MillenniumIT helps MAS Holdings keep employees connected and productive with Microsoft Lync

9th January 2013, Colombo: MillenniumIT, a leading technology solutions provider announced today that MAS Holdings has gone live with Microsoft Lync, a state-of-the-art turnkey solution provided jointly by MillenniumIT and Dialog GSM.

MillenniumIT, part of London Stock Exchange Group, welcomed MAS Holdings to the elite group of enterprises to adopt the Microsoft Lync Server as their main platform to collaborate and communicate with their corporate employee network.

While reducing costs involved in audio and web conferencing, Lync will enable MAS employees to collaborate by sharing knowledge and information efficiently, regardless of location. Ad-hoc meetings between individuals or large groups will be made far more effective with Lync’s online meeting capabilities.

MAS Holdings, the region’s leading manufacturer of intimate apparel, performance wear and swimwear lays claim to a wide network of 41 world-class apparel facilities and design centers spread over ten countries. All remote offices and employees will benefit with the use of Lync capabilities, with multiple modes of communication offered to optimize the company’s business methods. Value and cost reduction is provided along with flexibility of instant multi-channel communication, from Instant Messaging to voice conversation or even desktop sharing.

Sanjaya Dayananda, Head of Microsoft Business at MillenniumIT said:
‘We are happy that MAS Holdings has chosen MillenniumIT to enable them to go live with Microsoft’s Lync Server. Lync’s highly secure and reliable communication system works with existing tools and systems for easier management and lower cost of ownership, and will support the Group with greater choice and flexibility in their communication methods.’

Senaka Harischandra, Chief Information Officer of MAS Holdings said:
‘Based on the reputation that MillenniumIT’s Microsoft Solution team has earned in the industry for their engineering skills and the quality of their deployments, MAS embarked on this enterprise-wide initiative on a hosted model provided by Dialog. In this project, MillenniumIT has proven their capability and in some cases exceeded our expectations throughout the implementation process. With this implementation MAS expects a significant reduction in time and cost of travel between the factories and office sites situated both locally and overseas, resulting in greater productivity and speed all round.’