This month’s customer spotlight focuses on a newspaper company using Exchange Server 2007 to help their reporters quickly and efficiently cover more breaking news. As you may know, Exchange Server is currently the most widely used messaging server and growing, and is the cornerstone of Microsoft’s unified communications solution. What you may not know is how some of these companies are uniquely benefiting from Exchange Server deployments.

That’s where Utusan Group comes in! Utusan Group, a Malaysian publishing company with over 1300 employees, quickly recognized how they could increase productivity by implementing Exchange Server. Providing readers with up-to-the-minute news is paramount for any news reporting agency and reporters are so barraged with numerous potential stories that they often find they do not have the time to cover every topic. Utusan’s journalists were using a free e-mail solution to receive reports of breaking news and file their stories with the editor. Due to the time sensitive nature of news reporting, having an e-mail solution that is reliable is vital to the success of their business. After experiencing reliability issues with their previous solution, Utusan decided to upgrade to an enterprise-level offering. Their choice: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 because of the product’s extensive capabilities and reliability. With Exchange Server 2007, Utusan’s reporters can quickly and securely file their stories via e-mail from the field and move on to cover the next breaking news assignment. The result: More timely news articles for their readers.

To read more about Utusan’s experience with Exchange Server 2007, please see their case study.

Here are a few other links to interesting accounts of customers experiencing benefits with Exchange Server 2007:

·         Indiana University staff enjoys greater flexibility and telecommuting options with “anywhere, anytime” access to their e-mail and voicemail.

·         Employees of Central Technology Services, a subsidiary of Central Bancompany, save 15 minutes a day with Exchange Server.

·         Construction giant Webcor Builders takes advantage of Exchange Server’s integrated e-mail, search and archiving capabilities.

·         QubicaAMF, one of the largest bowling manufacturers and suppliers in the world, uses Exchange Server to help simplify communications and increase productivity.

·         Golden Pyramids Plaza experiences a 30 per cent boost in productivity with Exchange Server.

 

For additional case studies, you can also visit the Microsoft Case Study site: www.microsoft.com/casestudies.

 

While Exchange Server 2007 is currently available for purchase, in April Microsoft introduced a beta of the Exchange Server 2010 that builds on all of the great features Exchange Server 2007 currently offers. For those of you interested in testing the latest version of Exchange or would like more information on the product, please check it out at:  http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010.