IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division today announced that it has been named a Global Leader in Cloud Computing by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). Toshiba was named the Top Hosting Provider and received a 2016 Stratus Award for its VIPedge® Cloud-based Unified Communications solution. This award honors unique solutions that take advantage of cloud technologies.
"Congratulations to the entire Toshiba Telecom team for helping accelerate adoption of the cloud and for working to make our business lives a little richer," said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group.
"We are honored to be named the Top Hosting Provider for our VIPedge solution and thank our employees for their dedication and hard work in making VIPedge an exceptional cloud-based unified communications solution," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division.
Toshiba's VIPedge delivers a competitively priced, comprehensive telecommunications feature suite based on Toshiba's 135+ years of industry experience. VIPedge gives users the advantages of Toshiba's IPedge® business telephone system in the cloud without needing to purchase an entire telephone system, allowing companies to pay a monthly service fee — scalable to meet system size and usage needs — as an alternative to the capital purchase of an on-site telephone system.
VIPedge helps businesses:
- Save money on local, long distance and international phone service.
- Gain the advantages of IP communications.
- Benefit from an alternative to purchasing and installing telephony equipment and managing the ongoing administration and maintenance that follows.
- Enjoy the flexibility to add new users on-demand or quickly get new locations up and running.
- Receive consistency and continuity across a network of locations, regardless of the deployment — in the cloud, on site, or a hybrid of both solution types.
- Benefit from a built-in survivability solution that ensures communications continue during outages.
- Take advantage of the latest business applications and emerging innovations by simply subscribing to them as a service.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives — those with experience and knowledge — judge the programs. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
Telecommunication Systems Division (TSD)
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division is one of the six business units of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) and offers business communication solutions for SMB enterprises and enterprises with multi-site or regional locations. Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution supports up to 500 users, and the IPedge and Strata CIX systems support from 8 to 1,000 users and offer Voice over IP, voice mail and unified messaging, conferencing and collaboration, unified communications applications, networking, mobility and more. Together with Toshiba's PCs, tablets, copiers, and surveillance video cameras/recorders, Toshiba's Telecommunication Systems Division helps enterprises maximize business efficiency in communications and mobility. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information, visit www.Telecom.Toshiba.com.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) (as of March 31, 2016).
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