Sunday, June 14, 2015

2GO switches to Microsoft Office 365 provided by Globe Business

Globe Business, through its IT Enabled Services Group, once again enables 2GO Group Inc, the largest, premier logistics provider in the Philippines, with another cloud-based solution -- Microsoft Office 365.

To date, 2GO is Globe Business' biggest Microsoft Office 365 client with almost 3,000 licenses. As the world’s leading productivity application, Microsoft Office 365 provides enterprise-grade tools that brings together familiar Microsoft Office desktop applications that lets its users get things done easier and faster. 
Gabriel David, CIO of 2GO Group had this to say:  “Our email prior to O365 was a hosted MS Exchange provided by a local vendor. The main reason why we transferred from our old provider to O365 is reliability, plus the fact that O365 offers bigger storage and better collaboration tools.  Because of  the frequent issues and non-commitment by the local vendor to improve their infra and technology, we decided to look for other alternatives.  We did an in-depth study of O365 and other email solutions that could offer the same services. For us, O365 came up the strongest due to its technology, functionality and ease of use.”

David also continued that O365 deployment was reasonably easy. It took them around only one month to deploy almost 3,000 emails. There were a few challenges with the migration but with the help of Globe, issues were immediately addressed. “We wanted a single point of contact for the email, and when we found out Globe was a Cloud Service Provider of Microsoft, we were confident enough to work with them as majority of our infrastructure for  our Data Center and Back-up-as-a-Service (BaaS) is with Globe.  Our core services such as Direct Internet, MPLS and Wireless Mobile are also with Globe Business.”

“We thank 2GO for their continued business partnership.  Globe is a leader when it comes to innovation and we want to share what we know with our customers as we continuously look for solutions to their business pain points.  We partner with renowned companies the likes of Microsoft to give our customers the edge, as we enable them in their journey to digital transformation,” shared Rey Lugtu, Globe Vice President of IT Enabled Services.

(L to R) Lauro Lucas, Globe Enteprise Group Senior Account Manager; Rey Lugtu, Vice President, Globe IT Enabled Services Group; Gil Genio, Globe EVP & COO for International and Business Markets , Jerry Cruzabra – CFO, 2GO Group, Gabriel David, CIO, 2GO Group and Patricia Sadorra, Globe Enterprise Group Sales Cluster Head
With O365 provided by Globe, 2GO employees can easily access, store, transmit, and manipulate information, application and files virtually anywhere on PC, Mac and tablets. Powered by Microsoft Exchange Online, O365 allows users to sync and access business-class emails, Instant Messaging (IM), contacts and shared calendars that are on schedule.  O365 also lets users view and edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint files on multiple mobile devices from any browser.

Globe IT Enabled Services offers a range of IT solutions such as industry-accredited data centers, cloud solutions and managed services as well as a complete portfolio of business applications like machine-to-machine and productivity tools. To learn more, visit, contact your Globe Business Account Manager, or send an email to