IRVING, TX (May 26, 2022) – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking, and biometric solutions celebrated the second anniversary of the successful launch of its UNIVERGE BLUE® CLOUD SERVICES on May 20. UNIVERGE BLUE is a fully integrated, cloud-based platform that helps easily manage team communications and collaboration.
NEC’s rapid global expansion into cloud-based communications and collaboration services was successful due in large part to its strategic partnership with Intermedia, a leading cloud communications company that provides award-winning unified communications as a service (UCaaS) and contact center as a service (CCaaS) solutions to over 130,000 businesses and more than 7,000 Channel Partners.
“NEC provides solutions that improve customer experience and employee productivity while also giving our Channel Partners the ability to continue owning their customer relationship with one of the strongest partner models in the industry,” said Marc Hebner, NEC Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business, Americas. “While we reflect on the success over the last two years, we are also looking forward to what the future holds as we leverage NEC’s 120+ year history of technological innovation and our massive base of customers to provide best-in-class cloud solutions and customer support.”
UNIVERGE BLUE is simple, scalable, and customizable with several solutions for customers to choose from. With UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT, which includes desktop/mobile apps, video conferencing, chat, and file sync/share/backup, ENGAGE Contact Center, and CONNECT BRIDGE that bridges on-premises communication platforms to the cloud, NEC can provide fully integrated solutions that are easy to deploy and use without paying for services that customers don’t need.
“It has been a remarkable two years since our partnership first launched. In that time, we have seen the world move to a more hybrid work model, with our co-developed solutions rolled out globally to help Channel Partners provide their business customers with the communications and collaboration solutions needed to stay connected, collaborative, and productive from wherever work is happening,” said Michael Gold, CEO of Intermedia. “With over 80 million business phone users globally, NEC is a true leader in business communications, and our partnership is one that is meant to help that installed base, as well as new customers, realize the versatility, security, and performance that NEC UNIVERGE BLUE delivers.”
NEC is excited to celebrate the second anniversary of the successful launch of UNIVERGE BLUE CLOUD SERVICES and our partnership with Intermedia. As businesses navigate ever-changing operational and communication needs, employees must be equipped with the right tools to be productive and communicate with colleagues and clients from anywhere.
About NEC Corporation of America
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses, and society, with a special focus on safety, security, and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics, and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $27 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.
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About Intermedia Cloud Communications, Inc.
Intermedia is the cloud communications company that helps over 125,000 businesses connect better – through voice, video conferencing, chat, contact center, business email and productivity, file sharing and backup, security, archiving, and more – from wherever, whenever. We strive to eliminate the need for multiple communications service providers with a seamlessly integrated portfolio of communications and collaboration solutions – all delivered through one highly reliable and secure platform. With month-to-month contract options, one monthly bill, one intuitive point of administrative control, and six-years-running J.D. Power-certified 24/7 technical support, Intermedia is committed to providing enterprise-grade products to businesses of all sizes through a simple, Worry-Free Experience™.
As a partner-first company, Intermedia goes to work for over 7,100 channel partners by providing a comprehensive set of programs, resources, and support to help them grow their revenue and maximize their success. Programs include our Customer Ownership Reseller (CORE™) model – which enables partners to resell, package, and manage Intermedia's solutions as if they were their own while benefiting from highly attractive economic terms and maintaining ownership of their customer relationships – as well as agent model.
Intermedia is also proud to be the exclusive cloud communications platform provider for NEC, a leader in global market share for unified communications with an estimated 80+ million business phone users worldwide.
For more information about Intermedia, visit www.intermedia.com.
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