Microsoft to deploy Office 365 to 149,000 Queensland government employees in Australia

Enterprise IT vendor Microsoft will deploy Office 365 to 149,000 Queensland government employees in Australia.

Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will also benefit from Queensland’s ICT Strategy 2013-2017 that looks at transform of digital services.

Queensland’s ICT Strategy 2013-2017 is designed to improve services for Queenslanders by better use and analysis of government data, and by using modern, cost-efficient technology.

Microsoft Office 365 for messaging and email, and the enterprise social network Yammer, will help government employees communicate and collaborate in a more seamless fashion.

Office 365 will enable the government to have up-to-date IT services, with access to the latest cloud technologies from Microsoft.

In addition, Office 365 will also ensure better workforce flexibility, mobility and collaboration, and facilitate creative approaches to problem solving.

Meanwhile, Microsoft announced the European Union’s data protection authorities have found that Microsoft’s enterprise cloud contracts meet the high standards of EU privacy law.

This ensures that its customers can use Microsoft services to move data freely through its cloud from Europe to the rest of the world. This recognition applies to Microsoft’s enterprise cloud services – in particular, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Windows Intune.

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