Bhutan Telecom partners Microsoft and HP to offer first-ever hosted cloud services in Bhutan

The partnership will enable digital transformation for local businesses and empower them to achieve more in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

Showcase of hosted services at the launch ceremony of Bhutan Telecom’s partnership with Microsoft and HP
Showcase of hosted services at the launch ceremony of Bhutan Telecom’s partnership with Microsoft and HP

BHUTAN, 23 June 2016 – Bhutan Telecom, in partnership with Microsoft and HP, today announced the launch of Bhutan’s first hosted cloud services. This will empower businesses to achieve more in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

As a leading telecommunications and Internet services provider in the country, the partnership allows Bhutan Telecom to offer cloud services through the Microsoft Cloud Platform and Hosted Exchange solutions that will enable seamless collaboration and higher productivity for enterprises.

Tshewang Gyeltshen, Chief Executive Officer, Bhutan Telecom, said: “This partnership with Microsoft and HP is not only transformative for Bhutan Telecom in enabling us to diversify our products and service, it is also a potential driver of Bhutan’s economic growth. With our new hosted cloud, we can further help our customers become even more competitive and agile.”

For instance, Bhutan Telecom’s hosted services will set the stage for local developers to build local apps, for organizations to host applications, back up and for knowledge workers to get more productive with Exchange Online and SharePoint collaboration.

Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific said: “Empowering the workforce through technology can be a major driver to raise overall productivity, achieve more and set new benchmarks. We are seeing organizations across the region increasingly adopt cloud technologies to meet fast changing business opportunities and challenges, as well as innovate, grow and transition to today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

Businesses that leverage cloud and mobile technologies far outperform their peers in the marketplace, according to a Microsoft-commissioned study by Boston Consulting Group. For example, they increased annual revenues 15 percentage points faster than companies with lower levels of technology adoption, as well as created jobs twice as fast as other small businesses.

Microsoft is committed to enabling its partners to transform their traditional solution offerings to suit a new mobile-first, cloud-first world. The company has invested over US$225 million in its partner ecosystem in Asia Pacific to re-train partners to provide cloud services and mobile solutions, as well as through incentives and business enablement.

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