AT&T Small Business Customers Can Work Smarter Via the Cloud With Microsoft® Office 365™ Offers SMBs affordable enterprise-grade business software with flexibility and security of cloud computing
DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking advantage of cloud-based solutions is now easier than ever for small business owners thanks to AT&T*, which today announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365 from AT&T.
With a more mobile workforce than ever before, small businesses are recognizing the value of cloud-based applications and accessing them remotely via smartphones and tablets. In fact, according to the 2012 AT&T Small Business Tech Poll, half of small businesses expect to have all their employees using wireless technology to work remotely by the end of this year.
Microsoft Office 365 from AT&T responds to this trend by offering a cloud-based software solution that gives small businesses access to powerful business tools in real-time from virtually anywhere business might take them.
AT&T is leveraging its proven AT&T TechSupport 360SM service to deliver hands-on activation, set-up, and migration of the solution, providing added peace of mind for customers migrating from existing systems to Microsoft Office 365 from AT&T.
Microsoft Office 365 features cloud-based tools to enhance business productivity at a low predictable monthly cost, enhanced security and virtually anywhere access to the capabilities businesses need most, including:
- Professional e-mail and calendar sharing with Microsoft Exchange
- Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and other popular Microsoft Office® productivity tools
- Instant messaging via Microsoft Lync®, PC-to-PC calling, and integrated presence
- Web conferencing and HD video conferencing
- File sharing and document management
In addition, Microsoft Office 365 offers:
- Availability for businesses of all sizes
- The ability for business owners to focus on their core business instead of IT tasks
- A cost-efficient, right-sized all-in-one solution
Businesses can purchase or learn more about Microsoft Office 365 from AT&T at www.att.com/Office365, AT&T's small business sales team, or one of AT&T's 2,400 retail locations nationwide, giving customers access to the same powerful business tools with which they are familiar backed by AT&T's world-class customer service and technical support.
Pricing begins at $6 a month per user, depending on individual business needs, making Microsoft Office 365 from AT&T a more comprehensive solution compared to key competitors in the marketplace.
AT&T: "AT&T is committed to providing small business customers with communications and cloud-based applications that help businesses be more efficient, and ultimately, more profitable," said Ebrahim Keshavarz, Vice President of Small Business Product Management, AT&T. "Microsoft Office 365 from AT&T gives small businesses the same powerful tools available to large enterprises but designed specifically with the small business owner in mind."
Microsoft: "Customers are choosing Microsoft productivity solutions because they deliver a more complete experience and greater flexibility to move to the cloud on the customer's terms," said Eddie O'Brien, vice president, Operator Channels, Microsoft. "With AT&T's wealth of experience working with small businesses, customers using Office 365 will have an always up-to-date service that delivers enhanced features and new capabilities as soon as they are available."
Customer: "Being a small business we are always looking for a better product for a lower price," said Scott Millard, Operations Manager, JB Technical Support Service of Phoenix. "Microsoft Office 365 from AT&T is a lower cost, higher value, superior product to our previous exchange client. The migration team that assisted with the transition was awesome throughout the process. They were there to assist us in all aspects of the move and ensured the highest satisfaction, which I could not be happier with."
Industry Analyst: "Small business need to be enable to do business 24/7," said Mike Sapien, principal analyst with Ovum, a business and technology market research firm. "AT&T is offering SMB customers a very comprehensive offer, based on Microsoft 365, with options to allow the customers to add to the services from an online portal as the customer's requirements grow."
Small businesses wanting information about AT&T products and services can visit AT&T Small Business. For free business resources such as webinars, case studies, and best practices, visit the AT&T Small Business Solutions website.
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