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Chippewa Valley Schools Upgrade to Objectworld's UC Server 4.2

February 05, 2009

Chippewa Valley Schools, one of Michigan’s fastest growing school districts, reportedly has upgraded to Objectworld’s Unified Communications Server 4.2 to reduce IT administration costs and resources as well as improve response times to students and parents.

The school district needed the latest in unified communications to meet the needs of its students, parents, faculty and IT administration and expects this up gradation that it will help them achieve this goal. Leveraging some of the new key enhancements in Objectworld UC Server Standard Edition 4.2 including automated out-dialing, the school district will be able to quickly deliver information to staff and parents.
Robyn Oesterle, Network System supervisor for Chippewa Valley Schools explained that they wanted a UC solution that could integrate with their existing digital system from Avaya and specifically searched for low cost platform that would add features and allow them to easily manage the system over all.
“We looked at Cisco’s UNITY product, but Objectworld and AVAYA’s solution was more cost effective, less time consuming to manage, and a better fit for our existing infrastructure,” said Oesterle.
In addition, the school district recognized the need for a unified messaging that provided simple integration with Microsoft Exchange for the staff. By choosing Objectworld, Chippewa’s staff that is on-the-go during the day, will now be able to check messages from any location and spend time in other more value creating activities.
David Levy, president and chief executive officer at Objectworld sees this as a great opportunity for their company to help Chippewa’s IT team to build their learning community and provide new learning tools.
Levy continued: “With Objectworld UC Server, Chippewa can integrate the PBX hardware they have, the PBX hardware that they want, and their Microsoft Windows platform, all in a single, end-to-end solution that they can manage visually from Microsoft Windows. We continue to enjoy the developing relationship with our education customers.”
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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