ICS Solutions have recently helped asset management firm Caliburn Capital transition to the Cloud by adopting Microsoft Office 365.
Caliburn Capital’s main drive to adopt Microsoft Office 365 was Microsoft Exchange Online. This week, Caliburn Capital completed their migration of 80 mailboxes from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to Exchange Online.
Transitioning to Microsoft’s Cloud allowed Caliburn Capital to avoid additional expenditure on the replacement of their servers, reduce additional licensing, maintenance, disaster recovery and backup costs, and keep a familiar Exchange user interface to reduce disruption to employee productivity. Office 365 also increases flexibility for Caliburn Capital’s employees, who frequently travel between their offices in Loindon and Geneva.
“Office 365 offered us a breadth of solutions, all combined in one single licence, and all upgraded to the 2010 version. It allows access from our international offices and it is easy to use when we are on the move. Our company expects to save money not only on the servers but also on Disaster Recovery, Backup and Licencing.” Darren Hodges, IT Director, Caliburn Capital
Before deciding to adopt Office 365, Caliburn Capital evaluated a competitive solution in Google Apps. Caliburn Capital opted for Office 365, which runs in rich coexistence and integrates seamlessly with the previous on-premises Exchange solution. This enabled them to carry out a phased migration without disrupting performance and also minimised downtime for end users. Office 365 avoids integration problems between other Microsoft solutions, and also benefits from maintaining a consistent and familiar end user experience.
Caliburn Capital is taking full advantage of Office 365, by also implementing Lync Online and Microsoft’s Office Professional Plus. The organisation also has plans to deploy SharePoint Online in the last quarter of 2011.