The Georgia Office of the State Treasurer (OST) manages the state’s cash and investments. OST receives revenue collections from the Georgia Department of Revenue and other sources, invests that revenue to generate earnings for the benefit of Georgia’s 10 million citizens, and helps ensure the state’s agencies have the cash they need to support the health, public safety, education, and welfare of all Georgians.
Given the critical nature of its business, OST can’t afford to have unexpected downtime. That’s why OST chose to adopt the powerful combination of Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Microsoft Surface Book devices, and Windows Virtual Desktop to provide employees with highly secure, continuous, seamless access to the information and contacts they need to do their jobs from anywhere.
This decision has served OST well during the shifting times of 2020. State Treasurer, Lynne Riley, stated “We had prepared for a business continuity event by investing in Microsoft Teams and Surface devices to help ensure people could work from anywhere. So, when we were advised to shut down for COVID-19, we were able to transition everyone to working from home on less than a day’s notice without a single hiccup in job performance.”