Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Deutsche Telekom Group reported expansion of their partnership to help customers accelerate cloud transformation initiatives. The cloud touts an opportunity on cost reductions in IT while increasing flexibility and accelerating innovation. Telekom’s Cloud Migration Frame and telecommunications services coupled with Microsoft’s cloud and AI capabilities will allow customers to increase productivity and build sturdier and more agile operations while delivering new cloud offerings at a much faster pace. “We have agreed on the framework for joint strategic growth with our long-term partner Microsoft. We are delighted,” said Adel Al-Saleh, member of the Deutsche Telekom Board of Management and CEO of T-Systems. “This partnership will enable us to enhance services for our customers. We will also be supporting each other with digitalization and network build-out.”
“The case for digital transformation has never been more urgent. We know that the next decade of economic performance for every business, whether large or small, will depend on the digital investments made today,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations. “Through this strategic partnership, which combines the power of Deutsche Telekom’s network and Microsoft’s cloud, customers will have more opportunities to become resilient, accelerate innovation and ultimately drive success.”
Telekom will offer Microsoft 365 as companies part of this have started a project for German schools to reimagine traditional approaches to education which enable remote learning through cloud based IT infrastructure with modern devices, cloud productivity and collaboration applications within Microsoft 365.