Orange is one of very few companies worldwide selected by Microsoft as a Skype for Business Elite launch partner.
“As a Skype for Business Elite launch partner, Orange has demonstrated the highest level of experience, training and commitment to the Skype for Business platform, and is able to deliver on a global scale,” said Giovanni Mezgec, Microsoft GM of Skype for Business. They are prepared to assist enterprises:
- Address any or all aspects of the planning, deployment, operations and adoption lifecycle
- Optimize hybrid cloud deployments with Office 365 and server-based environments
- Develop an end-to-end solution with other devices, applications and infrastructure
We've been selected as the Microsoft Communications Partner of the Year for our pioneering work using Lync to create digital, mobile, cloud-enabled workplaces and our proven capability to deliver a complete end-to-end solution for even the largest multinational enterprises.
"Orange Business Services has been selected for their pioneering work using Lync to create digital, mobile, cloud-enabled workplaces. They have a proven capability to deliver a complete end-to-end solution for even the largest multi-national enterprises. By offering a managed or hosted Lync Server as a Service, with pricing based on user profiles, they are able to simplify a customer’s infrastructure, deliver a cost effective solution that is fully supported in the event of a problem. Orange Business Services distinguishes itself with coverage across 80 countries and availability in over 30 languages, ensures that any customer regardless of size or location, is able to utilize their Lync solutions. This approach allows customers to focus on their core business rather than owning and managing their own equipment."
We understand the complexity and demands of communications in today’s business and technology environment. Through Business Together with Skype for Business, Orange and Microsoft provide innovative telephony, messaging and collaboration solutions that:
- Bring together the familiar experience of Skype with the security, compliance, and control of Lync
- Transform the way people communicate by extending communications beyond the walls of businesses to reach customers and partners, anytime, anywhere
- Connect people everywhere to achieve more, together
We are a globally certified Microsoft Premier Support Lync Partner. This means we are able to offer end-to-end Skype for Business (Lync) solution support experience, along with specialized expertise and priority support for enterprise voice. Other Microsoft Partner certifications include:
- Gold: unified communications, portals and collaboration, and server platform
- Silver: content management, search, web development, desktop, virtualization and mobility
Customer case study: JTI
JTI, a leading international tobacco manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has employed Orange Business Services to transform its digital working environment by moving its existing communications landscape to a fully managed unified communications solution based on Microsoft Lync® 2013.
Initially covering 104 sites in 40 countries, the Lync-based solution will unify communications for 20,000 users with IM, presence and web conferencing services while 12,000 users will be enabled with Lync Enterprise voice and desktop video services integrated with videoconferencing rooms. We'll manage a hosted architecture and the entire ecosystem, including Sonus gateways and thousands of Polycom VVX Business Media Phones. An additional 3,000 mobile devices, tablets and smartphones will be Lync enabled.
This managed Lync solution enables JTI to bring the right people into the conversation very quickly and improves the speed of decision-making and communication-enabled business processes. In addition, JTI’s mobile workforce will be supported with the same powerful unified communications tools no matter what device they use or where they are working.
Products and services using Microsoft technology
Business Together builds upon leading Microsoft collaboration and unified communications products, such as Skype for Business, by adding complementary services, including telephony, network, video, security and mobility, required to deliver truly effective solutions for end users worldwide.
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