Generation-e is proud to have been awarded the HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Unified Communications & Collaboration.  This is the 2nd year in a row and we couldn’t be more excited and proud.

This is a great recognition of the work done in our UC Centre of Excellence to integrate solutions from leading vendors.  The strength of HP’s SDN enabled networks integrated with Microsoft Lync is a real game changer for our customers.

The award will be conferred at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington DC on Monday 14th July, 2014.

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Sonus is moving to a model where they supply the physical gateway (SBC/SBA) with a selection of interfaces pre-populated but not activated.  You licence activate them when you want to use them.

Original article: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140709005050/en/Sonus-Delivers-Enhanced-Investment-Protection-Microsoft%C2%AE-Lync%C2%AE#.U73SsY2KCpp

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After having implemented over 200,000 Microsoft Lync seats, we have developed a methodology to assist with the change.   The foundations of which are included in the attached whitepaper. 

I hope that you find this valuable.

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Just a few of the many headsets in use for testing in the UC Centre of Excellence.

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Visit Pexip® at InfoComm 2014, UC&C Pavilion, Booth N1820

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For Immediate Release

Pexip® and Generation-e Partner to Provide End-to-End Visual Collaboration Tools

Partnership Strengthens IT-Led UC Strategy by Putting Pexip Infinity Into the Hands of Microsoft® Lync® Users

OSLO, Norway — June 18, 2014 — Pexip®, a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, today announced a partnership with Generation-e, a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner and Australia’s leading authority in unified communications (UC) and cloud solutions for the enterprise. Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate to advance IT-led UC strategies, with Generation-e delivering end-to-end solutions that draw upon Pexip’s Infinity, the scalable meeting platform. As a result, customers across the enterprise gain access to software-based scalability, seamless integration with Microsoft Lync®, and other tools to ultimately enhance their visual communication architectures.

“Pexip has become a key unifier for Generation-e’s solution portfolio, bringing together elements that drive the value of unified communications while meeting essential user requirements,” stated Biagio LaRosa, managing director, Generation-e. “Flexible, scalable, and extremely powerful, the Infinity meeting platform has become an important strategic advancement for the UC industry and it continues to be a popular choice with our clients, quickly redefining the opportunities of virtual communications.” 

“Working with Generation-e is an important step for Pexip’s growth strategy,” said Simen Teigre, CEO and co-founder of Pexip. “Considered the largest Microsoft Lync provider in the Asia-Pacific region, Generation-e puts our platform into the hands of thousands of new virtual collaborators — simplifying the way users meet online. We are extremely pleased to collaborate with such a trailblazing company and be part of its innovative UC ecosystem.” 

Together, Generation-e and Pexip will combine solid UC expertise in order to continue the development and advancement of anywhere, anytime virtual communication solutions — supporting seamless online collaboration while ensuring the provision of positive business outcomes across the marketplace. The partnership will also focus on promoting disruptive IT-led UC strategies, integrating Microsoft Lync with the Pexip platform, and enhancing innovative new tools for traditional video conferencing infrastructure. 

Pexip’s Infinity is a unique distributed solution for solving fundamental enterprise challenges in UC. An industry leader in interoperability and scalability, the solution uses an IT-centric approach to leverage the shift of UC strategy from A/V to IT ecosystems. The result is a flexible solution with Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs) for videoconferencing on any system or device. 

For more information on Pexip and its UC solutions, visit www.pexip.com.

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About Generation-e
Headquartered in Melbourne Australia, Generation-e is a multi-award-winning provider of world-class, end-to-end IT solutions including consulting, architecture, deployment, technical support, and managed services. A Microsoft Gold Partner, the company has emerged as the leading authority in unified communications and cloud technologies deploying Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice for large enterprise environments. More information is available at www.generation-e.com.au.

About Pexip®
Pexip® overthrows conventional thinking by providing an affordable, scalable, and virtualized meeting platform that truly allows anyone to do high-quality video meetings from any device. For Pexip, simplicity for the end user and IT is a guiding principle in the design of Pexip Infinity, the scalable meeting platform. Founded in 2012, Pexip was created by leading innovators from the videoconferencing industry. Pexip is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has global offices in New York and London. For more information, visit www.pexip.com.

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The future with the UCCoE

The future is bright with Microsoft Lync!  The UCCoE ensures that it stays that way.

Over time, with focus and hard work you develop expertise.  Balance this with the deep experience you gain and you really have something special. You can hold this tight or share it with the community.  At Generation-e we feel it necessary and right that that we share our deep expertise and experience in unified communications and so our team is excited that we launch our Unified Communications Centre of Excellence (UCCoE).

The UCCoE delivers to the marketplace the ability for Microsoft Lync:

  • Support
  • Training
  • Evaluation
  • Demonstration

Every journey starts with one step!  Call us on 130 0553 088 (+61394135400) to start the journey with the UC Centre of Excellence.

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Getting started with the UCCoE

 

Over time, with focus and hard work you develop expertise.  Balance this with the deep experience you gain and you really have something special. You can hold this tight or share it with the community.  At Generation-e we feel it necessary and right that that we share our deep expertise and experience in unified communications and so our team is excited that we launch our Unified Communications Centre of Excellence (UCCoE).

The UCCoE delivers to the marketplace the ability for Microsoft Lync:

  • Support
  • Training
  • Evaluation
  • Demonstration

Every journey starts with one step!  Call us on 130 0553 088 (+61394135400) to start the journey with the UC Centre of Excellence.

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