ABB (NYSE: ABB ) has agreed to implement Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) Office 365 and its enterprise social network, Yammer, utilizing the cloud-based solutions across its international operations, Microsoft announced today.
Currently, ABB utilizes multiple enterprise solutions to communicate among its 145,000 employees located in 100 countries. ABB provides power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide.
Microsoft quoted ABB Chief Information Officer Andy Tidd as saying, "Office 365 and Yammer will enable us to transform communication and collaboration among our employees, surfacing the best and most innovative ideas across the organization."
Office 365 integrates multiple functions, including mail, video conferencing, and Yammer. Microsoft COO Kevin Turner was quoted as saying, "ABB's decision as a global technology leader to deploy Office 365 and Yammer will help it realize its vision for empowering employees with new ways of working via enterprise social and the cloud."