HP Announces New Unified Communications Products

By Neil Zawacki
Updated: July 26, 2011

HP Announces New Unified Communications Products

On July 25, 2011, Hewlett-Packard announced three new UC solutions that are designed to improve the collaborative process among business clients. The three solutions will be delivered to their customers through HP Technology Consulting.

HP’s Voice Transformation Solutions allows users to collaborate through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and classic phone systems. It also uses a modular approach so customers can modify their communication infrastructure on a time schedule of their choosing without major disruptions to their business. In addition, the solution combines voice messaging and audio conferencing into a single interface to help lower operational costs.

HP’s Virtual Workplace Solutions provides a single platform for unified messaging, web access, video streaming, and data. This should help to enhance response time and facilitate the decision-making process among personnel. The architecture also improves the flow of information by delivering the UC solution to employees based on computing need and accessibility requirements, and includes change management and user training to speed up the transition process.

HP’s Network Readiness Services for UC provides a centralized collaboration platform that allows clients to coordinate their network readiness with UC roadmaps. This should help to eliminate network barriers within an organization and help them to achieve their communication goals.

Brad Vaughn, the senior vice president and chief information officer of Black & Veatch, spoke briefly about HP’s new products. He stated HP helps his company to replace its phone system and gain access to features like instant messaging.

HP has collaborated with Microsoft, Polycom, Avaya and Alcatel-Lucent to create these three UC solutions. The pricing plan for the different products will vary depending on location and how they are implemented.

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