As reported in Cloud Pro Magazine – Microsoft Office 365 sounds good to Bang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen have migrated from a legacy email system running on Lotus Notes, to Office 365. 75% of their 2,000 employees work remotely and previously, only the 150 with company-issued smartphones could access Lotus Notes from home.
As well as the productivity gains for remote workers, they are expecting cost savings of 82% compared to continuing with an on-premise IT environment.
“Our employees are used to using Outlook and other Microsoft products. It was easy to integrate Office 365 into our existing work environment and for our workers to start using it right away because they already know the tools.”
– Ole Damsgaard, Senior Director of IT, Bang & Olufsen
Note: As with many other cloud computing examples to date (regardless of vendor) the focus is on benefits for email and calendars rather than productivity gains through access to documents and/or collaborative working.
Source: Cloud Pro magazine, August 2012