them assist us in transforming the way our employees work and collaborate with one another," said Malcolm Jackson, assistant administrator for Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in a statement.
In other news, technology giant Microsoft (News - Alert) has just selected Binary Tree migration and coexistence technology to make it much less complex for customers transitioning from Lotus Notes/Domino environments to Microsoft Office 365.
Touted as a provider of software solutions to assist customers in making the advantageous move to both MS Exchange and Office 365, the company will be responsible for enabling customers to implement this offering in a very short time period.
“As more and more customers migrate to Office 365, we are pleased to have a partner like Soarsoft, that we can trust will deliver a seamless migration experience through use of our products,” stated Carl Baumann, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Binary Tree (News - Alert), in a statement.
Closing out the week, news broke that clients in China would now be able to leverage both Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. With the functionality needed to store data within data centers across the country, Chinese residents have the option of keeping their Office 365 data inside or outside the country.
Although the Communist country has long dealt with problems related to piracy, due to the fact that Office 365 is cloud-based it will make it much harder for cyber criminals to duplicate this next-generation software.
Be sure to check back each and every week to the Office 365 community for all of the latest news in the space!