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2degrees partners with Umbrellar and Microsoft for cloud solutions

By Mitchell Hageman
Wed 27 Apr 2022

2degrees has partnered with Microsoft and Umbrellar to help launch its new Cloud Navigator service.

The new service is set to deliver a streamlined ride to the cloud, making it easier for Kiwi businesses to achieve their cloud goals.

It will provide customers with self-service capability for managing and purchasing Microsoft licenses and products, along with overall better technology experiences.

Users will gain the ease of one account, the simplicity of one bill, and the speed of one platform, along with 2degrees customer support that is all underpinned by Umbrellar’s cloud expertise.

2degrees general manager business product and marketing Richard Hann says Cloud Navigator incorporates mobility, flexibility and insights for better solutions.

“At 2degrees we pride ourselves on being a full-service provider of fixed and mobile communication networks, and now also provide access to these cloud services. 

“We want cloud technology to be available for all Kiwi businesses from the beach, the park, or the home office. We are fighting for kiwi business’ freedom to deliver their customers the best of what they do, from wherever they want to do it.”

Umbrellar head of strategic partnerships Shavvah Aldred agrees, saying it will help further empower NZ businesses to achieve their goals.

“This partnership with 2degrees signals a significant milestone in Umbrellar’s mission to empower all New Zealand businesses to achieve brilliant things,” she says.

“NZ’s telco sector has ceaselessly remained at the forefront of digital transformation and technology sits at the core of its integrity and innovation. Umbrellar upholds its responsibility to promote transformation and uses its expertise to support the ongoing success of all New Zealanders. We are excited to be at the start of this journey with 2degrees, with Cloud Navigator destined to provide businesses with the tech they’ll need for tomorrow’s world.”

2degrees also has other significant developments underway this year that aim to help streamline business customer services while continuing to deliver technology products and services to help them stay connected.

“This partnership will also enable local businesses to deliver more innovation that benefits all of us. We’re excited to work alongside 2degrees and Umbrellar to make that happen,” says Microsoft NZ channel sales manager Paul Bowkett.

Microsoft NZ partner director Matt Bostwick says cloud adoption is a space that is growing significantly in New Zealand, and making sure businesses have the right tools to adapt is a key priority.

“The cloud has increasingly become the place where business innovation happens, allowing more organisations to scale up and realise their potential with unprecedented access to new technologies. That’s why this partnership between Microsoft, 2degrees and Umbrellar to accelerate cloud adoption, is so important to helping New Zealand level up its competitiveness and to helping Kiwi businesses get the access to the tech they need to succeed.”

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