Zain, the digital service provider in Kuwait, has announced a partnership with Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation among its SME customers, through the provision of trusted cloud services. The partnership will allow existing Zain customers to benefit from launch offers and special promotions while connecting Kuwait’s entrepreneurial community to the advanced tools and technology platforms needed to grow and thrive in the global digital economy.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will gain access to solutions such as Office 365 and other Business Intelligence tools in order better empower their employees, engage their customers, optimise operations and transform products and services.
Eaman Al Roudhan, Zain Kuwait’s chief executive officer, commented: “Our collaboration with Microsoft comes under the umbrella of Zain’s vision to expand our strategic partnerships ecosystem with global technology leaders around the world to offer the latest and most advanced business solutions to the Kuwaiti entrepreneurial community. It is of paramount importance to us that we support homegrown talents in their endeavours to create jobs and make their mark on the regional and global stages.”
"Recently, Kuwait has sought to expand its SME sectors to support national economic-diversification programmes," said Charles Nahas, regional general manager, Middle East Cluster (MEC) Microsoft. “Microsoft remains committed to helping Kuwaiti SMEs achieve more through the power of digital transformation. As the result of our partnership with Zain, the trusted Microsoft Cloud will help these businesses engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and reinvent products and services.”
Zain’s Microsoft Office 365 bundle will consist of several subscription-based options that include Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange Online, both which offer increased productivity, efficiency and reduced costs, both on-premise and on-cloud. Businesses of all sizes can enjoy access to their productivity applications anywhere and at any time with all the necessary upgrades at no cost. Customers will also have access to a variety of complementary services, including 24/7 support and consultancy from Zain and Microsoft’s teams. A number of additional services are also available for customers to ensure they get the best out of their service experience, such as on-boarding and migration as well as mobility bundles, including the all-new revolutionary 5G technology.
Zain signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft in October 2018 to offer various cloud-based services to large enterprises and small-medium businesses across Kuwait.