ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoo Atlanta has selected B2B Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and provider of IT consulting services, to manage the transition of its on-premise email system to Exchange Online, Microsoft's new cloud email and calendaring service.
A nonprofit organization seeking cost-effective methods in managing day-to-day operating costs, most notably the stewardship of more than 1,500 animals from around the world, Zoo Atlanta partnered with B2B Technologies to realize a cost savings of approximately 30 percent through migration from a previous in-house email solution to a cloud-based solution in the latest version of Microsoft Exchange. Information technology administrative services for the Zoo's email services and other applications are now provided over the Internet, reducing costs on its internal IT department and freeing its more than 100 full-time employees to focus resources on other needs.
"B2B Technologies is a terrific technology partner and has exceeded our expectations in helping Zoo Atlanta quickly deploy more advanced messaging and communications technology," said Fred Vignes, Director of Information Technology at Zoo Atlanta. "Our mission has always been to safeguard the wildlife entrusted to our keeping through conservation activities and research, and with the help of B2B Technologies, we can focus more of our internal IT resources towards supporting these efforts."
"Zoo Atlanta is at the forefront in so many areas and is one of the leaders in wildlife conservation," said Frank Fuerst, co-founder and president of B2B Technologies. "We are proud to work with Zoo Atlanta as they evolve their communications technologies to a cloud services solution, which will free them from routine IT maintenance tasks and enable them to focus their resources on their mission of providing informative, educational, and engaging experiences to the Zoo's visitors."
About B2B Technologies
Founded in 1998, B2B Technologies (www.B2Btech.com) is a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate partner and Microsoft Gold Certified consulting partner focused on helping organizations derive maximum business benefits through Microsoft technology and cloud services offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, B2B Technologies is recognized for its significant expertise in SharePoint portals, Exchange Messaging, Business Intelligence systems, and the new Office 365 cloud service. B2B clients range from small and mid-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies. B2B is also one of Microsoft's premier partners for providing services to the education market.
About Zoo Atlanta
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Complex Carnivores, a new series of exhibits featuring bush dogs, fossa and binturong, opened on April 1. Zoo Atlanta is also proud to be one of only four zoos in the U.S. that giant pandas call home: Lun Lun's newest cub, Po, born November 3, 2010, made his public debut in spring 2011. Other highlights include the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the nation's largest zoological collection of orangutans and a global center of excellence for the care and study of vanishing reptiles and amphibians. The Zoo is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, call 404.624.WILD or visit zooatlanta.org.
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