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Avaya & HP Enterprise Service to jointly Offer African Enterprises cloud services

by Caroline Vutagwa
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Avaya and HP Enterprise Services (ES) have signed an agreement stating that the two will offer cloud-based unified communications and contact centre technology, and management solutions for enterprises.

The two companies will be selling a combined portfolio of unified communications as a service, contact centre as a service, and infrastructure modernisation services.

Combining HP’s expertise in services delivery with Avaya’s strong unified communications and contact centre portfolio will create one of the most advanced solutions in the industry, including mobile applications, software, and networking for unified communications and customer experience management, says HP ES.

These, as service solutions, will be delivered with the same standard of care that puts Avaya services above industry benchmarks with the added benefit of HP’s industry leading cloud capabilities.

HP ES will resell them as a service offerings and in parallel, Avaya has the benefit of increased scale enabled by HP’s highly flexible deployment models to quickly reach more customers and help simplify and transform business communications.

“Businesses are increasingly seeking alternative models for deploying and managing innovative communications and collaboration technologies. The agreement with HP is the right path at the right time to quickly address what is already one of the fastest growing areas of our business. Through our long-term relationship, we already share many customers.

“We expect that base to grow significantly with this new model, supporting the world’s collaboration business environment,” says Selvin Kristnen, MD South Africa, Avaya.

As part of the agreement, the HP ES Business Process Services organization will assume service delivery of a significant portion of Avaya Private Cloud Services (APCS), including a limited transfer of APCS employees and contractors to HP ES.

These services will be integrated into HP ES’s existing Mobility and Workplace and Business Process Services practices and partner eco-systems to deliver private and hybrid cloud-based unified communications and contact centre solutions to existing and future customers.

Sales contracts, service level agreements, and overall client experience will remain with Avaya. HP ES will augment and amplify APCS by extending services to more customers, in more markets, with the speed and service performance needed to help grow demand for cloud-based solutions.

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