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Partners and Alliances
No information, communications and technology (ITC) service provider can do it alone, which is why we’ve aligned ourselves with some of the best in the industry to help you achieve your business goals.
Following on from a long-term strategic relationship, Telstra and Accenture have formed an alliance that provides cloud computing services – encompassing infrastructure, business application and migration services – to Australian organisations. Together we deliver a set of simplified and flexible cloud solutions, called Network Computing Services (NCS).
Telstra and Accenture Network Computing Services open up the infrastructure capacity, performance and reach of Australia’s largest communications network – making it available to organisations on demand through a pay-as-you-go cost structure.
Our alliance combines Telstra’s strength in operating IT infrastructure and networks with Accenture’s transformation, industry, application integration and migration capabilities.
By bringing our core capabilities together in one integrated delivery model, we can help your organisation simplify ICT operations, increase flexibility and achieve your business goals.
Improved business agility
Empower your business to rapidly scale ICT capacity when it’s needed to meet the changing demands of employees, consumers, suppliers and corporate clients.
Lower total cost of ownership
Over a period of just five years, Telstra Network Computing Services can help reduce the annual total cost of ICT ownership by up to 30 per cent.
Variable versus fixed expenditures
Our pay-as-you-go pricing (also known as “consumption billing”) lets you to pay only for what you require, so you can access the latest technology when you need it.
Web-based accessibility and flexibility
Access robust enterprise grade applications and computing services via the web, improving organisational efficiency and productivity.
Respond dynamically to marketplace opportunities
Improve your speed to market by supporting future growth, increasing ICT service availability and reducing the time required to pilot and test projects.
Managed risk and enhanced reliability
Our security-compliant core network can help you reduce risk and improve security. We offer a range of service levels and disaster recovery options – all deployed using our highly effective compliance methodologies and practices.
Improve operational efficiencies and employee productivity
Operate more efficiently and improve the productivity of your workforce, without provisioning or paying for physical infrastructure.
End-to-end ICT solutions, incorporating:
- Business service management
- System integration
- Professional services
- Business applications
- Application management
- Infrastructure service management
- Data centres
- Servers and storage
- Network and transport
The Telstra Cisco alliance harnesses the power of proven Cisco technologies and the world-leading Telstra Next IP™ network and Next G™ network. The partnership offers a unique depth of commitment through a shared vision, architecture and product roadmap. This is enhanced by our understanding of complex network environments, innovative solution design and expertise in managed network services. Together, we help our customers grasp the full business benefits of new and versatile communication methods while reducing the complications of transitioning to them.
Enhance business capabilities
Telstra and Cisco share a vision that the network will be the core applications platform as it becomes more intelligent and integrated. A development that will free people to work more efficiently and productively and enable innovative web-based business models. A converged IP-based network as the foundation for voice, data and other services will help you transform your ICT to achieve these goals through new ways of delivering services, fast and flexible deployment of new solutions and simplicity of management.
Improve operational performance
Telstra’s Next Generation Operations Platform integrates intellectual property from Cisco’s Remote Operations Services. This creates an operations platform built specifically to support the next wave of innovative business applications. Which means you can reap the benefits they offer with assurance of high performance, security and superior management for daily operations.
Innovate with less risk
The Telstra Cisco alliance helps minimise the risk of deploying new capabilities by providing Cisco’s latest, fully integrated and optimised solutions. We are also adding unique features available only over the Telstra Next IP network and Next G network to take full advantage of these technologies. Integration with our network-based services enables us to provision your solution more effectively with seamless connection to other Telstra services.
Increase return on investment
The alliance provides a range of on-premise, hosted and managed services to suit the diverse capital and operational expense requirements of our customers. With our managed services model, you can upgrade your capabilities while cutting capital costs and deployment times. A single point of contact for network, infrastructure and application management also helps to simplify administration and lower the total cost of ownership.
An aligned vision
While many companies have commercial partnerships, the Telstra Cisco alliance is one of deep commitment and collaboration at a technical and architectural level. This means we can offer the assurance of a proven architecture and a constantly evolving product roadmap to guide customers on their journey to new and better ways of working.
Differentiated and integrated solutions
Only Telstra is developing innovative solutions that integrate Cisco products with the Telstra Next IP network and Next G network. This collaboration is allowing us to bring new solutions to market sooner in the three key portfolios of unified communications, managed network services and security, as well as offer enhanced management capabilities other providers find hard to match.
Next Generation Operations Platform
Designed exclusively for Cisco technologies, the platform incorporates Cisco’s product knowledge and advanced tools with Telstra’s Management Systems to monitor and control network events. It provides extra assurance for Cisco solutions running on Telstra’s networks, and assists us to resolve issues rapidly before they affect your organisation.
The Telstra Microsoft alliance aligns some of our key products and services to help Australian businesses increase productivity and compete more effectively at a local and global level.
Telstra and Microsoft's alliance brings together a powerful combination of business software applications, mobile services and devices, and computer and telephone services. The integration of advanced Microsoft technologies with our world-leading Telstra Next IP™ network and Next G™ network enables us to offer superior capabilities: we can develop innovative solutions sooner and seamlessly connect them with existing products and services.
This gives our customers the ability to work more productively from more places over fixed and mobile networks, while lowering the demands of management.
Organisations will be able to communicate and collaborate more effectively and efficiently with one-click simplicity. New and better capabilities will be delivered through the close integration of advanced applications and versatile devices, using the capacity and reach of our next generation networks.
Reduce risk and complexity
Telstra and Microsoft are building a range of advanced technologies that are simple to use and require less investment in time and resources to manage.
The alliance offers a range of on-premise, hosted and managed services that helps to lighten the load of capital investment and ongoing support costs. In turn, this allows you to grasp new business capabilities sooner through a cost-effective OPEX pricing model that can also lower total cost of ownership.
Mobile services and devices
Telstra and Microsoft offer an integrated mobile email, calendar, contacts, web browser, business software and phone solution. It includes security features, automatic software upgrades, support and data plans, and the option of advanced mobile phone fleet management.
Hosted business applications
Through Telstra, businesses will have access to popular Microsoft business software, known as Microsoft Online Services, which will be hosted by Microsoft in the cloud and delivered as a subscription service.
We will be integrating our premium hosted Telstra IP Telephony service (TIPT) with Microsoft Office Communicator. This will offer productivity tools such as click-to-call, presence capabilities, as well as instant messaging and Microsoft Office integration with the convenience and cost-efficiency of Telstra’s managed service.
The Telstra alliance with IBM Australia has enabled us to expand our reach and range of solutions for our business customers. This provides you with more options in the procurement and delivery of Next G™ network solutions, allowing you to leverage your existing solutions and relationships to achieve greater asset utilisation. It will also enable you to connect, communicate and collaborate through the convergence of voice, video and data over IP communication standards.
For example, in conjunction with IBM and Soprano, a leading software developer, we can now offer you an Integrated Messaging Campaign manager application, for delivering large numbers of mobile messages, or for receiving and sorting messages for polls and competitions.
Alcatel-Lucent is the global leader in broadband access technologies and Internet Protocol (IP) network transformation, providing communications solutions for delivery of voice, data and video applications.
Telstra’s partnership with Alcatel-Lucent provides you with easier, faster, reliable, more secure and more cost-effective services, which can increase productivity through seamlessly connecting offices in different locations.
As a strategic partner, Ericsson has helped us build and launch our high-speed, wireless broadband Next G™ network in less than one year.
Ericsson assisted in the exacting task of testing and optimising the network which has more than 6,000 sites and spans more than 2,000,000 km2, providing mobile phone coverage and access to wireless broadband to more than 98.9 per cent of Australians.
The Telstra Mobility Partner Program
The Telstra Mobility Partner Program will give you access to many different mobility application providers with solutions to address the specific requirements of your business.
The Telstra Mobility Partner Program is about building strong relationships with a key focus on bringing new and innovative industry solutions to the market and providing up to date news and information about our network solutions and services.
If you would like more information please contact the Mobility Partner Program Team at email@example.com