NaviSite Europe has announced that professional services consultancy, Glenfield Business Solutions, has selected NaviSite as its managed Microsoft Office 365 provider to help implement the cloud-based business application both internally and to four of its customers. NaviSite was selected due to its leading support services for managed applications and proven track record as a longstanding Microsoft partner of 15 years.
As part of its professional services, Glenfield helps drive the IT strategy and implementation across hundreds of users in customer businesses. By adopting Microsoft Office 365 from NaviSite, Glenfield is able to offer staff and customers the latest version of familiar Office applications in a cloud environment that helps improve productivity and enable seamless collaboration.
Managing email licenses for hundreds of seats and offering support for multiple versions of Microsoft Exchange had become a pain point. With an Office 365 solution delivered by NaviSite, Glenfield can now centrally manage all licenses it’s responsible for and will benefit from NaviSite’s premium 24/7 customer support services. The solution has allowed Glenfield to achieve cost savings by reducing customer’s needs for servers and outsourcing infrastructure and storage.
David Loosley, Senior IT Consultant, Glenfield Business Solutions said: “As a provider of IT solutions, it was important for us to be at the forefront of the technology curve and lead by example with the most up to date Office pack. We’d looked at Office 365, but felt it wasn’t a process that we wanted to go ahead with without a partner – it’s a move that requires a lot of planning and it’s important when offering it to customers that you have the support of a trusted and responsive partner who can handle complex migrations with minimum disruption.”
Sean McAvan, Managing Director, NaviSite Europe said: “NaviSite’s long term track record of implementing Microsoft email systems for a range of businesses, means that we can leverage deep in-house expertise to skillfully setup, onboard and migrate new Office 365® users, using well established migration services. Our 24/7 support, with SLAs which beat Microsoft Premium support are particularly important given the critical nature of email systems. To ensure high availability and reliability of these systems, we also bundle ProofPoint™ as an integral part of our solution. We’re pleased to be supporting Glenfield Business Solutions and their customers. As more businesses move their email and collaboration systems to the cloud, they often encounter complex deployment scenarios and NaviSite is especially well positioned to help businesses make this transition.”