Milwaukee County has selected Microsoft Office 365 as its communication platform.
The largest county in the US state of Wisconsin, Milwaukee employees 3,375 staff across 40 departments and divisions. The workforce is spread across an area of 1,190 square miles, and therefore e-mail access and communication formed a key part of a successful collaboration strategy.
The county found a series of inefficiencies with its previous platform, and required a solution that would prove flexible enough to help the county streamline its communication channels while meeting the required security standards.
Thanks to the Microsoft Office 365 platform, work teams are now able to easily connect with one another and levels of productivity have been increased.
The new platform is also helping the county meet the important compliance standards and regulations of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This means that the county can trust that its data is secure and offers the opportunity for Nicholas Wojciechowski, the county’s chief technology officer and director of technology operations, to look into the possibility of rolling out additional solutions, such as Yammer, SharePoint Online and Windows devices.
Milwaukee County joins the growing list of state and local government organisations within the US to turn to Office 365 to help improve employee communication and increase productivity.
Milwaukee County’s adoption of Office 365 is part of the Microsoft CityNext programme, which enables organisations to access a broad portfolio of products and technologies, a global network of partners, and a long track record of successful education and social programmes.
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