Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 service is registering increased adoption on the market in Italy, Microsoft announced recently.The company claims that eight companies and public agencies have joined the service, along with an increasing number of Italian customers interested in enhancing productivity.
By adopting Office 365, these Microsoft partners foster greater collaboration and communication, taking advantage of the productivity tools included in the package, such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online.
The service was launched in June 2011, and both companies and municipalities in Italy have already started using it, with impressive increases in efficiency and great cost reductions.
Among the Italian companies that adopted Office 365, we can count ASL (Public Health Unity) of the Municipality of Naples, Artsana Group, the regional public service center Provice of Lecco CST (Centro Servizi Territoriale), CONSAP SpA - Italy’s public insurer, GTS Logistics, and more.
“It was essential for us to invest in a communication system that would connect all our locations and permit rapid exchange of documents,” said Fulvio Di Trapani, head of information services for the Naples 1 Public Health Unit.
“Microsoft Office 365 frees us from managing technologies so we can concentrate on providing services.”
A total of eight comparatively diverse Italian-based companies decided to adopt Microsoft’s Office 365 in their pursue to overcome business challenges.
“The Microsoft cloud solution has given us a totally reliable and redundant system for managing communications among employees, customers and suppliers,” Fabio Salvotti, chief information officer at Leroy Merlin, said. “It also keeps us up to date with the latest features without adding new infrastructure.”
Office 365 enables businesses all around the world to provide their employees and customers with the means to work together in the cloud.
According to Microsoft, over 40 percent of the Interbrand list of top 100 brands are currently taking advantage of the capabilities offered through this service or via related cloud-based productivity services from Microsoft.
Additionally, Microsoft notes that over 90 percent of its customers have less than 50 people, which clearly shows that this service can fit the needs of businesses of all sizes.