MUNICH and BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced Swisscom has been named a New Way to Work Global Ambassador. A Unify partner in EMEA, working with more than 6,000 national and multi-national companies in SMB and the Enterprise segment, Swisscom enables any type of organization with the infrastructure and technology to empower a New Way to Work practice in today's demanding economy.
Swisscom's partnership with Unify began more than 20 years ago with Siemens Enterprise Communications, offering Unify's full product suite including the groundbreaking Circuit platform, which revolutionizes mobile collaboration and communication, bringing together high-quality voice, video, chat, real-time document editing and management, and file sharing into a single view, across an entire team. The company was a key player in Circuit's Customer Advisory Council, where they provided invaluable insights during the solutions beta-testing.
"Across the globe, companies are still functioning in the 'old-fashioned' way of doing business communications, but leaders from diverse types of organizations look for solutions that help drive operations to be faster and smarter," said Ralf Staeheli, senior vice president and head of UCC Business at Swisscom.
"This flexible and agile work practice isn't a trend, but today's business imperative," continued Staeheli. "The best news? It's very accessible with today's mobile and SaaS-based solutions. Still, many organizations have yet to undergo a full digital transformation. When our customers engage with Swisscom and harness customized technology, they shift how their teams collaborate and streamline communications to drive business goals."
Swisscom advocates and practices the New Way to Work as an organization, as well. About 70 percent of Swisscom professionals do not have a fixed office desk in its headquarters, practicing a flex-workplace where its employees work from different cities in Switzerland or from home. Every employee leverages telepresence and web collaboration tools to stay engaged with customers and team members, particularly with auxiliary groups in Italy and Silicon Valley.
"As a key part of the European channel market, Swisscom has always been a valued partner," said Jon Pritchard, head of worldwide channels at Unify. "We've cited Swisscom as an exemplary entity that provides innovative and customized solutions, so businesses everywhere can collaborate efficiently with customers, partners and colleagues. As truly thoughtful players in the UCC market, they see New Way to Work SaaS solutions can not only increase operational productivity, but also help reduce the CO2 footprint of companies everywhere."
The NW2W Ambassador program honors leaders who have recognized the impact of global work trends on today's business, have prioritized new strategies for communications and collaboration and are successfully navigating the changing technology business landscape to embrace the New Way to Work (#NW2W).
The New Way to Work Global Ambassador Program recognizes today's business leaders who invest in research, technology and partnerships to develop innovative solutions for the future of work. As business leaders like Swisscom 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.
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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