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Unisys Introduces Test Drive for Clients

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Unisys Introduces Free Service for Clients to Test Drive Microsoft Unified Communications Technologies

Trial service allows companies to ‘kick the tyres’ on Microsoft Office Communication Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office LiveMeeting.

Unisys has announced the availability of a trial service enabling enterprise customers to test drive Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007, and Microsoft Office LiveMeeting at no cost.

In today’s world of anywhere, instant communication, this service allows global enterprises to try – free of charge – the latest unified communications technology from Microsoft to enable their workforces to communicate more productively in an integrated platform via PC, the Web or mobile phone.*

The trial service, implemented and managed by Unisys, will offer organisations the opportunity to evaluate the features available in the Microsoft unified communications suite, including email, calendaring and unified messaging, in addition to multi-party instant messaging and voice and video conferencing. Up to 20 accounts can be established per customer, extending the trial experience to a larger group of individuals across the company. Organisations interested in participating in a 30-day trial should contact their Microsoft Sales Executive.

“Through this trial, Unisys is able to provide customers with a first-hand look at the potential the Microsoft unified communications platform can bring to their organisation. We hope they’ll see how seamlessly blending the multiple ways in which workers are already communicating in today’s workplace can be a boon for productivity,” said Peter Boit, vice president for Microsoft Enterprise Partners at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft’s ongoing relationship with Unisys provides our enterprise customers with new levels of business value, helping to create efficient, high-quality communication and collaboration experiences.”

While email has become a commonplace, mission-critical communication tool, unified communications is ushering in a new era of enterprise productivity and in turn will help organisations get the most from their business initiatives and IT investments. Several components of the Microsoft unified communications platform included in this trial include:

Exchange Server 2007 – Email, Calendaring, Managed Folders, Voicemail, and Outlook Voice Access.

Office Communication Server 2007 – IM/Voice/Video, OCS Web Conferencing, PSTN calling (US-only), and Presence integration.

Office Live Meeting – Web conferencing & Collaboration.

“Unisys builds and manages secure, scalable enterprise systems for the world’s largest public and private sector organisations,” said Chris Skelton, Director Alliances, Unisys Asia Pacific. “This trial lets us showcase our expertise in large-scale unified communications solutions on the Microsoft platform. It also gives our clients an easy way to experiment with new collaboration tools enabled by Microsoft’s unified communications technology stack.”

Unisys teamed with Quintum Technologies, a provider of VoIP solutions designed to bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony. Quintum’s experience in telephony, specifically VoIP, provides back-end support for the unified communications platform, including dynamic call failover, interoperability with voice and data network environments, SIP and H.323 support.

For more information on Unisys Communication and Collaboration solutions, visit http://www.unisys.com/services/communication_a_collaboration/index.htm.

* Anywhere access requires Internet connectivity. Outlook® Voice Access requires phone connectivity.

About Unisys
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialise in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

About Unisys Asia Pacific
Unisys offers clients solutions for secure business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in New Zealand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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