NEC Announces Sphericall for IBM Lotus Foundations

It was the culmination of lots of work at NEC, and at IBM, to get a simplified integration of NECs software collaboration technology onto the new IBM Lotus Foundations appliance. This morning at the opening of the annual Lotusphere show we started live demonstrations in the Lotusphere Product Showcase and in the Foundations Solutions Lab for IBM Strategic Partners.

Below is the press info…


Press Release Booth 207-209

NEC Announces Enterprise-class Unified Communications for SMBs, Fully Integrated with IBM’s Lotus Foundations Appliance

NEC UNIVERGE Sphericall combined with Lotus Foundations creates complete communication solution for small and medium businesses

LOTUSPHERE ORLANDO, FL, January 18, 2010 – Today at the annual IBM Lotusphere conference in Orlando, Florida, NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced communications, networking and IT solutions, announced UNIVERGE® Sphericall® for IBM Lotus Foundations, a unified communications solution that is fully integrated with IBM Lotus Foundations, an appliance that extends IBM Lotus Sametime unified communications and collaboration (UC²) tools with the ability to connect to telephony,.

Sphericall for Foundations is designed as a pure software solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that combines all the basic communications needs with the power of new unified communications tools. The solution is tightly integrated with the Lotus Foundations appliance, making it one of the easiest and most complete business solutions available. Leveraging the autonomic technology in Lotus Foundations, a business can install and configure their entire UC environment in a single, easy to manage and cost-effective solution.

“Now more than ever, SMBs want to take advantage of the benefits that unified communications can bring to their business, but they often do not have the resources and ability to customize and manage multiple applications,” said Jay Krauser, general manager, sales support and engineering, NEC Corporation of America. “The integration of Sphericall into Foundations with Sametime software opens up opportunities for businesses to give everyone in their organization access to enterprise-class communication features and functionality.”

In addition to the networking and IT software services that the Lotus Foundations solution provides, the power of the NEC UNIVERGE Sphericall software enables many new options for businesses to enhance collaboration within their business, including:

Connect Mobile and Remote Workforce back into Your Business:

– More –

Save Travel Costs and enhance communications among your teams:

Easily utilize Existing Services or Equipment

Leverage the Benefits of New Services and Easy Administration

NEC’s UNIVERGE Sphericall for IBM Lotus Foundations and the IBM Lotus Foundations application solution will be made available from NEC Corporation of America as a complete offering, enabling a one-stop-shop for registered NEC dealers. Interested dealers and IBM Business Partners should contact NEC directly at the information below. Those attending the Lotusphere event this week can meet NEC partner representative at the Product Showcase or at NEC’s Bird of a Feather session.

For more information on IBM’s Lotus Foundations please visit www.ibm.com/lotus/foundations.

More information on NEC can be found here:
www.necunified.com (link resides outside of ibm.com)
www.NECToday.com (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Twitter at www.twitter.com/NEC (link resides outside of ibm.com) and @NEC Facebook fan page: NEC Unified Solutions

Contact:
Kris Kozamchak
Marketing Communications
NEC Corporation of America
469.426.7332 mobile
214.262.6528 office
Kristi.kozamchak@necam.com

About NEC Corporation of America

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network and communications products and solutions for service carriers, Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare, Government, Education and Hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications and biometric security. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with operations in 30 countries and more than $42 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com (link resides outside of ibm.com).

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