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ICS to stage roundtable on Microsoft Lync software

Bermuda IT services company Independent Consulting Solutions will host a joint “CIO Roundtable” event with Microsoft tomorrow morning to launch the new Microsoft Lync software.

The event, which includes a networking breakfast followed by presentations on Microsoft Lync 2010 by George Gobin, Microsoft's territory manager, and Jose Ramon Diaz, Microsoft regional director, Unified Communications, will provide the island's key decision makers with the opportunity to discuss Lync directly with Microsoft's representatives .

The “CIO Roundtable” , which begins at 9am , will focus on highlighting how Bermuda's businesses can, “Harness the power of Lync Microsoft's new communications and conferencing software suite that revolutionises how companies and their staff can communicate”.

Microsoft states that Lync offers a new connected user experience. It says it transforms every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, more engaging and easily accessible from anywhere.

Steve Bull, president and chief operating officer of ICS, said: “Microsoft Lync 2010 is the next generation update to the previous Microsoft Office Communications Server. It weaves together enterprise VoIP; instant messaging and presence with web; audio and video conferencing; and other collaborative tools.

“This really is the future of integrated communications and I would urge the Island's business community to make the most of Microsoft's management being in Bermuda with us. We will also have a number of our consultants on-hand at the event to help companies consider how best to apply Lync within their own unique company structures.”

ICS is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Chris Capossela, senior vice president, Information Worker Product Management Group at Microsoft, said: ”This is a new era of communication and data collaboration when you think about how Lync fits into the broad office strategy…Our mission is to deliver the best productivity experience across the PC, the phone and the browser.”

Lync 2010 offers instant messaging, audio video and web conferencing, mobility, enterprise voice, and group chat. It also offers the following technologies: platform extensibility, public IM connectivity, federation, and management and operation capabilities.

Microsoft claims that benefits of the software include improved productivity, the ability to control costs, the ability to support the mobile workforce, the opportunity to gain operational efficiencies, the ability to maintain regulatory compliance and the ability to be more responsive to customers, partners and employees.

The CIO Roundtable event is open to senior IT and business managers in Bermuda.

To register, please email RSVP[AT]icsbermuda.com or telephone 441.295.3806 ext 233. Registration closes at noon today.

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Published December 13, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 13, 2010 at 11:42 am)

ICS to stage roundtable on Microsoft Lync software

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