Microsoft Corp. and General Electric (NYSE: GE) have signedan agreement to deliver Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite, Office 365, toGE’s more than 300,000 employees across 170 countries worldwide.
“As we deepen our investments in employee productivity,Microsoft’s innovative approach to collaboration made Office 365 our firstchoice for providing scalable productivity tools to our employees worldwide,”said Jamie Miller, senior vice president and CIO of GE.
GE’s IT organization, which is recognized as one of the moststrategic and forward-thinking among large enterprises worldwide, selectedOffice 365 based on Microsoft’s ability to deliver rich productivityexperiences at massive scale across devices and platforms, as well as itsability to rapidly and reliably deploy to GE’s large global employeepopulation. Specifically, Office 365 will provide several key benefits to GEand its employees, including these:
• A comprehensive and integrated set of productivitycapabilities including email, Skype for Business calling and meetings,real-time document co-authoring, and team collaboration
• Extensibility of the Office 365 platform, which willenable GE to enhance the capabilities of critical line-of-business applicationsby connecting to Office 365 through open APIs
• IT controls and security capabilities that enable GE toprovide employees with secured access to information and full productivitycapabilities on a multitude of devices, while adhering to 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 drivingforces behind Microsoft’s own mission to help people and organizations achievemore,” said John Case, corporate vice president of Microsoft Office. “As one ofthe most innovative companies in the world, GE understands what it takes tounleash the potential of its employees. We’re delighted GE has selected Office365 as the productivity and collaboration solution to empower its globalworkforce.”
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”/@microsoft) is the leading platformand productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and itsmission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet toachieve more.