Unify and BT partner up to provide unified communications

Two gentlemen pushing puzzle pieces together

BT and Unify have joined forces to offer a unified communications and collaboration platform for European businesses.

The agreement will see BT add Unify’s OpenScape suite of products and services to its enterprise offering and join Unify’s ‘Go Forward’ partner programme.

The product will be available in the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany, with the focus in the UK on government and healthcare sectors.

The partnership will ensure both new and existing customers of both companies have access to unified communications and collaboration software whether they work virtually on in-house.

Trevor Connell, managing director of the west region at Unify said: “This agreement with BT places the customer at the forefront of our business and our thinking.

He said together with BT, the company was ensuring that customers had access to the best in tailored unified communications and collaborations solutions to support their flexible business needs.

“Combining our OpenScape portfolio with BT’s network capability and market reach has already delivered value to customers, and our new relationship enables us to build on this success,” he explained.

Andrew Small, vice president of unified communications and customer relationship management at BT Global Services said: “Virtual working, unified communications and the use of collaboration tools are now a crucial part of our working lives and our new agreement with Unify ensures that we will continue to meet our customers’ needs with the best technology and expertise available.”

Siemens Enterprise Communications re-branded itself as Unify in October last year because the company thought the previous name did not reflect the consumerisation of IT in the workplace. The company’s CEO Hamid Akhavan said at the time: “The Siemens brand is not speaking to that and the new brand and new identity allow us to own all of that. We have something great, now we are moving to something better.”

Clare Hopping
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