Global general trading company Itochu has deployed Microsoft Office 365 alongside NTT Communications’ (NTT Com) Enterprise Cloud service to create a robust, secure and convenient IT infrastructure that can be accessed by employees from anywhere, on any device.
NTT Com built the solution, incorporating its Enterprise Cloud service, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and other applications delivered as software-as-a-service, to provide Itochu with the capabilities to better connect its employees, which are located at approximately 130 bases in 67 countries.
In June 2014, Itochu began using the Lync Online unified communications application, enterprise social tool Yammer and the SharePoint Online internal and external information sharing and management application. From this month it has also begun using Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Exchange Online mailer and scheduler. Some 6,000 IDs have been issued to the company’s workforce to date, and additional applications and services are now being assessed.
Exchange Server and Exchange Online are available principally from a private cloud created with NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud, as well as from a public cloud using Office 365 as back up, helping to create a convenient but robust communications environment. Mail is transferred to Office 365 in real time, enabling Itochu to use this back-up data for business continuity in the event of a disaster.
Today, with its next-generation IT infrastructure designed and constructed by NTT Com, Itochu employees are able to work in extra-efficient office environments worldwide, regardless of location or type of device. Going forward, Itochu expects to achieve greater worldwide competitiveness as a result of deploying its global cloud environment.
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