Esna has provided unified communications solutions to employees of Vassar College.
The solution has been designed to seamlessly integrate the college’s Cisco phone system with Google (News - Alert) Apps.
The premier liberal arts college migrated its in-house mail and calendaring platform to Google Apps for Education, and then decided to replace its NEC PBX (News - Alert) system.
The college searched for a VoIP solution that could not only improve communications, but also increase opportunities for collaboration among its 1200 employees.
Vassar wanted to integrate all aspects of Google Apps, Gmail, Talk and Calendar seamlessly with its new VoIP platform, and picked Esna for this project.
Esna integrated all these applications to facilitate unified communications for Vassar College.
“As we carefully reviewed all of the RFP proposals, it became clear that Esna was the industry standard for full unified communications integration with Google Apps for Education,” said Vassar’s director of Networks & Systems, Emily Harris. “Because Esna was able to integrate with all the voice vendors who participated in our RFP process, selecting them was the easiest part of the decision.”
In addition to Esna, Vassar also chose Cisco’s (News - Alert) unified communications platform, Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unity Connection.
Cisco will deploy its solutions in March 2013, noting that a standards-based approach to integrating Cisco Collaboration solutions with cloud- and premises-based productivity applications will increase connectedness within University communities.
Esna integrates cloud, mobile and social communications on any device and with business applications from Google, VMware, Microsoft and Salesforce.com.
Last year, Esna Technologies (News - Alert) partnered with NACR to help enterprises across North America connect premises-based unified communications with cloud-based applications.
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Edited by Braden Becker