Microsoft vs. Cisco Unified Communications


Many companies are finding the great value in having a Unified Communications (UC) solution.  We read about companies, such as Weiss in South Florida , deriving many benefits and drastically reducing cost  from a Microsoft UC based infrastructure.  No doubt this has helped other companies in their decision to move forward towards a communications overhaul.

In this short write up, Scott Long, Director of Managed Services of ClearPointe, expresses it nicely.  Cisco just doesn’t compete!



Office 365 Workshop in Aventura, FL: Join Us!

Is Cloud Computing Right for Your Business? Participate in a Hands-on Demonstration!

There is a lot of talk about the cloud. Now, you get to see it for yourself and find out if it fits in your business. Whether you are one professional or have 50, Office 365 can relieve you of lots of pain.Find out how Office 365:· Is Secure and Private

· Give you access to professional, domain-based email

· Allows you to share calendars and contacts

· Gives you chat via video, instant messaging, or audio calls

· Frees up time that you would normally spend on IT


Join us this March 19th, or 20th at 9 am – 11:30 am to see how Office 365 can help you get where you want to go with your business, while keeping your life (and your bank) in balance.

Do it all with no sales presentation, just a truly interactive experience that puts you in the driver’s seat!

Featuring the new Lenovo Yoga® laptops.

March 19th, 2013


March 20th, 2013


Sessions begin at

9 am: Registration and Coffee

20900 N.E. 30th Avenue

7th and 8th Floor

Aventura, Florida 33180

Office: 305-633-4231

Office 365 Workshop: THIS WEEK Feb 27th-March 1st in MIAMI

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Join Conquest at our Microsoft Office 365 Workshop!

If you are a growing business, you want to make the time to come to this! We’d like to give you a hands-on introduction. Join us to see how Office 365 can help you get where you want to go with your business, while keeping your life (and your bank) in balance.
Here’s a sneak peek:· Access professional, domain-based email.· Share calendars and contacts.· Chat via video, instant messaging, or audio calls.Do it all with no sales presentation, just an interactive demo that you get to test-drive!

February 27th, 2013


February 28th, 2013


March 1st, 2013


Sessions begin at
9 am: Registration and Coffee

1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Bank United Boardroom, Ballroom Level, Miami, FL 33132


WEBINAR: Office 365: The Easiest Cloud Based Solution

Cloud Based Productivity Webinar

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During our webinar series on Lync 2010, we received hundreds of requests for more information on Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based office. You requested and we listened! We are excited to present our webinar on Office 365!

Why Office 365?

Simply because Office 365 is a cloud productivity solution that decreases costs and complexity and provides the best possible productivity experience for your team. Learn how you can:

  • Do more with smaller IT budgets and keep your current investments
  • Move email to the cloud and stop dealing with upgrades, patching, outages and all of the headaches that come with managing a corporate email solution
  • Conduct online meetings with colleagues, partners, and customers, including audio, video and screen sharing
  • Share documents, calendars, task lists, and schedules to keep workgroups in sync

Conquest Technology Services is helping companies reduce IT costs and increase productivity worldwide. Conquest is a Microsoft Gold Partner with over a decade of experience helping our customers improve productivity and reduce operating costs with cloud and communications solutions.

*Available with certain Microsoft licensing agreements only. Other promotions available. Ask Conquest rep for details at

“When you look at the capabilities, the price per user, and the opportunity costs of supporting on-premises servers internally, we are confident Office 365 is the right decision for our business.”

International Retailer

Webinar Information:

Date: February 15, 2013

Time: 11:30 am–12:30 pm EST



Considering a Cloud Solution?

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Hosted Lync Telephone Solution: Shave off Some Dollars!

imageDon’t deploy anything at your office! You can still reap the benefits while taking advantage of a Lync Hosted Solution.  At Conquest, we like that we are able to help smaller business get Lync, without a full blown deployment.  Check this out:

Without breaking your IT budget you can get:

  • Telephone System
  • Video Conferencing
  • Audio Conferencing
  • Online Meetings
  • Integration with Outlook
  • Voicemail to Email
  • Telephone access to email, calendar and contacts
  • Instant Messaging and Rich Presence
  • Computer Screen Sharing

Think about how much money you save by eliminating systems such as:

  • PBX/Key Systems
  • Video conferencing systems
  • Audio conferencing bridges
  • Travel costs
  • Office space costs (remote/teleworkers)
  • On site servers


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Unified Communication with Office 365: Register for our Free Webinar

imageMSFT O365 provides cloud- based unified communications and collaboration for your users. Learn how the MSFT cloud offering has the unique ability to help customers move to the cloud virtually risk free.

Join our free webinar. It will only take 30 minutes of your time – right around lunch time!

Tuesday, Oct 9, 20111:30 am – 12 noon


You Don’t Know How This Information Might Affect Your Business: Check it Out!

clip_image003Conquest Technology Services’ goal during this series is to help customers understand how Unified Communications integrates the communication tools that employee’s use every day; the roadmap for integrating unified communications into their business processes and technology infrastructure and the extreme value Unified Communications brings to an organization.

We’ve presented topics such as:

· Video in the Enterprise: Desktop to Board Room

· Mobile UC: How Mobile Devices fit in a UC Strategy

· Enterprise Voice: Replacing your PBX with Software Based Unified Communications

· Business Impact of UC: Customer Stories of Increased Productivity & Reduced Cost

· Beyond UC: Application Integration & Communications Enabled Business Processes

See below for the remaining sessions:

The Unified Contact Center:  How your Customer Interactions are Affected by UC

Learn how customer communications can be improved with a UC solution. Understand how to incorporate your customer support or revenue generating contact center into your overall unified communication strategy.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm


UC in the Cloud: Move to the Cloud at your Own Pace with Little to No Risk

Learn how MSFT O365 can provide cloud based unified communications and collaboration for your users. Learn how the MSFT cloud offering has the unique ability to help customers move to the cloud virtually risk free.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012

11:30 am – 12 noon



Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Come and Join Us for A Nice Interactive Demo of Microsoft’s Productivity Platform


The Microsoft Experience Center (MEC)


MEC is not a demo but a true-to-life user experience designed to enhance understanding of available technologies. It encourages discussion around how these technologies help address business problems and it identifies the right solutions to help your company innovate and grow.

Why You Should Attend
At our MEC event, you’ll have the opportunity to “test-drive” the entire Microsoft Business Productivity Platform in a real-life environment. Most refreshingly of all, this hands-on session comes without any sales pressure, long demos, or redundant presentations.

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In A MEC Session!


6750 N Andrews Avenue

Suite 400

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954.489.4800


August 29th, 2012


10:00am – 12:00pm


The MEC session is limited to 10 participants. Be sure to RSVP today to ensure your space.



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1400 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33132


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: