Mecklenburg County, North Carolina’s most populous county, has selected Microsoft Office 365 as its communications and collaboration platform, Windows Azure as its cloud storage solution, and Microsoft Surface Pro for its mobility needs.
The county’s Youth and Family Services department is reporting $3.2 million in productivity savings per year due to Mecklenburg’s Surface Pro pilot launch. Meanwhile, by switching to Windows Azure, the county’s cloud storage costs have reduced.
Cliff Dupuy, the county’s chief information officer, said these modern devices and services have increased employee productivity. The investment in Microsoft technology enables the county to reap all the benefits of the cloud while maintaining its commitment to privacy and security.