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Yellow® chooses Microsoft Office 365 to support its vision


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21 February 2013

Yellow® chooses Microsoft Office 365 to support its digital vision

Yellow® has chosen Microsoft to support its three year transformation to become a truly digital company.

The directory and business marketing organisation is currently deploying Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based ‘software as a service’ product, to its 550 plus staff – a move that will provide employees with secure, anywhere access to email and calendars, Microsoft Office web apps, and file sharing.

Before selecting Microsoft’s Office 365 solution, Yellow evaluated several alternatives, but none provided the sophisticated enterprise solution required to support their digital ambitions.

“It was an obvious choice to partner with Microsoft,” says Yellow’s Chief Technology Officer, Michael Hendry.

“When it comes to email, not all solutions are equal, as we discovered during our due diligence. We wanted a system that would upgrade our existing on-premise technology, align with Yellow’s vision for digital strategic growth, and all without adding something else for our existing IT team to worry about."

“Deploying Office 365 takes away the pain of any future upgrades because Microsoft manages the whole process. On top of that, it’s cost-effective, offers the best short and long-term solution for our staff, and will allow Yellow to be a more productive business.”

Microsoft’s Small Midmarket Solution & Partner Group Director, Chris Ichter, says with Yellow embracing a digital strategy company-wide, an Office 365 solution is a perfect fit.

“Microsoft’s years of experience developing office applications has produced a no compromise cloud solution that works the way our customers need it to.”

For Yellow this means their staff, many of whom need to be on the road seeing customers, are able to stay connected.

“Office 365 gives mobile staff the latest communication tools to allow them to keep in touch with head office efficiently and effectively,” says Ichter.

In order to have the solution in place to support some key business groups at Yellow, a quick deployment was achieved.

“Office 365 was rolled out to Yellow’s IT, HR, and internal communications teams very swiftly and smoothly during December, which is generally a very busy time of year for any organisation.”

Ichter says Yellow is already looking at ways to maximise its partnership with Microsoft in the future beyond their Office 365 email solution, and are excited about SharePoint 2013's social networking capability and the added benefits this could bring to their business.

In the meantime, Microsoft Office 365 will see Yellow well on its way to achieving its digital vision.

“Office 365 is an ideal solution for an organisation that understands having the right technology will be the key to their future success,” says Ichter.

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