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V8 Supercars taps Microsoft Office 365 at Tasmania's racing event
V8 Supercars has had made the transition to the Cloud by adopting Microsoft Office 365.
The organisation, which organises high speed V8 races in A/NZ and Austin, Texas, is using Microsoft's Cloud product to mobilise its workforce and make it more flexible.
Having outgrown its current IT system, V8 Supercars turned to Office 365 for its cost effectivenesss and flexibility.
As the company moves from race to race for 10 months of the year, the ability to access email and company files from practically any location was a key deciding factor.
Office 365 is also used by V8 Supercars to help set up, deliver and broadcast V8 Supercars race events all around the world.
In addition to supplying V8 Supercars with Office 365, Microsoft was the lead sponsor of the event held at Symmons Plains in Launceston, Tasmania.
Lockwood Commodore driver, Fabian Coulthard, won the final race of the weekend after already winning the first race.
Patrick Budmar covers consumer and enterprise technology breaking news for IDG Communications. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_budmar.
Microsoft kicked off its IT partnership with V8 Supercars by sponsoring the racing event in Tasmania
The communication centre near the racetrack
Fans meet the drivers
Autographing a hat
The crowds gather for the first day of racing
The Red Bull Racing pit
Watching the first day or racing
The racetrack prepares for the first race
Cars getting ready for the race
At the starting grid
First day of racing
A Red Bull Racing fan watches the race
Lockwood Holden's Fabian Coulthard wins the first race
The drivers celebrate their win
Fans meet the driver
The pit lane
Tires being prepared
Red Bull Racing team watches the race
Cars prepare for second day of racing
Second day of racing
Coulthard wins the third race
The drivers celebrate their wins