Vodacom Business has announced that it will be including Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud tools in its business packages, targetting small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The bundle deal is exclusive to Vodacom, and will see Microsoft’s recently-launched cloud-based services being made available to businesses, bringing enterprise-class productivity and telecoms services on a more affordable, rental basis.
Vodacom Business will begin selling Microsoft Office 365, as an addition to its range of existing connectivity products.
Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, and Microsoft Lync Online in an regularly updated service, at a set monthly cost.
“SMEs are the future of our economy. It is imperative that we provide them with the tools to compete with big business in a challenging marketplace where customers expect fast responses 24/7,” said Chris Lazarus, managing executive at Vodacom Business services.
“The combination of our offerings with Office 365 helps deliver the benefits of agility, productivity and flexibility. Furthermore, through Vodacom, customers will receive localised support from a provider they already know and trust.”
Vodacom will be offering exclusive bundled deals at discounted pricing, and customers can get Office 365 free until 30 November 2012.
Vodacom, which already provides end-to-end offerings, along with Office 365, will additionally provide the following benefits:
- Packaged offerings that include Office 365 and give SMEs the right combination of services for their particular needs;
- Localised support from a partner that the customer already knows and trusts;
- One-stop-shop for customers on a variety of their technology needs.
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