New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, the largest transportation network in North America, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for cloud-based email and productivity at a potential savings of more than $6 million. But, more importantly, this migration may save lives.
In 2012, when Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard, most of the MTA’s services were stored in on-premises servers. The communications services housed in those servers were in danger of going offline, which would have been even more disastrous for its 15 million customers during that tumultuous time.
To help prevent potential issues like these, the MTA will be deploying 22,000 seats of Microsoft Office 365, which provides reliable and seamless communication and anywhere, anytime productivity capabilities, especially in crisis and disaster situations.
The MTA joins a rapidly growing list of state and local government customers taking advantage of the reliable communication and productivity benefits of moving to the cloud with Microsoft, including the city of Chicago, the city of San Jose, the New York state and the state of Texas.
Head over to the Microsoft in Government blog to read more about the MTA’s decision to choose Microsoft Office 365,
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