RESTON, Va. and FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to support today's increasingly mobile workforce, Siemens Enterprise Communications and HTC Corporation today announced a strategic global partnership to make it easier for enterprises to embrace mobile unified communications (UC) on HTC enterprise-enabled devices. This partnership makes it even simpler for enterprises to embrace a BYOD strategy for mobile UC, since HTC's popular consumer Android smartphones now fully support Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape Mobile and OpenScape Web Collaboration solutions.
- Siemens Enterprise Communications OpenScape Mobile and OpenScape Web Collaboration solutions will be validated on select HTC devices to increase users' confidence that their chosen device will work seamlessly with their mobile communication tools
- Siemens Enterprise Communications customers will have a simplified process to secure validated HTCpro devices supporting Siemens Enterprise Communications solutions
- Siemens Enterprise Communications and HTC will collaborate to simplify deployment of mobile UC through joint marketing and fulfillment efforts
- This collaboration will take place through HTCpro, a program that provides mobile solutions for companies and their employees and ensures that HTC's entire portfolio is business-ready
Rick Puskar, Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management, Siemens Enterprise Communications
"With BYOD, consumer choice is driving device selection in enterprises today so Siemens Enterprise Communications is partnering with HTC to validate our mobile UC solution on their industry-leading consumer devices. This partnership is another step in our mission to equip mobile workers with the most innovative collaboration tools available on a full range of Android and iOS devices."
Andre Loenne, Executive Director DACH at HTC
"Enabling our devices in order to be business-ready is a key objective within HTCpro. As communications is still the key application in an enterprise environment, enabling Unified Communication solutions and partnering with a leader like Siemens Enterprise Communications is an important step in this direction."
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HTCpro was created to help businesses simplify the acceptance and integration of HTC devices in their environments. The HTCpro program is focused on delivering a reliable offering for businesses across the entire portfolio of HTC devices through enablement of key features and cooperation with industry-leading solution providers. For more information about the business side of HTC devices and the wide breadth of business possibilities realized through the HTCpro program, visit www.htcpro.com.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
About Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and outsourcing capabilities.
Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance.
Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver better results.
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.
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