DTE has completed the rollout of Microsoft’s latest Office 365 platform taking advantage of Eclipse’s free migration service to help small businesses get up and running with off-premise systems.
With several Microsoft licenses up for renewal and support for Windows Server 2003 coming to an end, DTE was looking to move its email and calendars offsite so they wouldn’t have to rely on onsite expertise to support and maintain those services. Cost comparisons meant that it made sense to invest in Microsoft’s full suite of Office 365 so DTE could video conference with sister company Oxford Creative using Skype for Business and new SharePoint services which come as standard.
“It’s made my life much easier, not having to worry about the stability of the Exchange server here,” said Bob Lynn, Service Team Leader & Technical Consultant at DTE. “Knowing that I’ll always have the latest version of these programs without the costly inconvenience of going through regular upgrades frees me up to add more value to our customers. Eclipse’s managed migration service took the entire headache out of installation.”
DTE has an extensive customer base in the Aerospace, Automotive, Motorsport, Architecture, Manufacturing and General Mechanical Engineering markets, where its CATIA based Computer aided design, manufacture and engineering products have helped some of the world’s most high profile projects come to fruition.
“Many businesses are facing the same challenges around how to move to a new way of working in the cloud,” said Tom Ward-Scammell, Cloud Product Manager at Eclipse. “There is a lot of hype out there about what businesses need to be doing to move their systems off-premise; I prefer to focus on how they should do that by making the process as smooth and simple as possible.”
Bob continued: “We celebrate our 30th birthday next year and this move means we’re perfectly placed to take advantage of the next 30 years’ business opportunities across all our sites.”