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KBC, with home markets in Belgium and Central and Eastern Europe, is moving its collaboration tools to the cloud, and after examining various solutions available on the market, has chosen Office 365, the company said in a press release Dec. 20.
KBC’s move-to-the-cloud project has been properly validated from a regulatory perspective by the National Bank of Belgium, the prudential regulator for the financial sector in Belgium. Cloud computing has been widely adopted by businesses in the last few years.
KBC said using Office 365 will help improve the efficiency of collaboration between employees, and enable its staff to work from home or from the office.
“The ease of use, familiar tools and enterprise readiness were key factors in our decision,” said Frank Demonie, KBC senior vice president and chief technology officer. “By using a single, well-integrated platform, KBC employees will be able to more easily reach out to each other, connect and work in virtual teams. This will allow us to provide faster and better service to our customers.”
KBC has already taken the first step and provided instant messaging and conferencing services for its Belgian headquarters staff through Microsoft Lync, the company said.
“We are very pleased with KBC’s decision to adopt our cloud platform,” said Xavier Lamote, enterprise and partner group director at Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg. “This is a great example of where enterprise capabilities such as security and regulatory compliance can be combined with the expectations users and consumers have today. Thanks to the open and transparent discussion with KBC, we have achieved a major milestone in the financial industry.”You can read the full press release here.
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Suzanne ChoneyMicrosoft News Center Staff