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Podcast: Verizon's Unified Communications & Collaboration-as-a-Service

by Carl Weinschenk

Verizon Business used the Enterprise Connect conference to unveil its cloud-based unified communications and collaboration service. Verizon's Roberta Macintosh tells Unified Communications Edge's Carl Weinschenk that the service is highly customizable and aims at enterprises starting at about 1,000 users.

At the Enterprise Connect conference last week in Orlando, Verizon Business introduced Unified Communications & Collaboration-as-a-Service. In this podcast, Roberta Macintosh, Verizon's director of Global UC&C Product Marketing and Management, tells Unified Communications Edge's Carl Weinschenk that the service is aimed at enterprises with 1,000 or more employees, though small organizations may eventually be interested.
Among other things, Macintosh says that the offering, like others in the market, relies on a shared server architecture. She believes that the service is unique, however, in a completely dedicated – and therefore highly flexible – application layer.

Roberta Macintosh on Verizon's unified communications and collaboration offering: [swf file="http://vid.itbe.com/ctoedge/0307verizon.mp3"]

This article was originally published on Tuesday Mar 8th 2011