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August 04, 2010

Unified Communications Provider Apptix Says Legacy System Project Completed

By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Apptix (News - Alert), a vendor of hosted Unified Communications services, has announced the completion of a nearly two and a half year project to consolidate legacy systems onto a network and service delivery platform.

Company officials say they had more than 300,000 full Exchange users at nearly 22,000 companies and organizations under contract at the end of the second quarter of 2010, "including 100,000 employees of one of the largest U.S. healthcare providers."

David Ehrhardt (News - Alert), president & CEO of Apptix, said Apptix can, “meet the unique needs and requirements of businesses of all size - from a single employee SoHo or a 100,000-seat enterprise.”

They certainly have experience with the latter -- earlier this year, TMC (News - Alert) reported that Apptix secured a contract with a U.S. healthcare system to provide standardized e-mail services for more than 100,000 employees spread across multiple facilities.

Beginning in early 2008, Apptix created a cloud services delivery system and consolidated customers on legacy platforms from the acquisitions of Exchange competitors ASP-One, MailStreet, and Mi8 onto this new infrastructure.

"With the completion of this project," company officials say, "90 percent of Apptix’s existing customer base now uses the company’s primary data centers in Austin and Miami."

In addition, Apptix officials say they've expanded the depth of the company's product portfolio with the launch of a series of communication and collaboration services across the platform.

TMCnet reported that the 100,000 employee client will use Apptix’s hosted Exchange e-mail and mobility services, as well as e-mail encryption and archiving:

"As a result of the deal, Apptix’s user base is expected to grow by 50 percent, company officials said. And with the new client, Apptix will become the world’s largest provider of hosted Exchange services."

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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