Softchoice Launches Managed Services Offering to Support Office 365

TORONTO, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Softchoice, a leading North American technology solutions and services provider, is pleased to announce the launch of Keystone Essential for Office 365 – the latest addition to its managed services suite that is unique across North America. The proprietary, end-to-end solution is designed to support the transition of on-premise workloads, such as email, to Office 365 in the cloud.

"More than ever, technical skills gaps are holding businesses back from reaping the full benefits of cloud-based solutions like Office 365," says Kevin Wright, Softchoice's CIO and senior vice-president of services and technology. "With Keystone Essential for Office 365, we are able to support clients' hybrid environments 24/7, and ensure they're fully leveraging their Office 365 investment."

Keystone Essential for Office 365 empowers organizations to maintain service availability during the migration with 24/7 support and incident management. It also enables them to become cloud competent through mentorship and product update notifications, and helps them prepare for the future with business technology reviews. Clients gain direct access to a community of highly-certified Microsoft Cloud Services personnel through the on-shore Softchoice Keystone Technical Support Center any day, any time, with no phone queues.

"We're witnessing a fundamental shift in the enterprise IT landscape from on-prem to online," Wright says. "This trend goes beyond migrating your organization's productivity suite to the cloud. It's about creating a need for a larger, all-encompassing SaaS management strategy. And that's what we're doing. We're helping clients navigate and thrive in this new technology frontier."

About Softchoice
As a leading North American provider of technology solutions and services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation, asset management and cloud services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America. With over 1,200 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.

SOURCE Softchoice Corporation

For further information: Joel Hoidas, Communications Manager, Softchoice, 416-588-9002 ext. 222590