- City of Kansas City, Mo. With responsibility for delivering services to nearly half a million residents, the Kansas City government chose Office 365 to help increase operational efficiency, reduce IT management costs and shrink its energy footprint. Leveraging the latest Microsoft innovations in datacenter design, Kansas City is decreasing energy consumption while taking advantage of the productivity benefits of cloud-based collaboration, resulting in real impact for citizens.
- City of Seattle. Delivering citizen services to more than 600,000 residents requires a flexible, agile IT infrastructure, and the city of Seattle is adopting Office 365 to help boost internal efficiencies while reducing costs. The city's workforce will be more productive on the go, with improved remote access to critical applications and files, all within a security-enhanced, reliable cloud environment.
- Dupage County, Ill. As the second most populous county in the state of Illinois, Dupage County was looking for innovative ways to improve service delivery to nearly 1 million residents while maximizing the ROI on its technology investments. The decision to move to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365 will provide personnel with access to the latest Microsoft productivity tools, while driving new collaboration opportunities and increasing efficiency across county government operations.
- King County, Wash. King County, Wash., is moving to Office 365 cloud-based communications and collaboration as part of a broader strategy to leverage existing IT resources. Through an enterprise service delivery model, employees are taking advantage of expanded opportunities for cross-agency collaboration while gaining access to the latest videoconferencing, instant messaging and productivity solutions.
- San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. After reviewing a number of cloud-based email and collaboration solutions, including Google Apps, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority made the decision to adopt Office 365 for its security features, functionality and collaboration benefits. Staff members are already taking advantage of new instant messaging and videoconferencing capabilities through Microsoft Lync, and the move is expected to save the organization US$40,000 per year on reduced IT management costs, freeing up personnel to focus on delivering essential airport services to citizens.
- University of Miami. More than 40,000 students, faculty and staff will move to the cloud, so everyone on campus will have a common platform to communicate and collaborate more effectively. The Miller School of Medicine required a cloud solution that offered a business associate agreement as mandated by the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act because it handles sensitive health data, and Microsoft offered the capability to provide security and privacy safeguards to meet this federal law. Located in an annual hurricane zone, business continuity, fault tolerance and backups are top of mind and expensive, but by moving to Office 365 for education, the university will be able to reallocate resources, time and money to other strategic initiatives.
- University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Students at UCCS were unhappy with the old email solution the university's IT shop provided, and they wanted the type of functionality provided by Microsoft Exchange, such as shared calendaring, common contacts, an easy-to-use Web client and mobile device support. The IT department wanted to offer this, but because of budget cuts and other costly priorities, it could not justify moving the students to campus Exchange servers. Now, 29,000 student and alumni accounts are on Office 365 for education, and the university is in the process of phasing in Microsoft SharePoint, Office Web Apps and Lync, which are expected to be popular with students because of the rise of mobile device usage, online learning. and the desire to have access to files anywhere, anytime.
- Sacramento State. Exchange and Office are already the most-used software applications on campus, so moving to Office 365 Education was a "no brainer." By moving some 50,000 accounts to the cloud, Sacramento State will be able to greatly reduce the cost of providing email and related communications services without compromising the quality of service. Faculty, staff and students will continue to get the best-of-breed Exchange features, plus SharePoint and Lync services, that will truly expand access to anytime and anyplace availability.
New Group Of Government And Education Organizations Move To The Cloud With Microsoft Office 365
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