Unify Honors City of Buenos Aires as New Way to Work Global Ambassador

Visionary Latin American city government revamps public service with streamlined and mobile communications.

Jul 21, 2015, 09:00 ET from Unify

MUNICH and BOCA RATON, Fla., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced the City of Buenos Aires as a New Way to Work Global Ambassador, honoring the Minister of Innovation Andres Horacio Ibarra. The City and Ibarra have demonstrated leadership in ushering in a New Way to Work by adopting new technologies that optimize internal processes in order to offer better service for citizens. More efficient communication systems, workflows and lean contact centers demonstrate Buenos Aires' leadership in modernizing the government infrastructure in an age of global digital transformation.

Notable as a green and international cosmopolitan city, Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, with the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, and more than 1.3 million citizens. The City is part of a new movement of government and public sector organizations "going green," carrying out major transformations, and introducing new technologies to increase the efficiency of procedures, and improve citizen services. Through its Ministry of Innovation, the City implemented Unify's OpenScape solution, which enables more efficient communication across government ministries and departments.

"It was imperative that we incorporate the New Way to Work and technology as the mode to train and develop the members of our social responsibility programs," said Andres Horacio Ibarra, minister of innovation at the City of Buenos Aires. "By ensuring that our communications are centralized and streamlined, we have more committed and satisfied employees. Unify Argentina has been integral in the success of bettering our internal processes; in turn, we can reach and deeply engage with our citizens who look to us for assistance and leadership."

Minister Ibarra's newly minted age of innovation encourages city programs to improve and facilitate the access to technology and training tools, particularly for the sectors of the public and government that need them the most.

"Across the globe, the New Way to Work via digital transformation is a top priority," said Bill Hurley, chief marketing officer of Unify. "Governing bodies such as The City of Buenos Aires are not just examples of visionary leadership, but they are also guiding their cities on a path to an inevitable and essential future where their systems can thrive in the world economy. Today, an institution's communication systems need to match the hyper-mobile and digital habits of an anywhere worker and citizen."

The New Way to Work Global Ambassador Program honors today's business and public sector leaders who invest in research, technology and partnerships to develop innovative solutions for the future of work. As business leaders like Ibarra continue to prioritize new strategies for communications, collaborative systems and IT infrastructure, Unify is committed to honoring companies and individuals who are championing the New Way to Work.

For more information about the New Way to Work Global Ambassador Program, visit the NW2W hub at www.unify.com/nw2w. Connect with Unify on Twitter @UnifyCo and #NW2W.

About Unify  
Unify is one of the world's leading communications software and services firms, providing integrated communications solutions for approximately 75 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Our solutions, including Circuit, unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security.

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