MainOne and Signal Alliance have announced a service partnership to provide Microsoft 365 to corporate subscribers in Nigeria with the best professional in-country installation and support for their support subscription.
The partnership is as a result of the expansion of MainOne’s enterprise offerings with cloud-based Microsoft business solutions last year. Signal Alliance is currently Microsoft leading Office 365 enterprise partner in Nigeria with over 50 per cent account under their management and support.
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud service solution that includes Microsoft Office and other services, such as email and collaboration, from Microsoft’s cloud server. It provides desktop functionalities and is available by subscription. Microsoft Office 365 provides a comprehensive set of software tools and services that facilitate office documentation, communication and management tasks. No upfront installation or integration is required, other than an Internet connection and supporting Web browser.
The Office 365 suite of applications includes several different online services, including Office Professional Plus, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype Online and a lighter version of Office Suite, presented as Office Web Apps.
Speaking during the joint product launch recently, the Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke noted that it would provide productivity tools for businesses and would give them the enablement to scale.
“As a preferred Microsoft Cloud Solutions Partner (CSP), MainOne is committed to driving sales for Microsoft Office 365, Azure and other complementary products in Nigeria, by assisting enterprises to integrate core solutions and helping them bring cloud offerings quickly to market at a lower cost. Our partnership with Signal Alliance, another leading Microsoft partner could not have come at a better time. With current foreign exchange challenges, this solution allows enterprises to purchase a suite of Microsoft Office productivity tools, pay in Naira, and be assured of world-class local technical support,” Opeke said.
The Chief Executive Officer of Signal Alliance, Adanma Onuegbu, said: “More businesses are adopting Office 365 because of its sophisticated collaboration and communications benefits, which saves time, money, and also frees valued staff resources.
Moreover, Office 365 offers the powerfully-integrated capabilities of SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype, in addition to Office Professional Plus and Office Web Apps, without the operational burden of on-premise server software.
“The CSP programme delivers a platform that enables MainOne to own the end-to-end customer engagement for Microsoft Azure and O365 customers. They can directly provision, bill, and support Microsoft Cloud Services for their customers. The partnership between MainOne and Signal Alliance allows Signal Alliance to leverage on MainOne’s Microsoft CSP Status to deliver and support Microsoft O365 services to their customers,” Onuegbu said.