Orlando, Fla. – March 12, 2018 – Unify Square™, the leading provider of software, consulting and cloud managed services for Skype for Business and Teams, today unveiled at Enterprise Connect new managed service and consulting offerings geared towards helping enterprises successfully transition to and thrive with Microsoft Teams.
“Microsoft Teams is the new frontier in Intelligent Communications, engineered by a company that knows what it takes to deliver enterprise-grade software,” said John Case, CEO for Unify Square. “As Unify Square continues with our own accelerated growth, we’re proud to pioneer managed services and consulting offerings for Teams and look forward to helping enterprises make the transition.”
The Unify Square Teams offering centers around 3 new services:
“As enterprises migrate to Microsoft Teams, IT will get the most value from their UC investment by leveraging an expert team to manage their services,” said Scott Gode, chief product marketing officer for Unify Square. “Since Teams was initially launched a year ago, most of the deployments have mostly been organic and focused on simple chat and document management operations. With Skype for Business starting to now fold into the mix Microsoft is looking for innovative and knowledgeable partners, like Unify Square, with strong roots in the Microsoft voice ecosystem, to add strategic value to enterprises who are pursuing wholescale transformations.”
Although the tens of millions of Skype for Business users may bide their time moving to Teams, as the web-chat app continues to mature it will create increased tension in the unified communications and collaboration ecosystem across multiple fronts. Enterprises that have previously embraced Slack will find themselves forced to strongly consider a more ‘complete’ and full-bodied (particularly on the voice side) option. Similarly, IT professionals who had standardized on either Skype for Business or Cisco for their voice platform will be asked by their CIO’s to evaluate the Teams opportunity. Finally, for the Teams early adopters, who already enjoy many of the collaboration enhancements, there will be an increased set of questions regarding how to deal with issues associated with wholesales provisioning, unified communications monitoring, app management and especially team/channel “sprawl.”
“2018 is already shaping up to be a significant year of UC ecosystem upheaval,” said John Case. “All of the Slack, voice and early adopter focused changes form the perfect backdrop for the introduction of our new set of Teams services. We’re excited to bring our experience and expertise to bear, in close partnership with Microsoft, to help continue to catalyze the Teams market evolution.”
In addition to announcing consulting and managed services for Teams, Unify Square also announced a strategic global partnership with Jabra to enhance UC device management.
About Unify Square
Unify Square’s software, consulting, and cloud managed services power the world’s largest Microsoft Skype for Business (SfB) and Teams deployments. Built on innovative technology, our solutions create actionable insights and help enterprises transform their unified communications infrastructure, delivering enterprise-grade service availability, data-driven end-user satisfaction, and double-digit ROI increases. Founded by SfB product visionaries, Unify Square is one of Microsoft’s global elite partners. Our software and services have delivered value to more than 5 million Skype for Business/Teams seats, in over 275 global enterprises across more than 50 countries in most major industry verticals.
Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Unify Square also has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, India, Australia and Lithuania.
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