NEC announces virtualized UCCaaS Program for Partners

Addressing demand for enterprise-class UC&C, NEC enables data center & services partners to empower customers securely from the cloud

Hilversum, Nottingham, October 14th 2013 – NEC Corporation, exhibitor at this year’s IP EXPO event held 16-17 October at Earls Court 2 in London, today announced its strategy to enable key partners to deliver powerful UC&C capabilities, including integral Collaboration and Mobility, to customers under its virtualized UCCaaS program.

This program leverages partner’s strong virtualization, bandwidth, and call termination services and experience combined with NEC’s scalable virtualized UC&C software technology, UNIVERGE 3C. The program strategy includes service-oriented pricing models for partners and will be coupled with options to leverage NEC’s broader set of IT platform products, giving NEC partners a powerful set of options to set themselves apart from the typical voice-as-a-service provider.

“This is a powerful and very natural way for NEC to leverage its virtualised software technologies and its IT platforms to enable partners” said Paul Kievit, NEC EMEA Executive. “We are really addressing the core needs of  the end customers and enabling a differentiated solution for our partners.”

The approach addresses the demands for truly private UC&C solutions from the cloud, providing assurances of security and a solution that is “designated for me”, the customer. It is designed to deliver mobility to any phone number and includes mobile smartphone and tablet UC & Collaboration clients across multiple platforms, enabling BYOD or CYOD programs within enterprises while ensuring security and control of enterprise information. NEC’s collaboration component is fully integrated, bringing voice and web conferencing together with desktop and mobile UC solutions – streamlining the ability to easily click, connect, and collaborate for user of the services. 

To further fuel this effort NEC provides pure IP integration from its UNIVERGE 3C platform directly to existing NEC telephony systems, such as SV8000 series or SIP@Net. This approach enables partners to uniquely address the business needs for UC&C with existing customers, while allowing them to continue to leverage their on-premise telephony assets.

 

UNIVERGE 3C Snapshot
NEC’s UNIVERGE 3C directly addresses Gartner’s five UC characteristics that effect UC success and user satisfaction: User Experience, Mobility, Interoperability, Cloud & Hybrid, Broad solution appeal.

UNIVERGE 3C clients employ a Common User Experience across PCs, smartphones and tablets,  enabling anywhere, anytime access for increased efficiency and productivity. Personal devices can be used in conjunction with enterprise security credentials – supporting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) needs. Its Empowered Mobility capabilities work in conjunction with mobile clients to enable a truly unified experience.

As a standards-based platform, UNIVERGE 3C enables the B2B, B2P, and B2C federation that is critical for businesses to become more agile and much more integrated with partners and customers.  The software technology is designed for on-premise, cloud, or hybrid deployment scenarios. It provides tailored collaboration for a wide range of business roles adapting to the different needs and use cases of business functions.  All of this creates broader adoption and better collaboration among a client, partner and customer ecosystem and accomplishes it more cost effectively than attempting to assemble disparate components.

NEC will have a stand located at E20 and welcomes customers and prospective partner alike to join them for one-on-one discussions and live demonstrations. Partners interested in more details on NEC’s virtualized UCCaaS program should contact their NEC representatives.

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For more information please contact:
Robert van Amerongen                                                Jim Eagers                              

Tel: +31 35 689 1521                                                     Tel: +44 787 509 3399  

robert.van.amerongen@emea.nec.com                        jeagers@neci.co.uk     
 

 

About NEC Enterprise Solutions
NEC Enterprise Solutions provides IT & Communication solutions to small, medium and large enterprises in both the private and public sectors. Designed for open connectivity, high availability and flexible growth, our innovative solutions incorporate the latest voice, data and video technologies and enable real-time, collaborative working, increased productivity and customer satisfaction. Our servers, storage solutions, software and virtualised workstations enable businesses to maximise operational efficiency, performance and profitability.

NEC Enterprise Solutions serves its customers across EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) through a network of direct sales organizations, business partners and value-added resellers. For more information, please visit: http://www.nec-enterprise.com.