MANILA, Philippines, March 11, 2014 – Leading telecoms provider PLDT, through its large enterprise arm PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, is firming up its lead in providing cloud-based solutions to the local enterprise market with an expanded line of business solutions that would virtualize essential processes of large industries.
Launching several offerings as a service in the PLDT Cloud suite, it has broadened its line to include PLDT Cloud Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) with Microsoft Office 365.
“Our continuous investments in fortifying our network is best complemented by our Cloud solutions as we ‘future-proof’ not just PLDT but more importantly our customers by enabling them to benefit from these technologies that have become the norm in more developed economies,” said PLDT EVP and Head of Enterprise, and International and Carrier Business Eric R. Alberto.
The new PLDT Cloud services enable communication-reliant and bandwidth-heavy businesses like those in the Business Process Outsourcing, Banking, Retail, and even government to maximize on their connectivity for their essential operations to run more efficiently and effectively.
PLDT Cloud UCaaS is a cloud-based solution that unifies IP Telephony, Presence, Mobility, Unified Messaging, and Collaboration applications for enterprise users across all industries. It shifts the paradigm for Unified Communications for enterprises by eliminating the need for on-site private automatic branch exchanges (PABX) and other equipment.
PLDT Cloud PaaS gives enterprises the ability to develop and deliver various applications with unprecedented ease. Enterprise developers can begin creating their applications in a standard Web browser using pre-built templates, significantly reducing development lead-time thanks to an 80% drag-and-drop and 20% coding model.
PLDT Cloud SaaS - Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of Microsoft’s most trusted communications and collaboration products. Microsoft Office 365 brings together familiar Microsoft Office applications with cloud versions of Microsoft’s most trusted communications and collaboration products. Designed to serve the needs of businesses of all sizes, Microsoft Office 365 lets companies stay current with their productivity software at an affordable cost.
“Businesses nowadays have realized the advantages of having their essential IT processes in the cloud because of its accessibility and the ease of use, not to mention faster implementation,” said PLDT FVP and Head of PLDT ALPHA Enterprise Jovy Hernandez.
“With PLDT Cloud, enterprises get the benefit of minimizing costs on their yearly expenditures as the costs for these solutions become part of their operational costs. Other costs that businesses can save on are continuous licensing expenses, upgrades, hardware maintenance, and personnel that are already packaged into the PLDT Cloud,” he added.
Formally launched two years ago, PLDT has since boosted its Cloud-based offerings to address business processes that become more efficient and cost-effective when automated or virtualized. PLDT’s cloud-based portfolio provides enterprises options to counter increasing costs for IT requirements and maintenance.