BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced an enhancement of their mobile portfolio tools for small business customers with the addition of Microsoft Office 365.
Office 365, which is part of Verizon Wireless' Small Business Essentials portfolio, is Microsoft Corp.'s cloud productivity service that includes email, instant messages with presence, video and voice conferencing, and document sharing. By offering Office 365, Verizon Wireless' small business customers can take advantage of productivity in the cloud while on the go.
Office 365, which supports mobile operating systems including Windows Phone, Android ™, iOS and BlackBerry ®, helps enable businesses to collaborate with customers, co-workers and employees in real time while having access to email, contacts, calendars and other important business data. Information is synchronized across all devices including smartphones, tablets, PCs or Macs.
For small business customers, Office 365 delivers enterprise-grade technology at a predictable monthly price. It also helps elevate mobility and productivity to another level while giving the business integrated mobile device management and robust IT controls when connected through Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network."Our small businesses and entrepreneurs consistently rank two priorities the highest when it comes to using productivity tools to run their business: simplicity and cost effectiveness," said Michael C. Schaefer, executive director, Wireless Business Solutions, Verizon Wireless. "We included Office 365 with Small Business Essentials to address these needs. Plus, we also want to emphasize it is scalable – which is ideal for companies in the growing segment of up to 50 employees. With all of our SMB-related products and services, our goal is to help customers expedite their workflow so they can work smarter, faster and more efficiently. Customers also have the advantage when they utilize our fast 4G LTE network, which is available in over 330 markets across the United States." Many businesses across various industries already utilize Microsoft Office. Now those same tools, plus voice and video conferencing with Lync Online and collaboration with SharePoint Online, enable information to be easily accessed and shared virtually anywhere, on nearly any device on their network. "With Office 365 included in Verizon Wireless Small Business Essentials, companies are empowered to be more mobile, more productive and more secure," said Kirk Gregersen, general manager, Microsoft Office Division. "Verizon Wireless' small business customers will be able to take advantage of this cloud-based productivity solution with minimal investment, leaving them more time to focus on their businesses." For internal and external business communications, Office 365 capabilities that are included in Small Business Essentials are:
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