BURGESS HILL, England, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its convergence business practice has become the first Pan-EMEA distribution partner for Microsoft's Lync In-a-Box solutions catalogue.
The Lync In-a-Box hardware catalogue brings together tested and qualified phones, gateways, video and USB devices for Microsoft Lync so partners and customers can take advantage of the broad choice, price range and variety of hardware solutions for Lync, in a simpler and more efficient way.
"Our goal is to make Lync easy and more profitable for customers, which is why we are so excited about this collaboration with Microsoft," said Guy Koster, European Director of Product Management and Product Marketing at Westcon Convergence.
"In addition to the broadest portfolio of Lync eco-system vendors, we provide an integrated supply chain proposition encompassing product, sales and pre-sales support, marketing, services and training. By reducing costs and complexities associated with the current Lync channel supply chain, we hope channel partners work with Westcon to increase their responsiveness and improve efficiency of solution fulfilment for Lync-related business."
"The convergence business of Westcon Group offers a wide portfolio of hardware solutions that are fundamental for a Lync deployment, bringing simplicity and agility for partners and customers," said Scott Brown, Senior Director, Worldwide Lync Enterprise Voice at Microsoft.
Weston currently provides this support for the following Lync eco-system partners: Active Communications, Acme Packet, Advatel, AudioCodes, Jabra, NET, Plantronics and Polycom.
To learn more about Westcon's Lync offerings please visit www.westcon.com/go/lync.
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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Brocade, Fujitsu, Polycom, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.
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