Orange Business Services distributes Microsoft Online Services
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 04-Mar-2010
Orange Business Services has been granted "approved reseller" status to distribute and sell the Microsoft Online Services standard suite in 21 countries as part of a fully integrated package designed to meet the collaboration needs of businesses.
Serving as a one-stop-shop, Orange Business Services is initially offering the solution to major companies and large accounts, complete with end-to-end support, from integration advice to after-sales and user assistance.
The agreement allows Orange Business Services to expand its existing range of Business Together with Microsoft solutions with a whole host of standard Microsoft Online Services: Exchange Online (email); Office Communications Online (instant messaging and presence); SharePoint Online (collaborative portal); and Office Live Meeting Online (Web conferencing).
With the integration of Microsoft Online Services into its cloud offerings, Orange Business Services acts as a best of class integrator, combining Microsoft Online Services with its other communication and managed solutions. As a result, Orange can offer customers customized, hybrid solutions, even integrate them with the customer’s existing IT system. Orange integration services span from complete outsourcing to cloud services and capitalize on Orange’s network capabilities, access methods and communication services: business telephony, mobile services, video services and more.
Orange Business Services will enrich the Microsoft Online Services offer with additional services such as data archiving, network acceleration and optimization, and a user portal for large accounts. The latter enrichment aims to publish the services resold by Orange in an end-user portal all while integrating the customer’s key applications.