SATS gets hosted
By Enterprise Innovation Editors | 2010-04-07
Despite looming anxieties about the cloud's security, a Singapore organization, Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) has hopped onboard Microsoft's cloud-based offerings.
Part of Microsoft Online Services, BPOS offers enterprise-class communications and collaboration software delivered as a subscription service to businesses ranging in size from as few as five to hundreds of thousands seats. The services include Exchange Online with Exchange Hosted Filtering, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online and Office Live Meeting. In addition to these robust full-service products, Exchange Online Deskless Worker and SharePoint Online Deskless Worker are available for occasional users who typically need limited email and collaboration tools and who access via Internet kiosks or public terminals.
SATS goes hosted
SATS decided to deploy the Business Productivity Online Deskless Worker Suite for its 9,000 employees when it became an independent entity from Singapore Airlines. The organisation was looking for a solution that would support their existing applications while meeting the need for better and more cost effective messaging and collaboration to enhance productivity and mobility of staff and the organisation as it expands in Singapore and beyond.
“We chose Microsoft BPOS as it provided the right mix of flexibility and ease of scalability to support our growing organisation. The solution is familiar, and meets our requirements for reliability, security and ease-of-use. Deploying and managing the solution is also a breeze for our lean IT team. Finally, with BPOS, we can explore integrating with other new technologies, like IP telephony, to enhance collaboration throughout the organisation while at the same time, reducing overall IT costs,” said Lim Chuang, Chief Financial Officer of SATS.