NOKIA meets major launch deadline, saves costs and gets peace of mind

Business Situation

Nokia was set for a major Office 365 migration when it discovered issues that would potentially jeopardize the project. Just four months away from launch date, this global technology maker realised it could not allow employee emails in the US to add attachments to their emails. The company needed a pragmatic solution, but since the timeline was so tight, wasn’t sure it was possible. The potential of putting off the much anticipated upgrade to its digital workforce would cost the company millions of dollars for each month of delay.

“If you need quick results, go with Avanade and Accenture. They were professional, flexible and agile in an international, challenging environment. It was a risky project, with lots of pressure to succeed. In the end, they hit all the milestones and delivered on promises.”

Peter Friedwagner Director for End User Collaboration Services at NOKIA


Avanade and Accenture helped NOKIA develop a solution to get it back on track, leveraging Microsoft Azure and integrating it with Outlook via the Microsoft Office 365 APIs.


NOKIA met its launch deadline with the help and expertise from Avanade and Accenture, resulting in several benefits including:

  • Allowing more than 10,000 NOKIA mail users to take advantage of Microsoft Office 365 and stay compliant
  • Launching the project in a condensed timeline prevented NOKIA’s loss of $3 million per month in expenses has its project continued to experience delays
  • NOKIA now has peace of mind—leveraging cloud technologies which offer a resilient and dependable solution

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