Jan 17, 2024 - Emmen

AI boost for the Channel:

ALSO Announces Availability of Microsoft Copilot for MS 365

The market for generative AI is expected to reach €22 billion in 2025, twice as much as in 2023. Microsoft's latest move now puts the IT channel in a position to capitalise on this opportunity. As of today, Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 is available to all Cloud Service Providers (CSP), after initially being rolled out to a limited number of large enterprises. ALSO partners can now expand their generative AI-based portfolio and offer it to customers of all sizes.

This is all the more relevant as the minimum order quantity has been significantly reduced to just a single user. This flexibility in access enables a large number of small and medium-sized companies to explore the possibilities of Copilot with minimal initial investment.

ALSO has founded a dedidated AI Academy, committed to strengthen the pre-sales, sales and technical teams of all channel partners. Training focuses on the development and integration of Copilot for M365 applications. In addition, support will be provided for building and marketing Microsoft Copilot and Azure AI services. The initiative aims to develop effective market strategies and drive customer interest in these technologies.

Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN): “This marks a significant leap towards democratizing generative AI. In close alignment with Microsoft, this transformative technology will now reach a multitude of SMBs across Europe and beyond through our extensive partner network. The ALSO Cloud Marketplace stands as the central platform for developing and provisioning cutting-edge AI-based services. Not only does this drive technological innovation, it also propels the evolution of our as-a-service business.”


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