Philippine Airlines (PAL) has deployed cloud-based communication tools to improve employee collaboration.

By adopting Microsoft Office 365, PAL can now provide its employees with a standardized productivity cloud service. Different business units at PAL can gain access to the latest version of Microsoft Office using Office 365. This enable the entire organization to communicate and collaborate more efficiently.

In addition, PAL can leverage collaborative tools like instant messaging, video conferencing, portals, and even social media for the workplace using Yammer.

"To meet the demands of the airline industry, we need to adapt to the latest trends in cloud computing and mobility in order to keep pace with our competitors. Office 365 provides such kind of technology that augurs well for our business," said PAL president and COO Ramon S. Ang.

In-flight entertainment

PAL joins at least 10 other airlines in Asia which have already deployed Microsoft's cloud solutions through Office 365 including Qantas Airways, Japan Airlines and Tiger Airways.

"Microsoft is committed to transforming business by providing customers with innovative solutions engineered to help reduce costs, increase productivity, and drive customer loyalty," said Karrie Ilagan, country GM, Microsoft Philippines.

According to Microsoft, the company is helping to shape new experiences for pilots, flight crews and passengers in three aspects: electronic flight bags, in-flight customer service and in-flight entertainment using tablets, cloud services like Office 365 and Yammer, and the Windows 8.1 operating system.