Airtel, Microsoft partner to provide Indian SMBs secure access to Office 365

Published Date
29 - Aug - 2012
| Last Updated
29 - Aug - 2012
 
Airtel, Microsoft partner to provide Indian SMBs secure access to...

Bharti Airtel has announced it will deliver Microsoft’s cloud based Office 365 business productivity solutions to SMBs, by provisioning the service through its cloud platform.

Under the agreement, Airtel will be able to provide SMBs access to Microsoft Office 365, addressing their connectivity and productivity requirements while allowing them to focus on their core business activities.

According to Airtel, Office 365 along with Airtel’s DSL and Internet Leased Ports/Lines (ILP) services will empower SMBs with the option to create a public facing website with their own domain name, access to the latest releases from Office 365, state-of-the art anti-virus & anti-spam solutions, and easy on-the-go access to documents and emails via smartphones using Airtel’s network.

Announcing the partnership, Sanjay Kapoor, CEO – India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel said, “We are delighted to partner with Microsoft to address the growing ICT needs of the SMB segment. The partnership will allow us to become a virtual CIO for our SMB customers. According to industry estimates there is a growing affinity towards technology adoption in this segment and their IT spending is surging at a rate of 15% per year. SMB segment has shown a high adoption of Cloud computing especially SaaS - which contributes more than 50% to the overall cloud market. With our superior network experience and Microsoft’s dependable technology suite we will be able to offer cost effective and secure cloud services in a high growth SaaS market.”

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India said, “We are pleased that Bharti Airtel will offer our world-class cloud productivity solution to SMBs in India. Agility, focus and cost are the key reasons why businesses are moving to a cloud and hence Microsoft’s partnership will allow Bharti Airtel’s customers to continue to stay ahead of the curve through solutions that truly fit their needs. The agreement will enable SMBs to take advantage of a secure cloud computing environment at an opex model based pricing.”

For more information, customers can visit www.airtel.in/office365. Details of the SKUs on offer for customers appear below:

FOR FREELANCERS/ SMALL OFFICE OR HOME OFFICE OWNERS

AIRTEL EMPOWER PACK

 

Delivers enterprise-grade security and reliable hosted email, calendar, and contacts on your PC, phone and web browser

·2  MBPS DSL Connectivity

·Cloud-based email using your own domain name

·Shared calendars

·Configurable anti-spam filtering

·Active Directory synchronization

AIRTEL FREELANCERS PACK

 

Ideal for freelancers who want a public facing website enabled with enterprise grade and secure content sharing, reliable and professional email, calendar, and contact management on PC, Phone, and web browser.

·2 MBPS DSL Connectivity

·Cloud-based email using your own domain name

·Shared calendars

·Web-based viewing and editing of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files

·Team site for sharing files

·External website

·Antivirus and anti-spam filtering

·Live 24 x 7 IT customer phone support

SMALL BUSINESS

AIRTEL RISING STAR PACK

 

Created for growing requirements of emerging business who want an online presence, professional productivity pack for CEO and sales team enablement.

·2  MBPS DSL Connectivity.

·Active Directory Synchronization

·Everything in Airtel Freelancer Pack plus CEO and Sales or Support productivity pack.

AIRTEL BIZ PACK

Ideal for businesses with 25 or fewer employees who want a professional website, virtually anywhere access to email, familiar Office tools, and file sharing for key stakeholders.

·2 MBPS DSL Connectivity.

·Active Directory synchronization

·Everything in Airtel Freelancer Pack plus CEO, Sales and Support productivity pack.

MIDSIZE BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISES

AIRTEL POWER BIZ PACK

 

Perfect for businesses with advanced IT requirements  like custom CRM, business intelligence, enterprise content management, regulatory and compliance requirements and who want the flexibility to move to the cloud at their own pace.

·4 MBPS DSL Connectivity

·Latest version of Office Professional Plus client.

·Professional Website and Email

·Active Directory Synchronization

·Team site for sharing files

·Antivirus and anti-spam filtering

·Live 24 x 7 IT customer phone support

AIRTEL ENTERPRISE PACK

 

CEO, CFO, CMO power packs for growing enterprise with advanced IT requirement.

·Up to 4 MBPS ILP Connectivity

·And everything included in Airtel Power Business Pack for CXOs.


 

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