For companies that specialize in one or two specific products, the competition just got a bit thicker with this new dynamic duo.
In efforts to combine two heavily demanded services, unified IP communications provider, Smoothstone IP Communications and FusionStorm, an IT products and professional services provider, have joined forces to form a partnership that will combine the company’s products.
Jon Jorgl, chief development officer, Smoothstone (News - Alert), said the partnership with FusionStorm, with both companies reputations as ideal technology providers, solidifies a commitment that offers SIP Trunking solutions and Managed WAN technologies that will enhance the capabilities of IP-PBX (News - Alert) deployments in order to save their clients money and help them grow their businesses.
The partnership will enable FusionStorm to provide Smoothstone's voice services, on-demand applications and SIP Trunking capabilities to FusionStorm clients.
Josh Krasnegor, vice president of Marketing at FusionStorm, said that SIP Trunking is a perfect example of how the company can provide their clients with a cost-effective means to deliver voice across their enterprise.
So, why did Smoothstone beat out other competitors to join FusionStorm’s new offering?
"We were drawn to Smoothstone's expertise in this field, and knew that coupled with our engineering capabilities and national presence, we could not only deliver voice and managed WAN, but also a greater degree of network redundancy and real-time reporting functionality to our clients than before," Krasnegor said.
With the addition of Smoothstone’s SIP Trunking services to FusionStorm’s IT systems, clients will receive reliable and secure systems that allow for flexibility within a company’s infrastructure.
Additionally, these voice and network-based offerings are coupled with integrated applications that give clients a deeper level of visibility through real-time call reporting and greater redundancy through enhanced business continuity features and controls.
FusionStorm recently achieved the “Master Unified Communications Specialization,” from Cisco (News - Alert), after having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support specific applications based on Cisco’s unified communications systems.
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Edited by Kelly McGuire