NEC Corporation (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, is announcing the general availability of NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE, a contact center as a service (CCaaS) solution for businesses of all sizes, in Canada.
The general availability of the all new UNIVERGE BLUE in Canada represents a significant step in NEC’s rapid global expansion of its cloud-based communication and collaboration services. In less than eight weeks since announcing a global strategic partnership with leading cloud communications provider Intermedia, NEC has successfully launched UNIVERGE BLUE in both Canada and the U.S., and is continuing its plans to roll out globally.
“I am incredibly proud of the speed at which NEC has been able to deliver the new generation of UNIVERGE BLUE in market,” said Ram Menghani, SVP of Product Development for NEC Enterprise Communications Technologies. “At a time where the ability to communicate and work remotely is no longer just a nice to have, we are proud to give our Canadian and U.S. customers and channel partners a clear migration path to the cloud and to provide them with the solutions needed to succeed in today’s business environment.”
NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE are designed for businesses of all sizes, from enterprise to SMB. Early partner and customer feedback is overwhelmingly positive, demonstrating a widespread need among U.S. and Canadian businesses for flexible and adaptable solutions that can support the sudden shift to a distributed workforce.
“NEC has obviously thought out a very comprehensive set of cloud solutions with the new generation UNIVERGE BLUE. There are many important and needed differentiators when compared to other cloud communications providers that we believe our customers will embrace,” said Kevin Harman, vice president of NATGisIT, a SI partner of NEC Canada based in Vancouver. “NATGisIT is excited to be a big part of this launch in Canada and looks forward to helping our many customers move to the cloud with all of the tools they will need to connect better.”
UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and ENGAGE are now generally available for NEC’s Canadian and U.S. Business Channel Partner Community and customers. This announcement represents phase two of a worldwide rollout during 2020 that will ultimately include partners around the globe by 2021.
NEC is also offering UNIVERGE BLUE® MEET PRO, NEC’s powerful standalone video conferencing tool, to all NEC customers in North America free of charge until 2021. With fully integrated conferencing, collaboration, screen sharing, and video conferencing capabilities available from desktop or mobile devices, UNIVERGE BLUE MEET provides reliable, stress-free meetings from anywhere, at any time.
NEC’s leading portfolio of on-premises solutions is now augmented with the addition of the new UNIVERGE BLUE portfolio of UCaaS and CCaaS solutions offering compelling cloud PBX, team collaboration, file sharing and backup, and online meeting – all integrated with top SaaS applications – that a cloud-based platform provides. NEC’s portfolio now addresses business needs across both premises-based and cloud deployment environments and enables organizations to migrate at a pace appropriate to their business needs.
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NEC Corporation (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 160 countries and $29 billion in revenues.
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