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Shazam! CGNET Adds Office 365 to its Service Portfolio

Monday, March 19, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Pool
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Online Service Complements CGNET's Hosted Exchange Offering

March 15, 2012 (Menlo Park, CA)

CGNET Services, a cloud-based provider of IT services to non-profits, non-governmental and international aid organizations, has announced a partnership with Microsoft that permits CGNET to offer Microsoft's Office 365 at special pricing for qualifying non-profit organizations.

Office 365 is the evolution of several Microsoft products-- Exchange, Office, Lync and SharePoint—into a solution hosted by Microsoft and delivered as a subscription service. CGNET is able to provide trial subscriptions of Office 365 and provides turnkey support for organizations that want to migrate their on-premise hosted Exchange service to Office 365.

"We're really excited to be able to provide Office 365 to our clients,” said Georg Lindsey, CGNET's CEO. "We've had tremendous interest from smaller organizations that don't have the resources or expertise to host their own Exchange service. And at the same time, we've seen that a number of our larger customers want to turn their Exchange and Office support over to cloud-based providers,” added Lindsey.

Microsoft's Office 365 combines some of its most powerful messaging and productivity applications—Exchange, Office, Lync and SharePoint—into a solution delivered via "the cloud,” as a subscription service. The applications are hosted by Microsoft in their data centers, and accessed by users via "lite” clients—or no client at all. IT Managers log into a portal to configure and administer the services, and that's it. CGNET can offer free trial subscriptions to Office 365. For those ready to make the transition, CGNET can provide migration services to ensure important messages, contacts and other data are preserved during the changeover.

If you're curious about Office 365 and want to learn more, you can contact CGNET by sending an email to  

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