Georgia State University: Switches to Microsoft Office 365, Saves $1 Million in Operating Costs

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Confronted with an aging communication and collaboration solution that had reached the end of its supported life cycle, Georgia State University (GSU) decided not to update its existing on-premises Novell GroupWise software. Instead, it switched to cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 to better support mobile and remote workers using PCs, Macs, and various mobile devices and to better interoperate with already-planned deployments, including Active Directory and Microsoft Office applications. Soon, students will be upgraded to Office 365 for education. Now, GSU has trimmed its annual email-related infrastructure cost by 50 percent, and a simplified IT environment is freeing up the equivalent of 2.5 employees who can be repurposed for other IT tasks.