Hilton Looks to Create 'Workplace of the Future' with Investment in Microsoft Platform

| October 07, 2010

Hilton Worldwide today announced that it is adopting Microsoft Corp.'s collaboration and productivity tools as part of the company's Innovation Collaborative initiative. Under the terms of this new agreement, Hilton Worldwide will deploy Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 to its employees and business partners at more than 3,600 properties around the world.

"Microsoft truly understands the 'workplace of the future' and is uniquely positioned to deliver on that vision through its collaboration solutions," says Robert Webb, Hilton Worldwide's chief information officer. "These technologies remove communications barriers across our global enterprise, allow for a recommitment to a common platform and provide a renewed focus on our core mission to deliver the best possible experience for our guests."

With this agreement, Microsoft becomes a founding member of the Hilton Worldwide Innovation Collaborative. Through the Innovation Collaborative, Hilton Worldwide is joining with world-class technology providers to maintain its position as a leader in hospitality technology.

Built upon Hilton Worldwide's long-standing relationship with Microsoft, the new tools also represent the company's deep commitment to a socially connected and innovative workplace. Hilton is also leveraging Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio to power the OnQ property management suite of products servicing guests worldwide.

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