SHERBROOKE, QC, May 27, 2014 — SherWeb, a long-time provider of cloud services and Microsoft’s 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year, today announces the official launch of Hosted Lync 2013. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent launch of its comprehensive enterprise-grade communication and collaboration bundle powered by Microsoft Exchange 2013, and which includes Lync 2013.
With the announcement, SherWeb becomes one of the few hosted service providers equipped to offer the latest version of Microsoft Lync to business customers and channel partners.
“SherWeb employs some of the most highly-trained Microsoft-certified specialists in the world. It’s through this expertise in IT architecture that Lync 2013 can be made interoperable with other hosted components on the back-end,” says Rima Hatoum, Hosted Exchange Product Manager at SherWeb. “Partners and end-users can leverage SherWeb’s 15 years of hosting experience and avoid having to make large investments or maintain sophisticated infrastructure and specialized in-house expertise to access the latest Microsoft technologies.”
Lync has long been the unified communications platform of choice for businesses looking to provide a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video, and virtual meetings across all devices. Lync is designed to fit like a glove with Exchange and the entire Microsoft Office family of applications, with little-to-no learning curve for users.
“Demand for Lync has grown again by double digits in Q3 of 2014 and has been growing at a double digit rate every quarter for five years now,” says Charles Lippé, Hosting Channel Executive at Microsoft Canada. “We have already deployed more than 5 million seats, thanks to Lync’s powerful enterprise presence, full-fledged voice platform, seamless mobile experience and emphasis on UCaaS (unified communications as a service), which has become increasingly popular.”
A recent study reported that more than 41% of large enterprises now implement part of their UC in either a private or public cloud while another study reports that customers have a payback period (ROI) of 14 months.
“My customers have been eager to get their hands on hosted Lync 2013 alongside hosted Exchange and SharePoint 2013,” says Jamie Larabie, CEO at LARA-TECH, a SherWeb affiliate partner. “Global communication and collaboration needs have evolved, which is why it’s critical that I’m able to position a complete, one-stop hosted communication and collaboration suite to my client-base.”
Until August 31st, SherWeb is offering new customers a free two-month trial on hosted Lync 2013. For details, visit us on the web or call 1-855-378-7932.
About SherWeb Inc. – A worldwide hosted services leader ranking in the prestigious North American Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM, and Microsoft’s 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year, SherWeb provides competitive Cloud solutions to businesses and partners around the world. Founded in 1998, SherWeb is a privately-owned company headquartered in Quebec, Canada. Its service portfolio includes Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Dynamics CRM and more. For details, visit www.sherweb.com.
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