Bio-tech procurement company Amici Procurement has chosen Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider iomart (AIM: IOM) to help it move to Office 365. iomart was one of the first cloud service providers to be chosen by Microsoft as a Tier 1 member of its Cloud Solution Provider Program in Europe.
Amici Procurement provides small to medium-sized companies in the bio-tech sector with a unique procurement service, helping them with all aspects of the purchasing cycle to help them obtain best value. Its IT platform hosts more than 4 million products from more than 3,000 suppliers.
“Office 365 is a natural progression for us,” said Caroline Briggs, owner of Amici Procurement. “We are a specialist in providing procurement services, not hosting, and we had got to the point where it didn’t make sense to keep diverting resources to maintain and backup a server any more. We already hosted our IT platform with iomart and we knew they had the expertise as a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider to take us to Office 365.”
iomart worked with Amici Procurement to scope its existing local Hosted Exchange solution to create a roadmap to move data to the cloud. This included the creation of new mailboxes, the import of existing Whitelists and setting up of all the various distribution groups and shared mailboxes.
Amici Procurement now has a professional Office 365 solution including an enterprise email system, instant messaging platform and the full suite of Office applications including Word and Excel. Office 365 also allows the team to share calendars and collaborate on documents online.
Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, iomart partners with leading vendors such as VMware, Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, Asigra, Arbor and Dell to offer customers a centrally managed, controlled and completely agnostic set of hybrid, private and public cloud platforms.