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Insight and Universit bringing cloud services to the mobile workspace

Universit platform presents opportunities for Managed Mobility Service providers

Insight and Universit have announced they are entering into a cooperation that will make it very easy for shared clients to profit from the potential of Insight’s cloud services. The Universit platform makes it possible to integrally procure, sell, provide and manage hardware, cloud solutions and telecom services. This gives ICT service providers the opportunity to provide mobile workspaces to their clients as a single service.

Managed service providers have a powerful need for a single environment for the provision of cloud services. They want to increase their added value by expanding their service portfolio, enabling them to deliver clients a complete package of services for the mobile workspace for a fixed monthly fee. The cloud platform by Universit offers just that and with Insight joining Universit’s ecosystem of cloud service providers, there are now more opportunities available for both existing and new users of the Universit platform. For Insight’s partners (including managed services providers and telecom resellers) it is now very easy to integrate Office 365, Dropbox, CRM Dynamics and many other cloud services from the organization’s portfolio into the services they provide to clients. This eliminates the need to enter into a separate contract with each individual cloud provider, which increases efficiency and shortens the time-to-market of new services for the workspace of the future.

“The opportunities for distributors of cloud services in the mobile domain are growing by the day,” says Ron Van Bijsterveld, CEO of Universit. “Our partners want access to a wide range of cloud services through our platform. By cooperating with Insight, we are adding an important vendor that is of particular value to our clients who want to provide managed mobility services. Insight’s clients can in turn now capitalize on the huge market for mobile workspaces. With the Universit platform, they can handle everything; from sales through purchasing to operations and finance.”

Rob Nouwens, Sales Director at Insight Hosting & Cloud Solutions continues: “Insight and Universit are ideal partners when it comes to providing mobile cloud services to service providers. As a market leader, Insight is constantly looking for innovative products and services for the fast-growing market of ICT service providers. This new collaboration with Universit fits in perfectly with our strategy.”

About Universit
Cloud services are rapidly changing the way organizations work and ensure that mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular in the workspace. Universit gives ICT suppliers such as telecom operators, distributors, managed service providers and telecom resellers the opportunity to optimally capitalize on the many opportunities it generates. Thanks to Universit, ICT suppliers can sell and manage the right mix of connectivity, hardware, cloud applications and their own added value; from marketing through sales, procurement and operations to finance. Using the Universit cloud-based platform, ICT suppliers sell and manage complete mobile workplaces. Whole sectors, organizations, and employees are therefore equipped with the workplace of the future, thus enabling employees to work anywhere, anytime with the devices they prefer. Universit has over 100 global partners that sell and deliver Managed Mobility Services (MMS) to thousands of organizations and companies. For more information, please visit www.universitplatform.com.

About Insight
Established in the United States in 1988, Insight uses ICT to help develop its clients’ businesses worldwide. The company provides clients with innovative IT products and services, including cloud and workspace solutions, that enable them to work smarter and subsequently increase their efficiency and reduce costs. Insight will, if desired, take care of the entire process, from the provision of brand-independent, strategic advice to the implementation of the required solution(s), including the associated final responsibility. Insight has clients in the Government, Healthcare, Business Services, Industry, Hosting and Commerce sectors, the majority of which are organizations with between 100 to 10,000 workspaces. Insight is committed to forming long-term relationships with clients, in which transparency, integrity, respect and a personal approach are key. In 2014, Insight achieved sales of $5.3 billion together with its 5,400 employees, putting the company at number 483 on that year’s Fortune 500. For more information, please visit www.nl.insight.com.