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Posted: 3/26/2013
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Net Balance OFFICE 365: A SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION PLATFORM

Net Balance stabilised IT performance and cost and gained intuitive communication

COMPANY SUMMARY

Net Balance is an advisory firm that helps organisations achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability. With offices across Australia and in London, the firm provides advice, assurance and research to many ASX 100 companies and all tiers of government.

THE CHALLENGE
Net Balance depends on email for communications and niggling outages on the firm’s Melbourne server were disrupting business. With IT managers also concerned about device security, it was time to investigate a more stable solution.

THE SOLUTION
Working with Microsoft partner HubOne, Net Balance deployed Microsoft Office 365 as its company communication and collaboration platform. The firm is up and running with Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint for collaboration plus Windows Intune to manage 54 devices centrally.

Net Balance Executive Director Terence Jeyaretnam says, “Office 365 makes a lot of sense from a business perspective. It’s easy to budget, easy to deploy and it has all the features we need.”
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* Office 365 makes our IT more reliable and our business easier to manage. We’ve now got the tools to make a greater impact in business. *

Terence Jeyaretnam,
Executive Director,
Net Balance

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THE RESULTS AND BENEFITS
More stable IT: Exchange now provides always-on email and devices are more secure with centralised updates reducing virus risks, so everyone can work confidently and productively.

Time-saving interactions: People are more efficient and in touch with presence showing who is free, instant messaging for rapid updates plus video conferencing to put faces to names.

Smooth collaboration: With calendars and SharePoint documents in the cloud and secure access from virtually any device, everyone’s on the same page – without setting up a VPN.

Opportunity ready: In just 10 minutes, new users can be up and running, making the firm far more agile.
Solution Overview



Organization Size: 55 employees

Organization Profile
Net Balance is an advisory firm that helps organisations achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability. With offices across Australia and in London, the firm provides advice, assurance and research to many ASX 100 companies and all tiers of government.

Software and Services
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Exchange Technologies
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Lync Server
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Server
  • Windows Intune
  • Microsoft Lync Server technologies
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server technologies
  • Microsoft Office Technologies

Vertical Industries
Accounting & Consulting

Country/Region
Australia

Business Need
  • Business Productivity
  • Cloud & Server Platform

IT Issue
  • Hosted Messaging and Collaboration
  • Software + Services
  • Cloud Services

Languages
English

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