Intermedia and Cloud Telephones form alliance to support resellers in driving hosted services and VoIP business
04 December 2014 – Intermedia, a leading one-stop shop for cloud business applications, and Cloud Telephones, a leading specialist VoIP services distribution arm of DMSL, have formed an alliance to help promote opportunities around business cloud services, VoIP and connectivity to resellers.
Cloud Telephones will market Intermedia’s Hosted Exchange, business applications, archiving and backup, collaboration and file management services to its established nationwide network of SMB resellers. Intermedia will be promoting the broad range of VoIP and connectivity services offered by Cloud Telephones to its growing community of cloud services partners.
“According to a recent IDC report spending on public cloud services will reach $56.6 billion worldwide this year and $127 billion by 2018, and will generate more than half of software, server and storage spending growth,” says John Carter, Managing Director of Cloud Telephones. “This is a trend no reseller can afford to ignore.”
“For resellers who are already taking VoIP to market, offering cloud services such as Hosted Exchange and Office 365 is the next logical step. We believe SMB customers will naturally turn to their telephony and connectivity provider for guidance on cloud services,” continues Carter. “We believe there is significant potential, and our alliance with Intermedia gives Cloud Telephones’ resellers immediate access to a broad set of proven options, so they can offer a wide range of hosted services to their customers with confidence.”
Commenting for Intermedia, UK Director of Sales, Aidan Simister, states: “Intermedia has a strong commitment to developing its UK partner channel, and we believe the alliance with Cloud Telephones will help us drive closer engagement with resellers that are ready to embrace the wide range of opportunities that the cloud brings to their businesses. With its established nationwide network of SMB-focused partners, Cloud Telephones is really well-placed to help us extend our reach.”
The two companies will be contacting their respective partner bases to elicit enquiries for each other’s services. They will also be working on targeted end-user marketing and lead generation and programmes to uncover new opportunities for resellers.
Cloud Telephones was one of the supporting participants at Intermedia Cloud Insights 2014, which took place at Mercedes Benz World in Weybridge Surrey, on Tuesday 25 November.
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that SMBs need to do business, including email, file syncing and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wider breadth of fundamental IT services, delivered by a single provider.
Think of Office in the Cloud as your “Business Cloud Platform.” Intermedia’s services are integrated into its HostPilot® Control Panel. This means you’ve got just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support—which makes the cloud easier to use and more efficient to manage. Intermedia further streamlines the experience by offering enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime guarantee and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia serves over 60,000 businesses and has more than 5,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with full control over billing, pricing and every other element of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world’s largest independent provider of hosted Exchange.
Intermedia has over 600 employees worldwide who manage numerous datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud—and who work to deliver customers and partners Intermedia’s Worry-Free Experience™. Learn more at www.Intermedia.co.uk
About Cloud Telephones
Cloud Telephones is a services distributor specialising in hosted telephony, applications and services. It is a business unit of DMSL, the specialist connectivity provider. Cloud Telephones offers a wide range of hosted and cloud-based services, along with a billing engine and specialist support for all services offered. Resellers that want to find out more about Cloud Telephones, can call 0844 561 6653 or visit www.cloudtelephones.