For those of you in the IT Industry, LuxCloud is now launching Hosted365 together with Microsoft. This new product is an "improved" version of Office365, a great collection of online applications including, but not limited to, Exchange email, Sharepoint Teamsite, Word, Excel & Powerpoint, Lync, online backup, website, mail archiving, storage etc. Hosted365 includes a full cloud desktop and especially for SMBs and startup companies, it can dramatically reduce the IT cost while greatly improving collaboration and mobile working. More info on hosted365.com
If you have an IT business, you can become a reseller of Hosted365 and sell it to your customers under your own brand. You can generate nice additional revenue while providing an excellent product to your customers. The "retail" price of Hosted365 will be approx 100k Rupiah per user and month. Considering that the product makes all server hardware and licenses in a company obsolete, an SMB adopting it can save up to 90% of its IT spending!
So why Hosted365 and not the standard Office365 directly from Microsoft? If you want to sell Office365, you loose the customer ownership to Microsoft against a small commission. With Hosted365 you keep the full customer ownership and can use the product as a great entry point to sell your additional services, integration, consulting etc to your customers.
Additionally, any data stored in Office365, including emails and confidential documents, is subject to the US patriot act and the US Governement can freely look at everything even without the data owner knowing about it. Recently BAE Systems, one of the worlds largest defense contrator, based in UK, was ready to adopt Office365 but their legal department stopped everything because of the patriot act ( Protected content ). On the contrary, Hosted365 is fully owned and hosted by LuxCloud in Europe and under European data protection laws, all data is safe there. In case of a reseller with a larger customer base, the whole Hosted365 platform can even be installed in their own datacenter or any datacenter in Indonesia.
LuxCloud is 100% Channel focused and does not sell to end-user directly, Hosted365 is exclusively available through LuxCloud partners.
More information via PM, I will also be in Jakarta and Bogor the first 2 weeks in April and available for personal meetings.