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April 2012

Unified Communications: What You Need to Know Now

No doubt you've been hearing about the benefits of Unified Communications: what it is, why it's a hot topic, and how it can reduce costs and improve efficiency. We've pulled together some key points regarding three major players in the market. Consider your options! What makes sense for you?

Microsoft Lync: Lync is a versatile interface that allows their users to remain in contact by communicating through various features. Read on>>>

ShoreTel: ShoreTel's unique purpose-built distributed voice architecture forms the heart of its unified communications premise-based platform.Along with IP telephony, contact center, and unified communications services, it scales with plug-and play ease across as many sites as needed. Read on>>>

Lifesize UVC: This is the industry's first integrated, virtualized software platform for video infrastructure. Lifesize UVC platform has multiple capabilities from many products, which allows them to be instantly available from one common interface. Read on>>>

Jobie & Mike

Meet Jobie Germano, Senior Systems Consultant and Mike Finch, Account Executive.

Read on to learn what's keeping Mike's clients up at night, and which FOUR - count 'em - FOUR superpowers Jobie wants to have.

Q: Please Explain Your Role with Nortec:

A/Jobie: We have small and large enterprise customers who are looking for IT solutions. I help figure out how Nortec can help with their issues and solve problems.

A/Mike: I'm responsible for account development, UC and network infrastructure. I've been with Nortec a month and half.

Read the interviews.


Small Businesses Embrace Virtualization

More and more small businesses are discovering the benefits of virtualization. According to a recent survey, 25 percent of small businesses have virtualized at least some of their servers. Among small businesses that have not yet implemented server virtualization, 73 percent report they are investigating or planning to deploy the technology. Read on>>>


Nortec Welcomes New Team Members
Mike Finch, Account Executive, Pittsburgh
Adam Grant, Network Administrator, Pittsburgh
Young Kim, Strategic Accounts Manager, Falls Church
Betsy Padgett, Director of Strategic Accounts, Falls Church

Maybe you're considering a server upgrade, or an Exchange migration. Or maybe you're looking to virtualize in 2012. Chances are, an organization just like yours has done the same thing - and Nortec has helped them along the way. Learn how the process went for your peers in one our many case studies:

Messaging Solutions
Unified Communications
Virtualization Solutions
Infrastructure Management
Hosted & Managed Services (Nortec 24/7)
Network Infrastructure

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The Nortec Nine

Here you'll find helpful links to whitepapers, datasheets, user guides and more.

1. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Getting Started Guide

2. Microsoft Lync White Paper

3. ShoreTel Unified Communications Pocket Guide

4. Lifesize UVC Platform Deployment Guide

5. Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business

6. SQL Server 2012

7. Making the Business Case for Virtualization White Paper

8. Dell 2-2-1 Solution: 45.8 percent TCO savings versus a non-virtualized configuration

9. 5 Things You Need to Know About Unified Communications

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