Kennametal, a leading material science and manufacturing company has adopted Microsoft Office 365 so that it can make information, people, and answers readily accessible from mobile devices used on the factory floor, at home and on the road. Their employees now access the company’s intranet through their personal devices, which improves their ability to work together to resolve issues, stay up-to-date on corporate information.
Kennametal reevaluated its technology infrastructure when the time came to upgrade IBM Notes and the related servers. The company looked to the cloud to replace existing email and file-sharing methods and to add conferencing, data storage, and enterprise social networking to its capabilities, considering solutions from Google and Microsoft. “We spent quite a bit of time evaluating Google cloud offerings, and while we liked a lot of its technology, we felt that Google lacked tools that could handle the full range of our demands,” says Steve Hanna, chief information officer at Kennametal. “It didn’t provide many executive administration functions that we need on a day-to-day basis, such as the ability to delegate calendars. At the same time, Microsoft Office 365 was nearing release and we were excited about where it could take us.”
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