Yesterday, it was revealed that IT solutions provider Champion Solutions Group is making moves after its recent purchase of MessageOps and this step forward comes in the form of developing various services around Office 365, a robust and intuitive cloud-based platform.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., the company has a history powering Office 365, a next generation solution that first made its official debut back in 2011. Since that time, Champion has on boarded nearly 200 new customers that now leverage Office 365 on a continuous basis to ramp up communication and collaboration amongst employees while also reducing costs. This in turn has enabled the organization to expand its footprint dramatically by powering an array of products and services that can be seamlessly integrated with the offering.
"This is going to be the de facto standard in managing the Office 365 environment," said Chris Pyle, Champion CEO and president, in a statement. "Partners are going to have to provide services around Office 365."
After its strategic acquisition of MessageOps, the IT solutions provider immediately gained access to its suite coined 365 Command, a portfolio that encompasses Web-based administration, reporting and monitoring tools that businesses and individual users alike can leverage to increase visibility into all actions taking place within Office 365 that range from changing mailbox passwords to setting specific permissions for each and every user. It will be continuing to add capabilities to this invaluable toolset over time.
Currently, around 375,000 mailboxes are being managed and maintained with reduced complexity due to the fact that the 365 Command software is in place within these firms.
Companies in nearly every industry can utilize Office 365 to get a leg up on the competition. In fact, earlier this week it was revealed that Dixons Retail, a retail chain that powers operations throughout the U.K., Ireland, Czech Republic and Hong Kong, has implemented Office 365 in order to reduce its IT departments stress level when dealing with speedy shoppers looking for that perfect gift for a deserving individual.
When deploying Office 365 to its employee base of nearly 20,000, Dixon Retail will enable its workforce to take advantage of Microsoft (News - Alert) applications such as Exchange, SharePoint and Lync. With this solution in place, the retailer provider hopes to increase mobility significantly, which in turn will bring customer service to an unparalleled level.
"The implementation of Office 365 will significantly improve the way we work together within the organization. But more importantly, improve the way that we interact with our customers," commented Matt Horwood, IT director for Dixons Retail. "As a company that provides consumers with cutting-edge technology and consumer electronics, it is crucial that we continue to be progressive in how we deliver service.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli