Siemens Upgrades Comms Platforms

Siemens Enterprise Communications has announced updates to its all-in-one unified communications and collaboration suite for small to medium-sized businesses and the mid-market (up to 1000 users).

The upgrades to OpenScape Office and the HiPath 3000 voice platform include a new UC client for tablets, OpenScape Web Collaboration and a UC plug-in for Microsoft Outlook 2010. These solutions, says the vendor, are specifically designed and packaged for growing, ambitious organisations up to 500 users and 1000 in a networked environment, help organisations improve business efficiency and mobility while better serving their customers and reducing communications costs.

Rob Keenan, Head of UK Portfolio Management, Deployment Readiness Management at Siemens Enterprise Communications commented that, “Increased mobility and flexibility in consumer devices and the ‘bring your own device’ phenomenon have caused businesses to rethink their communications infrastructures to meet future business needs. Our enhancements to OpenScape Office such as the addition of web collaboration, increased mobility and support for virtualization tackles this and reduces business costs and increases productivity.”

Allan Williams, technical director, Datasharp UK commented that “As well as being a reseller of the OpenScape Office portfolio we are also an end user and OSO LX has suited our requirements 100% and beyond. The enhancements to the Siemens Enterprise Communications portfolio represent a significant opportunity for determined organisations that are striving to invest in growth and recognise the potential benefits of wise ICT investments. The networking capability of OpenScape Office with HiPath 3000,ease of deployment and the opportunity for upgrading multi-site businesses to maximise the UC benefits, combined with ongoing channel support and incentives, means that we are very excited about bringing this to market.”

Through its channel partners, Siemens Enterprise Communications is also offering a promotion, Trade In Trade Up for Small Business, that provides advanced UCC functionality (mobility, fax and conferencing) for the end user at no additional cost through to June 30th, 2012.

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