GLASGOW, Scotland, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme allows iomart to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support Microsoft cloud offerings
Leading cloud company iomart (AIM:IOM), today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme.
The programme 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 iomart owns the complete customer lifecycle, allowing it to easily sell Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions and helping customers take advantage of cloud services by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support.
Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart, said: "We are delighted to have been chosen by Microsoft as one of only a handful of cloud providers to work with them on this programme in Europe. It is a natural fit for us because of the expertise we already have across a number of Tier 1 technology leaders.
"Interest in the cloud is growing at a tremendous rate and we have invested heavily in the infrastructure and skills to support this. Joining the Cloud Solution Provider programme and fully supporting and integrating Office 365 into our offering allows us to build stronger relationships with our customers and provide them with the best cloud solutions to enhance their business."
Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp., said: "The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the centre of the customer relationship. Through participation these partners have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud."
iomart provides high availability cloud and managed hosting services on Tier 1 infrastructure, connected via a fast fibre network and backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements and 24x7 technical support. iomart was recently ranked as one of the Top 20 global Cloud Service Providers and was highly commended at the UK IT Industry Awards. iomart's other Tier 1 Technology partners include EMC and Dell. Customers include Pernod Ricard, Stagecoach and Liverpool FC.
iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) is one of the UK's leading providers of mission-critical cloud and managed hosting services. iomart owns and manages datacentres at eight locations in the UK, has its own fast fibre network and offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee. It operates through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, Melbourne Server Hosting, RapidSwitch, Redstation, Backup Technology, Easyspace and iomartcloud. http://www.iomart.com
For more information visit http://www.iomart.com/office365/
SOURCE iomart Group plc