Menu
Dimension Data secures Microsoft Skype for Business partnership

Dimension Data secures Microsoft Skype for Business partnership

Dimension Data has been appointed one of a few Microsoft Skype for Business Global Elite Launch Partners.

Dimension Data has been appointed one of a few Microsoft Skype for Business Global Elite Launch Partners.

This follows today’s announcement by Microsoft that the next version of its communications and collaboration tool, Microsoft Lync – now called Skype for Business – will be ready for sale in the first half of 2015.

When Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011, the company said Skype was a communications tool for outside the firewall, while Lync was an offering for inside the firewall.

Now, the next version of Skype for Business truly connects Lync to the vast Skype network which includes thousands of Dimension Data’s clients, employees and partners.

“As a Microsoft strategic partner for over a decade, we’re very excited about Skype for Business," says said Neville Burdan, GM for End-user Computing APAC, Dimension Data.

"Over 300 million people use Skype for messaging, calling and sharing. With Skype for Business, Microsoft is bringing together the familiar user experience of Skype with the security, compliance and control of Lync."

Burdan says Skype for Business video calling is an advantage for organisations wanting to engage face-to-face with their on-the-move employees and customers, anywhere, anytime from their video room system, desktop, TV or mobile device.

“Our teams are excited because it adds to our vision around workspaces for tomorrow," he adds.

"It also enables our clients to adopt unified communications into their business applications, and leverage the cost and efficiency benefits that go hand in hand with the Skype for Business platform.”

Burdan pointed out that Dimension Data has a strong track record for deploying high volumes of Lync on a global scale.

“Our teams are already beta trained and ready to deliver Skype for Business to our clients when the product becomes available in the first half of 2015," he adds.


Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags skypeMicrosoftdimension dataSkype for Business

Featured

Slideshows

Sizing up the NZ security spectrum - Where's the channel sweet spot?

Sizing up the NZ security spectrum - Where's the channel sweet spot?

From new extortion schemes, outside threats and rising cyber attacks, the art of securing the enterprise has seldom been so complex or challenging. With distance no longer a viable defence, Kiwi businesses are fighting to stay ahead of the security curve. In total, 28 per cent of local businesses faced a cyber attack last year, with the number in New Zealand set to rise in 2017. Yet amidst the sensationalism, media headlines and ongoing high profile breaches, confusion floods the channel, as partners seek strategic methods to combat rising sophistication from attackers. In sizing up the security spectrum, this Reseller News roundtable - in association with F5 Networks, Kaspersky Lab, Tech Data, Sophos and SonicWall - assessed where the channel sweet spot is within the New Zealand channel. Photos by Maria Stefina.

Sizing up the NZ security spectrum - Where's the channel sweet spot?
Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

The channel came together for another round of After Hours, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and partners descending on The Jefferson in Auckland. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours
Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Emerging start-up Consegna has officially launched its cloud offerings in the New Zealand market, through a kick-off event held at Seafarers Building in Auckland.​ Founded in June 2016, the Auckland-based business is backed by AWS and supported by a global team of cloud specialists, leveraging global managed services partnerships with Rackspace locally.

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland
Show Comments