Rakuten Chooses Microsoft Office 365 over Google Apps to Trim Costs and Reduce IT Burden

Internet services company Rakuten needed to improve its messaging environment to support rapid expansion and decided to adopt Microsoft Office 365, after evaluating Google Apps. We recently spoke to Jonathan Levine, Executive Officer and Vice Executive Director at Rakuten, to learn why:   Q: Please tell us about Rakuten. Jonathan Levine: With main offices in…

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Educativa Switches from Google Apps to Office 365, Doubles Productivity

Education Advocacy Firm Educativa adopted the Google Mail cloud-based messaging service but quickly decided that Google was not agile enough to integrate with the existing infrastructure. We recently spoke to Bogdan Kochesch, Business Manager at Educativa, to learn why:   Q: Can you please tell us about Educativa? Bogdan Kochesch: Educativa develops educational products and…

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Email Has Come a Long Way, Baby

It’s amazing to think just how far email has come since Ray Tomlinson hit the send button on the first network email on behalf of MIT in 1971.  Over the next two-and-a-half decades, it evolved to become a form of communication used by millions of users, surpassing snail mail and the fax as the business…

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Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Shane Pearce, Manager of Information Services, A.P. Eagers

  As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Shane Pearce, Manager of Information Services at A.P. Eagers, about why the company chose to replace its existing on-premises email system with Microsoft Exchange Online through Microsoft Office 365 instead of Google Mail. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please…

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Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Doug Herrick, Chief Information Officer for Thomas Jefferson University

As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Doug Herrick, Chief Information Officer for Jefferson Information Technologies at Thomas Jefferson University, about why the university chose to replace its existing on-premises email system with Microsoft Exchange Online through Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/24/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype is at home with MicrosoftTony Bates, president of the Skype Division, discusses the success of Skype over the past year. Microsoft Offers Guidance On Transitioning To Cloud ComputingThe cloud is “no longer about selling IT value. It’s…

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What Georgia State University Taught Me about Cloud Migration

There is more to learn from a university than what comes from a lecture hall and visiting the library. Lessons in strategy come from the athletic field, in management from the school’s administration, and in communications from leveraging the cloud. Today I’m sharing what I’ve learned about implementing email at a university through Office 365 for…


25,000 Employees Worldwide Receive a New, Rationalized Email Service

Companies of all sizes, all around the world are making the move to cloud computing, with immense benefits. Today we learn from ISS Facility Services A/S why Microsoft was the best decision for their expanding business in their move to embrace cloud computing! “With Office 365 you get a simple, user-friendly service coupled with a…

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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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Manufacturer Finds Other Online Vendors Not Enterprise Ready, Chooses Microsoft

Companies of all sizes, all around the world move to cloud computing to take advantage of immense benefits. In today’s post we hear from Tyco Flow Control on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to expand and embrace cloud computing! “We did not believe other vendors were enterprise ready….

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