How Does Microsoft’s UC Reduce Communications Costs?

telephoneIn a UC whitepaper from Microsoft, it was mentioned how replacing old PBX systems can significantly reduce telephony costs.

“In the past, there were essentially one or more PBX or Key systems per location, often accompanied by a set of related systems such as voice mail, interactive voice response (IVR), call centers, call accounting and administration consoles. Now with Unified Communications, consolidation of systems to a single or a few locations and systems is very practical, with support of other sites via secure Internet Protocol connections on the enterprise wide area network (WAN) or the Internet. This savings initiative is often very timely, since many PBX and voice mail systems installed in the late 1990’s are nearing the end of manufacturer’s support and decisions must be made in any case. Applying the consolidation model to those decisions will usually yield major savings. The approach is to establish or expand a central platform to which sites can be consolidated and then to progressively consolidate eligible sites to the central platform. Even if some specialized items, such as IVR Lync Mobile Photo collage 2or a complex call center are not ready for consolidation”

Even if a company is not in a position to replace their full PBX systems, Microsoft Lync Server integrates with existing PBX systems through Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) or qualified gateways, and integrates with qualified third-party SIP Trunking Service providers.

See if your IT infrastructure qualifies: http://bit.ly/OGv8Ls

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Benjamin Tosado, VP of Conquest Technology Services presents at the WPC

On Thursday July 12th Benjamin Tosado, Jack Elmore and Jim Wright will be presenting “[…] Selling the Microsoft Platform with the Microsoft

Learn how you can generate demand, increase sales velocity, and close solution sales across the Microsoft platform using the Microsoft Experience Center (MEC*).  Through practical demonstrations and real-world examples, you will see why MEC has become a top sales tool for Microsoft and Microsoft partners in the United States, consistently driving revenue and increasing customer satisfaction. You will also learn how you can become MEC-qualified, and the exciting enhancements coming with future versions of MEC.

 For more inforamtion on what the MEC offers, click here.

INTELEPEER TEAMS WITH CONQUEST TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

INTELEPEER TEAMS WITH CONQUEST TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

TO OFFER MICROSOFT LYNC “EXPERIENCE VOICE NOW” PROGRAM

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Special Offer Enables Business Customers to Quickly and Easily
Evaluate Productivity and Cost Advantages of Microsoft Lync UC Solution

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – July 10, 2012 – IntelePeer, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, today announced a new partnership with Conquest Technology Services, a Microsoft Gold Partner.

The companies will work together to provide Microsoft Lync™ Unified Communications (UC) solutions to business customers. Customers can take advantage of a special trial program, the “Lync Experience Voice Now” pilot service, which offers 30 days of complimentary service and UC headsets for 10 users making it easy for business owners to experience Microsoft Lync for themselves. The pilot service will be offered and managed by Conquest and will feature IntelePeer’s CoreCloud™ SIP trunking to provide carrier services and PSTN access.

“Despite clear productivity and cost advantages, some business owners remain concerned that solutions such as Microsoft Lync will be too complex or lead to less reliable UC connections,” said Ben Tosado, founder and vice president, Professional Services, for Conquest Technology Services. “This trial program provides a no-risk way for businesses to experience Microsoft Lync first-hand, and we are confident customers will come away impressed by the performance and ease of deployment. IntelePeer’s carrier-class SIP trunking technology plays a key role in this process, delivering crystal clear, reliable connections and contributing to cost-effective operations.”

“Microsoft Lync, paired with the quality and value of IntelePeer SIP trunking services, delivers a very compelling business solution,” said Margaret Norton, general manager, Enterprises, at IntelePeer. “This evaluation program, in cooperation with Conquest and Microsoft, promises to accelerate the adoption of Microsoft Lync and fuel a new wave of business productivity as customers embrace the range of rich media services available through our combined offerings.”

IntelePeer provides a comprehensive suite of on-demand communications and SIP trunking services that are backed by deep communications expertise to ensure partners’ Microsoft Lync deployments are successful. Through its CloudWorx™ Communications as a Service platform, IntelePeer delivers feature-rich, carrier-quality service over public or private Internet Protocol (IP) connections. IntelePeer’s patented platform combines Media Peering Grid™ services and the SuperRegistry® directory to connect disparate UC environments and seamlessly enable full-featured multi-modal communications for any user.

IntelePeer completed the process to earn Microsoft Lync qualification for its SIP trunking services in February 2011. IntelePeer CoreCloud™ Unified Communications (UC) Bundles for SIP Trunking are available with any Lync deployment.

About Conquest Technologies

Conquest Technologies is a consulting company that specializes in the design and delivery of network infrastructure services and solutions. A leader in infrastructure consulting, application performance, security and converged networking, the company delivers services, tools and solutions to create and deploy next generation networks that include IP telephony, video and data; secure infrastructure; network and systems management solutions; storage and content networking environments; and local and distributed wireless networks. Conquest Technology Services was recognized with the 2011 Microsoft U.S. Lync Voice Partner of the Year Award for the Greater Southeast & Mid-Atlantic Districts. For more information, visit www.Conquest247.com

About IntelePeer
IntelePeer, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications services that deliver high quality voice, video and unified communications for enterprises and service providers. The IntelePeer CloudWorx™ platform combines the SuperRegistry® database, an intelligent routing solution with a global directory of more than 450 million telephone numbers and end point identifying IP addresses, an extensive Media Peering Grid™ service, and the AppWorx® development environment and tools. IntelePeer enables customers to rapidly and cost-effectively transition to IP-based communications, improving their return on investment on communications equipment and services. For more information visit: www.intelepeer.com.