Dublin, Ireland, 27th January 2015: Leading IT and cloud services provider, MJ Flood Technology today announced that it will generate an additional €4.5 million in revenue and 20 jobs as a result of Microsoft Office 365 business across Europe.
Thanks to partnerships with Telefónica in the UK and Germany, as well as existing business at home and abroad, the company is now supporting over 75,000 active Microsoft Office 365 business users across Europe making it the most successful Microsoft partner here.
The milestone has been reached after the recent deal signed with Telefonica Germany, which sees MJ Flood Technology providing Microsoft Office 365 syndication services in the form of IT consultancy, license activation and technical support to the Spanish telecoms giant and its customers.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s successful cloud-based productivity suite for business, consisting of email, document sharing and online conferencing.
MJ Flood Technology has already added 20 staff to its Office 365 Centre of Excellence in recent months and predicts further headcount growth of 20 over the next year. The increasing adoption of cloud-based software applications by businesses throughout Europe is fuelling this upward trend.
Commenting on the announcement, James Finglas, managing director with MJ Flood Technology said:
“As a long-standing Microsoft Gold partner, we have built up significant in-house expertise and best practices, around the Office 365 suite and other cloud-based IT services. Microsoft syndication partners such as Telefónica have responded positively by placing their trust and confidence in us to support their Office 365 sales and support efforts and help them to deliver a superior customer experience,” he said.
The latest deal with Telefónica Germany will support the launch of Office 365 to the German business market. MJ Flood Technology were chosen due to their strong track record of delivery, securing higher than average Office 365 activation rates, compared to the rest of Europe.
Simon Lee-Smith, director of Digital SMB at Telefónica said: “With MJ Flood Technology’s best practice approach to activation and support as well as their deep understanding of the products and platforms that Telefónica is deploying as part of its Digital SMB offer, we have been able to efficiently accelerate our time to market for Office 365. This has allowed us to ultimately increase adoption levels among our customer base and maximise revenues.”
MJ Flood Technology has also worked closely with Telefónica UK to support the launch of Office 365 into its market, particularly where Office 365 has been integrated as part of its package of solutions for small and medium sized businesses. The organisation has achieved significant success with sales and seat activation rates that are well on track.
Telefónica UK has also notched up an important win as Best Syndication Partner at a recent Microsoft Global Syndication Summit, beating stiff competition from other partners in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, South America and Australia.
Brian Murphy, director of cloud services with MJ Flood Technology is bullish about the future of Office 365.
“The export of cloud services has been a significant source of revenue for us over the last 18 months and our centre of excellence for Office 365 sales, activation and support, in operation since mid- 2011, has been hailed by Microsoft globally as best-in-class,” he said.
“We believe there are significant opportunities to work with global ISPs and pan-European telecoms services providers, who are hoping to change their business model by combining application bundling with traditional fixed line or mobile services. By tapping into our expertise, they can generate significant revenue uplift through the sale of additional ICT services.”