Two subsidiaries of telco giant PLDT — PLDT Alpha Enterprise and ePLDT — have announced a ?stronger? end-to-end partnership with Microsoft to promote more cloud-based solutions for local enterprises with Microsoft Office 365.
With PLDT being a reseller of Microsoft Office 365 in the country, ePLDT said it is likewise eyeing to become the technical support partner for the cloud service?s implementation and after-sales requirements.
?We have been pushing enterprise solutions such as the Microsoft Office 365 which goes beyond just Office tools and have effectively packaged these services with PLDT?s enterprise connectivity products like iGate and DSL. This partnership with Microsoft aligns with PLDT Alpha?s vision to be the trusted end-to-end ICT partner of the enterprise,? said PLDT FVP and head of PLDT Alpha Enterprise Jovy Hernandez.
Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of the IT company?s communications and collaboration products, expanding PLDT Alpha Enterprise?s cloud-based offerings under PLDT Cloud.
?Office 365 is based on the familiar easy-to-use Microsoft applications, but now made as a full cloud service. Aside from the latest Microsoft Office suite, Office 365 includes SharePoint Online, Lync Online, and Exchange Online, creating a full productivity solution that you can access anywhere whenever you?re online or on-the-go,? said Microsoft Philippines managing director Karrie Ilagan.
?This could decrease companies? reliance on physical servers to run their business applications, and take advantage of running their applications on the cloud maximizing their social engagement, collaboration, and control of their operating needs,? she added.
PLDT Alpha has offered clients the Microsoft Office 365 suite in tandem with a wider range of PLDT?s end-to-end ICT solutions. Companies can now opt to purchase Office 365 with either Windows operating system upgrades, Yammer enterprise social network access, SharePoint Online access, enterprise PLDT DSL connections, and other ICT bundles that meet their specific business needs.
?We are committed in investing and capitalizing on training and certifications that will make our personnel in ePLDT at par with global standards. We are ready to support this strategic partnership with Microsoft to ensure that customers get the full end-to-end ICT experience of the PLDT Group,? said ePLDT COO Nerisse Ramos.
Since offering the PLDT Cloud, the company has closed several deals that integrate Microsoft cloud-based services to their clients? operations including notable establishments in the retail, manufacturing, and food and beverage industries.
Recently, ePLDT was also recognized as Microsoft Philippines? Compete Partner of the Year for their efforts in pushing Microsoft Cloud services to enterprise clients in the country.