Siemens Enterprise Communications Positioned as a Leader in 2013 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

RESTON, Va., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Enterprise Communications announced today that it has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (UC).

According to Gartner, vendors in the Leader's quadrant "have a full UC offering, strong market presence and demonstrate success in the field. They have a strong presence in related markets to expand their footprint in UC. These vendors and their channel partners have experience delivering UC to a broad range of enterprise types and into most geographic regions."

Siemens Enterprise Communications is positioned as a Leader based on the company's completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner judges a company's completeness of vision based on current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs, and competitive forces, and how well these map to Gartner's overall evaluation of the market. Ability to execute is judged based on the quality, efficacy, and overall maturity of the products, systems, tools and procedures that enhance individual, group, and enterprise communications.

"Siemens Enterprise Communications is proud once again to be recognized by Gartner as having a leading Unified Communications solution," said Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer and President, North America, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "Siemens Enterprise Communications continues to drive innovation in the market with the OpenScape portfolio and the newly unveiled Project Ansible, and we remain committed to delivering superior solutions to customers."

Siemens Enterprise Communications OpenScape portfolio is a mature, comprehensive, open unified communications solution that can integrate into diverse IT and telephony environments and with existing applications to improve user productivity and reduce costs. The newly unveiled Project Ansible is a dynamic communications and collaboration platform designed to deliver increased business performance through real-time engagement by unifying voice, video, social communications, search, business process applications, and other channels into a seamless, immersive, intuitive experience.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, Bern Elliot, Steve Blood, July 31, 2013.

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.

For more information, please visit:

www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens Enterprise Communications' management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens Enterprise Communications does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Siemens Enterprise Communications



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