Microsoft’s 2013 U.S. Partner of the Year Perficient to showcase best
practices and recommendations for designing, deploying and integrating
Microsoft Lync for maximum business impact
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting
firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout
North America, today announced it will serve as the evening event
sponsor and showcase its expertise at the Microsoft
Lync Conference. The Lync Conference will be held Feb. 18 – 20 in
Las Vegas, and is dedicated to communications professionals looking to
learn and network with the entire Lync community.
Microsoft Lync Server 2013 is a full-service unified communications
platform that provides standard features such as instant messaging and
presence, plus on-premises conferencing, content sharing, video, and
telephony or PBX functionality. As one of only 15 U.S.-based Premier
Lync Support Partners, Perficient partners with clients to implement
Lync technologies that integrate with their current applications and
enhance professional communications.
“Microsoft Lync is one of the leading unified communications platforms
in the marketplace today,” said Matt McGillen, director of Microsoft
infrastructure for Perficient’s Microsoft national business practice.
“Companies are challenged with improving collaboration and
communications throughout their organizations, and Lync provides a
seamless, connected and user-friendly experience that addresses these
needs. But CIOs and executives need to understand that the key to a
successful Lync implementation is taking the appropriate time planning
the solution design before deploying the software application.
Perficient has helped many enterprises properly plan and deploy Lync
Server 2013, helping clients reduce costs, improve productivity and
drive collaborative business performance.”
Recently, Perficient engaged with one of America’s largest
privately-held companies to design a Lync implementation strategy. The
company has more than 140,000 employees worldwide and serves customers
across a variety of market segments. The company had more than 50
vendors providing collaboration services including voice, email and fax,
and needed to consolidate its internal collaboration offerings. They
chose to maintain their Microsoft unified communications platform and
integrate their other on-premises voice technology investments.
Perficient partnered with them to develop a strategy that included a
business case for change, and roadmap for architecture integration,
rollout and employee training. Together, the organizations were able to
effectively deploy Microsoft Lync, which allowed them to connect their
entire global employee workforce, delivering cost reductions and
seamless collaboration services to their stakeholders.
Learn More at Lync Conference 2014
Perficient experts will be on hand during the Lync Conference in Booth
#223 to discuss how the company helps clients address communications
needs through the implementation of Lync technologies designed to unite
voice, IM, audio, video and web-conferencing into a richer, more
simplified experience. As one of only a handful of Microsoft partners
with multiple Microsoft Certified Masters in Lync, Perficient will share
best practices and recommendations for getting the most out of Lync.
“Lync offers the right capabilities to truly engage and unite a global
workforce,” continued McGillen. “However, as we work with enterprise
clients to design the proper unified communications strategy, we’re
seeing these organizations struggle with how to make Lync work with
their existing investments in legacy telephony solutions. Our goal at
the Lync Conference is to share our experiences in helping customers –
some of the largest enterprises in North America – address these
integration challenges and realize the true benefits of a totally
Through its partnerships with leading technology innovators, Perficient
provides clients in all industries business-driven technology solutions
and support in a wide range of practice areas. Perficient’s Microsoft
consultants specialize in several practice areas including unified
communications, social business solutions, business intelligence and
cloud computing to provide digital marketing, portals and collaboration,
mobile development and customer relationship management solutions to
Learn more about Perficient’s expertise in Lync
Server 2013 and Microsoft technologies.
Follow the team online via the Perficient
Microsoft Community blog or via Twitter @Perficient_MSFT.
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving
Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America.
Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of offices
across North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe,
India, and China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based
technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen
relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, and reduce
information technology costs. Perficient, traded on the Nasdaq Global
Select Market, is a member of the Russell 2000® index and the S&P
SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning “Premier Level” IBM
business partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold
Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, a Gold salesforce.comCloud Alliance Partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, and an EMC Select Services
Team Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
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Liz Drazen, 314-529-3563
Source: Perficient, Inc.