In today’s post we learn from TGE Gas Engineering on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to expand, and embrace cloud computing!
“ Office 365 fit our needs perfectly. It’s definitely a cost-effective solution that poises us for long-term growth. ”
--Christian Domschke, Head of IT Service, TGE
TGE Gas EngineeringGermany-based contractor TGE Gas Engineering provides design and planning services for natural and petrochemical gas handling and processing plants in seven countries. TGE sought to upgrade its IT infrastructure without increasing costs, in addition to enabling its engineers to share large files and collaborate with partners and clients around the world.
IT ChallengesTGE had an intranet system in place, and it wanted to update its overall IT infrastructure without hiring more staff. Most days, IT professionals would spend time helping engineers send large files by burning them onto DVDs or managing through email. While employees were already using Microsoft SharePoint 2010, they could not collaborate with partners off-site who did not have the same capabilities. Engineers often sent large documents to external clients via FTP sites or standard mail, which was time-consuming and delayed important decisions.
Adding to its collaboration challenges was the fact that TGE was unable to conduct web conferences with partners and clients. Scheduling meetings with dispersed partners and traveling off-site to work with clients took up valuable time and required careful coordination.
IT Solution and BenefitsTGE turned to its IT solutions provider, Glück & Kanja Consulting AG, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, which recommended Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based service with messaging and collaboration tools that would enable engineers to make faster decisions on critical projects. With Office 365, TGE saw potential to upgrade its IT infrastructure—without incurring extra costs—and position itself for growth. In addition, the company’s IT professionals won’t need to spend time managing the cloud-based service, which frees them up to focus on forward-thinking initiatives. And using Microsoft Exchange Online enables TGE to quickly link in new contacts with its existing communications platform for a seamless transition.
Office 365 offers cost-effective communication and collaboration tools, plus the ability to share large files from anywhere. TGE realized savings in both time and money with its migration to the cloud-based service. With Office 365, TGE is able to upgrade its IT infrastructure without increasing staff or expenses. Additionally, the company addresses the need to standardize its IT solutions as employees and contractors can access and rely on the same set of tools from anywhere, at any time.
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Cloud computing can create miracles in engineering design and application development. Cloud Computing For Engineering going to be next buzzword across the IT industry.