Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NEC launches UNIVERGE 3C: unified communications and collaboration software enabling workforce flexibility

Enterprise Connect 2012, TOKYO, JAPAN: NEC Corp. (NEC) announced the latest generation of its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) software, UNIVERGE 3C(.

UNIVERGE 3C delivers essential UC&C tools to business users for virtually any device while maintaining a consistent user experience. The software services adapt to a wide variety of business roles, from sales and support, to internal workgroups providing increased efficiencies and greater workforce productivity.

UNIVERGE 3C integrates a Rich Internet Application (RIA) framework for web-oriented delivery of UC&C tools, enabling enterprises to utilize existing enterprise web and security infrastructure. Personal devices can also be used in conjunction with enterprise security credentials – securing enterprise information and supporting the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) market trend.

Designed for data centers and cloud environments, UNIVERGE 3C aligns with enterprise Information Technology (IT) strategies to virtualize all of their business collaboration services. The software enables tailored collaboration for a wide range of business roles using a services-oriented and standards-based approach. Features are enabled through simple software-based licensing that allows businesses to quickly expand services as needed.

“Enterprises are looking to their IT organizations for improved workforce productivity and ways to enable the business to be more agile and competitive,” said Taichiro Hashizawa, VP and executive GM, NEC. “UNIVERGE 3C is aligned to enable IT to achieve these goals.”

UNIVERGE 3C takes the importance of broadband connectivity, virtualized data centers, and the commercialization of rich multimedia devices such as smartphones and tablets into consideration. IDC predicts that by 2015 mobile workers will reach 1.3 billion people, representing 37.2 percent of the total workforce.

UNIVERGE 3C optimizes workforce productivity by offering rich clients for smartphones, tablets, and desktops – all with a consistent user experience; single sign-on using enterprise credentials and delivery using enterprise security methods. Employees can easily connect from any location, on virtually any device and initiate collaboration with colleagues, customers or partners.

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