Date Added: Jan 2010
As a midsize IT services firm, Intertec Consulting has 300 employees working in six offices around the world - and e-mail communication with one another and with customers is vital. The company's older Lotus Notes messaging system was not getting the job done. Frequent downtime and sluggish performance frustrated employees and deprived them of needed messages and contacts. Intertec moved to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, which provides up-to-date communications and collaboration programs over the Internet from Microsoft data centers. Since making the switch, e-mail availability has soared from 89 percent to 99.9 percent, messaging costs have dropped 37 percent, and the IT staff has 30 percent less work.