PLDT Ties Up with Microsoft to Bundle Cloud-based Solutions with Enterprise Connectivity Products

6 December 2014
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Leading telecoms service provider in Philippines, PLDT, through its corporate enterprise arm PLDT ALPHA Enterprise and digital arm ePLDT, has announced its stronger end-to-end partnership with Microsoft in promoting more cloud-based solutions for local enterprises with Microsoft Office 365.
The partnership will see PLDT being a reseller of Microsoft Office 365 in the country, while ePLDT becomes the technical support partner for the cloud service’s implementation and after-sales requirements. In addition to Microsoft Office Suite, Office 365, the productivity cloud solution suite comprises of SharePoint Online, Lync Online, and Exchange Online. Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of the IT Company’s most trusted communications and collaboration products, expanding PLDT ALPHA Enterprise’s cloud-based offerings under PLDT Cloud. The cloud-based service is designed to serve the operational IT needs of businesses at all levels.
According to a statement by PLDT, it has since 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.

Jovy Hernandez, PLDT FVP and Head of PLDT ALPHA Enterprise 
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. Office 365 is based on the familiar easy-to-use Microsoft applications, but now made as a full cloud service. 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.

Nerisse Ramos, COO, ePLDT
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

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