Airtel Uganda has partnered with Microsoft and MC3 to provide Microsoft Office 365 services to businesses to enable its customers to access Microsoft Cloud Services that help to improve business operations while maintaining good security of Business data and information.
Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based productivity tool designed to help individuals or organizations pursue to meet their online productivity goals while maintaining the required security. Businesses can concentrate on the delivery of their core business, while Airtel Uganda and Microsoft will take away the worry about online collaboration, security, and productivity of the teams.
More than just apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 brings together best-in-class productivity apps with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security in one connected experience.
While announcing this partnership at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Allan Ssemakula, the Enterprise Business Director at Airtel Uganda said, the telco was pleased to collaborate with Microsoft and MC3 to provide Microsoft cloud services to businesses across the country. “With this partnership, this means that business customers will have access to Microsoft Cloud Services on the go. We are enabling better productivity for businesses in Uganda,” he said.
Ssemakula went on to add, “This collaboration will be instrumental in driving the penetration of Microsoft’s productivity solutions in the Ugandan market, an addition to its global presence in other markets like Zambia, Congo Brazzaville as it expands to more Airtel operators.”
Patrick Okello, the Regional Sales Manager at MC3 said, “Our partnership with Airtel Uganda is intended to give the end user the best experience while using Microsoft services, and Airtel’s 4G connectivity creates the desired platform that aids improved communication, plus information security for both business and personal use.”
With Microsoft Cloud Services, customers will be able to;
- Use professional email and calendaring to reach customers and co-workers.
- Store, access, and share files from anywhere with 1 Terabyte of online storage per user.
- Keep their teams on the same page with group chat, online meetings, and calling in Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork.
- Help protect their employees, personal data, and their customer information with advanced security and device management.
Microsoft 365 encompasses subscription plans that allow the use of the Microsoft Office software suite over the life of the subscription, as well as cloud-based software-as-a-service products for business environments, such as hosted Exchange Server (business email, calendar, and contacts), Skype for Business Server/Teams (Meetings, calling & Video Conferencing) and SharePoint (Intranet, Document Management & Teams Collaboration) among others. The suite of plans available to SME customers includes; Exchange Online, Apps for Business, Business Basic, Business Standard, and Business Premium.
Ssemakula applauded the Microsoft Team for constantly innovating and introducing new business ICT solutions that allow enhanced productivity of customers while driving the growth of different industries that rely on Microsoft services.
Airtel Uganda confirmed that not only will they be launching these services but they will also have a team that will be teaching customers how to use these Microsoft services.