Orange is a strategic alliance partner of Microsoft
Orange Business Services and Microsoft have offered global enterprises leading messaging and collaboration solutions. Combining Orange consulting, integration and managed services with market-leading products from Microsoft, we implement messaging and advanced collaboration solutions that improve communications, security, efficiency and productivity through a single global point of contact.
Our alliance is built upon the mutual acknowledgement of each other’s diverse assets:
Orange has identified Microsoft Exchange Server and Office SharePoint platforms as well as Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 as the key environments for building its new enterprise IP services.
Microsoft recognizes Orange as a leader in the fields of collaborative applications and critical communications for managing the implementation of new practices in the business environment.
Orange understands the complexity and demands of communications in today’s business and technology environment. Orange and Microsoft jointly provide innovative messaging and collaboration solutions that deliver a variety of benefits, including:
- improved security and protection
- increased mobility and productivity
- lower costs and increased efficiency
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.