Aptec to distribute Microsoft Cloud

Aptec announced that it has received the Microsoft Cloud Distributor status, which would allow Aptec to distribute the latest cloud technology product of Microsoft – Microsoft Office 365 in U.A.E., Qatar and Kuwait. Aptec also expects to get the distribution for other GCC countries and Egypt very soon.

With its new Cloud Distribution status Aptec is expected to concentrate on recruitment and enablement of channel resellers along with offering them the complete services expertise.

Santhosh Kumar, Software Business Unit manager of Aptec Distribution, commented, “We at Aptec are very excited being appointed by Microsoft as Cloud Distributor in the region. This prestigious status has strengthened our vision of providing the channel with the complete solutions on Cloud.”

Aptec claims to have put its Go-To-Market strategy in place, by offering the channel the right expectations of recruit, enable, engage and deploy on cloud solutions.

“We truly believe that cloud computing as a concept will see increase of adoption and acceptance by the Middle East during the next couple of years as the market matures and more vendors and service providers are coming up with more cloud products. Our role as a distributor here is to enable and educate the channel in order to be capable of providing right solutions to all end-user segments,” commented Bahaa Salah, Managing Director of Aptec Distribution.

Microsoft Office 365 combines Microsoft Office Professional Plus—the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite—with cloud-based versions of next-generation Microsoft communications and collaborations services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Lync Online. Currently in beta, Microsoft Office 365 is designed to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes.

With plans for everyone from independent professionals and kiosk workers to small, midsize, and large businesses and from government agencies to educational institutions, Microsoft Office 365 can help save time and money, while freeing valued staff resources.

“Microsoft Office 365 will provide the best Software as Service under the public cloud offering to various segments which justifies the return on investment and total cost of ownership by moving from a CAPEX to OPEX based solution,” concludes Santhosh.