A few days ago, Microsoft announced that the city of Chicago was moving 30,000 employees over to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud service. Today, the company announced yet another major contract as Tesco has signed up to use Office 365.
While Tesco is not very well known in the US, it's massive in Europe and Asia. Founded in 1919 and based in the UK, the grocery and general product retailer is the largest private employer in Europe and the third largest retailer in the world. There are over 6,000 Tesco stores worldwide and the company employs over 500,000 workers.
Microsoft's press release says that Office 365 will be deployed to all of Tesco's stores and employees. Mike McNamara, the chief information officer for Tesco, stated:
Office 365 will serve as the portal for all Tesco employees, suppliers and colleagues, encouraging a cultural shift to more flexible ways of working. This will allow our colleagues to engage with each other and deliver a great shopping experience on any channel, as well as encouraging colleagues to share, re-use, and reward ideas and expertise.
A PR email from Microsoft also hinted that even more Office 365 announcements are coming soon thanks to the National Retail Federation holding their annual trade show next week.
Source: Microsoft | Image via Tesco