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The Shanfari Group
Client Name: The Shanfari Group
Project: Messaging Solution Migration
Industry: Construction Sector
Technology: Microsoft Office 365
The Shanfari Group THE CUSTOMER

The Shanfari Group, one of the most reputed establishments today, had its humble beginnings in Salalah, Oman in 1960.

Formed by His Excellency Sheikh Said Bin Ahmed Al Shanfari in 1960, the Shanfari Group has practically mirrored the development of modern Oman, and stands tall today, as one of the country's most dynamic business groups. Ably guided by the visionary leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Group has emerged as one of Oman's largest industrial and services conglomerate and a valuable contributor to the development of the nation's infrastructure.

The Shanfari Group’s highly diversified interests span a variety of domains includes roads and infrastructure, tourism, automotive, metal industry, ready mix concrete, aluminium and Oil & Gas. Led from the front by Dr. Adil Bin Said Al Shanfari, Vice Chairman & CEO, the Company is headquartered in Muscat, Oman, with field operations, manufacturing facilities and offices across the Sultanate.

Shanfari Group was running company emails on a local company emails on a local Windows Small Business Server environment and becoming increasing reliant on email for both internal as well as external communication. They had taken the decision to move all email functionality to the Office 365, enabling their users to access to their emails on a highly available and scalable solution.

After reviewing the email system and analysing the impact of email downtime for the business, KalSoft recommended that all email functionality would be better suited to being hosted in a private on-premises server environment. With a large number of email users all over, the client required an email system that provided full high availability, flexible licensing costs and KalSoft digitize solution consisted of migrating their emails to Office 365.

  • Moving to Office 365 has given Shanfari Group the flexibility and collaborative capabilities they required.
  • Migrating to Office365 has not only given them a notable cost-saving over their previous model but also gives them the ability to scale up as they have grown
  • Automatic version updates, maintenance and security
  • Lightning-fast search functionality
  • A GDPR Compliant platform
  • Additional layers of physical and logical security
  • Scalability – inherently scalable to your requirements
  • Full Integration with Azure Active Directory
  • Office 365 has a lot of built-in security features to keep data safe. Some of these include; Encrypted Email, Data Loss Prevention, Mobile Device Management, Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA)

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