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Toshiba Makes Cloud UC Affordable With New Leasing Program for VIPedge

May 29, 2015

By Michael Guta - Virtual PBX Contributing Writer

Cloud technology continues to remove the financial barriers that limited many organizations from acquiring enterprise grade IT solutions. Everything from communications to software can now be obtained in a hosted platform without the prohibitive capital and operational expenditures of on premises deployments. In addition to giving end-users more access to better technology, service providers have also gained a larger customer base. Continuing with that trend, Toshiba announced a new leasing program for its VIPedge cloud-based business unified communications telephone solution.

The path the company has laid out makes it affordable to have enterprise quality telephony in the cloud without any upfront costs, making this particular offering an operating expense. What this means is, the leasing program covers the cloud-based telephone system, on-site equipment, installation, and ongoing software updates, as well as local and long distance service into a single monthly payment. A convenient approach for organizations looking to eliminate on premises communication IT and the associated cost it entails.

The lease is available in 24, 36 and 60-month options, giving customers a fixed monthly cost during the lease period. It also includes system administration in the monthly fee, so on-site system management won’t be necessary.

The business communication tools VIPedge delivers include:

  • Unified Communications that brings different computing devices, including smart phones, tablets, desktops or laptops to function as an extension of the phone system.
  • Single number reach, click-to-dial, federated presence, group instant messaging and consolidated call and IM history stored in the cloud.
  • HTML5 technology that provides code portability across devices so features and functionality are identical on every device type.
  • Complete business telephone features, such as Caller ID, hold, transfer, park/pick-up, speed dial, conference, intercom, paging, and other IPedge phone features.
  • Voice mail with Unified Messaging, with standard voice mail and auto attendant features, voice mail access from an email inbox, message notifications, soft key navigation of mailbox menus and the Follow Me feature for flexible call control.

Having a full suite of IP business communication without having to buy, install or maintain phone system equipment on-site gives businesses the ability to focus on their core competencies and deliver better products and services to their customers. Whether the business prospers or experiences a downturn, the cloud solution provides the flexibility to scale up or down easily without the punitive costs of traditional communications solutions. For businesses looking to get their feet wet with cloud communications, the new VIPedge lease offers an affordable way of doing it. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle



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