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EMAS Chooses Orange Business Services to Digitally Transform Workspace with Business Together as a Service

March 12, 2015
By Business Wire News


EMAS, a global offshore contractor with a modern and versatile fleet of support and construction vessels, coupled with a 40-year track record of offshore engineering solutions for the entire oilfield lifecycle, has chosen Orange Business Services to digitally transform its communications infrastructure. In addition to renewing the network services agreement, Orange Business Services will deploy Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). This provides EMAS with a fully-managed, cloud-based voice infrastructure that delivers efficient collaboration and improved productivity for their employees across 17 locations in seven countries.

Caption: EMAS flagship construction vessel, the Lewek Constellation Photo Credit: Photo contributed  ...

Caption: EMAS flagship construction vessel, the Lewek Constellation Photo Credit: Photo contributed by EMAS

EMAS’ users can now access existing and new collaboration services through a unified communications platform using an as-a-service model. In addition to cost optimization, flexibility and scalability, the service will also enhance the user experience substantially.

“As a global operation, it is vital for us to have a fully-connected and digitally-transformed workspace that enables mobility for employees and allows them to collaborate remotely and seamlessly. Beyond raising user productivity, the scalability of the UCaaS solution means it can evolve with our business and enhances our unified communications vision. We chose to partner with Orange Business Services because they can deliver quality global solutions for cloud-based collaboration,” said Alex Ang, General Manager of IT, EMAS.

“Businesses need more efficient and effective collaboration right across their organization. Unified Communications as a Service gives organizations the ability to collaborate across time zones, departments and cultures. By unifying voice, video, and data communications, EMAS employees can work together more effectively than ever before. The decision to continue working with us demonstrates their trust in Orange to deliver innovative communications solutions,” said Patrick Sim, Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific, Orange Business Services.

Part of the Orange Business Services unified communications portfolio, Business Together as a Service is fully managed and hosted on Orange infrastructure for comprehensive worldwide coverage. The highly-flexible solution provides customers agility to scale up or down as their plans require. This will help EMAS ensure that its communications infrastructure and costs keep pace with business expansion.

about EMAS
EMAS – a leading global contracting group providing offshore/subsea construction, marine, production and well intervention services – is Ezra’s operating brand. With offices across six continents, it delivers best-value solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry by combining its global footprint and proven engineering skills with a diverse offering of premium assets and services designed to fully meet clients’ needs.

Operating in unison, Ezra’s core divisions are able to execute a full spectrum of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, marine and production services anywhere in the world.

About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is not only a telecom operator, but also an IT solutions integrator and applications developer in France and around the world. Its 20,000 employees support companies in all areas of their digital transformation: mobile and collaborative workspaces; IT/cloud infrastructure; fixed and mobile connectivity; private and hybrid networks; applications for Internet of Things, 360° customer experience and Big Data analytics; and cybersecurity thanks to dedicated experts and infrastructure to protect information systems. More than 3,000 multinational organizations and 2 million SOHOs, enterprises and local authorities in France rely on Orange Business Services as their trusted partner.

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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and has 156,000 employees worldwide at 31 December, 2014. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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