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Frost & Sullivan

September 19, 2011 07:45 ET

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape Server's Powerful Capability to Enable All UC on a Single Interface

OpenScape Allows Enterprise Employees to Leverage Their Capabilities and Dramatically Improve Overall Productivity and Efficiency

MEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Based on its recent analysis of the unified communications (UC) and collaboration solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Siemens Enterprise Communications with the 2011 Mexico Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence for its OpenScape UC Server, which can be deployed and upgraded according to business requirements.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is one of the most recognized vendors within the unified UC and collaboration solutions environment, worldwide, and Mexico is not an exception to it. With a strong brand name and innovative product portfolio, the company has 75 per cent of the 500 hundred global companies using its solutions and is the number one provider of managed services focused on the telecommunications segment. Through OpenScape, the company now offers clients with an easy and effective way to deploy a powerful UC and collaboration and face new communications challenges.

"Designed to be fully scalable, the OpenScape UC Server permits users to activate new capabilities only when required by just activating the license key," says Frost & Sullivan research analyst Rodrigo Lima. "The software bundles all communications, including voice, video, messaging, mobility, conference and collaboration, on a single interface and offers unparalleled advantages to customers."

OpenScape's unique architecture is based on open industry standards, such as SIP and web-share components, which ensures a high level of interoperability, allowing it to be easily deployed in almost any IT or telecom ecosystem. With a common portal and license, OpenScape also allows all UC networks to be administrated from a centralized location. Its embedded virtualization software package speeds up the software installation and configuration through a data center.

Further, OpenScape offers the OpenPath (previously known as HiPath 8000), an expert service that helps the integration of existing IT environment and allows transition communications platform at customer required pace.

"By fully integrating all sorts of communications tools that save costs by leveraging existing infrastructure, adopts industry standards, and allows user-friendly product scalability, OpenScape meets the most important requirements for a UC and collaboration application," observes Lima. "The software can also be virtualized, demanding a reduced number of servers, which implies less space and energy consumption, thereby helping companies to go green."

In recognition of these unique features, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present Siemens Enterprise Communications with the 2011 Mexico Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence for its OpenScape UC Server.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with unique features/functionality as well as high quality for customers with complex needs. The award lauds the degree of the products customization and the fit for evolving market trends, which ultimately results in a strong brand perception of the product as being unique.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open standard-based architectures to unify communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience.

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