Technologies like Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365 enable companies to communicate and collaborate on the cloud using a secure platform. Major companies are partnering with Microsoft to integrate this solution into their communications platform in order to drive efficiency while simultaneously slashing costs.
One of the most recent companies to partner with Microsoft for Office 365 is Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert). The company is planning to launch Microsoft Office 365 soon, so that employees can work together securely in the cloud.
Deutsche Telekom has also partnered with Box (News - Alert) Business, another provider of collaboration solution. These partnerships allow Deutsche Telekom to assist its employees in saving their data in the cloud and have continuous access to e-mails, documents and calendars at any time and in any place, as well as being able to start a Web conference with a single mouse-click.
The technologies will also provide customers with a complete end-to-end cloud service that powers everything from a single source such as bandwidth, storage space and processing capacity, applications, expertise, and independence from operating systems and high security.
Moreover, cloud services are an important building block, from which Deutsche Telekom will generate revenues in new areas over the coming years.
"Secure cloud solutions are a significant part of our Group strategy for more growth," said Dirk Backofen of Deutsche Telekom's Cloud Business, in a statement. "When it comes to the cloud, there's a clear trend: After the initial tendency to use the cloud purely for storing data, things are now moving towards collaboration. The cloud brings people together.”
Office 365 from Microsoft is now also available from the Business Marketplace. The service includes SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online all from the cloud. Also included are the Web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. The service can be accessed from laptops, tablets or smartphones - completely independent of producers and operating systems.
"The expansion of our collaboration with Deutsche Telekom is an important step towards strengthening the success of Office 365," added Arnd Hungerberg, client director at Microsoft and responsible for Global Partner Business with Deutsche Telekom. "Customers can now get hold of the best Office products in a single bundle from Telekom and test them at no cost.”
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Edited by Jamie Epstein