News Release

23 November 2013?
Kuala Lumpur


SMEs can now work and collaborate more efficiently with UniFi with Microsoft®Office 365 ?

In its continuous effort to empower Malaysian SMEs through the usage of ICT, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today launched the all-new UniFi with Microsoft® Office 365, an enhancement to its existing UniFi business packages. The new and enhanced package was launched by Azizi A Hadi, Executive Vice President, SME, TM, together with Azizah Ali, Director, Small and Medium Solutions and Partners, Microsoft Malaysia.

The newly launched UniFi with Microsoft® Office 365 is the product of the continuous collaboration between TM and Microsoft which offers cloud-powered communications facilities and the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite through TM's Managed Information Communications Technology (ICT)/Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) arm - VADS Berhad (VADS) - to Malaysian businesses throughout the country.

Commenting on the new offering, Azizi shared, "After the proven partnership between TM and Microsoft in enhancing TM's Office in a Box? package, we are very optimistic that the on-going strategic partnership between both organisations will continue to be a success, allowing us to continue playing our roles in equipping businesses with comprehensive business solutions, tailor-made to meet their increasingly sophisticated requirements. With this latest enhancement, Malaysian SMEs can fully leverage the benefits of ICT and focus on their core business operations to increase their productivity, expand their market reach and serve their end customers better."

"TM is constantly exploring new and innovative ways to assist local SMEs to move up the value chain and achieve greater success. We hope that these efforts will also further cement TM's presence as the nation's trusted and reliable end-to-end ICT solutions provider with the capability, skills and knowledge to adapt to the customers' growing businesses," added Azizi.

Speaking on the collaboration, Azizah said, "Many businesses are realising the power of cloud computing technology for its ability to leverage IT capabilities more cost-effectively, creating new ways to serve new customers, and even operating a business without IT limits. Microsoft's Office 365 helps businesses take care of their IT needs so they can concentrate on what they do best: managing and driving their businesses."

"Microsoft, as a world leader in cloud solutions for businesses, is committed to transforming Malaysia together with TM. For over 20 years in Malaysia, we have collaborated with key partners like TM to achieve the country's aspirations to become a high-income economy and through realising the goals stated in Malaysia's Economic Transformation Plan and Digital Master Plan. This is a winning partnership - not only are we both strongly aligned with the same vision to empower Malaysian businesses with world-class ICT solutions to transform the way they work, we are both able to bring this vision to life. There is no other IT company in the world besides Microsoft that offers strong, credible solutions for businesses of all sizes. At the same time, TM is Malaysia's leading broadband provider - together, we are the ideal partners to help Malaysian SMEs fully realise the full benefits of Office 365 and cloud computing!" Azizah added.

This newly introduced UniFi with Microsoft® Office 365 bundling will enable businesses to enjoy high speed internet with speeds up to 50Mbps, competitive call rates and two (2) complimentary Microsoft Office 365 user licenses worth RM1,008. Through this new enhancement, subscribers of UniFi with Microsoft® Office 365 can collaborate more efficiently and at the same time reduce their operating cost by utilising Microsoft Office productivity tools, such as email, web conferencing, instant messaging and online versions of Microsoft Office. With TM, business is now available all year round, all around the world.

UniFi with Microsoft® Office 365 is available to the market and is open for subscription starting from today. Upgrade promotions are also available until 31 December 2013.

In conjunction with the launch, TM, in collaboration with Microsoft are flying in Dr. Nitin Paranjape for the Completely Efficient Seminar which will take place on 12 November 2013 from 9.00 am - 2.00 pm at the TM Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. One of only 28 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) worldwide, Dr Nitin is an award-winning speaker and Office Productivity consultant who has coached over 155,000 professionals across 1,100 organisations worldwide. His innovative approach to unearthing maximum value from the New Office and related products has made his productivity workshops a hit across Asia Pacific.

The workshop is free but seats are limited. To book your seat, kindly contact Sakinah Hussain at sakinah.hussain@tm.com.my, Nor Athiqah Amin Teo at norathiqah.aminteo@tm.com.my or Chang Kit at 03-2179 3483, or email a-chwong@microsoft.com.

For more information on TM and its products and offerings for the SME segment, log on to www.tm.com.my.?

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