Telephony and unified communications in the cloud now a reality for Australian organisations
Empired has been selected for the early adopter program for Telstra Calling for Office 365. Launched on the 19th of March, Telstra Calling for Office 365 is a unique first-in-market solution leveraging Microsoft’s expertise in productivity apps and Telstra’s leadership across voice, networks, and services. It is a cloud-based service for public switched telephone network (PSTN) calling within Skype for Business delivered from the Microsoft cloud, and available only from Telstra.
Empired has been working with Telstra, Microsoft, and six other early adopter partners to ensure that the solution being rolled out delivers the best value for Australian customers, and is currently working with several customers as part of the program.
Jaen Snyman, national business manager – cloud design and integration, Empired, said, “Australian organisations have been asking for cloud voice for a long time. With Telstra Calling for Office 365 this is now a possibility. The new solution represents significant value for customers and can be compared to the shift that occurred when Microsoft introduced Office 365 and organisations could move applications to the cloud. Now they’ll be able to move telephony and unified communications to the cloud all through the same platform.
“As a Microsoft Gold partner with a Microsoft MVP and MCM, as well as a Telstra partner, it’s important for Empired to be ahead of the curve in areas that we specialise in, and communications is one of those areas. Empired’s credibility in this space helped ensure our selection in the early adopter program and we’re excited to see how the first customers can benefit from this new offering.”
Empired sees an opportunity for existing Office 365 customer who will now be able to leverage additional value from the platform through access to Telstra Calling for Office 365 as well as for customers who might not be there yet.
Jaen Snyman said, “Organisations will be able to start their Office 365 journey with just Telstra Calling for Office 365, removing telephony risk and complexity from the business. Telstra Calling for Office 365 only serves to make the whole Office 365 platform even more compelling. We anticipate many Australian organisations will look at implementing Telstra Calling for Office 365 over the next 12 months.”
About Empired Limited
Empired Limited is an IT Services provider with a broad range of capabilities targeted at delivering enterprise IT solutions that improve efficiency, productivity and competitive advantage for our clients.
Our clients are medium to large corporate and government organisations within key industries including Energy and Natural Resources, State and Federal Government, Finance and insurance, Utilities and Transport.
We offer a broad range of services from managed services to digital transformation. Together they provide a breadth of service and expertise not seen in other consultancies of similar pedigree allowing Empired to deliver ‘end to-end’ business solutions that assist our customers in driving their key business outcomes.
With a team of over 1,000 people located throughout Australia, New Zealand and North America, Empired has built a reputation for service excellence. This combined with our strategy that is underpinned by initiative, innovation and growth ensures that in a dynamic and rapidly growing technology market place Empired is strongly positioned to capture market share and continue to build on its success.