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March 10, 2016
IR Prognosis Now Microsoft IT Pro Tool Certified
By Casey Houser
IR, a developer of performance management software, has worked with Microsoft for several years to help their mutual customers deploy and operate Microsoft Skype (News - Alert) for Business installations. Together, they have helped a number of small and large companies, some that hold as many as 100,000 end points.
IR announced this week that it has received Microsoft certification as an IT Pro Tool for the IR Prognosis for Unified Communications (News - Alert) software. This extends IR’s performance in the Microsoft Unified Communications partner program in which it has participated since 2010, a heightening that CEO Darc Rasmussen spoke about in his statement of excitement for having reached this milestone.
“IR is excited to continue our Microsoft (News - Alert) relationship through this recent certification to help enable successful Skype for Business deployments and migrations,” Rasmussen said. “We are pleased to provide organizations with a UC performance management solution that can ensure they deliver a great user experience.”
Use of Prognosis (News - Alert) begins with an assessment of infrastructure readiness wherein the IR software evaluates a company’s network to make sure it is ready to handle the demands of a Microsoft unified communications (UC) software deployment. When ready, Prognosis will then stick with a deployment to continuously scan the state of a network to make sure all systems are working properly.
In its own website, IR notes that users can identify the trends taking place in their networks in real time. From the Prognosis dashboard, IT administrators can find out when capacity may overload; they can then correct the situation so no company employees or customers will see degradation of their performance. Companies that use Skype for Business as their internal method of handling workplace communications, for instance, can then rely on that platform for their voice and video calls and expect all connections to remain clear for them and their remote contacts.
IR has quickly made its way into a number of the biggest corporations. It helps more than 120 of the Fortune 500 and the rest of its global clients handle their collective 13 million endpoints. Its joining of other partners in the IT Pro Tools program will give Microsoft clients an even deeper look at their own systems and, hopefully, will expand their capabilities as enterprises. Pro Tools software addresses all elements of networking – from pre-assessment to quality monitoring to troubleshooting – and at those tasks, Prognosis is no slouch. It joins an elite group of partners and should find a welcome place in that program.
Edited by Maurice Nagle
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