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NEC Recognized as the UC Vendor with Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

January 13, 2014

Unified communications (UC) investments vary among organizations. Each organization has different UC requirements, so implementing UC requires them to first conduct a thorough analysis of their current and future requirements.

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) has been advancing the UC market across the world with its UC and managed services  portfolio. The company offers a wide range of voice over IP (VoIP) and UC solutions, ranging from small systems to very large solutions, tailored to meet the needs of different types of organizations.

According to a research published in the Nemertes Research, NEC has been recognized as the vendors offering the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the IP telephony market,. The report also found NEC offers the lowest annual maintenance costs.

The report has compared the TCO among top vendors in the market place and NEC has been recognized as the vendor offering the lowest first-year costs when factoring capital, implementation, and operational costs.

The analysis shows that while considering all factors, costs vary widely among vendors. 

 “Enterprises typically purchase based on RFPs that only include capital costs and technical evaluations," said Robin Gareiss, Nemertes executive vice president and founder, in a statement. "However, it's critical implementation and operational costs cannot be ignored in the decision process."

NEC’s UC and managed services helps organizations manage costs and plan effectively for future growth, said Larry Levenberg, NEC vice president of sales and marketing. NEC gives customers the option to choose from premises-based solutions and cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), in addition to the hybrid private cloud.

In another recent announcement, NEC said it is showcasing the integrated retail solution during the National Retail Federation conference, being held Jan. 12-15, 2014, at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

NEC is showcasing Stanchion POS system, a retail solution that integrates hardware, software and services to enable store managers and staff greater access to data, better communications and increased productivity within their store environment. 

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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