Tesco eyes MS collaboration software

Johannesburg, 05 Aug 2011
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Tesco eyes MS collaboration software

Tesco has signed a contract which will enable the supermarket to buy plenty of Microsoft collaboration software, reports International Supermarket News.

The deal with Microsoft will provide such services as the SharePoint, Exchange and Lync technologies expected to give immediate rewards.

Furthermore, Tesco will also be able to enjoy access to the Microsoft Services' Enterprise Strategy programme, which will offer advice to the retail firm on delivering projects.

Bill Gonzalez, GM for the worldwide distribution and services sector at Microsoft said: “Tesco is one of the most innovative global retailers and this commitment confirms their position in the industry as a company that is focused on its customers, as well as driven by forward-thinking leaders.”

This kind of deal represents where Microsoft is successful. Its online services division, however, continues to be ailing. In its recent quarterly results briefing, the division revealed that its loss widened to $728 million from $688 million a year ago.

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