Microsoft is to deliver its Office 365 cloud productivity suite to more than 300,000 General Electric employees.
An organisation noted for its strategy and forward-thinking, GE has selected Office 365 based on Microsoft’s ability to deliver rich productivity experiences at a large scale across devices and platforms.
“As we deepen our investments in employee productivity, Microsoft’s innovative approach to collaboration made Office 365 our first choice for providing scalable productivity tools to our employees worldwide,” said Jamie Miller, senior vice president and CIO of GE.
Microsoft will be able to deploy Office 365 rapidly and reliably across GE’s large global employee population, delivering a number of benefits to the company and its employees. These include a range of productivity capabilities, including e-mail, Skype for Business calling and meetings, real-time document co-authoring and team collaboration.
Thanks to the extensibility of the Office 365 platform, GE will be able to enhance critical line-of-business application capabilities by connecting to Office 365 through open application programming interfaces.
GE will also be able to provide employees with secured access to information and full productivity capabilities on a number of devices thanks to the IT controls and security capabilities of the Office 365 suite. This will be done in accordance with corporate policies, industry regulations and legal requirements.
“Microsoft and GE share many values in common — openness, transparency, data-driven intelligence and innovation — all of which are driving forces behind Microsoft’s own mission to help people and organisations achieve more,” said John Case, corporate vice president of Microsoft Office. “As one of the most innovative companies in the world, GE understands what it takes to unleash the potential of its employees. We’re delighted GE has selected Office 365 as the productivity and collaboration solution to empower its global workforce.”
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