|[July 24, 2014]
GoDaddy & Microsoft Partner to Provide Affordable Office 365 Email & Communication Solutions to Small Businesses in India
GURGAON, India --(Business Wire)--
the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses,
and Microsoft (News - Alert) today announced a long-term strategic partnership to offer
Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy as its exclusive core business-class
email and productivity service for small businesses in India. Microsoft
Office 365 offered through GoDaddy will give millions of small
businesses access to enterprise-grade productivity solutions at an
affordable price, starting at Rs. 149/month. Microsoft Office 365 helps
even the smallest of businesses look professional, collaborate with
employees and customers, and effectively run their business anywhere, on
any mobile device.
"GoDaddy is focused on providing a comprehensive range of affordable
best-in-class solutions to help small business owners in India establish
their online presence and run their businesses more effectively and
efficiently," said GoDaddy India, Vice President and Managing Director,
Rajiv Sodhi. "A professional online identity is critical in today's
competitive business environment. We are excited to partner with
Microsoft to bring this Office 365 offering to Indian small businesses
that will help fulfill this need."
Through this partnership, GoDaddy will provide small businesses with
seamless access to professional email integrated with their domain name,
up to one terabyte cloud storage, unlimited web conferencing and the
latest versions of the Microsoft Office suite. Users will also have
access to GoDaddy's world-class 24/7 customer care, and a simple, one
step process for connecting their domain to their Office 365 account,
helping them save valuable time.
"It was always my dream to start a business online. When I decided it
was time to establish a professional online identity for my business,
GoDaddy did more than just help me acquire the right domain name. They
also enabled me to create a beautiful website, armed me with
business-class email and gave me access to a host of flexible Office 365
tools that let me work anytime, anywhere on any device," said Sukhbir
Singh, Chief Executive Officer of www.dexterouss.com/.
"The cnvenience of getting an entire suite of services in one place at
an affordable price lets me focus on growing my business. GoDaddy's
fantastic customer care helped me every step of the way, making it easy
to set up and manage my business' online presence quickly and easily.
Thanks to them, I now own multiple domains on GoDaddy, helping me grow
my business, further."
As part of the agreement, Microsoft has created a unique domain-based
email and storage offering to cater to GoDaddy's small business
customers. GoDaddy customers have a choice between three Office 365
plans starting from as low as Rs. 149 per month. The available plans -
Email Essentials, Business Essentials and Productivity Plus - are tiered
with the varying needs and requirements of small businesses in mind.
"India's millions of small and medium businesses hold the key to the
growth of the economy. Our partnership with GoDaddy provides SMBs with
the IT platform needed to improve their top and bottom lines though
greater collaboration, customer reach, and business insight," said Mr.
Meetul Patel, General Manager, SMS&P, Microsoft India. "With Office 365,
SMBs have access to scalable, reliable, and secure solutions to improve
productivity. Small business owners in India can now access tools that
were traditionally available and affordable only to larger enterprises."
Office 365 offers business-class email, shared calendars, instant
messaging, online conferencing and access to the most up-to-date
documents. These capabilities are delivered as a cloud service available
to users wherever they are, online or offline and across a variety of
devices, offering access to the most up-to-date versions of the files
and tools they need to get things done. Unlike some offerings designed
for consumers or small businesses, Office 365 includes built-in security
features that help deflect malware, spam, phishing attacks and other
Office 365 from GoDaddy is now available to small business owners in
India in addition to other countries including U.S., Canada, Brazil,
Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Malaysia, Singapore and the
In India, the company's award-winning customer care is driven by local
representatives who understand the unique challenges small businesses
face in-country. GoDaddy representatives in India know how to empower
local entrepreneurs with the skills and tools they need to easily start,
confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. Serving 12
million customers worldwide, GoDaddy works with small businesses across
the world to help them create a one-of-a-kind digital identity, enabling
them to reach customers globally and run their business 24/7.
GoDaddy is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. USA. Internationally, along with
offices in India and Canada, GoDaddy operates data center facilities in
Europe and Asia.
To learn how GoDaddy can help your small business, visit: www.GoDaddy.in
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