Goodyear drives more remote collaboration to keep plants running with Microsoft Teams

As a company dedicated to keeping people moving, Goodyear tire company wasn’t about to slow down because of global travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

When engineers could no longer travel to factories for equipment installation or troubleshooting, Goodyear turned to Microsoft Teams running on RealWear voice controlled, assisted-reality wearable computers to bring the engineering experts into the plants virtually—enabling instantaneous collaboration from remote locations, and saving money on travel costs.

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Matt Griffin started working with computers in his early teenage years by building websites and running small profitable web businesses throughout high school. Matt attended Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis and graduated with a Computer Information Technology, BS from Purdue University. While Matt attended school he worked in multiple departments performing different technical responsibilities ranging from web development, desktop support and server support. Upon graduation Matt started full time at a large MSP in Indianapolis working with medium to large businesses to manage their server infrastructure and focusing heavily on Microsoft Certification. Eventually Matt moved on to a privately held construction company where he manages all of their internal IT Systems and has been providing a guiding vision not only for their Server Infrastructure, but their Desktop Support and Application implementations. Matt currently holds an MCSA in Windows 7, Server 2008 and Server 2012.