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2017 Dec 7 - UC Point contracted for international communications project

UC Point trusted with planning & implementation of an international communications project for German charity organization “Deutsche Welthungerhilfe”

  • Smooth migration from legacy telephone systems to holistic communications solution Skype for Business
  • Equipping and furnishing of all conference rooms worldwide with modern Skype Rooms Systems V2
  • Global Managed Enterprise Voice & Conferencing Services ensure seamless and reliable communication, especially during crisis events

Cologne, 7th December, 2017. UC Point, an award-winning Microsoft partner for new meeting, conferencing and voice services in Office 365, has been trusted with planning and implementing a global Skype for Business project for the German non-profit organization, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe. As part of a Modern Workplace and All IP strategy, the existing PBX and separate video conferencing infrastructure will be gradually migrated to a holistic, IP-based communications solution. In addition, UC Point is setting up all conference rooms with state-of-the-art Skype Room Systems V2. In total, 2,400 employees working at 63 locations around the world for Deutsche Welthungerhilfe will benefit from the improved communications conditions and can interact much faster, especially when responding to crisis events. This new level of flexibility is mainly achieved through UC Point's comprehensive Managed Enterprise Voice & Conferencing Services.

As part of Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business is already deployed in reduced functionality at the non-governmental organization for development cooperation and emergency aid. After completing this project, the entire telephone system and the video room systems will be converted to an All-IP strategy and operated via Skype for Business hybrid.

The reasons for extending the communication infrastructure to Skype for Business were several, including fast and reliable availability, as well as, intuitive and easy operation, especially in the meeting rooms. Skype for Business enables seamless, location-independent and cross-device communication, providing employees with even greater reachability and meeting flexibility.

This flexibility also continues in equipping the meeting rooms. In a total of 20 meeting rooms, UC Point will replace existing video conferencing systems and replace them with state-of-the-art Skype and latest-generation Skype Room Systems from the Polycom “Group Series". In the future, Welthungerhilfe employees will be able to use the Skype for Business / Teams client for video conferencing. The numerous functionalities such as screen sharing, direct collaboration on documents, as well as, subsequent archiving of calls, chats and to-dos within the team interface increase the efficiency within the multi-location charity organization and save valuable time.

“Especially during times of crisis, communication has to be quick. But in our daily work to combat hunger, we need cross-border and short and, above all, reliable lines of communication that can also be used on the move. Skype for Business has convinced us with its rich features and the simplicity of easily setting up and hosting audio and video meetings anytime, anywhere,” says Linda Szelag, IT Director at Welthungerhilfe. "With UC Point, we found a very competent partner who not only knows the Microsoft product range very well, but also scored from the start with a strategy tailored to our needs."

"Modern communication not only means creating a modern infrastructure, but providing a platform where employees do not have to worry about technical functionality, but can just start to interact with each other. Skype for Business offers just that simplicity, " adds Dietmar Kraume, Director of Technology & Presales, UC Point. "We are very pleased to be able to guide Deutsche Welthungerhilfe on its way to digital communication."

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