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Keep The Covefefe, Give Gov't UCaaS


August 01, 2017

Just because we the people feel that government is highly inefficient, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have the tools in place to enable productivity and efficiency. Digital transformation is touching all points of industry, from government entities to multi-billion dollar enterprises. And, this week the public sector gained access to an exceptional UCaaS offering.

Today, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies (AVST) announced a new partnership with collab9 to deploy and develop secure cloud-based unified communications that meet government requirements. The pairing brings together AVST’s CX-E with collab9’s hosted UC solutions.

"We believe that a multi-vendor UC solution set is essential to an organization's transformation to a secure cloud environment," said Boberski. "For too long, the introduction of new technology in the public sector has been hampered by the limited availability of proprietary, OEM-driven solutions. collab9's partnership with AVST enables us to offer an accelerated migration path through a secure integration to legacy TDM, hybrid and VoIP telephony solutions. By removing proprietary application instances from the cloud, we are introducing a new level of agility, flexibility and scalability that has, until now, been unavailable to the public sector."

collab9 is a FedRAMP (SM) Authorized Unified Communications as a Service dealer, opening the doors to a world of opportunity for AVST, an established communications provider.

"AVST is very excited to partner with collab9 to include CX-E as part of the collab9 secure UCaaS offering," said Tom Minifie, AVST CTO. "Combining our expertise in UC interoperability with collab9's expertise in secure, hosted solutions, uniquely qualifies us to offer the ideal UCaaS solution for federal, state and local government organizations."

While it likely won’t help with healthcare or all the covefefe-ing taking place, at the very least it will improve communication and collaboration for government offices. A good carpenter never blames his/her tools, but without the right tools, how would the job ever get done?

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