Integrated Access Solutions and Microsoft Lync Beat Cisco, Mitel and ShoreTel for a Unified Communications Deployment at a Global Technology Enterprise
May 02, 2011, 11:00 ET
IRVINE, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A major global enterprise that specializes in Fortune 1000 information security solutions, chose Microsoft Lync over a traditional VOIP PBX system for rich corporate multimedia communications. With the help of Integrated Access Solutions' (IAS) senior consulting group, the business managers decided to transition all corporate communications and messaging functions to Microsoft Lync and Exchange 2010. Key decision drivers were:
- A single client for all corporate communications including Presence, Instant Messaging, Voice, Video, Meet-Me-Audio Bridge, Webinar Solutions, Email and Voice Mail with Speech to Text Translation and Outlook Voice Access
- A Simple vendor license model with Microsoft EA
- An innovative financing model by IAS for a fast ROI
IAS designed a comprehensive, High-Availability solution utilizing HP network infrastructure, AudioCodes gateways, Plantronics and Polycom endpoints. IAS is providing their Lync Managed UC Platform that includes real time system monitoring, help desk, and proactive support.
Additional key factors in the decision to go with Microsoft Lync over Cisco, Mitel and ShoreTel were:
- Mature integration with other Microsoft applications
- A single comprehensive support model for all corporate communications
- Ease in which to add and convert global locations
IAS Senior Consulting team led by Bob Murphy and David Langlois had this to say about the project: "Acceptance by a company that operates globally is a perfect example of the business community making the shift away from outdated approaches and expensive offerings by legacy communications providers like Cisco and Shoretel. With Microsoft Lync and Exchange 2010, we can create a fertile environment for dramatic increases in employee productivity. Business managers are literally ecstatic about adopting this approach instead of dreading the process of deciding how to improve communications without breaking the budget".
"The savings are astounding and the features are real and easy to use. We looked at traditional voice systems that offer similar features but all of the offerings were hardware dependent and had a very high TCO," said the CIO of the high tech company. "It's a relief that we can implement the most advanced communications methods available and we don't need to seek bank financing to get it done".
IAS, a Managed Microsoft Gold Partner, is a highly specialized consulting firm that helps companies strategically align unified communications and unified contact center technologies with business objectives. By focusing on customer needs we deliver highly effective and action-oriented unified communications projects on time and on-budget.
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