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UNIVERGE BLUE is in the News

By www.talkingpointz.comDecember 2016

Simplification is the name of the game with the latest updates to NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS). The company has been looking at ways to make it easier for channel partners to position, sell and support the cloud-based service, and focus group feedback has resulted in several recent advancements. These include new dealer-friendly and hospitality pricing models, a more responsive self-service portal, newly configured user bundles, and a new family of telephones compatible with other NEC platforms.

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By www.necam.comMarch 2016

Highest Overall Scoring – in Cloud Communications RFP at 2016 Enterprise Connect Conference. Highest Individual Scoring in Every Category - Pricing, Solution Architecture, and Functionality / Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Leading independent consultancy firm determines NEC's UCaaS solution is the Best Cloud Networking Solution in subjective rankings!

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By www.techtarget.comFebruary 2016

Simply put, UCaaS is an evolution of UC where your telecom infrastructure is placed in the cloud and turbo-charged with several collaboration and telecom features. UCaaS is still relatively new, and businesses are just starting to grasp it, which means they're pretty skeptical about jumping on the bandwagon.

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By www.gbusinessvoip.comFebruary 2016

NEC advances and rebrands its UC as-a-service offering as UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services. The company has designed a new UNIVERGE BLUE website, updated its dealer compensation model, developed a new self-service portal (for dealers and end-users) and is set to introduce several more advanced cloud-based applications.

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By www.UCStrategies.comJanuary 2016

Jay Krauser, Director, Business Development Cloud Services for NEC, speaks with UCStrategies’ Jim Burton about NEC’s move into cloud communications and the value of stability. At the UC Summit back in 2012, Jay spoke of NEC’s requirements for a move to the Cloud: reliability, security and ease of use – not only for end users, but also for channel partners.

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By www.nec.comJanuary 2016

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that it is sponsoring a new webinar titled, "Not All Clouds Are Built the Same." Hosted by Enterprise Connect and No Jitter, the 60-minute webinar will cover cloud trends for 2016, best practices, and will include successful Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) case studies. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m. ET.

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By hothardnews.comDecember 2015

NEC has introduced the Univerge Blue Business Cloud Services — a set of cloud services aimed at meeting the growing needs of businesses in communications. The main criteria adopted when designing Univerge Blue, according to the manufacturer, were security and continuous availability.

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By UnlockPWDNovember 2015

Blair Pleasant sat down with Jay Krauser to talk about UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services by NEC.

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By UnlockPWDNovember 2015

As stated, the transition to cloud services is attractive because of lower costs and greater flexibility. Especially the new technology claimed in the case of companies with several offices in several locations.

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By Cloud Contact Center November 2015

UNIVERGE BLUE removes the burden of developing, maintaining and securing a communications infrastructure, allowing organizations to focus on their core business and goals.

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By UC3.co November 2015

UNIVERGE BLUE supports private, public, or hybrid cloud UC deployments, so that businesses can use the model that suits their needs best. Of course, should there be any questions, issues, or any need for assistance, NEC offers 24/7 support and system monitoring.

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By UC StrategiesNovember 2015

NEC appears to be serious about UNIVERGE Blue. It is the first brand within the NEC portfolio that is being launched with a standalone website and dedicated marketing program. The service was launched with pre-certified focused “Lighthouse” resellers.

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By No JitterNovember 2015

“There isn't much agreement about the use of cloud services for enterprise communications, but one of the few things most in the industry will concede is that one size doesn't fit all -- every enterprise is likely to have its own unique needs and therefore its own specific approach to moving some or all (or none) of their communications functions off-prem.”

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By UC StrategiesNovember 2015

“NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services (UNIVERGE BLUE) for the growing adoption of cloud communications among today’s fast-moving, cost-conscious organizations. With security and continuous uptime being top of mind, UNIVERGE BLUE answers the call with enterprise-class availability for cloud unified communications (UC) services. UNIVERGE BLUE delivers the most sought after cloud business services including voice, mobility, messaging, presence, web conferencing and contact centers.”

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By www.nojitter.comFebruary 2016

Most UC briefings now include the word "transformation," with companies using the term to describe the shift from hardware to software, software to services, and CAPEX to OPEX, and, increasingly, to indicate how they're transitioning into broader communications services.

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By www.tmcnet.comJune 2016

The 17th Annual INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award recognizes and honors companies that have developed exceptional VoIP and IP Communications products and services. The recipients represent leaders within the VoIP and IP Communications industries and have demonstrated innovation and excellence.

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By NoJitter on January 2016

Now that premises and cloud platforms have reached functional parity, providers need to think big on UCaaS strategies.

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By TMC NET on November 2015

“Backed by decades of NEC engineering experience, UNIVERGE BLUE architecture stands out, providing resiliency, from the application layer to the platform and infrastructure layers, and delivering a complete end-to-end robust business cloud solution.”

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By NewsUnitedNovember 2015

A company with NEC's resources is well positioned to be a player in many of the different kinds of enterprise cloud communications scenarios that will emerge.

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By MyInformsNovember 2015

Krauser was able to cite some case studies for enterprises already using Univerge Blue, and the first one he cited seemed to demonstrate both the potential for this type of cloud service, and also how its benefits, at least on the cost side, may actually be quite old-school.

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By ATI November 2015

In the cloud, new applications become available to a business immediately, saving time and money. Instead of purchasing and implementing on-premises communication systems that could become albatrosses, UNIVERGE BLUE brings lightning quick provisioning of new features giving a business agility in a time when change is constant and technology is outdated nearly as soon as it becomes available.

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By Infotech LeadNovember 2015

“The UNIVERGE BLUE solution is said to bring speed and flexibility, and enable new communication technologies with an easy, pay-as-you-go plan.”

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By Yahoo FinanceNovember 2015

Orchestrating a brighter world for business, UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services is backed by NEC’s 100+ years of experience, innovation and infrastructure investments. For more information, visit www.univergeblue.com.

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By Fierce CIONovember 2015

Buying cloud solutions is becoming popular in businesses today, with many tech directors finding the cost justified due to a purchased solution's lack of hassle.

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By Business WireNovember 2015

Delivers enterprise-class availability for any size business

Backed by decades of NEC engineering experience, UNIVERGE BLUE architecture stands out, providing resiliency, from the application layer to the platform and infrastructure layers, and delivering a complete end-to-end robust business cloud solution. UNIVERGE BLUE is a part of an overall NEC solution, a solid foundation consisting of NEC Fault Tolerance servers, software-defined networking (SDN), software, and data centers.

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