d computing was a natural choice for us, as was the Microsoft technology—because we are innovators ourselves, we clearly recognized the advantages provided by Office 365.
Nicola Rivezzi, Information Systems Manager, Metropolitana Milanese
Metropolitana Milanese is a specialist engineering company operating within the public transportation sector. The company supplies a full range of services encompassing the entire design cycle, from preliminary studies through to project completion.
Metropolitana Milanese has been supplying project and construction management expertise to administrations and public authorities for more than 50 years.
The company pays particular attention to the innovation and management of its projects and services—not merely applied to its own divisions, but also to the technology tools used. With regard to this latter, the company found
itself in need of a more practical and up-to-date email solution.
Since 1955, the Metropolitana Milanese has been a mirror of civil engineering excellence within the city in which it operates. The company’s email system however, did not achieve such a standard.
The old communications system, which had become obsolete, was based on the IMAP/POP3 protocol. It didn't allow the company’s 520 users (of which 50 work remotely), to benefit from features like the shared organizer or the remote email access—there wasn't
even a company index.
Metropolitana Milanese knew it needed to make a change, and it found a solution in Microsoft Office 365, an online service unites familiar Microsoft Office applications with email, calendaring, collaboration, and communication solutions. “In order to plug
the gaps and evolve toward a system allowing greater collaboration among our users, we decided to adopt the Microsoft Office 365 solution,” explains Nicola Rivezzi, Information Systems Manager of the Milan Metro.
||Moving forward, we can be confident that we will always have the latest, most innovative Microsoft technologies at our fingertips, and we know that Microsoft will always be there to help shield us from any kind of reliability or security
| Nicola Rivezzi
Information Systems Manager
Working with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Softjam, Metropolitana Milanese carried out carried out the migration to Office 365 in just three months. With no need for a complex installation or configuration process, the deployment was carried out quickly
and has been mainly focused on Metropolitana Milanese users and their needs.
Every user transition has taken place in about half an hour, with no service interruptions for the user. The company also provided short user training sessions during the installation phase.
Today, Metropolitana Milanese is reaping the benefits of the Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity services provided through the cloud with Microsoft Exchange Online, Lync Online, and SharePoint Online. The company was already provided with applications
based on the According to Rivezzi, “Cloud computing was a natural choice for us, as was the Microsoft technology—because we are innovators ourselves, we clearly recognized the advantages provided by Office 365.”
The services provided by Microsoft Office 365 enable the company to improve its business by availing itself of new tools: The email system accessible from anywhere, the instant messaging, the video-conferencing, the shared organizer, and the company index
are all aimed toward improving communication.
Thanks to the Office 365 cloud services, Metropolitana Milanese has improved the collaboration and communication amongst its users. Through the new email system, for instance, users can share the organizer and manage their email in a much more flexible way.
Also much appreciated by users is the instant messaging system, along with the larger mailbox capacity and anywhere-access.
Reduced meeting costs
Massive time and money savings are expected, thanks to the real-time interactions enabled by Lync Online. To take the improvement a step further, the company is designing video-conferencing rooms, which will enable people from different locations to meet
without leaving their offices, allowing them to also share documents and information.
Microsoft Office 365 has given Metropolitana Milanese the chance to grow significantly in terms of productivity and efficiency, traits which support the company's core business, providing prompt service and sharing information.
“We consider the deployment of Office 365 to be pivotal moment for our company,” says Rivezzi. “Moving forward, we can be confident that we will always have the latest, most innovative Microsoft technologies at our fingertips, and we know that Microsoft
will always be there to help shield us from any kind of reliability or security issue.”
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products—Microsoft SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online—with the latest version of our Office desktop suite and companion web applications
for businesses of all sizes.
Office 365 helps save time and money, and it frees up valued resources. Simple to use and easy to administer, it is financially backed by a service level agreement guaranteeing 99 percent reliability. Office 365 features robust security, IT-level phone support,
geo-redundancy, disaster recovery, and the business-class privacy controls and standards that you expect from a world-class service provider.
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