Mexican Government Reduces Carbon Emissions With Communications Upgrade
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) is a government agency founded in Mexico in 2000 to promote conservation of ecosystems and to develop policies for natural resources and environmental quality. The agency was eager to use technology to reduce travel and the associated carbon emissions. It had deployed Microsoft solutions for messaging and instant messaging, but it wanted to provide more ways for employees to communicate about projects without having to travel. SEMARNAT decided to deploy Microsoft Lync Server 2010 to provide additional capabilities, such as federation and unified messaging for employees, but also to provide a more central solution that contains enhanced security features and is easier to manage.