Computacenter carried out independent evaluation of the collaboration environments offered by Microsoft and IBM
Thanks to this comparison, KRZN now has a comprehensive overview of the solutions, which will provide a strong basis for their evaluation and future decision.
As the IT service provider for local authorities, KRZN must keep the cost of IT systems low. The incumbent solution, which is based on IBM collaboration products such as Lotus Domino/Notes, Connections and Sametime, was compared with collaboration solutions offered by Microsoft under normal operating conditions, to weigh up the costs and benefits of replacing the solution.
As the IT service provider for local authorities, KRZN is required to keep the costs of IT systems low. The environment currently used by the organisation, which is based on IBM collaboration products such as Lotus Domino/Notes, Connections, and Sametime, was compared with Microsoft collaboration solutions under normal operating conditions, in order to weigh up the costs and benefits of replacing the incumbent solution.
Computacenter developed a fully functional Microsoft collaboration solution for KRZN to test based on the most up-to-date components. Test migrations of mailboxes and analysis of possible improvements to processes were just some of the features of this comprehensive comparison.
Thanks to the test environment Computacenter provided for KRZN, the organisation now has a comprehensive report on which to make a well-considered decision regarding their future requirements for a collaboration environment. The clear cost-benefit analysis of the solutions on offer has also provided the organisation with useful information for making a decision.
Thanks to our collaboration with Computacenter on the implementation and evaluation of the Microsoft Exchange Stack solution, we have a clear overview the impact of a possible integration, and are now in a position to assess the performance of the Microsoft solution in the context of our own working environment.