By Moving Email to Cloud, Retailer Saves $250,000 Annually, Gains Business Agility
Godiva worked with Binary Tree, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, to migrate its email into the "Cloud," using Microsoft online services. By delivering email over the Internet, Godiva eliminated U.S.$250,000 in annual notes maintenance and hosting fees, achieved cost-effective email scalability, and freed its IT staff to focus on supporting business growth. Godiva also looked at LotusLive, a cloud-based email service from IBM and Google Gmail. The Godiva IT staff has also observed that because the Microsoft online services user interface is familiar and extremely intuitive, employees are more self-sufficient, which will ultimately lead to fewer support calls.