GE Inks Deal with Microsoft to Boost Workforce Collaboration

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

REDMOND, WA: Microsoft and General Electric (GE) ink deal to provide cloud-backed office 365 productivity apps and services to the latter’s workforce across the globe. Jamie Miller, SVP and CIO of GE says Microsoft’s rich productivity experiences and scalability across devices and platforms are the key drivers for GE’s decision.

The agreement will benefit GE’s 300,000 employees with a secured access to email, Office 365 suite, Skype for business calling and meetings and real-time document co-authoring. GE’s critical line-of-business applications can connect to Office 365 with open APIs.

“Microsoft and GE share many values in common — openness, transparency, data-driven intelligence and innovation — all of which are driving forces behind Microsoft’s own mission to help people and organizations achieve more,” said John Case, Corporate VP, Microsoft Office. “As one of the most innovative companies in the world, GE understands what it takes to unleash the potential of its employees. We’re delighted GE has selected Office 365 as the productivity and collaboration solution to empower its global workforce.”