Microsoft and PCCS unveil joint portal

New portal to offer Software as a Service

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Microsoft and PCCS unveil joint portal Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman of Pacific Controls and Bruno Delamarre, Regional Director, Mid-Market and Partner Solutions at Microsoft Gulf at a the joint press conference.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  April 15, 2014

Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS) in partnership with Microsoft Gulf have jointly unveiled a new SaaS portal (Software as a Service),

Hosted locally in Dubai Techno Park, the PCCS services will offer on-demand,  subscription-based services to deliver popular Microsoft applications, along with local helpdesk support.

First collaborating in 2013, PCCS and Microsoft have a Service Provider License Agreement which allows PCCS to license Microsoft products and to host software services and applications to its customers.

Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman of Pacific Controls said: "We are pleased to reinforce our service offerings with Microsoft Corp in order to promote their much acclaimed and used applications on, an innovative and value-added cloud service platform, to the regions' customers. Pacific Controls' cloud services help enterprises save up to 60% in the total cost of ownership (TCO). By optimising the IT system of enterprises, we look after their infrastructure and business applications so their IT staff can focus on projects that are core to their business and drive growth."

The PCCS cloud products, which are based on Microsoft applications such as Exchange email, SharePoint, Lync and CRM will be delivered through the web portal to customers in the region as cloud applications for monthly subscriptions.

Speaking at a joint press conference today, Bruno Delamarre, Regional Director, Mid-Market and Partner Solutions at Microsoft Gulf, said: "At Microsoft we know that a flourishing IT ecosystem supports enterprise and SME innovation. Through this unique offering being provided by Pacific Controls, businesses in the region will be able to enhance productivity and become more agile while solving some of their toughest business problems.

"By using software as a Service, businesses are able to leverage cloud technology and the advance services it enables, to perform better. According to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group, SMEs who adopt Microsoft Cloud services grew faster than SMEs who do not use any Microsoft products. The BCG research reveals that Microsoft products and services are the number one choice of these technology leaders. Microsoft is the brand that small businesses trust and use to power their growth."

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