The Web and email hosting markets in India are still in the early stages of growth yet there is huge potential for these services to become increasingly popular. Realizing this, Airtel Communication has recently inked a partnership with Savvis to provide Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365 service to small and medium-sized businesses in India.
The services of MS Office 365 would be provided to organizations through the DSL services provided by Airtel.
Office 365 is the best option for companies that are looking to efficiently communicate at a much higher level. Users can leverage the solution to simply share documents, view calendars, contacts, tasks and notes, and dramatically cut costs while saving invaluable time.
Additionally, an Office 365 solution also improves reliability as it is based on a highly scalable platform using best-of-breed equipment.
In a statement, Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, Bharti Airtel (News - Alert) for India & South Asia region 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 percent per year. SMB segment has shown a high adoption of Cloud computing especially SaaS (News - Alert) – which contributes more than 50 percent 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.”
In related industry news, TMCnet reported that Bharti Airtel Limited and Avaya (News - Alert) have signed a five-year partnership to enhance Airtel's customer capabilities across its operations.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein