Luxury audio and video systems maker Bang & Olufsen has adopted Microsoft Office 365 to unify its email, calendaring, collaboration and communication. The company switched from Lotus Notes. All 2,000 Bang & Olufsen employees are now using Office 365.
About 75 per cent of Bang & Olufsen’s employees work remotely. However, the email solution they were using, Lotus Notes, was only accessible to the 150 employees who had company-provided smartphones. The other 1,350 mobile workers were left without access.
Recommended by Proactive, Bang & Olufsen’s IT provider, Office 365 was determined to be an alternative solution at a time when Bang & Olufsen had to decide between building its own IT environment — complete with on-premises servers — or moving to the cloud.
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