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Data One Asia, Microsoft offer cloud-based packages for SMBs

CEBU, Philippines - In a bid to provide Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in the Philippines access to technology commonly used by businesses around the world, Data One Asia Philippines and Microsoft Philippines joined hands to offer the same technology to Filipino entrepreneurs at affordable packages.

Specifically tailored for Filipino small and medium businesses, DataOne Asia offers Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Lync and Microsoft SharePoint through their latest Cloud product, CloudSecure™. CloudSecure™ provides reliable and secure packages that SMBs can easily subscribe to through a very simple ordering process.

DataOne Asia, is one of the leading independent providers of IT services in the Philippines. The company aims at providing cloud-based options for businesses who want to use technology to professionalize how they communicate and improve collaboration. This particular technology designed for Filipino SMBs allows them to access the latest innovations without capital expenditure.

According to Cyril Rocke, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of DataOne Asia Philippines, SMB owners usually faced problems when it comes to using free email hosting for their operations.

Although free and easily acquired, these personal email addresses do not exude a professional business image.

“For one, using a personal email account reduces the credibility of a business. Since people nowadays are wary of scammers and fly-by-night operations, many customers hesitate to transact with someone using a personal email,” he explained.

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“When they sign up for Microsoft Exchange through CloudSecure™, business owners and their employees are provided with a professional email domain of their choice, which adds up to the credibility and professionalism of any business,” he added.

For business owners concerned about data security, Rocke said that there is no need to worry.

“DataOne has ISO-certified data centers and servers that are located in the Philippines. Many customers have trusted us with their applications and data since 2001. These include the largest global companies primarily in the fields of banking and finance, shipping and logistics, IT, and government. These companies have the highest security requirements and DataOne Asia is fully capable to address those concerns,” he said.

There is also no reason for business owners to worry about their budget because CloudSecure™ is available for an affordable fee, for as low as Php 200 per month, per user, starting at 5 PCs. Package options include a Start-Up Communication Package for basic email, a Level-Up Package for additional collaboration features, and an Ultimate Package with instant messaging, video calls, and online meeting capabilities.

Meanwhile, Karrie Ilagan, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines, expressed her excitement for the CloudSecure™ offer, as it makes the Microsoft innovations used by enterprises more accessible to smaller businesses.

“Microsoft Philippines aims to provide affordable solutions that will enable our local small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) to become more competitive. This CloudSecure™ offer with DataOne is a breakthrough hosting solution that will allow our SMBs to professionalize their work and increase productivity, in order to improve their operations,” said Ilagan. —(FREEMAN)

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