|[March 13, 2012]
NEC Launches UNIVERGE 3C: Unified Communications and Collaboration Software Enabling Workforce Flexibility
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
NEC Corporation (NEC) (TOKYO:6701) announced today the latest generation
of its Unified Communications (News - Alert) and Collaboration (UC&C) software,
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, Vice President and Executive
General Manager, NEC (News - Alert) Corporation. "UNIVERGE 3C is aligned to enable IT
to achieve these goals."
Leveraging Commodity Infrastructure, Empowering the Mobile Workforce
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 (News - Alert) predicts that by 2015
mobile workers will reach 1.3 billion people, representing 37.2% of the
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.
Common Software, Multiple Business Use Cases
Communications and collaboration infrastructure enhance user
productivity, thereby increasing overall efficiency and improving
profit. UNIVERGE 3C's collaboration services software is designed to
apply to a wide range of professional areas, enabling enterprises to
utilize a common software infrastructure across different parts of their
organizations - gaining greater efficiencies from their IT investment.
UNIVERGE 3C easily adapts to a wide variety of business roles:
Sales organizations can easily schedule or establish ad-hoc
collaboration sessions to engage prospective clients.
Marketing can arrange webinars in order to reach a broader market and
to poll attendees on their specific interests.
Internal workgroups can arrange virtual meetings to share and exchange
information in real-time.
Features include audio, video, screen sharing, document presentation,
file sharing, remote control, co-browsing and voting/polling; all
available in a rich and engaging user experience that promotes
collaboration with its simplicity.
Business Tailored Solutions
UNIVERGE 3C is designed as services-oriented software that can be
uniquely tailored to the needs of a business. Using its integration into
vertical business applications, such as healthcare and hospitality, the
gap between systems, devices (such as patient monitors or room phones)
and staff disappears, as interpersonal communication becomes an integral
part of business workflows.
NEC will showcase UNIVERGE 3C at Enterprise Connect (News - Alert) 2012, March 26-29,
2012 in Orlando, Florida in the U.S. NEC is a Diamond Sponsor of this
annual event and can be found in booth 609.
UNIVERGE 3C will first be released in the second quarter of 2012.
*Reference: IDC Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011-2015 Forecast,
doc #232073, December 2011
About NEC Corporation
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technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. Visit
NEC at http://www.nec.com.
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their respective owners. ©2012 NEC Corporation.
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