OneDrive Customer Spotlight Series: MGM Resorts International
Published Oct 29 2019 09:00 AM 24.1K Views

Driving customer success and satisfaction has always been one of the core priorities of the Microsoft OneDrive team. We have the privilege of working continuously with exemplary customers who leverage the latest and greatest Microsoft 365 technologies to drive digital transformation.

This monthly blog post will recognize our customers who have embarked on their journey to a modern workplace with OneDrive and Microsoft 365. We take pride in sharing the business successes and IT accomplishments of our customers and hope these inspiring stories and best practices across enterprise and SMB will help you in your endeavors as well.


This month we take the opportunity to acknowledge MGM Resorts International.




Over the years, MGM Resorts International has experienced mergers and acquisitions, opened new offices, and evolved into a global enterprise.

MGM Resorts International dominates the Las Vegas Strip, with an enterprise that includes some of the most recognizable and legendary brands in the market—MGM Grand, Bellagio, Aria, and Mirage housing  77000 employees and 6 lines of business - hotel and hospitality, food and beverage operation, retail, live entertainment, convention and catering and lastly gaming.

“Digital transformation is important for us in transforming the way we serve our guests who interact with us through our different lines of business.” says Sy Esfahani, Chief Information Officer at MGM Resorts International


MGM Resorts considers the implementation of Office 365 to be an integral part of that digital transformation strategy. “Our vision is to extend the power of our technology as far forward as we possibly can into two populations—our guests and our employees,” says Bill Rose, Vice President of Product and Portfolio Management at MGM Resort




In fact, the company’s ultimate goal in implementing Office 365 is to manage all six lines of business as one, bringing all its employees into one way of working. “That’s what Office 365 and moving to OneDrive and all the collaboration tools means to us,” says Rodney Lee, Executive Director of the Product Portfolio Management Group at MGM Resorts. “We’re using it to unify the company in a lot of ways—not only in how we work individually, but also how we collaborate with each other.”

The IT team worked with Cognizant Technology Solutions leveraging SkySync, as the tool to help migrate data from Box to OneDrive accomplishing the task in less than 30 days. According to Lee, the migration to OneDrive is saving the company $750,000 in annual license fees alone.


Read the full MGM Resorts case study to learn more about how the migration from Box to OneDrive helped the MGM team heighten agility and business productivity along with saving on license fees while transition from a culture of in-person meetings to collaboration anywhere, anytime.


We continue to evolve OneDrive as a place to access, share, and collaborate all your files in Microsoft 365, keeping them protected and readily accessible on all your devices, anywhere.

Learn more about similar customer stories at Microsoft Customer Evidence.

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Thank you again for your support of OneDrive. We look forward to your continued feedback on UserVoice and hope to connect with you at Ignite or another upcoming Microsoft or community-lead event.


Thanks for your time reading all about OneDrive,

Ankita Kirti – OneDrive | Microsoft

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