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WorkSpace Communications Partners with Intel to Upgrade the Intel AppUp for Small Business Service

May 31, 2011

To explore the power base under hybrid cloud computing in the IT industry, WorkSpace Communications and Intel have signed agreement to provide its complete suite of unified communications and collaboration tools as part of the standard Intel Hybrid Cloud solution offeringAccording to a press release, Intel AppUp for Small Business Service provides small businesses the combination of a locally-hosted, or premise-based server interoperating with “cloud”-based software and services, all available on a subscription-based or pay-per-user basisThe WorkSpace Communications unified communications solution provides the ideal complement to Intel’s hybrid offering, delivering a suite of communication and collaboration tools right to the desktop. These tools are voice services, audio, video and web conferencing services, as well as instant messaging, real-time desk sharing and the unique unified communications “presence” tool. Presence offers employees to check availability of co-workers and communicate with each other throughout the day, regardless of location.Bridget Karlin, General Manager, Intel Hybrid Cloud,  said,“The WorkSpace Communications unified communications offering is an important component of our AppUp for Small Business Service, When you combine its communication and collaboration capabilities with the wide range of other services available on a subscription basis, small businesses gain a powerful cost and productivity advantage.”

Businesses gain the benefits of scale, cost savings, reliability and others from the wide range of services available in the “cloud,” along with the responsiveness and consistency of local applications, and the security of having their data on-site.

Bryan DiGiorgio, CEO of WorkSpace Communications, said, “The agreement we have reached with Intel offers businesses tremendous cost and performance advantages, Customers get the reliability, security and productivity gains of the Intel and WorkSpace Communications solutions at an affordable price and without a capital investment. They can scale up or down according to their needs. This type of flexibility is a significant benefit in any business environment.”

Mandira Srivastava is a unified communications contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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