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Affirma Consulting is a consultancy firm focused on business, technology, and creative services. Its customers are interested in cloud-based solutions, but they need help finding the best options. As the firm assessed the marketplace for solutions that would deliver the best value proposition and user experience. It believes Office 365 is a smart choice for businesses because employees can work with familiar products, like Microsoft Office Professional Plus. Affirma Consulting expects its customers to improve employee productivity, boost team communication and collaboration, and save money. Affirma Consulting expects to reduce IT costs by 25 to 30 percent compared to an on-premises solution.

Published: July 2011  Written & Video Case Study

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APCOA Parking AG wanted an easy way to share and access information among its widespread branches and to quickly determine executives’ availability in order to schedule meetings. When the company began using Office 365, employees found that communicating and sharing large files through the cloud made collaboration across borders virtually seamless.

Published: July 2011  Written Case Study

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Chandris Hotels and Resorts needed a new email solution because the existing hosted service was unreliable and inundated with spam. The company resolved its problems by adopting the cloud-based solution Microsoft Exchange Online. Today, employees respond quicker to enquiries, boosting productivity by 12 per cent and increasing sales by 5 per cent. In addition, the company has reduced call costs by around 5 per cent because people are corresponding more by email.

Seats: 120 Published: August 2011  Written Case Study

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RT @MicrosoftCE: Chandris Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Chain in Greece Increases Productivity by 12 Per Cent with Cloud-Based Solution: http://t.co/UaWKZsa

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As one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region, Coca-Cola Amatil has 9,000 staff across its Australia and New Zealand offices alone. While electronic mail is its communications lifeblood, its older Lotus Notes messaging platform was slow, unreliable and costly to maintain. Since migrating to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, email availability has increased. With a highly reliable and modernized communications infrastructure, overall productivity has also increased.

Seats: 9,000  Published: August 2011  Written Case Study

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RT @MicrosoftCE: Coca-Cola Amatil, Food and Beverage Company Modernizes Communications Infrastructure with Hosted Email http://t.co/UZBH75T

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Cound, an estate agency, is known for responsive customer service, but staff at the satellite office had trouble accessing email and files on the firm’s server, and PCs were not backed up, increasing unscheduled downtime. Cound deployed Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and subscribed to Microsoft Office 365. With regular PC backups and better remote access to data, everyone can work more productively as a team to sell more properties.

Seats: 12  Published: July 2011  Written Case Study

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Employees Provident Fund is a social security institution that provides retirement benefits for members located across Malaysia. Communication is mission critical for Employees Provident Fund operations, so finding better and faster ways to share information with their employees and members was extremely important. EPF found the right solution in Office 365, with easy-to-manage email, connectivity tools, and business-class security and reliability—all at a fixed monthly per user cost. EPF Increased productivity with Microsoft Exchange Online and anticipates a $393,188 total annual savings, and reducing IT costs by 12% per year.

Seats: 5,600  Published: July 2011  Written Case Study

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To provide better email and collaboration services for faculty and staff, the European University Cyprus replaced its on-premises email system with a Microsoft cloud solution that includes Microsoft Exchange Online. Now faculty members have access to email anytime and anywhere to stay in touch with students on and off campus. The hosted solution helped the university reduce total cost of ownership for email by 40 percent.

Seats: 400  Published: July 2011  Written & Video Case Study

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With lead generation as a cornerstone of its success, Konica Minolta Denmark sought to improve lead generation efficiency. It also wanted to free up information technology resources by simplifying workstation setup, as well as to boost productivity and morale by giving its mobile employees fast, easy ways to access critical information. The company realized its goals by turning to Office 365.

Seats: 250  Published: August 2011  Written Case Study

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LawWare planned to launch a cloud-based practice-management solution for law firms, particularly small businesses that want to avoid the running costs of IT or lack the resources to develop their own infrastructures. By choosing Microsoft Office 365 and Hyper-V technology, LawWare successfully developed LawCloud with help from hosting service provider Rise. Since LawCloud went live, the organisation has grown by 20 per cent as more customers adopt the service.

Published: August 2011 Written Case Study

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Piraeus Multifin, part of Piraeus Bank Group, in Greece wanted to improve employee collaboration and ensure the continuity of its email system in the event of an emergency. The company installed Microsoft Exchange Online, part of the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, to maximize availability, simplify management, reduce costs, and help personnel work more closely with colleagues and customers.

Seats: 70  Published: August 2011 Written Case Study

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In late 2010, staff at SP AusNet decided they needed to upgrade the company’s ageing Lotus Notes-based email platform, which was becoming unreliable and difficult to maintain. They wanted an email system that would be cheaper to support, easier to deploy to new staff, more robust and accessible through smartphones. SP AusNet staff decided to move to a hosted email platform, using Exchange Online. The new hosted email service was deployed in the first half of 2011, and since the company was able to avoid expensive server infrastructure and licensing costs, has made a saving of $500,000.

Seats: 2200  Published: July 2011  Written Case Study