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November 01, 2016 09:00 ET

Abacus Next Helps Customers Embrace the Cloud Through Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program allows Abacus Next to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support Microsoft cloud offerings

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - November 01, 2016) - Abacus Next®, the overarching brand of next generation turnkey technology solutions including fully managed IT infrastructure, virtual desktops, enterprise software, security and compliance solutions, all 'as a service', today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program. The program is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling partners to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support products and services.

Starting today Abacus Next owns the complete customer lifecycle, owns the complete customer lifecycle, allowing it to easily sell Office 365 and Microsoft Azure subscriptions and helping customers drive new business value through the cloud by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support.

"Today, cloud is a given for most organizations due to exceptional flexibility and performance offered by those solutions, and we are seeing tremendous interest in technologies such as Office 365 and Azure," said Jerome Fodor, CTO. "As we diversify our services and client base, our priority remains to help customers achieve their business objectives through technology, and Abacus' inclusion as a Tier 1 member of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program reinforces that. Joining this program allows us to build on our exceptional technical knowledge and enhance the services we offer, enabling more companies to benefit from cloud-based solutions."

"Customers are adopting cloud-based solutions to drive digital transformation like never before, and we're thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud partners under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program," said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "By joining the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program, partners will deepen customer relationships and expand business opportunities in the cloud."

Most recently, Abacus Next® was unveiled as the new corporate brand identity and umbrella over its portfolio of enterprise-class virtual technology solutions for the SMB sector. Abacus Next® brings to market a family of integrated technology solutions, including Private Cloud, Case Management Software, Email Services, Security Protection, Business Continuity, and On-Premise Solutions. The compliance ready, fully managed virtual Desktop as a Service, Abacus Private Cloud, allows businesses to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of maintaining and managing complex IT infrastructures on their own.

About Abacus Next

Abacus Next® is a global provider of compliance ready virtual Desktop as a Service (DaaS), custom built for businesses with stringent security and compliance needs. Abacus Next® brings to market an unprecedented family of integrated technology products and services including Private Cloud, Case Management Software, Email Services, Security Protection, Business Continuity, and On-Premise Solutions, allowing businesses to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of managing complex IT infrastructures on their own.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, and backed by private investment with Providence Equity, Abacus Next® delivers products and services to over 500,000 businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit www.abacusnext.com.

About Providence Equity

Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm's inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 150 companies and is the leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and also has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Delhi.

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