Orange Business Services to provide multinational cloud-based unified communications solution to 3M

  Orange Business Services to provide multinational cloud-based unified
  communications solution to 3M

an innovative and evolutive flexible workspace to improve global collaboration
     and creativity of 20,000 employees in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Business Wire

BRUSSELS & PARIS -- April 23, 2013

Orange Business Services announced today that it will provide a multinational
cloud-based unified communications solution to 3M to improve collaboration and
increase productivity among 3M’s 20,000 employees at 75 sites in 25 countries
in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Implementation of the solution – Business
Together as a Service – will take place on a site-by-site basis with 16,000
seats being rolled out by the end of 2014 and the remaining in the following
three years. 3M plans to extend the scope to Asia Pacific and Latin America.

With operations in more than 70 countries, 3M is a global innovation company
that produces thousands of imaginative products and is a leader in many
markets – from health care and highway safety to office products and abrasives
and adhesives.

Business Together as a Service is a suite of on-demand collaboration solutions
that complements the global wide area network and voice services that Orange
Business Services already provides to 3M in 60 countries and mobile services
in Europe.

“Business Together as a Service from Orange Business Services equips 3M with
an agile, innovative and future-proof unified communications solution,” said
Ernie Park, CIO, 3M. “This cloud-based solution is simple to implement and
manage on a global basis, minimizes costs without any up-front investment, and
provides 3M the necessary scalability that allows us to adjust our IT services
to reflect our business needs in a fast-changing economic environment. Based
on our existing relationship, we are confident that Orange Business Services
can effectively help 3M achieve its goal of global creative collaboration.”

Business Together as a Service will make it easier for the five business
groups of 3M to collaborate through a unified solution integrating a wide
array of services – telephony, unified messaging, IM/presence, audio and Web
conferencing, contact center service, video and mobility. To fit with 3M
requirements, Orange Business Services integrated IBM Sametime^® instant
messaging, presence, telephony, IBM Lotus Notes and voicemail services into
the solution. Through a customized self-service Web portal, 3M users will be
assigned to one of five standardized user profiles based on their specific
needs. The pay-as-you-grow financial model of Business Together as a Service
means that each business group will be invoiced monthly for the profiles it
uses and will be able to easily scale the profiles up or down through the Web
portal depending on changing organizational needs.

Dr. Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president Europe, Orange Business Services,
said: “Collaboration is a key for any globally organized company active in the
innovation environment and knowledge-intense industries. I am very pleased
that Orange Business Services is assisting 3M as digital coach, enabling the
company to effectively take advantage to further increase user-friendliness of
its innovation-driven workspaces. Since 2010, Orange Business Services has
helped 3M by centralizing, standardizing and managing its global
communications infrastructure. Now, by providing a collaborative workspace, we
can help 3M further achieve its business goals through enhanced global
collaboration with a pay-as-you-grow model. With Business Together as a
Service, collaboration is only a click away for 3M employees around the

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M
employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70
countries. For more information, visitwww.3M.comor follow @3MNewson

3M is a trademark of 3M Company.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B
services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for
voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories
with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication
services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified
communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services
delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.
Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications
operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at Dec. 31, 2012. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet,
television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company
operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment
A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material
are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France


Orange Business Services
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