NEC Australia, a leading ICT solutions and services firm, has announced its new channel partner program dedicated to the New Zealand market to help local NEC Unified Communications partners improve services and support for customers. NEC has rolled out a new official partner program for New Zealand to help selected NEC Unified Communications integrators deliver a better experience for organisations that have chosen unified communications (UC) solutions from NEC – one of the world leaders in telecommunications offerings. The three New Zealand integrators to join NEC Australia’s official NEC Unified Communications Channel Program includes Baycom, Cogent and Telesmart, formalising their status as official Advanced Resellers of NEC Unified Communications. The new distribution model reflects NEC Australia’s commitment to the New Zealand market. It ensures customers are supported by local partners that have a direct relationship with NEC Australia and qualified to meet customer demands. “Our new partner model in New Zealand ensures that NZ businesses have the best telephony support and services available by opening a direct link between resellers, NEC and our knowledge centres in Japan and the United States,” said Andy Hurt, NEC Australia’s Director of Sales & Solutions. “Establishing a direct relationship with local partners in New Zealand will help them improve responsiveness to customer needs, while ensuring NEC maintains its lead position globally in unified communications,” Mr Hurt added. NEC Australia’s new NEC Unified Communications Channel Program is the only official vehicle that resellers can use to market and sell NEC Unified Communications products and service in New Zealand. Ends About NEC Australia NEC Australia is a leading technology company, delivering a complete portfolio of ICT solutions and services to large enterprise, small business and government organisations. We deliver innovative solutions to help customers gain greater business value from their technology investments. NEC Australia specialises in information and communications technology solutions and services in multi-vendor environments. Solutions and services include: IT applications and solutions development, unified communications, complex communications solutions, network solutions, display solutions, biometrics, research and development services, systems integration and professional, technical and managed services. For more information, visit NEC Australia at au.nec.com NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. ©2018 NEC Corporation.
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