Equant has signed a three-year contract with SGS, to implement, host and manage a worldwide messaging system.
On the release note, Equant points that this messaging contract, signed in partnership with Microsoft, demonstrates its strategy to develop global, customized and integrated communications services. Equant currently delivers managed messaging solutions to more than 800,000 worldwide corporate users, leveraging the skills of its 500 IT specialists available all over the world.
Before turning to Equant, SGS, had a legacy messaging system based on servers deployed worldwide. Equant responded to SGS request to review their messaging system with a consultative approach where Equant recommended alternative options based on the future business needs of SGS. After a careful evaluation, SGS decided for Equant to provide a fully-centralized managed messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.
Rationalization, Cost effectiveness, state of the art technology and scalability are pointed as the key benefits of this new SGS messaging system.
SGS will see the benefits of this migration through better end users satisfaction and effectiveness, said Stefan Schnydrig, SGS CIO. After having analyzed the market through a formal RFP, SGS identified Equant as the preferred global messaging services provider. Their strong technical expertise combined with a very industrialized solution was key to convince SGS to outsource its Messaging infrastructure to Equant .
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