Arkadin today announced a partnership with global hosted services provider Sipcom to build a Cloud Unified Communications offer using Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) Solutions. The partnership will enable Arkadin customers to get the benefit of UC in a private cloud environment by adding a seamless end-to-end collaboration experience to their existing Arkadin services.
"Arkadin's main strengths are their capacity of execution and their project management flexibility, as well as their global worldwide coverage operated by local teams in 27 countries and overall service delivery," said Daniel Allen, CEO of Sipcom. "We are excited to collaborate on such a scalable and ambitious project."
"The last few years have shown a shift in client needs from being product based to experience focused," commented Dominic Cusk, Chief Commercial Officer of Arkadin. "Our partnership with Sipcom plays to this trend, helping us to achieve our promise of delivering the best possible collaboration experience for our clients. Together with Microsoft's Lync UC solutions, we will accelerate our capacity to deliver UC cloud collaboration services."
"Microsoft is focused on building a powerful partner ecosystem for hosted unified communications," said Andrew Lund, EMEA Director for Business Services, Operator Channels at Microsoft. "We're excited to see Arkadin enriching their traditional collaboration services by adding the power of Lync 2010 to its existing offering to help boost end-user productivity and deliver a world-class user experience. Using Microsoft technologies, enabled by Sipcom, Arkadin can deliver full UC services to their customers with immediate effect."
Sipcom (sipcom.com) provides its partners with access to its Global Services Network -- a next generation resource that combines hosted voice and data services with solid network and infrastructure solutions, all underpinned by strategically located Data Centers.
Arkadin (arkadin.com) is a global Collaboration Service Provider, offering audio, web and video conferencing solutions. Arkadin enables organizations to communicate and collaborate using customizable, cost-efficient, user-friendly solutions. Founded in 2001, Arkadin has 46 operating centers in 27 countries throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America, offering a full suite of remote collaboration solutions to more than 14,000 clients.