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SkyKick, Ingram Offer Monthly Billing on Office 365, Backup, Migration Bundle

SkyKick and Ingram Micro now offer a bundle of Office 365, SkyKick Cloud Backup and the SkyKick Migration Suite that Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Indirect Resellers can buy from Ingram and sell to customers on a monthly billing basis.

The companies launched the bundle at the IT Nation show in Orlando, Fla., this month.

"We've seen across partners across the world that the more we can reduce friction, the more we can accelerate their business," said Chike Farrell, vice president of marketing at SkyKick, in explaining the thinking behind creating the bundle.

In the Ingram Marketplace, the bundle's official name is "Office 365 with SkyKick Migration & Backup."

If you think about the lifecycle of a customer cloud engagement, the bundle starts with the SkyKick Migration Suite for moving e-mail and data from existing systems into Office 365. The next element is Office 365 itself, which is available in the bundle from Ingram (a CSP Indirect Provider) in any of four versions. The final component for ongoing management is SkyKick's 2-year-old Cloud Backup for Office 365 product, which includes unlimited data storage, up to six daily automatic backups and one-click restore. Also included with the bundle is 24-hour SkyKick phone and e-mail support.

"For partners, it ties nicely into their business model. There's no break between Office 365 and how it's sold," said Peter Labes, vice president of business development at SkyKick. Labes added that SkyKick hopes the bundle will become Ingram's "hero SKU" for CSP Indirect Resellers of Office 365.

The bundle is initially available in the United States, but the companies plan to add other geographies.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 17, 2017


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