Dalma Energy deploys Microsoft Office 365.

Dalma Energy deploys first Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Cloud in Oman with IOTAP

: Sunday, November 10 - 2013 @ 07:35

Microsoft Oman and IOTAP announced that Dalma Energy has decided to adopt Microsoft Office 365 as their messaging platform to improve the level of their employees’ communication and collaboration across its network.

IOTAP, an Al Ansari Group company and a global technology and services partner for Microsoft is running a Hybrid Exchange configuration program to deploy Microsoft Office 365 at Dalma Energy, a fully integrated oil services company operating land drilling rigs across Oman, Saudi Arabia and Algeria.

“With over 350 employees distributed around 3 countries, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Algeria, it was inevitable for us to move our operations to the Cloud,” said ‘Ajay Saraf, Corporate IT head, Dalma Energy. “We needed a solution that works perfectly with our existing infrastructure on-premise; IOTAP recommended Hybrid deployment of Microsoft Office 365 for the most reliable, scalable and convenient solutions to improve our team communication and collaboration decrease our administrative cost and reduce the maintenance time such as archiving.”

He expressed his contentment with Office 365 and thanked Microsoft and IOTAP for their support throughout the deployment phase.

Hybrid cloud setup provides maximum flexibility and seamless interoperability between cloud and on premise usage. IOTAP has in-depth technical expertise in this area, having executed many Microsoft Office 365 implementations.

“We are excited to provide tailored Cloud solutions for our customers that help them benefit from the latest technologies available while complimenting their physical technology infrastructure and matching their budget,” said Tareq Hijazi, Regional Country Manager for Oman and Bahrain. “Dalma Energy is the first company in Oman to adopt the Microsoft Office 365 hybrid cloud and we thank them for their trust in Microsoft and our products.”

Dalma Energy had identified some specific benefits of the hybrid deployment of MS Office 365 that help provide employees access to their email folders and work documents at anytime and from virtually anywhere. The added flexibility provided by the Office 365 solutions now allows Dalma Energy’s employees in Muscat and abroad to communicate effectively, share information between peers in a timely manner and reduce the costs of collaboration services while supporting Dalma Energy’s specific security and privacy requirements.

“We are pleased to conduct the first Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid deployment in the Sultanate,” said Ebrahim Nalwala, Managing Director at IOTAP. “We consulted Dalma to go for a Hybrid approach when we realized that Office 365 is the right platform for them for the kind of flexibility and enterprise capability they required. We are happy to recommend Microsoft Cloud solutions to all our clients.”

Office 365 is Microsoft’s latest cloud offering for a unified experience for productivity, collaboration & messaging across devices. Office 365 is an amalgamation of the well-established Microsoft products like Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online, and Microsoft Office Professional Plus.

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