Milwaukee County opts for Office 365 for email

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin’s largest with 3,375 employees representing 40 departments spread out over 1,190 square miles, is leaving its current email communication system for Microsoft Office 365.

Things like access to email and easy communication between departments are a key part of a successful collaboration strategy. That’s why after experiencing some inefficiencies with its current provider, Milwaukee County made the switch, writes Michael Donlan, Microsoft’s vice president of U.S. State and Local Government.

Milwaukee County is not alone in making this choice, based on flexibility, security and reliability, Donlan observes. The county’s Chief Technology Officer and Director of Technology Operations, Nicholas Wojciechowski, says the fact that the Office 365 meets compliance standards and regulations of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was also critical in its decision.

Microsoft’s work with Milwaukee County is part of the company’s CityNext program to empower people to transform their cities and their futures. Milwaukee County plans to also roll out Yammer, SharePoint Online and Windows devices in support of its long-term technology upgrades.

For more on Milwaukee’s move to Microsoft technology, read Donlan’s full blog post, here.

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Aimee Riordan
Microsoft News Center Staff