BT Innovates To Help Customers Master The Art Of Connecting

         BT Innovates To Help Customers Master The Art Of Connecting

Global campaign and new offers to help large organizations create, perform and
excel

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, May 19, 2014

IRVING, Texas, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today launched a global
campaign and new offers designed to encourage large organizations to use
technology more creatively for stunning business outcomes. Recognizing the
changing role of CIOs - and in tune with influential industry analyst views ^1
- BT Global Services will engage with leading global companies and government
organizations all around the world to offer innovations addressing four key
customer requirements: delivering a great performance, realizing possibilities
in the cloud, working in harmony and performing anywhere.

BT INNOVATES TO HELP CUSTOMERS MASTER THE ART OF CONNECTING

In order to deliver a great performance, global organizations need to manage a
mix of different network technologies - combined with applications performance
management and security services. The optimal architecture for handling that
complexity is the "intelligent hybrid network". BT is launching a range of
offers focused on its IP Connect service, bringing coherence to hybrid
networks and addressing issues such as availability, performance, economics
and security. The first offers launched today include application-aware
network performance monitoring as standard for larger global network contracts
and trials for 100 Mbps internet access as part of IP Connect Global for
enterprise customers.^2

To realize possibilities in the cloud, customers require improved performance
and availability of multiple cloud-based applications. They connect to
different cloud providers and at the same time data in the cloud has to remain
secure at all times. To help CIOs orchestrate their cloud resources, BT has
just launched ExpressRoute with IP Connect, allowing customers to bypass the
public internet when connecting to the Microsoft Azure cloud. BT is also
launching today a special trial offer for its Cloud Compute customers with
connectivity to the BT cloud via its IP Connect Global network.^3

For an organization to work in harmony, collaboration must happen at any time,
on any device. To create such an environment, the CIO needs to rely on a
network that can cope with the new wave of communications, providing
top-of-the-range collaboration tools. Reinforcing its collaboration portfolio,
BT is launching today a number of offers that bring the latest unified
communications services to its customers at very competitive conditions."^4

In order to perform anywhere, organizations deploy great mobility applications
on a vast array of devices. The CIO needs to focus on the things that count:
It's not the device that's important, it's the data. BT delivers data and
applications on the move by connecting to wireless access points, wi-fi
hotspots and the mobile network so users enjoy a seamless experience. The
latest security technology ensures that both data and devices remain secured
at all times, regardless of where or how they are accessed or used.
Reinforcing its mobility offering, BT is launching a new solution connecting
employees' devices to the corporate network securely, and delivering the
benefits of mobile working with minimal capital outlay and a flexible pricing
model. BT is also proposing special offers, including trials and special
discounts, for mobile device management and mobile application management.
Additional services and offers aimed at helping customers perform anywhere
will be launched throughout the campaign.^5

Luis Alvarez, chief executive BT Global Services, said: "Harnessing the
possibilities in today's world takes creativity and innovation. Today's
connected world offers unlimited possibilities to our customers to make
creative connections leading to real business outcomes. Exploiting the
potential of our portfolio and leveraging our BT Advise team of professional
services specialists, we are committed to enable our customers to orchestrate
intelligent hybrid networks with a high level of security, while maximizing
the performance, flexibility and control offered by the cloud. Our offers also
cover services that provide great collaboration experiences as well as
graceful, seamless mobility. All our efforts this year are designed to help
our customers become masters at the art of connecting."

For further information

All news can be accessed at our web sites:
http://www.globalservices.bt.com/us/en/news and http://www.btplc.com/news

About BT
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and
services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.BT consists
principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT
Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,287m ^
with reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

^1 The CIO becomes someone who – in the words of Gartner – can "ideate, or
dream the digital dream, and execute" (Taming the Digital Dragon: The 2014 CIO
Agenda, Gartner Executive Programs).
^2 Datasheets describing the new offers are available on
www.bt.com/art-of-connecting. Availability of new offers varies country by
country. Please refer to local press office contact for local details.
^3 Datasheets describing the new offers are available on
www.bt.com/art-of-connecting. Availability of new offers varies country by
country. Please refer to local press office contact for local details.
^4 Datasheets describing the new offers are available on
www.bt.com/art-of-connecting. Availability of new offers varies country by
country. Please refer to local press office contact for local details.
^5 Datasheets describing the new offers are available on
www.bt.com/art-of-connecting. Availability of new offers varies country by
country. Please refer to local press office contact for local details.

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SOURCE BT

Website: http://www.btplc.com
Contact: Kris Kozamchak, Head of PR and Corporate Relations, BT Americas., + 1
972 310 9055 or kris.kozamchak@bt.com.
 
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