Dean Douglas, CEO of Unify, Declares 2014 as the Year for the “New Way to Work”

New CEO takes the reins of Unify today

Unify Chief Executive Officer Dean Douglas starts his appointment today at a time of tremendous opportunity for the company as it paves the way for enterprises of all sizes to adopt the “new way to work” (#NW2W).

"We’re in a dynamically changing market, driven largely by trends around the rise of the anywhere worker, bring your own device (BYOD), and the role of millennials in the workforce,” Dean said. “Users are demanding intuitive apps, instant gratification from technology, and the ability to work from anywhere with seamless collaboration across multiple devices. These big trends have created an environment where today’s businesses are faced with the challenges – and opportunities – of meeting the demand for the new way to work. At Unify, we see these issues moving to the top of the priority list for c-level executives as they seek improved productivity, manage for top talent and drive for competitive differentiation.”

“I was extremely excited by the enormous interest in our company at the time of the rebrand,” Dean added. “Unify is in a unique position to serve as a trusted advisor to customers and partners and help them navigate the changing technology and business landscape. As I start my first day at Unify, I’m determined to strengthen Unify’s position as a leader in technology and communications, where we already enjoy the benefits of great customers, our Siemens heritage, and our market-leading OpenScape platform. I also plan to make Unify a leader among communications software companies in the collaboration space with Project Ansible (now Circuit).”

Before joining Unify, Dean was President and CEO of enterprise technology distributor Westcon Group Inc.

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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