Date Added: Nov 2012
A.P. Eagers, based in Brisbane, is an automotive retailer that sells 40 brands of cars and trucks. The company had been growing quickly through acquisitions, and this made it difficult for the IT staff to maintain a consistent and highly available email system across the enterprise. The company decided that a cloud-based email system made more sense for its many geographically distributed locations. After an evaluation of Google Mail revealed some shortcomings, they chose to deploy Microsoft Exchange Online, part of Microsoft Office 365. With the help of Microsoft Partner Network member InverseCurve, the company implemented an email system that reduces IT administration requirements while providing employees with improved email availability, better remote access, and additional features such as larger user mailboxes.