Batelco, the Kingdom's leading digital solutions provider, in line with its commitment to support businesses in Bahrain has signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft to improve and elevate productivity for small and medium enterprises through the launch of key solutions.
As part of the partnership, Batelco has launched Microsoft Office 365 to its portfolio of Cloud Services. Microsoft Office 365 is a web based version of Microsoft's Office suite of enterprise-grade productivity applications and comprises the most popular and in-demand office services.
Two packages, Office 365 Consumer and Office 365 Business, have been designed to suit the needs of small busineses and individuals. Microsoft Office 365 packages includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. Also, Optional add-ons include installation and training and one year support for back up services.
Batelco Cloud & ICT Product Marketing senior manager, Hussain Mohammed and Microsoft Bahrain & Oman general manager, Sherif Tawfiq signed the agreement at Batelco's Headquarters on 8 August in the presence of officials from both organizations.
Following the event, Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng. Muna Al Hashemi said that Batelco was very pleased to strengthen its relationship with Microsoft through the signing of the partnership agreement.
""Batelco aims to lead the local market by providing the most reliable and stable services for entrepreneurs and small operations, and by working closely with other market leading organizations such as Microsoft, we can meet our aims.""
As the innovation driver in Bahrain, Batelco offers a series of cloud-based services to empower businesses to digitize their processes and improve their operational efficiencies. Batelco's cloud solutions serve businesses of all sizes across all industries,"" added Mrs. Al Hashemi.
Sherif Tawfik, general manager for Microsoft Bahrain and Oman said that Microsoft understands that small businesses need the same level of expertise and first class services as larger organizations in order to be competitive and grow.
""Office 365 levels the playing field for small businesses in particular because it makes enterprise-grade tools affordable and easy to set up and manage. We are pleased to work with Batelco to provide Bahrain's entrepreneurs with communication and collaboration tools which have been designed to enhance productivity, promote collaboration and reduce operational costs.""
""I would like to take this opportunity to thank Batelco for their partnership and commitment as we work together to provide Bahrain's entrepreneurs and small businesses with access to the latest cloud collaboration and productivity solutions,"" Mr. Tawfik added.