MiCTA Selects Verizon Business

National Vendor for Telecommunications and IP Services

Updated: January 05, 2011

SAGINAW, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a nationwide group purchasing organization, has named Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) an endorsed national vendor for telecommunications, Internet protocol (IP) networking, Voice over IP (VoIP), specialty business communications and networking services, and direct equipment purchases.

"MiCTA is pleased to renew Verizon Business' designation as an endorsed national vendor for telecommunications and networking services," says Tim von Hoff, Chief Operating Officer of MiCTA. "Our agreement with Verizon Business enables us to bring a wide range of valuable products and services to our members that address their telecommunications and networking needs," says von Hoff.

Verizon Business was selected as an endorsed national telecommunications, networking and technology vendor as the result of MiCTA's highly competitive bidding process, which is designed to evaluate technology-oriented and telecommunications solutions on behalf of its nationwide membership. MiCTA members are eligible to purchase these services at significant discounts. Besides delivering substantial cost savings to its members, MiCTA contracts enable members to purchase these services without conducting additional bidding processes.

Verizon Business will provide products and services to MiCTA members through 2012. "Our members appreciate the consistently high quality services Verizon Business delivers," says von Hoff. "Our members rely on Verizon Business to meet their changing telecommunications, networking and services needs and we are delighted to retain Verizon Business as an endorsed national vendor."

Blair Crump, Verizon Business group president of worldwide sales, said: "Since 1998, Verizon Business has had a strong relationship with MiCTA and we look forward to delivering new strategic services – like cloud computing and IP -- so state agencies, schools and libraries can raise the bar of services to their constituents. We are seeing our customers nationwide look for new ways to make the most of their limited budgets while unleashing the full potential of new and existing technologies. This new agreement will help them meet that goal.''

About MiCTA

MiCTA, located at 515 North Washington Street, Suite 405 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. Please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.

Source MiCTA

Featured Research
  • Your Phone System and Your Bottom Line

    Businesses have been using phones to drive increases to their bottom lines for almost a century now. Telephony, much like the rest of the business world, has seen drastic changes with the increase in technological advancement. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), has enabled companies to connect with consumers at levels that have been seen as unheard of before. And trust us when we say this, it is doing wonders for the bottom line. more

  • 2017 Phone Systems Checklist

    As you are well aware, we are living in an age of extreme technological growth. With this, an understatement might be that phone systems have changed a bit over the last decade. If you are in the market for a new phone system, it is absolutely essential for you to have knowledge of this vast sector and just what exactly you need in order to have your business succeed. more

  • VoIP vs. VoPI

    Are you searching around for an upgrade to your current phone system? If so, you've mostly likely heard of VoIP, but do you know about VoPI? Lately, there has been a lot of conversation around what the difference is between the two systems. Most of this conversation centers around security, as both of these systems, operate over the internet versus the traditional phone lines. more

  • Why You Need Mobile VoIP

    Mobile VoIP is growing at an exponential rate and can help your company reduce costs, improve communications, and drive increased employee satisfaction and loyalty. If what was just mentioned above sounds like it would be good for your business (it is), download our latest guide Why You Need Mobile VoIP to learn even more reasons why you need to make the switch today! more

  • How You Can Stop VoIP Eavesdropping

    In today’s modern technological world we face cyber threats on an almost daily basis. This rings true when switching phone systems to VoIP. While there are many benefits to making the switch, there MUST be precautions taken to ensure that your new phone system is safe and secure. more

Related Articles