In this case study, you can read about a Catalonian centre which is helping Spanish businesses become more productive through collaboration with Microsoft in providing Microsoft Office 365, an enterprise-class, cloud-based solution.
Catalonian centre driving innovation through ICT
The mission of the Centro de Innovación en Productividad (CIP) in the Spanish region of Catalonia has been to help companies become more productive through the innovative use of technology.Small and mid-sized organizations throughout the Spanish region of Catalonia routinely turn to the Centro de Innovación en Productividad (CIP) to learn how to operate their businesses more efficiently and productively. CIP offers training programs and technology demonstrations on a wide range of Microsoft solutions. It provides total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) analysis that can help local companies make well-informed and well-considered business decisions.
But until recently, CIP had no compelling options to offer small and mid-sized organizations that did not want to invest in the on-premises infrastructure, nor did they have the internal resources to support these solutions. Some companies were struggling to use Google Apps and a dozen other online or hosted services. They had to juggle multiple passwords and navigate a dozen different user interfaces.
In order to help them as much as possible, CIP decided to collaborate with Microsoft and started using Microsoft Office 365. With the Microsoft Office 365, CIP clients can access a suite of enterprise-class online services, without having to procure or maintain an in-house infrastructure for those services.
“We'll benefit not only from reselling the Microsoft Online Services themselves but also from offering additional training and support services to extend those services”, says Albert Esplugas, Director Centro de Innovación en Productividad.