BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 and Microsoft Corp. are making it easier than ever for small and midsized businesses to collaborate by voice, video and web from virtually any mobile device. The new solution, AT&T Mobile Office Suite, helps to improve employee productivity while in the office or on-the-go.
The rapid pace of business requires employees to efficiently collaborate and communicate at any time, from virtually anywhere. While there are an increasing number of cloud-based solutions available, small businesses have not been able to fully implement and adopt these solutions due to limited budgets and technical support.
AT&T Mobile Office Suite is a cloud-based, mobile collaboration solution, available in the U.S., which overcomes these challenges by providing a simple, all-in-one bundle at a predictable monthly cost. Small businesses get fast, easy and highly-secure access to voice calls, email, calendars, instant messaging, HD video conferencing, desktop sharing, file sharing and more.
Key elements include:
Microsoft Office 365 – Access to familiar, cloud-based productivity tools such as Lync, Exchange, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive from a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Voice Connection – Expanded click-to-call function for Lync Online that enables small business users to make and receive any type of domestic or international voice call while in the U.S., including those from Lync, Skype, wireless and landline phones.
Device – Available on new or existing AT&T Windows Phone, like the brand new Lumia 640 XL and popular Lumia 830, as well as AT&T devices running on iOS or Android operating systems. Smartphones start as low as $0 down on the AT&T Next program.2
Wireless Plan – Works seamlessly with the AT&T wireless rate plan that fits small business needs.
Onboarding / Technical Support –Transition planning and onboarding, data migration and deployment services, as well as ongoing 24/7 technical support.
"The new solution from AT&T and Microsoft gives our global financial team added flexibility to serve our clients from almost anywhere," said beta customer Gary K. Carpenter, Principal, Haddonfield Asset Management. "With one phone number assigned globally, we can receive and place calls interchangeably from our desk phones and mobile devices in the U.S. It allows us to respond to client requests in real-time, giving us an advantage in a competitive financial industry."
"Microsoft and AT&T are creating powerful opportunities for small and midsized businesses to leverage collaboration technology that was once out of their reach," said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions. "We're bringing together our leading cloud, mobility and software assets to create an integrated solution that's easy, affordable, highly-secure and backed by the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network."
"No matter the size of our business, we all want to do more and achieve more," said Stephen Elop, executive vice president, Microsoft Devices Group. "I'm constantly hearing from small and midsize businesses how important productivity is to them in this mobile-first, cloud-first world. So, it's especially exciting to introduce a solution that offers a mobility of experiences across devices."
AT&T also plans to add Global Audio Conferencing later this year so that users can join Lync-based meetings from almost anywhere in the world.
For more information about AT&T Mobile Office Suite and how you can empower your mobile workforce, please visit http://www.att.com/office365.
1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2Requires 20-mth or 24-mth 0% APR installment agreement and qualifying credit and wireless service. Tax due at sale. If wireless service cancelled, device balance due. Service costs additional. Other charges and restrictions apply. AT&T Next Requirements: www.att.com/shop/wireless/next.html#fbid=mkEz9ThvDiO.
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