SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

July 01, 2008 07:00 ET

Unified Communications in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Model Is the Hot Topic for ISPs Today

Free Webinar -- 10 July -- 9.30 am PDT: The Radicati Group Discusses With CommuniGate Systems and BT the Aspects of Unified Communications as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for the SME Market

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications, and The Radicati Group, a leading analyst firm in unified communications, are inviting ISPs, Network Operators, and Enterprises to join this free webinar about Unified Communications as SaaS on 10 July, 9.30 am PDT. Sara Radicati, founder and CEO of The Radicati Group, will moderate the one-hour session and panel discussion between CommuniGate Systems and BT.

This web conference looks at the growing needs and challenges for efficient communication and streamlined interaction that only Unified Communication (UC) solutions can deliver. Yet, while most organizations understand the benefits of UC, many, particularly in the Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) space, are still struggling with its costs and implementation requirements.

While UC was traditionally proposed to be deployed as an on-premises solution, most SMEs today would prefer to deploy UC in a SaaS (Software as a Service) model, which offers significant advantages in terms of reliability, up front cost, migration, manageability and ease of deployment. This web conference looks at one particular solution from CommuniGate Systems which allows carriers and ISPs to quickly and effectively deliver the benefits of UC with Web 2.0 and mobile technologies that do not require on-premises equipment investments, in a SaaS model to their business subscribers.

"SaaS enables enterprises to use and benefit from cutting edge technology without the cost and potential for error of deploying it themselves," says Sara Radicati, founder and CEO of The Radicati Group, Inc. "We are looking forward to some insights from BT and CommuniGate Systems and a vivid discussion of the key differentiators for SaaS solutions."

"Unified Communications delivered in the SaaS model is the ideal fit for SME customers freeing the corporation to concentrate on their business strengths," says Jon R. Doyle, VP Business Development of CommuniGate Systems. "Our carrier partners see UC delivered as SaaS as one of the most lucrative and low churn business models today, that leverages both the broadband and mobile networks with premium value add. Network operators are working with us because we have the expertise and the most reliable platform in the world to deliver Multi-tenant based UC in high density environments."

Click and register for the free webinar here:

CommuniGate Systems' UC solution and web 2.0 client Pronto! is available today as an open and free service at TalktoIP where users can take Pronto! for a test drive. Additionally, an installable "Community" version is available which allows free use of the CommuniGate Pro Server and Pronto! for five accounts or less, making it a smart choice for small businesses or the home office network.

CommuniGate Pro offers a scalable Unified Communications platform that enables operators and service providers to seamlessly expand to 50 million subscribers in virtual domains with a modular feature set, powerful class of service provisioning, and a live rolling updates change management capability not found in legacy enterprise class messaging products. The platform's exclusive Dynamic Clustering architecture provides 99.999% uptime in a multi-tenant architecture with no single point of failure, and allows SaaS providers to add front-end or back-end nodes as needed without any downtime or service interruption.

About CommuniGate Systems

Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class Unified Communications and media delivery software for broadband and mobile operators to deliver value-added services and SaaS solutions. CommuniGate Systems delivers powerful mashups of Unified Communications technology mixed with media and entertainment applications for portals, social networks, enterprises and mobile communities. CommuniGate Systems is revolutionizing the Unified Communications industry with a unique Flash-based client framework Pronto!, bringing together all forms of communication and breaking the leash to the desktop with Web 2.0 mobility.

CommuniGate Systems is the first choice in technology solutions for over 12,000 customers with over 130 million subscribers unifying e-mail, collaboration, IM, presence and VoIP with a single identity. The Unified Communications platform provides flexibility, performance, and scalability with benchmark proven architecture remaining unchallenged in the industry. Our technology powers OEM partner products ranging from embedded real time systems to powerful unified messaging platforms at top tier global network operators. The open development environment's simple APIs deliver extensible flexibility with a unique clustering technology for 99.999% uptime for the most demanding application environments.

The company is a trusted and financially stable vendor, maintaining the highest customer satisfaction levels in the Unified Communications industry with over 175 members in its partner network worldwide.

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