Virtually anywhere, anytime communication paired with Subaru's drive to
compete as key to deployment of Lync
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada showcased more than
automotive savvy at its drive event held at the Microsoft Canada
offices in Mississauga today. Together with Microsoft Canada, Subaru
demonstrated how Microsoft Lync can be used to drive employee
collaboration - anytime, virtually anywhere - allowing this iconic
company to drive business forward in a highly competitive market.
"Subaru Canada is an incredible organization that brings unique and
innovative engineering to the marketplace," said Jason Brommet, Group
Manager, Microsoft Office Division, at Microsoft Canada. "So it was a
thrill to work closely with the company to bring that same savvy and
innovation to their employees through Microsoft Lync. Subaru knows what
it wants and needs to do to compete - and fundamental to this vision is
empowering collaboration. By using Lync, Subaru is already tapping into
all the smart features of the modern desktop to drive the business
forward, all while achieving great value."
Microsoft Lync gives businesses and users an entirely unified and
connected user experience, transforming every communication into a rich
interaction that is more collaborative and engaging. Lync lets Subaru
Canada users keep track of their contacts' availability; send instant
messages; start or join an audio, video or web conference; or make a
phone call. Lync is built to fully integrate with Microsoft Office,
which means a familiar and consistent user experience.
"Subaru Canada has an extensive network of dealerships and we needed a
better way for the company to collaborate in real time with not only
internal employees but our valued stakeholders as well," said George
Hamin, Subaru Canada's Director of eBusiness and Information Systems.
"Lync has helped us improve decision making and intelligence sharing,
as well as help reduce travel costs. It drives enriched conversations,
no matter where we are or what device we're using, and results in
better informed people who make smarter decisions."
Considered a smart alternative to mainstream brands, Subaru offers high
residual value, class-leading safety and confidence-inspiring
performance in its lineup of vehicles. Subaru brought its 2013 BRZ as well as its new preventative safety technology
- the EyeSight driver assistance system, which was introduced on its
2013 Legacy and Outback - to Microsoft Canada offices as examples of vehicles delivering
driving enjoyment and peace of mind. Just as Subaru customers look to a
brand to deliver specific attributes when making an important
investment, Subaru Canada also looks to make a wise investment when
selecting collaboration and communication technologies. Leveraging
Lync, Subaru Canada was able to make the right investment in the right
technology to drive business forward.
For more information about the Subaru Canada deployment, visit here. To follow the conversation @Subaru_Canada #Subaru.
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more
information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.
About Microsoft Canada
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Co. is the Canadian subsidiary of
Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales,
marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and
English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has 10 regional
offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great
software - any time, any place and on any device. Visit Microsoft
Canada's web site at www.microsoft.ca.
SOURCE: Microsoft Canada Co.
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