Social service organizations are often asked to do more with less, and that includes getting the most from their IT solutions. Playgroup Queensland, an Australian nonprofit organization supporting families through early childhood programs, was struggling to run its complex operation on its five aging servers. It needed a cost-effective solutions that would be easy to deploy, use and manage, and also needed to serve the 50 percent of employees who were connecting remotely.

After investigating its options, Playgroup chose Telstra to deploy Microsoft Office 365, an integrated, cloud-based suite of Microsoft Office applications based on familiar Microsoft technology the staff knew and trusted. Telstra, Australia’s leading telecom and information services company, made it possible for Playgroup Queensland to deploy Office 365 quickly and without issues—allowing the organization to focus on families in need, rather than the new technology.

By deploying Office 365, Playgroup avoided upfront server expenditures, reducing annual IT costs by more than one third by the company’s estimation. Over the long term, Playgroup stands to benefit from Telstra’s single-provider services and easy monthly payment, which helps minimize costs and simplify management. And with the easy to use Office 365 online admin console, the solutions will scale alongside the organization’s growth.

For more information check out the case study, and look for more Office 365 syndication success stories in the coming weeks on Telco Insights.