Unify Recognized as an “Enterprise Trusted Advisor” by IT Professionals in Study Conducted by Nemertes Research

Unify ranked in top three among all vendors

Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, has been recognized as an “Enterprise Trusted Advisor” by IT professionals, according to an annual industry-wide study conducted by Nemertes Research. Unify was ranked third out of an elite list of only 12 companies that were selected as trusted advisors out of the 150 surveyed by IT decision-makers and influencers, according to Nemertes.

Seventy four percent (74.7%) of the IT leaders said they consider both the companies and individuals as trusted advisors (vs. just the company or just individuals).

Unify in particular earned strong ratings for expertise, credibility and character. One Unify   customer in the study said the company is “a great collaborator in strategic planning and has an understanding of my company’s needs.”

“Enterprise Trusted Advisors have the skills, characteristics, and branding to establish extremely valuable partnerships with their customers,” says Robin Gareiss, executive vice president and founder of Nemertes Research. “IT leaders rely heavily on this elite group of providers to help them leverage technology to advance their businesses.”

See Unify Chief Commerical Officer Chris Hummel interview Robin Gareiss here.

“We’re very honored to have been selected. We seek to form close, collaborative relations-hips with our customers to help them transform their communication and collaboration and amplify the effort of their employees,” said Chris Hummel, chief commercial officer and president, North America, for Unify. “In today’s competitive landscape, we believe our ability to provide innovative communications solutions as well as new ideas and expertise tailored to an individual customer’s needs is fundamental to our success.”

The annual Nemertes Enterprise Trusted Advisor program provides insight based on nearly 1,100 interviews and surveys from IT decision-makers and influencers about their relations-hips with technology vendors and service providers. The report addresses the characteristics and expectations of “trusted advisors,” as rated by the IT professionals.

“IT leaders don't even develop a strategy without reviewing with [a Trusted Advisor] first, or having them at the table helping to develop it,” Nemertes wrote.


About Unify

Unify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our customers range in size from 5 employees to 500,000+ employees. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, improves employee satisfaction and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security. Our OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group’s global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. Unify is an Atos company.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

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