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Poundland chooses Microsoft Office 365 as it overhauls IT infrastructure

December 12th, 2013

Poundland is implementing Microsoft Office 365 to enable staff to collaborate and communicate more efficiently. The retailer, which sells all of its products for £1, has chosen the Microsoft 365 cloud suite to improve its communication methods and scale as it expands its fleet of stores.

Poundland has 490 stores in the UK and Ireland, and has plans to open an additional 1,000 stores as the business grows. It says Office 365 allows the store to improve the productivity of the business as well as communication among colleagues, at a lower total cost of ownership.

The cloud solution also benefits employees who work on the move. Poundland has around 100 employees in the field, including business managers, human resources, business partners and trainers. In the past those people relied on BlackBerry mobile devices and laptops, which they logged into once a day from home, or via VPN when they could.