Microsoft, MainOne move to improve SMEs productivity in 2017

MainOne and Microsoft have launched a new
product offering, SME-in-a-Box Pro, targeted
at enabling small and medium enterprises in
Nigeria enhance their productivity.

This new solution, SME-in-a-Box Pro offers
SMEs business productivity tools from
Microsoft such as Office 365 and Exchange
Online, along with reliable broadband
communications from MainOne.

The offering will enable SMEs to stay
productive and connected anywhere,
anytime, from any device and on any
operating system.

The connectivity solution allows SMEs to take
advantage of MainOne’s fast and reliable
SME-IN-A-BOX broadband service or other

Internet service provider connections to
drive their business growth and efficiency.
In recognition of the fact that most Nigerian
SMEs are yet to get an online presence, the
companies introduced Gigalayer as their
partner to provide domain name registration
services for Nigerian websites, which will
empower SMEs to build a branded website
and gain access to new markets.

Speaking during the media launch of the
product, Director, Small, Mid-market
Solutions & Partners Group, Microsoft
Nigeria, Oluwawemimo Adeniyi, highlighted
the great impact of the new offering on SMEs
in terms of efficiency, cost savings and

According to her, Microsoft’s mission is to
empower every person and every
organisation on the planet to achieve more.
She said: “For SMEs, this means ensuring that
business owners and employees have access
to the technologies and solutions they didn’t
previously have access to, in order to enable
them compete, grow and succeed. Microsoft
in collaboration with MainOne wants to
enable SMEs with expertise that frees them
to spend their energy on their businesses
instead of on technology.”

The Chief Executive Officer of MainOne,
Funke Opeke, said the partnership with
Microsoft is great steps towards helping
small businesses in Nigeria enhance their
productivity and Internet presence.

She highlighted the impact of the new
solution on such businesses in terms of
growth and job creation.

Opeke said: “the SME-in-a-Box Pro is a
welcome product for small businesses which
require tools that enable their ability to scale
up. There are many challenges for small
businesses especially in this period of
recession. The offering enables SMEs
subscribe to these products directly with
support from MainOne in Nigeria and to pay
for the services in Naira.” 

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