International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has selected Microsoft Office 365 as the business communication solution for around 58,000 employees, enabling its workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world.
“Giving our employees the tools and freedom to achieve more in their day-to-day activities was a key component in our decision to engage with Microsoft,” said Nigel Underwood, chief information officer, IAG. “Office 365 will allow employees to collaborate and achieve their work tasks regardless of the platform, product or device. This is an excellent example of IAG enabling change within the group to create a common IT platform for our airlines which will be more efficient and reduce our costs.”
“Office 365 is on track to becoming one of the fastest growing products in our history. Globally, 1 in 5 Microsoft enterprise business customers are now using Office 365, which is up from 1 in 7 last year. The adoption by International Airlines Group (IAG) is the validation that only Microsoft offers the highest level of rich-user experience, security, privacy, and the needed flexibility for the customers to move to cloud at their own pace – having hybrid (both on premise, and on cloud environments at the same time that work together seamlessly) environments while they move to cloud” said Ramkumar Pichai, GM – Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft India.