Microsoft approaches cloud computing as a way to help customers take a key step toward better business agility, economics, and user experiences. For many modern CIOs and technology leaders, the cloud presents an opportunity to redefine the role IT plays in implementing a business’s strategy. Because of its power to fundamentally change how businesses operate and compete, the cloud is a game changer for the enterprise.
Telstra, a leading telecommunications company in Australia, wanted to create a new cloud-based offering for its customers. With the help of Microsoft’s Enterprise Strategy and Deployment services, Telstra was able to complete the first phase to market in just three months and accelerate the delivery of the full solution by nine months.
Secure and streamlined Office 365 deployment
“By working with Cloud Vantage Services, we were able to reduce the load on the Information Systems Division and allocate those resources to other operations. In short, we both shortened the time needed to create an infrastructure and also sped up operations overall,” says Jonathan Levine, Executive Officer at Rakuten, Inc.
Agility and security with a private cloud solution
"Microsoft is an important partner of ours. They have a history of innovation in the field, and as issues arose during the project, Microsoft was always there to drive it forward."
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- Enterprise Strategy and Planning
For years, business and technology leaders have been primarily focused on keeping pace by integrating technologies, and deploying them on time and on budget. Now, organizations are increasingly looking to transform by delivering innovative technology that creates value, makes money and differentiates the organization in the marketplace.
With the broad acceptance of technical innovations such as cloud services, mobility, big data, and social media, businesses have the opportunity to improve performance, accelerate time to market, and better deliver on customer needs—if the company’s enterprise architecture and technologies enable that.
- Cloud Vantage Services
Microsoft is at the forefront of delivering the next generation of technology in the cloud. Many of our customers are transitioning productivity applications today and developing their strategy for moving other workloads, infrastructure, and their development platform to the cloud. Cloud Vantage Services, a professional services offering, approaches cloud services in a way that helps customers harness marketplace trends and create compelling experiences, both inside and outside their company walls. For organizations who are evaluating productivity workloads in the cloud, Cloud Vantage Services brings you the confidence and deep expertise for a well-managed transition and ongoing operations on Microsoft technology.
Gain the most value from your current investments, implement new capabilities, and build your own cloud-based applications.
- Datacenter Services
Your business is moving faster than ever, putting more pressure on your data center and its critical capabilities. The agility and reliability of your current solutions and your ability to implement advanced capabilities like self-service, chargeback transactions, and resource sharing depend upon the underlying IT infrastructure and management systems supporting them. Datacenter Services is a portfolio of solutions from Microsoft and its partners that integrates technology, people, and processes to help transform the data center into a strategic and flexible business asset.
- Enterprise Grade Solutions
The world of work is changing, and your employees want flexibility in where and when they work and in what devices they use. But providing convenient and safe access to meaningful corporate information on personal or multiple devices requires new approaches in how you manage security and maintain consistency and compatibility across device platforms and line-of-business applications. Microsoft Services helps you use new technologies and innovations driven by IT trends such as the consumerization of IT (CoIT) and bring your own device (BYOD). Our solutions can help you envision the experience you want for your employees and customers and build the apps and deploy the infrastructure that will meet the needs of your business and offer the best possible return on investment.
- Modern Applications
Your organization has a tremendous opportunity to make information more easily accessible to customers, employees, or others you choose, along with the ability to provide that data on any device, at any time, through modern applications connected to cloud services. Microsoft Services can help you develop modern applications and modernize legacy applications to capitalize on IT paradigms, including cloud, social, mobility, and big data.
- Premier Support for Windows Azure
Microsoft Services Premier Support for Windows Azure keeps your business-critical, cloud-based applications up and running. Developers using the Windows Azure cloud computing platform to build, deploy, and manage applications through the Microsoft global datacenter network can use Premier Support for Windows Azure to:
Maximize uptime through the help of dedicated support engineers available anytime to quickly diagnose and resolve your issues
Reduce costs with the help of a designated account manager and Microsoft Windows Azure experts who provide assessments, insight, and tools to streamline development and business processes
Accelerate the development cycle through training and mentoring services
With the help of Microsoft Services Premier Support for Developers, you can accelerate and streamline your software development cycle. By working side by side with experts from Microsoft and engaging in training programs, workshops, and labs, we will help your people enhance their skills, develop with Microsoft standards and recommended practices in mind, and create more successful and effective applications.
- Security and Identity
Protecting your business and IT assets is more critical than ever. Cloud computing, mobility, social networking, and growing volumes of information are driving constant change in the IT landscape and the way we all do business. Microsoft Services can help you protect your business against increasingly sophisticated threats.
Delight your end users with the best experiences through online service-based solutions.
- Business Productivity
How do your teams communicate, and what is it costing you? If your millennials rely on social and texting, your gen-Xers are e-mailing, and your baby boomers like face to face, how do you get them on the same proverbial page and keep your data secure and your costs down? Microsoft Services can help you evaluate your business and pick the right solutions that will reduce complexity and cost in how your people and your IT systems work. The time your people will save using Microsoft tools such as Yammer, Office 365, Lync, and SharePoint provides significant value to your business and is compounded by lower IT deployment and maintenance costs.
- Dynamics CRM Online and CRM Online
To attract new customers and retain the ones you have, you need ways to boost sales and customer satisfaction. Microsoft Services Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and CRM Online solutions help you automate the business processes that deliver world-class customer care experiences and improve your sales and marketing impact. You can build business capabilities such as loyalty management, customer care, and social media integration through systems that are easy to use and provide business insights that can give you a competitive edge.
Journey to the cloud
The five basic elements of cloud computing and how Microsoft Services can help you build secure, cloud-optimized applications for your business.