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Is Microsoft's Office 365 bet starting to pay off in enterprise adoption?

Paul Rubens | June 13, 2013
Microsoft's subscription-desktop hybrid application updated from the cloud may trigger wider Office 365 adoption in the enterprise, at least that's what the software giant is banking on with its new Office365 ProPlus offering.

The Attraction of Office 365
But the main attraction of Office 365 to Hill is that the cloud model suits the company's global geographical spread. It has already embraced the cloud with Workday for human capital management, for sales automation, Interactive Intelligence for call center functionality in the cloud and ServiceNow for IT servicesin the cloud. "It's clear to me that the cloud strategy lets us move faster and cut costs effectively," he says.

Directions on Microsoft's Miller says he believes that the fact that companies like Veyance are adopting Office 365 shows that the momentum behind Office 365 is finally starting to build.

"Like with Windows 8, with Office 365 Microsoft is making a big long-term bet.," Miller says. "Small companies have begun to adopt Office 365 in a significant way and now I think you'll see it beginning to attract mid-sized and larger ones. I think we are a sea change of how people view utility computing,"


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