Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Business Partner, Nexon Asia Pacific, is expanding its relationship with ALE to become an enterprise cloud solutions and services provider. Effective today, this means Nexon can offer businesses Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch® Enterprise Cloud (OTEC) communications technologies in Australia.
As more businesses look to the cloud to deliver critical technology functions and applications, this expanded relationship will provide customers with smarter and more commercially attractive cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions. Working together, ALE and Nexon will help businesses achieve tangible business outcomes via technology that provides new consumption models that leverage the flexibility of cloud services.
According to ALE’s Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Cloud Director, Steve Saunders, “Cloud adoption in Australia is growing rapidly and businesses are seeking new and different consumption models specific to their industries. Nexon, who has been an important ALE partner for many years, continues to look for and bring innovative business solutions to customers. That shared purpose and our combined experience is an excellent fit for our joint ambitions to grow in cloud.”
Maud Holvast, Vice President of ALE, Australia and New Zealand, said, “We’ve always been impressed with Nexon’s market and technical knowledge, agility and responsiveness, which was illustrated in the negotiations to expand our relationship. It took just a matter of days for Nexon to activate the OTEC platform and secure their first customer, which is precisely the characteristics required to be successful in this fast moving cloud market.”
Nexon’s Co-Founder and Director, Barry Assaf said the strategic progression of the relationship is a logical next step for both companies. “We have formed a very strong relationship with ALE over many years as a Premium Business Partner, which has seen our values become closely aligned. We’re delighted to now extend that to the cloud.
“Our thinking is congruent with the value proposition created by ALE’s commercial approach to the cloud, which has seen us modify our internal structure to capitalize on this new consumption model. We’re looking forward to now passing on the benefits of cloud-based delivery to our customers.”
ALE’s Steve Saunders adds, “This evolution of Nexon as a cloud partner reinforces our collective belief that the cloud is the future when it comes to delivering enterprise communications and we both share a passion for challenging the status quo and urging customers to think differently when it comes to buying technology.
“For us, the crux of this relationship is a commitment to work to ease our mutual customers’ transition through to the cloud. This is in line with our cloud strategy that is based on a “pay-per-use” cloud services model. Both Nexon and ALE believe the flexibility available through this affordable delivery method will further increase cloud adoption in Australia.”