KCOM partners with Giacom to deliver Microsoft services
The move will provide businesses with easier to access to Microsoft's cloud-based products
The collaboration will pull from both companies’ communications and cloud expertise to provide businesses across the region with easier to access to Microsoft's cloud-based products and services.
Announcing the move, KCOM said the partnership will boost the cloud application engineering capability that it already offers to large enterprise and public sector customers through its national business.
"Giacom offers a level of expertise and direct access to Microsoft that is unrivalled within the region and this will directly benefit our customers together with their superb level of service. And they are on our doorstep,” explained Sean Royce, KCOM Business Development Managing Director.
"This will also generate opportunities and investment within Hull and East Yorkshire and its thriving digital and tech sector."
Royce said the move will not just help businesses on an individual level but will also benefit the wider economy in the East Yorkshire region.
"As a business with deep roots in the region, we have the best interests of the local economy at heart and always use local suppliers wherever possible," he added. "Our buy local approach means we aim to keep as much of the money we spend within the local economy, which makes me doubly delighted to have a thriving local business like Giacom on board."
KCOM has a long history of innovation in the region. Founded in 1904 as Hull Telephone Department, the broadband and IT solutions provider evolved to become the first in Europe with a digital network as well as the first in the UK to offer interactive broadband TV.
Earlier this year, KCOM said it was planning to invest around £100m to expand its network to thousands more homes and businesses beyond Hull and East Yorkshire.
A certified Microsoft Gold Partner, Giacom’s cloud marketplace and expertise in the local area will help KCOM add more cloud services to its offering.
"We're delighted to be working with such a forward-thinking and innovative company as KCOM. There is much synergy between our two companies, especially with KCOM also being a proud Yorkshire-based company,” said Mike Wardell, Giacom CEO.
"We’re looking forward to starting an exciting journey with KCOM as we become their cloud partner and support them in providing great service to their customers.”
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