The US Department of Interior. UU. He decided to move 84,500 employees of Google applications to Office 365, according to a Federal News Network report (via Windows Central). The new $ 94 million contract follows an earlier battle between Google and Microsoft seven years ago, when the Interior finally chose Google to move its email to the cloud.
With this new contract, the US Department of Interior plans to leverage Microsoft tools to improve collaboration among DOI employees, as explained in this statement:
"The cloud-based solution will support DOI employees by improving work collaboration methods, documentation flows, communication capabilities, optimized use and management of email and the overall overall business performance of the DOI mission, costs and objectives of support, "states the work statement. “The objectives of the DOI include the development of an integrated partnership to build a project that transits accounts, data, technical controls, authentication or access capabilities and applications that make up the current email and cloud collaboration system in a modernized system, secure, enriched in services, email and collaboration. ”
The timing for this new contract is quite interesting, since Microsoft is still waiting for a decision on the $ 10 billion multi-year JEDI contract from the Pentagon. Last month, we also reported that the United States Department of Defense agreed to use Microsoft’s 365 software and productivity solutions in a $ 7.6 billion deal.
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