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September 26, 2016
AudioCodes' New User Management Pack 365 Takes a Load Off Skype Migration
By Steve Anderson
Some businesses out there may not have made the jump to Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, or similar tools because it's not immediately clear how to make that jump. AudioCodes (News - Alert) is ready to make it a little simpler thanks to its new User Management 365 system.
AudioCodes has long been known in voice networking solutions, and with its new User Management Pack 365, it's going to make it easier to make the jump to one of the leading voice networking solutions in the market, the Skype for Business Cloud private branch exchange (PBX (News - Alert)) system. With User Management Pack 365, users get access to tools that make the user lifecycle simpler to work with, and better manage identity across the complete range of Skype (News - Alert) deployments. Policy management also gets a shot in the arm, and the whole thing is available either by subscription or with perpetual licenses to give companies as much or as little permanence as desired.
Better yet, User Management Pack 365 offers a faster deployment process, which means less time spent on such activities and lowered costs accordingly. It also offers cost savings in terms of ongoing management by simplifying many common processes, which in turn means less time—and less money—spent on its care and feeding operations. Since it's also a simplifying approach, it also frees up the time of the more skilled Skype developers and the like for design work and similar matters, allowing less experienced staff to handle what maintenance chores are left.
AudioCodes' vice president of marketing, Nimrode Borovsky, commented, “AudioCodes has been following the evolution of Microsoft Unified Communications (News - Alert) and has been supporting customer migration projects for many years. After the successful release of the CloudBond 365 appliance that enables Microsoft Skype for Business hybrid scenarios with Cloud PBX, customer demand pushed us to release the User Management Pack 365 as a standalone solution offering providing partners and customers more choice and flexibility as they decide on the right migration path that fits their specific needs.”
Not only does the AudioCodes system supply some much-needed simplicity in a powerful but complex tool like Skype for Business, it also supplies cost reductions by virtue of that greater simplicity. When a powerful tool is easier to manage, that means more time can be spent not only using the system, but using it to its fullest. Less time spent managing it means more time using it. Plus, since management is simpler, it no longer requires the top-end of employee brainpower going into management operations.
User Management Pack 365 should come with more than enough value for companies to take it seriously, and should also be front-of-mind for companies looking for more value in operations. It's hard to disapprove of cut costs and improved operations, especially when it works with a tool as widely-used as Skype for Business.
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