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NEC brings social media and smart device integration to Unified Communications & Collaboration

 NEC brings social media and smart device integration to Unified Communications & Collaboration

Date: 3 Mar 2011
Category: Unified Communications

NEC today announced a new UC&C architecture which allows UC functionality to be integrated into any business process application – across any device from the desktop, to smartphones and the latest tablets.  It also allows social media content to be contextually integrated as part of a UC&C deployment bringing Twitter or LinkedIn updates into unified communications interfaces.  

With the introduction of this new software architecture which is based on open standards1, NEC is bringing a more flexible, integrated and easy to deploy approach to UC&C. The architecture creates a common interface across all devices and platforms, supporting Android, iOS, Windows 7 and Blackberry.

The new architecture will also allow organisations to easily run hybrid telephony deployment models merging public cloud, community cloud, private cloud and on-premise environments. Australian cloud deployments will be hosted from NEC’s Australian data centres and backed up by NEC data centres spread across the globe.

Organisations adopting NEC’s approach will also be able to control a range of legacy equipment from multiple vendors minimising the need to upgrade entire telephony environments.  Instead, organisations can breathe new life into existing investments with new functionality thanks to NEC’s new architecture.

Mike Rose, Manager Converged Communications Technologies, NEC Australia said: “Unifying different methods of communications isn’t just about bringing the phone and email together, but should also be about bringing different devices, environments and locations together.  That’s what this architecture is all about – making it easy to realise the benefits of UC&C in any environment and providing the flexibility to apply it to any application or business process easily and quickly.”

NEC’s new software architecture is at the heart of NEC’s UNIVERGE product family. It is a distributed IT services architecture that operates on general-purpose infrastructure, provides open standards, and aligns with existing IT virtualisation, cloud computing, security methods, directory structures, and application delivery models with easy operation and management. NEC’s UC&C core software technology is proven in deployments across enterprises and NEC partners are currently utilising the technology to deliver UC as a service.

Takemi Hosaka, Associate Senior Vice President, NEC said: “Market trends are driving demand for UC&C solutions founded on flexible software architectures that fit more naturally into enterprise IT architectures. This is a perfect time for NEC to introduce its alignment with these emerging market demands.”

With the UC&C architecture, every aspect of business demands is addressed.

  • Corporate level executives looking for ways to increase employee productivity and ensure the security of their business.
  • IT organisations seeking communications that fit more naturally into their IT architectures, enable them to operate with greater efficiency and to be more responsive to business pressures with business applications integration.
  • At the same time the workforce within all enterprises has expectations for a high degree of mobility and rich web-centric communications tools.

Notes:

  • 1 - SIP, XMPP, SSL, HTTPS, W3C Web Services

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Will Clarke
NEC Australia Pty Ltd
Tel: 03 92714172
Email: will.clarke@nec.com.au