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NEC Philips Achieves Microsoft UC Competency Voice Specialization

February 02, 2009

The Microsoft Partner Program is shaping the way voice specialization is used in the unified communications space. And while companies like NEC Philips Unified Solutions continue to qualify for Microsoft Unified Communications competency, the potential that exists in Redmond’s software powered voice technologies grows.

The idea behind the competency testing for Microsoft partners is to allow them to deploy Microsoft unified communications technologies such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, including VoIP and audio-, video-, and Web- conferencing.
For NEC Philips, earning the Unified Communications competency Voice specialization required the completion of competency testing and a rigorous technical readiness program that includes specific staffing requirements and an internal deployment of the complete offering.
"NEC Philips Unified Solutions specializes in the deployment of cutting edge unified communications, combining the very best in voice, data, mobile, video and IT communications to help businesses to reduce costs, improve their organizational efficiency and empower their people," said de Silva.
Microsoft partners that have achieved Voice specialization are considered experts at integrating VoIP, unified messaging and conferencing with Microsoft unified communications technologies.
"As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, who has achieved the Unified Communications competency Voice specialization, our customers are assured they are hiring a qualified vendor to deploy Microsoft's latest unified communications voice technologies,” said de Silva.
“The Microsoft Partner Program and Voice specialization provides partners with technical, marketing, networking and sales resources necessary to drive stronger, more profitable business results for customers," said Eric Swift, senior director of product management for the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft.
"Companies such as NEC Philips that have achieved Voice specialization are trained to understand the potential that exists in Microsoft's software powered voice technologies," said Swift.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for unified communications, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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