Textron—a mega-corporation known for the flying craft it creates—is a standout in the aviation field and a leader in the defense, finance, and industrial sectors. When Textron IT leaders reviewed the corporation’s cloud file storage and sharing options and concluded that OneDrive would provide the improved governance they desired at a drastically lower cost, the only question was how to transition 1,000 technical workers quickly and seamlessly. They found the answer with Microsoft FastTrack, the customer success service available to companies adopting Microsoft Office 365. Now Textron employees using OneDrive are sharing and collaborating more easily than ever before, and Textron has achieved substantial license savings.
Aviation giant Textron executes the perfect takeoff with cloud-based file storage and sharing solution
Best known for its aviation brands—including Bell Helicopter, Cessna, and Beechcraft—multi-industry global giant Textron also runs a network of defense, industrial, and finance businesses. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the corporation has business units around the globe. To fuel collaboration, Textron brought 1,000 users to Microsoft OneDrive in just four weeks, improving governance and reducing storage needs. With significant savings in license fees, Textron IT leaders credit great teamwork with each other and with Microsoft FastTrack for the win.