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CCL launches Managed M365 offering for NZ work environments
Fri, 19th Aug 2022
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CCL, the cloud specialist within Spark Business Group, has recently launched its Managed M365 offering.

The company says the new development has been created to proactively manage, monitor, support and optimise the entire Microsoft 365 suite for enterprise organisations as they begin or further progress their working environments.

With hybrid work continuing to play a significant role in today's work operations, many businesses are looking for ways to provide a secure, scalable and seamless modern workplace. This, in turn, creates more opportunities for growth, better productivity and more diverse collaboration.

As a Microsoft strategic partner, the Managed M365 offering from CCL provides ongoing migration, deployment, and continuous optimisation across the full Microsoft 365 suite. This includes modules across identity, security, productivity, collaboration, endpoint management, virtual desktop provision and management, and asset management.

CEO for CCL Richard Adams says the changes to how businesses operate have prompted a rethink of how communication and cloud solutions are deployed. He says the new offerings provide services that help meet some of the needs seen across the market.

"Now that hybrid work is becoming the norm for many New Zealand organisations, the challenge is to balance new ways of working, flexibility, and collaboration with business needs.

 "Our Managed M365 offering helps organisations drive modernisation faster, while respecting their security and compliance requirements. Ultimately we can deliver a safe, flexible, and robust service to our customers' end users, which serves their needs today and can be optimised to meet any ongoing requirements."

 The company says that cloud technologies are a significant part of promoting business potential, and research has shown that New Zealand can benefit from the change.

"Microsoft and CCLs capabilities are aligned to help more of Aotearoas businesses realise the potential of the cloud. Our research shows that cloud technologies can help New Zealand organisations achieve cost and operational efficiencies, workplace flexibility, sustainability gains and help drive innovation to take advantage of new market opportunities." says Adams.

Microsoft chief partner officer for Australia and New Zealand Vanessa Sorenson says a digital workplace that successfully leverages cloud solutions can thrive, even amongst some of the challenges that a hybrid environment brings.

"The new world of work creates opportunities for greater collaboration and productivity powered using digital workplace technology like M365 and leveraging the seamless scalability provided by the cloud," she says.

"However, flexible, hybrid and remote working can also create complexity for organisations managing multiple systems for their people. As we progress towards the opening of Microsoft's New Zealand Datacenter region, it's crucial that organisations on their cloud journey are giving their team members the right environment to thrive."

She says she is happy to be working with the CCL team to help create better solutions for all involved.

"We're proud to be working with the expert team at CCL on this important kaupapa, helping enterprise organisations build and maintain effective, secure and productive modern workplaces."