FICCI Chooses Office 365 Over Google Apps

Tighter integration. Fuller functionality. Better enterprise value. These are among the reasons why the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) chose Office 365 over Google Apps as its cloud platform for communication and collaboration. India’s largest and oldest apex business organization, FICCI wanted to upgrade its email system from Rediffmail server to…

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Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with David Seah, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Hersing Corporation

As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to David Seah, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Hersing Corporation, about why Hersing chose to manage its messaging and collaboration environment with Microsoft Office 365 instead of Google Apps. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell us about Hersing Corporation. Seah:…

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Google Apps’ Collaboration Red Herring

In today’s workplace, a core competency for information workers is the ability to work together. As a result, we likely spend a lot of time in meetings. But we also spend a lot of time working independently—like doing the leg work to facilitate meetings or completing action items that result from those meetings. One study…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/6/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator Wins Best of Tech Ed AwardA first-of-its-kind solution developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies is Best of TechEd Award winner in the Cloud Computing category. Vodacom SA, Microsoft SA in Office365 allianceSouth African…


More Collaboration, Better Citizen Service

From President Obama’s 2011 customer service mandate to the World Bank’s Demand for Good Governance initiative, governments around the globe are focused on delivering efficient and responsive service. One way in which they’re improving their operations is by reinventing the way they share information. By boosting communication and collaboration within and across agencies, governments are…


Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Jeremy Mahler of Hickory Farms

As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series we spoke to Jeremy Mahler, Director of Technical Operations at Hickory Farms, about why, after trying for almost a year to develop an effective collaboration environment with a leading cloud-based messaging and collaboration service, Hickory Farms switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Roundup 3/30/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office 365 for Small BusinessThe most difficult part for any small business setting itself up right now is cost. When it comes to IT, the price of a server alone could employ a new member of staff…


Engineering Firm Saves €16,000 Annually with Cloud Solution

In today’s post we learn from TGE Gas Engineering on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to expand, and embrace cloud computing! “ Office 365 fit our needs perfectly. It’s definitely a cost-effective solution that poises us for long-term growth. ” –Christian Domschke, Head of IT Service, TGE TGE…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/3/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. RIM Releases BlackBerry Service for Office 365RIM’s BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 enables synchronization and management, using Microsoft ActiveSync to connect a BlackBerry device with hosted Microsoft Exchange. Contacts, e-mail and calendar application data can…

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Office 365 Saves Manufacturer 30% in IT Costs

Companies of all sizes, all around the world are making the move to cloud computing to take advantage of its immense benefits. In today’s post we hear from the Italian firm, Fox Bompani, on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to expand and embrace cloud computing!      “Office 365…