It was just a few months ago. February. The much-awaited awards season. Everyone was abuzz about the nominees, their chances for winning “Best of…” in their respective categories, and what the celebs would be sporting. There were so many fine releases last year, domestic and foreign, but only a few get the coveted awards.
We are talking about the Internet Telephony Product of the Year awards, of course.
We’re happy to report that Toshiba’s Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution earned yet another day on the red carpet — no big surprise to fans, since it had already garnered a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award. The award winner brings a mix of on-premise and cloud-based phone systems into one companywide network that delivers a seamless user and caller experience.
“It gives me great pleasure to recognize Toshiba with a 2015 Product of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, the magazine’s parent company. “Toshiba’s Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution is among the best communications and technology solutions available on the market.”
A hybrid approach to business communications reflects a growing reality — that many organizations run on a diversity of processes and platforms. That’s as true of business communications as it is of computing. You want to extend the value of legacy investments while capitalizing on the new. Existing and emerging technologies must coexist. In a perfect world, they also work harmoniously together. With Toshiba, you know they do.
Consider this scenario, which might look familiar… Perhaps your business installed a digital-and-IP phone system at headquarters 10 years ago, then added pure IP phone systems at locations that opened in the last few years, and then embraced cloud telephony in the last year to expand into new locations and support remote workers.
Toshiba customers can get all three phone system options from one trusted source. It’s easy to see the advantages of having one vendor — economies of scale, minimal training, single point of contact — but the real story here is that these on-premise and cloud-based options can be integrated into one cohesive, companywide phone network.
A hybrid networking approach extends the value of your existing phone systems, enables you to mix and match phone systems to suit the needs of each location, and supports on-demand expansion without making you buy more than you need today.
With Hybrid Cloud Networking, you can network up to 128 systems, including one Toshiba VIPedge® cloud solution and a mix of Toshiba IPedge® and Strata® CIX systems. For instance, you can use on-premise IPedge at larger sites or those needing more IP features; on-premise Strata CIX at sites that still use digital phones; and VIPedge to serve new locations that need the flexibility and on-demand growth of a cloud-based solution. Advanced call processing features use the same Toshiba IP core — IPedge Application Server or VIPedge Application Service — to work transparently across the network.
If your organization could run more productively and effectively if you had one unified network serving all locations, find out what Toshiba’s award-winning Hybrid Cloud Networking can do for you. It’s available from Authorized Toshiba Dealers nationwide.
A list of the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year winners was featured in the January/February issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and online at www.itmag.com.
For more information, visit: http://www.telecom.toshiba.com/