Quote Sheet: Microsoft Unified Communications Group, 3GSM World Congress 2006

February 2006

“Stand-alone systems for messaging, communications and collaboration are quickly converging, while at the same time information workers are spending more time away from their offices. Now more than ever, presence is becoming an essential part of the communications infrastructure, giving customers choices and preferences for interacting with their co-workers. With Microsoft


Office Communicator Mobile, mobile users can set their presence information via their cell phone or engage in instant messaging (IM) group chats from their handheld device, all the while controlling how their calls are routed.”

– Irwin Lazar

Senior Analyst

Burton Group

“Businesses of all sizes are searching for ways to keep employees in touch with colleagues, partners and customers in order to handle time-sensitive requests and make better decisions faster. Using Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile, HP is offering customers a solution that incorporates real-time collaboration tools to ensure that people are much more efficient and productive while mobile.”

– Ted Clark

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Mobile Computing


“Linklaters, a global law firm, has been using Live Communications Server since 2005 because it provides us with an enterprise-grade IM and presence platform that helps increase lawyers’ productivity while keeping conversations over IM archived, logged and more secure. We are excited that the collaboration and security features we have become accustomed to in Live Communications Server will now be extended to mobile devices.”

– Tim Warburton

Information Systems Strategy Consultant


“In an age where work forces are increasingly mobile and global, it is imperative to seamlessly extend security-enhanced, rich, real-time collaboration solutions to help people stay in touch with customers, partners and colleagues. We support Microsoft’s vision for making this a reality and will be working closely with them to empower mobile work forces with real time communications capabilities virtually anytime, anywhere, on any device.”

– John DeFeo

Corporate Vice President

Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Motorola Inc.

“We have deployed Microsoft Office Live Communications Server to a key customer. Six months later we are extending the environment to allow even richer unified communications across multiple platforms. Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile will allow us to extend the value of Microsoft Office Communicator and Live Communications Server to our customers with Windows Mobile


-based devices.”

– Andy Kerr

Head of Strategy and Innovation

IT and Media Operations

Siemens Business Services

“Symbol is in support of Communicator Mobile and looks forward to working with Microsoft to explore a broad range of technology innovation across a number of markets including retail, healthcare, distribution, transportation and manufacturing.Our continued relationship with Microsoft enables us to provide the latest software technologies to meet the varying business needs of our diverse customer base. With Microsoft Office Communicator, Symbol mobile computers will enable mobile workers to communicate in real time, whether in the office or on the road.”

– Bob Chen

Vice President and General Manager

Mobile Computing

Symbol Technologies

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