Last week, Toyota and Microsoft announced an expansion of their collaboration with each other. Since June, Toyota has been utilizing Microsoft’s 365 Office-dedicated cloud services. Now, for increased internal communication and collaboration, Toyota will be producing a hybrid model, with on-premises editions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, and Windows Server.
Microsoft will aid Toyota in providing all of these services to over 200,000 Toyota employees across the globe over the course of the next two years. There are several goals of a platform of this nature: to reduce costs, to support mobile devices, and to ameliorate the communication and collaboration processes of employees through new technologies in social media, conferencing, information-sharing, and messaging.
Of this decision, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner stated, “Toyota’s decision to deploy Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Windows Server to its 200,000 employees worldwide is further evidence of the enterprise-class quality and scalability of the world’s most popular productivity platform, as well as another key milestone in our growing alliance together. By seamlessly integrating both cloud and on-premises environments, Toyota will enable its employees to effortlessly collaborate and communicate with each other, whether they are within the same four walls or in locations around the world.”
Toyota is one hundred percent confident in the decision to go with Microsoft. Shigeki Tomoyama, managing officer at Toyota, said, “We strongly believe that Microsoft has the most capable platform that delivers ease, excellence and efficiency required to provide the communication experience our employees expect.”
Casey Toyota is very excited about the continued partnership. To stay up to date with all Toyota news, connect via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/caseytoyota and following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CaseyToyota.
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Casey Toyota is conveniently located in Williamsburg, Virginia, serving the Norfolk, Newport News and Hampton community since 1958. The family-owned and –operated company has an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles of all makes and models, as well as a large selection of certified Toyotas. The friendly staff is always ready to help patrons find the perfect match of car and driver and is dedicated to making all of their customers 100% confident in the decisions they make.