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Avaya: We are Not Just Focused on Large Companies...SMBs Take Note

avaya logoAvaya said that its newest focus is to set a standard for collaboration and communications that are simple and effective and engaging. The company unveiled a set of new software and cloud-based services designed to transform the way enterprises and organizations work.  The company says that its simple, intuitive solutions will be designed for partners to help employees to work more effectively, engage more easily, and make decisions faster so organizations can experience the advantages of a new age of collaboration.

These introductions are the latest developments in Avaya’s transformation: Six years ago the company began a  shift from a telecommunications company to a provider of mobile, open, scalable collaboration and communications solutions for companies of all sizes. These new offerings are part of the $2.5 billion investment in R&D made by Avaya during this time to reshape its portfolio for the future of collaboration.  
 
As a result of this transformation, Avaya said that its new software and technology are earmarked for all types of companies…large to small and include the following solutions:

·         Avaya Aura Collaboration Environment: An all new software platform that dissolves the complexity of embedding collaboration and communications capabilities into business applications, making it possible to quickly develop creative new ways of doing business. For example, a healthcare patient monitoring system can automatically trigger a collaboration session between several doctors based on the vitals of a critical care patient that is being monitored 24x7.  As a result, new social, mobile or cloud-based collaboration capabilities can be added to business applications or processes generally without the cost and time previously required.  

·         Avaya IP Office 9.0: Avaya IP Office 9.0 offers increased scale, flexible deployment options, simplified management, and support for enterprise branch deployments. Avaya IP Office software extends Avaya innovation to the midmarket, delivering a seamless collaboration experience across voice, video, and mobility for up to 2000 users for the first time. With new virtualization capabilities, a feature-rich, collaboration and communication solution can typically be set up in under an hour.

·         Avaya Messaging Service (AMS): Real-time mobile collaboration and communications via the cloud for any size business, using any vendor’s platform.  SMS/text messages have typically operated as an application independent of enterprise communications – usually sent from one mobile device to another mobile device. Avaya Messaging Service extends SMS messages to and from smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktop devices, thereby enabling one-number communications via text messaging.  By flowing the messages through a corporate network, AMS brings the same level of security, compliance and quality companies expect in email to the world of text messaging.

·         Advances to Avaya Aura: Avaya Aura users can now easily support both cloud and virtualized environments with the addition of multi-tenancy and enhanced virtualization capabilities.  Additionally, customers can now support up to 10 different mobile devices from a single phone number, enabling people to connect on a wide variety of devices quickly and easily. 

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Friday, 15 December 2017