Microsoft recognises Datacentrix skills in Unified Communications space

IT systems, software, hardware and consulting services provider, Datacentrix has been recognised for its strength in the Unified Communications (UC) space for the first time, receiving a finalist award within the UC category at Microsoft South Africa’s recent annual Partner Conference held at Sun City.

“The nomination criteria for the award were exceedingly stringent,” explains Brett Marais, Datacentrix’ Business Unit Manager: Software Infrastructure Solutions. “Datacentrix was extremely proud to be recognised as a finalist in this category.”

He says that Datacentrix was presented the finalist award for its recent successful implementation of UC at a government institution, which had specific and critical communication requirements during the recent 2010 World Cup period. The solution included the provision of software-powered voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), unified conferencing – including audio, video, and Web – as well as enterprise instant messaging.

“The business benefit to the customer was the availability of a flexible solution with tools to help manage and secure compliant communications. At the same time, Datacentrix delivered an extensive communications platform that works with existing messaging and telephony infrastructure and can be adapted to changing business needs.”

Marais adds that the achievement was testament to the hard work and focused specialisation of the Datacentrix team. With UC currently a hot topic in the industry, he says the award confirmed that Datacentrix is well positioned to provide value-driven solutions across all customer segments in the UC area of expertise.

“The effort we put into answering an intensive questionnaire, submitting a detailed proposal, being short-listed and finally undergoing a face-to-face interview, was worthwhile. It confirms the quality of the solutions we are providing.”

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Microsoft recognises Datacentrix skills in Unified Communications space