Arc Solutions

Arc Solutions

August 11, 2009 04:00 ET

Microsoft Certifies Arc Solutions as a Unified Communications Voice Specialisation Partner

READING, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2009) - Arc Solutions, a Cisco Preferred Solution Developer and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is pleased to announce that they have fulfilled the qualifications necessary to achieve Voice Specialisation within the Microsoft Unified Communications Competency. Arc Solutions is one of Microsoft's first independent software vendors to have accomplished this goal.

Earning the Microsoft Unified Communications Competency Voice Specialisation requires the completion of competency testing and a rigorous technical readiness program that includes specific staffing requirements and an internal deployment of the complete Microsoft unified communications offering. Companies that achieve the Unified Communications Competency Voice Specialisation are qualified by Microsoft to deploy Microsoft unified communications technologies such as Microsoft Exchange Server Unified Messaging and Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007, including VoIP and audio, video, and Web-conferencing.

"Arc Solutions specialises in developing and providing cutting edge telephony and unified communications solutions that help public and private sector organizations improve person to person communication and cut costs." said Alex Black, Chief Technical Officer at Arc Solutions. "As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that has achieved the Unified Communications Competency Voice Specialisation, our customers are assured they are hiring a qualified expert to deploy Microsoft's latest unified communications voice technologies that can be stand alone or integrated with Cisco telephony.

As well as providing Microsoft's Unified Communications to our customers, we have also deployed it internally - not just at Arc Solutions, but throughout the whole of the Mettoni Group across the world - so we fully understand how the technology should be integrated and have already seen the business benefits. This certification confirms our reputation in the industry as highly skilled integrators of Microsoft applications with Cisco systems."

Ian Andrews, Voice Technology Partner Account Manager for Microsoft agrees: "Arc Solutions is a great example of a Microsoft partner building upon existing skills in legacy business telecommunications to innovate and introduce new capabilities that expand their businesses with Microsoft's Unified Communications open software platform.

They are ideally placed to assist customers looking for opportunities in today's economy to stand out and make the smart decisions. Arc Solutions have demonstrated their ability in OCS R2 deployment with the infrastructure, integration and software skills to deliver great ROI and cost savings while creating a foundation for the future with software based solution to unify business communications.

As one of the latest Microsoft Voice Specialist Partners, I look forward to working with them as they offer customers solutions which will be able to reduce cost and have an immediate economic impact when deploying software-powered Unified Communications solutions".

About Arc Solutions

Arc Solutions, a Mettoni Group company, works with a select network of Cisco partners to help deliver best of breed applications that complement Cisco IP telephony solutions. With its in-house research and development, training and support capabilities, the Arc proposition is unrivalled within the Cisco Unified Communications applications market. For more information please visit:

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