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Arkadin

November 10, 2015 09:15 ET

Arkadin Helps Canadian Customers Achieve More at Work Through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

Arkadin Uses the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program to Provide Local Billing in Canadian Currency, Sell Microsoft Office 365 With Value-Added Offers and Services, as Well as Directly Provision, Manage and Support Microsoft Cloud Offerings

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2015) - Arkadin Canada, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing global providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, today announced its integration into the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program in Canada. 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 in the Microsoft cloud.

Starting today, Arkadin Canada will own the complete customer lifecycle, allowing customers to purchase Microsoft Office 365 and the rest of the Microsoft cloud productivity suite from a single provider that will help to plan, migrate and drive adoption of cloud services all on a single invoice with local support.

According to Steve Schwartz, Arkadin's Global VP of UC Architecture, membership in the Microsoft Partner Network is a win-win: "Microsoft Corp. needs highly trained service providers to meet the growing demand for Office 365, especially in the mid-market where we specialize. We benefit customers through our deep expertise with the complete Microsoft UCaaS suite which will ensure they have the very best solution and support for propelling their business. Over 550 customers throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe are now achieving more at work with Arkadin Total Connect for Office 365 through its business class phone, contact center and dial-in audio conferencing."

"The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "Through participation these partners have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud."

Arkadin makes it easy for organizations of any size to standardize their communication and collaboration workloads in the cloud through a highly secure and geographically dispersed global platform that is adapted to customers' specific business requirements. Arkadin Total Connect for Office 365 with Skype for Business offers a complete end-to-end solution, including a business-class phone system, hosted native contact center and international dial-in audio conferencing from 55+ countries for Skype for Business powered by Arkadin. The fully featured Office 365 seamlessly integrates with Exchange Online (within Office 365) for unified messaging that will drive efficiencies while reducing costs associated with traditional PBX and 3rdparty conferencing services.

For more information: www.arkadintotalconnect.com/

About Arkadin
Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers in the world. Our collection of market-leading audio/web/video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions enables enjoyable collaboration experiences that are essential to success in a digitally connected global workplace. As an NTT Communications company, our services are delivered in the cloud and backed by a cutting-edge infrastructure for premium service quality. Over 37,000 customers spanning the largest global enterprises to small businesses are supported locally in 19 languages through our network of 56 operations centers in 33 countries. For more information: http://www.arkadin.com.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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