“Interwise launches new global connections partner program to meet web conferencing needs of large, multinational firms”
GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo, Orlando, FLA., October 18, 2004
Equant, Atos Origin, and Galaxy Scientific Corporation are among first Global Connections partners to offer Interwise-based solutions to meet growing market demand for Web-based conferencing and collaboration
Interwise, the leader in true enterprise conferencing, today launched its Global Connections Partner Program by announcing that Equant (NYSE: ENT), Galaxy Scientific Corporation, and Atos Origin will provide their customers with enterprise conferencing solutions based on Interwise's award-winning ECP Connect? software.
The Global Connections Partner Program is designed to help communications service providers and network-oriented systems integrators take advantage of the rapidly expanding worldwide market for solutions that integrate enterprise collaboration, voice conferencing, and converged IP network infrastructure.
“Both Equant and Galaxy Scientific Corporation will be enhancing the existing value they bring to their customers by delivering business solutions built upon our enterprise conferencing software. Solutions ranging from channel marketing and new product launch to technology rollouts and portal-based collaboration are all exploiting the massive cost savings and productivity increases that integrated IP-based voice, video, and data conferencing offers,” said Interwise CEO Frank Zvi. “The addition of our ECP Connect platform to their existing product and service portfolios will not only help to differentiate them in their respective marketplaces and meet their customers' needs, but also will help drive new streams of software integration and services revenues for them. In turn, these enterprise-class partners extend the reach of Interwise's sales efforts with their expertise and in servicing larger, multinational companies.”
Equant (NYSE: ENT) (Euronext Paris: EQU) is a recognized industry leader in global communications services for multinational businesses. Equant combines its network expertise – including unmatched seamless network reach in 220 countries and territories and local support in approximately 165 countries – with its expanded services capabilities to provide global, integrated and customized communication services to enable its customers key business processes. Equant serves thousands of the world's top companies, with the industry's most extensive portfolio of communications services and network solutions, including the market-leading IP VPN used by nearly 1,300 global businesses.
“Through our partnership with Interwise, Equant is able to offer our multinational customers a value-added, integrated solution, encompassing converged conferencing and collaborative, real-time communications,” said Mack Treece, head of North America sales and marketing for Equant. “Interwise offers one more element to Equant's broad range of managed and customized solutions, with their industry-leading product for delivering Web conferencing across VoIP platforms.”
Galaxy Scientific Corporation (www.galaxyscientific.com) provides superior, technology-driven products and services to a broad range of customers in both government and private industry. Among its main areas of activity are information technology and training. Galaxy Scientific Corporation is a privately owned company with headquarters in Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
“Galaxy Scientific plans to actively incorporate Interwise's web conferencing solutions into the products and services we provide to a wide spectrum of industries and government agencies,” said Edward Myers (TITLE), Galaxy Scientific Corporation.
Atos Origin is a leading international IT services company. The Group design, build and operate IT-enabled solutions for large multinational clients.. The company helps its clients to achieve improved business performance by understanding their business issues, focusing on IT solutions improving the effectiveness of their businesses, optimizing process workflows, implementing the business systems that support them and managing those systems for peak operation.
“Enterprise collaboration is a key topic for our customers. They very quickly identify the added value of the “all in one” structure of the ECP Connect product. The IP conferencing convergence is an application with quick and major impacts on the companies' bottom line”, said Pierre Mammet, Atos Origin Sales Manager Enterprise Conferencing. “As its rapid growth in Europe has demonstrated, Interwise provides one of the best conferencing technology and business model to support our clients´ initiatives, both internally and with the customers, partners, and suppliers that make up their extended enterprises to address the globalization issues.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.
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About ECP Connect
Interwise's ECP Connect software integrates the worlds of Web conferencing, voice conferencing, eLearning and Web seminars in a single, integrated, all-IP platform. Available as both a hosted service and on-site software, this platform integrates with a company's existing VoIP infrastructure to accelerate massive cost-saving opportunities without requiring expensive upgrades of existing telephone handsets. Interwise's technical strength is complemented by a business model that offers unlimited internal and external conferencing for a single, fixed price.
Customers come to Interwise for true enterprise conferencing when they are looking for more than simple Web meetings. Interwise's award-winning ECP Connect is an integrated data, video, and voice conferencing solution for delivering real-time multimedia eLearning, collaboration, and communications across the extended enterprise. A leading choice of Global 2000 companies, Interwise maintains a presence in more than 20 countries through a direct sales force, distributors, value-added resellers and systems integrators. Visit Interwise at www.interwise.com.
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