Story image

blueAPACHE extends Microsoft relationship

09 Feb 16

blueAPACHE, an Australian-based provider of managed network, cloud and IT as a Service solutions, has recently extended its relationship to include the Microsoft Devices Program and the Surface range.

Microsoft Surface comprises of hybrid tablets, 2-in-1 detachables, and interactive whiteboards and is part of the company’s Windows and Devices group.

With the recent launches of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Microsoft has seen a year over year growth of 29% in Surface revenue, realising $1.35b in revenue. It is one of their fastest growing segments.

As a partner in the Microsoft Devices Program, blueAPACHE is now able to provide businesses with a complete managed services solution - from device to data centre - with the goal to support the expanding need for a mobile and agile workforce.

The program includes multiple support options including coverage for accidental damage and extended support, blueAPACHE says.

“We have seen a huge demand for mobility implementations over the past year as the need for more flexible working devices continues to be a major focus for organisations” says James Hendry, blueAPACHE general manager commercial.

“The new Microsoft Surface devices enables businesses to deploy a laptop replacement that delivers the power, manageability and security needed to conduct business with confidence,” he says.

blueAPACHE have adopted the Surface Pro in its own Standard Operating Environment (SOE ) for mobile staff, removing the need for both laptops and tablets.

The range of Surface devices are also available to clients through blueAPACHE Procurement.

This relationship extension follows a record year for the blueAPACHE - in 2015, the local cloud specialist grew over 30% and secured global recognition of their ITaaS model.

WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
Digital Realty opens new AU data centre – and announces another one
On the day that Digital Realty cut the ribbon for its new Sydney data centre, it revealed that it will soon begin developing another one.
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.
'Public cloud is not a panacea' - 91% of IT leaders want hybrid
Nutanix research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
14 milestones Workday has achieved in 2018
We look into the key achievements of business software vendor Workday this year
Workday customers start deployments to AWS infrastructure
Business software vendor Workday has turned it's previously announced AWS partnership into a reality.
Royole's FlexPai: So bendable phablets are a reality now
A US-based firm called Royole is delivering on that age-old problem of not being able to fold up your devices (who hasn't ever wished they could fold their phone up...)
How to leverage cloud for data-driven business ops
The next gen of cloud-based data platform services are flexible and cost-effective so even small organisations can unlock data insights.