Market Update: Thinking Phone and Masergy Partner on Enterprise Unified Communications Apps

Organizations in the news this week include: Thinking Phone Networks, Masergy, 4PSA, ScanSource, Alteva, Microsoft, Sandler Institute, Fonality, ADTRAN, Avaya, Telcentris, AltiGen and Gulf South Technology Solutions.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Mar 18, 2011
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Thinking Phone Networks and Masergy Partner to Deliver Cloud Unified Communications Services to Enterprises: Enterprise cloud communications service provider Thinking Phone Networks and Masergy Communications, Inc., a provider of managed, secure virtualized network services, announced a partnership to offer enterprises unified communications applications and cost-effective SIP trunking services on an intelligent, global IP/ MPLS platform.

4PSA Unleashes Affordable Unified Communications for Small Organizations: 4PSA, a leading innovative Cloud Computing software technology company, has announced the introduction of a brand new affordable licensing program for the award-winning VoipNow Platform. The new offer is part of the company's Green Commitment and it aims at helping small organizations take advantage of the fully-featured unified communications while reducing their carbon footprint. 

ScanSource Communications Announces Comprehensive Unified Communications Education Program: ScanSource Communications, a leading value-added distributor of communications products and a sales unit of ScanSource Inc., announced its 2011 Unified Communications (UC) Education Program, designed to educate resellers on the value of unified communications, the benefits of offering unified communications solutions and the most effective ways to take advantage of the opportunities available to them.

Alteva Announces Unified Communications Certification Program: Alteva, a unified communications solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, announced its Unified Communications Certification program to enhance the value of its channel partner base. The program will allow its channel partners to learn how to position Alteva's cloud-based unified communications solution – which consists of hosted VoIP integrated with Microsoft Communication Services – expand their offerings, boost revenues and increase market share. The three-tiered program includes a technical overview of unified communications, education programming on how to sell and position unified communications, and impact/reinforcement training led by the Sandler Institute, a world leader in innovative sales and sales management training. 

Fonality Releases 2011 Edition of trixbox Pro IP-PBX Solution for Small- and Mid-Size Businesses: Fonality, North America's fastest growing business communications company, announced the general availability of Fonality trixbox Pro 5.2, a hybrid-hosted IP-PBX software solution designed for small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs). A hybrid-hosted solution combines the reliability of a premise-based VoIP system with the flexibility and costs savings of a hosted-cloud model. Users will experience increased productivity and lower total cost of ownership while leveraging advanced unified communications, contact center and VoIP calling features.

ADTRAN Launches NetVanta Unified Communications for Cloud Applications: ADTRAN, a leading supplier of converged access and unified business solutions, announced that its NetVanta Unified Communications solutions can now be deployed in virtual environments utilizing VMware. The ability to operate in a virtualized environment will now allow partners and customers to use NetVanta Unified Communications in a broader variety of business and deployment scenarios. 

Avaya Survey Reveals Health Care IT Professionals' Opinions on Latest Technologies and Challenges: Avaya, Inc., a global leader in business collaboration systems, software and services, announced the results of a Healthcare Technology Outlook survey it recently conducted at the 2011 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in February. According to the survey, improving patient care and satisfaction through collaborative communications – which includes mobile communications, automated outreach, and technologies for driving workflows – was top of mind for most health care technology professionals.

Telcentris Augments White Label VoIP Portfolio with Two New Solutions to Address Customer Demand: Telcentris, Inc., a leader in cloud communications and creator of VoxOx, announced, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the commercial availability of WL2 and WL3, two new offerings that expand the company's white label portfolio from a single, entrance-level package to a three-solution suite. Telcentris' white label portfolio leverages the company's end-to-end managed wholesale VoIP enablement platform, and now, with the addition of these new solutions, provides customers unprecedented control over their private-labeled telecommunications offerings.

AltiGen Communications Partners with Gulf South Technology Solutions: AltiGen Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 100 percent Microsoft-based contact centers and mobility solutions, announced the addition of Gulf South Technology Solutions to its partner network. Gulf South Technology Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is an industry leader in the areas of LAN/WAN design, implementation and management, network security, custom software development, e-commerce solutions, hosting services and unified communications.

Avaya Extends Enterprise Collaboration to Locations of All Sizes: Avaya, a global leader in business collaboration systems, software and services, announced that employees in enterprise locations of all sizes can easily collaborate via voice, video and data with new Avaya Aura branch and midsize enterprise solutions. The new and enhanced Avaya unified communications products offer greater flexibility to enable spontaneous, multi-modal collaboration among any group of employees -- including branch, remote and mobile workers -- with more value, greater simplicity and dramatically low total cost of ownership. 

 

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