Today, Toyota Motor Corporation announced the company will provide Microsoft Office 365 to more than 200,000 employees of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. and other affiliates in North America to streamline its communications and collaboration capabilities.

In addition to using Office 365, Toyota will provide its employees based in Japan and other overseas affiliates with on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync and Windows Server.  Doing so enables the company to deploy the solutions that best meet their business needs while also taking advantage of the choice and flexibility Microsoft’s hybrid cloud model provides. By moving to the cloud, organizations like Toyota have much greater agility and a lower capital investment. For instance, they can penetrate new markets without first building an infrastructure, add and remove connectivity to partners and suppliers as needs change, manage inventories jointly in real-time, and deliver new services to customers and employees more quickly.

This news expands on a previous announcement of Toyota’s adoption of Microsoft technologies. In April 2011, Toyota and Microsoft united to provide next-generation telematics services like GPS systems and other multimedia technologies using the Windows Azure cloud platform.  

Microsoft has a long history of delivering platforms and services to the automotive market. Our mission is to help automotive companies experience growth by fulfilling current and future market needs. Our goal is to increase productivity and expedite decision making with timely access to reliable information.

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