Come and say hello to the CRI Team
May 29 Avaya Evolutions- Chicago
Established in 1990, CRI is a professional services company for Unified Communications and Virtualizing UC. A VMware Virtual Solutions and Unified Communications specialist, CRI is a system integrator, a gold dev-connect partner for Avaya and partners with IBM, Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware Solution Provider.
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Paul Leatherman, CTO, about the company, relationship with Avaya, new announcements; especially their Avaya Solution Kit (ASK).
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CRI and Esna are excited to bring clarity to the cloud. Farmingdale NJ (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 — CRI, the leading UC and Cloud System Integrator and Esna Technologies (Esna), a leader in cloud-enabled communication and collaboration solutions, have signed a strategic partnership deal.
“Esna’s solutions, now available through CRI, makes it easy for Avaya customers to get the rich unified communications and collaboration functionality they need while connecting their current messaging systems with cloud-based applications, said Davide Petramala, EVP of sales for Esna. “We look forward to partnering with CRI to deliver solutions that help companies bring the benefit of unified messaging natively into their cloud-based applications.”
Both Companies received awards from Avaya DevConnect this year, Esna received, the “DevConnect Innovation Award” and CRI was named “Partner of the Year”. With Esna and CRI also participating in the Select Product Program both companies were recognized as industry leaders who have taken the initiative to
develop and sell innovative third party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network.
Esna, a long-time Google Apps partner, has seen a significant increase in the number of enterprise customers seeking to deploy Google Apps and Gmail solutions while maintaining connection to their existing telephony systems.
The Esna unified communications and collaboration solutions seamlessly connect any premise-or cloud based PBX system with cloud-based applications such as Google™ Apps, VMware Zimbra® and Microsoft® Office 365. By leveraging an organization’s virtualization infrastructure and integrating cloud-based technology, Esna
bridges an enterprise’s infrastructure with the cloud and creates a secure, authenticated link between on premise technology and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
CRI will provide implementation services, ensuring that the customer’s experience is top notch and is performed at the highest level of standards. “Our customers deserve the best from us, and that is what we deliver every time we install our implement a new technology, we are excited to get started with Esna.” Steve
DeFelice, CRI Customer Service Manager.
Esna is a global leader in cloud-enabled communication and collaboration solutions. Esna integrates cloud and mobile communications on any device and with business applications from Google, VMware, Microsoft and Salesforce.com. Esna gives millions of information workers the freedom to choose how, when and where they
communicate and collaborate with one another. Thousands of organizations across the globe have increased productivity, improved collaboration and reduced communication costs with Esna. For more information, visit www.esnatech.com
CRI is the premier VMware Virtual Solutions builder and Unified Communications integrator. For over 20 years we have focused on the application side of communications providing cutting edge solutions to our customers while offering exemplary service and unmatched results. CRI is a system integrator, a Gold
DevConnect partner and Partner of the Year winner 2012 for Avaya and partners with IBM, Microsoft, Citrix, and is a VMware Solution Provider.
CRI Delivers Tomorrow’s Technology Today! Visit us at www.crinj.com
CRI, a systems integrator and Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program, will participate with Avaya in an intensive, 36-hour Avaya ACE™ application development training and mini-hackathon program, offered as a pre-conference event to the International Avaya Users Group (IAUG) conference on May 20-24, 2012 in Boston, Mass. The Avaya ACE Codecamp provides attendees with in-depth developer-oriented training on the Avaya ACE web service API set, and an opportunity for application developers to showcase prototype applications developed on-site during a mini-hackathon.
CRI engineers will be on-hand, along with Avaya DevConnect experts, to guide select Avaya ACE customers, channel partners and other DevConnect Technology Partners in the use of Avaya ACE as a platform for communication-enabling web applications, portals and business processes.
CRI is excited for the opportunity once again to embrace the Avaya Power of We™. “We feel that it is essential to go beyond the typical methods of partnering,” says Paul Leatherman, CTO of CRI. “CRI’s experience working with Avaya has shown a clear commitment to Avaya’s ‘Power of We’, and will continue this effort through co-sponsoring events like the Avaya ACE Codecamp.”
CRI was selected as one of the initial Avaya DevConnect Select Product Partners for our Integrated Server-ACE (IS-ACE) offer, which makes it even easier for customers to acquire Avaya Aura® and IS-ACE through Avaya sales and channel partners.
IS-ACE is a VMware-based appliance providing Avaya ACE applications, ACE core software and Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services in an easy-to-deploy package. With IS-ACE and an Avaya Aura infrastructure, companies can develop and deploy new ACE-based applications for UC and collaboration in no time at all.
“We’re looking forward to showcasing the power and flexibility of Avaya ACE, Avaya Aura and Avaya networking solutions on-site at the Codecamp event,” says Jon Alperin, Managing Director, Avaya DevConnect. “Working with CRI and their IS-ACE offer has been a positive experience, and I’m certain our DevConnect development community will be pleased by the opportunity to get “hands-on” during the event using their solution.”
“The ‘Power of We’ doesn’t just exist solely with Avaya – this is another great opportunity to see the power of the Avaya channel working together to create solutions that we can deliver to customers. CRI is thankful to have the opportunity to continue to provide value to the community of Avaya partners,” says Quentin Kramer, Director of Partner Sales, CRI.
For over 20 years, Communication Resources, Inc. (CRI) has focused on the application side of communications providing cutting edge solutions to customers while offering exemplary service and unmatched results. As a system integrator, CRI is an Avaya DevConnect Technology Partner, certified VMware developer, and partners with IBM, Microsoft, and Citrix. CRI engineers are certified in the complete Avaya suite of Unified Communications products, specializing in standard and customized implementation of Avaya Unified Communication applications including Citrix environments and VMware.
CRI delivers Tomorrow’s Technology Today!
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Avaya Partnered with CRI to deliver 2 complete Virtual Data Centers on Avaya VENA for The Avaya Technology Forum – all of this was accomplished with just 3 days of onsite collaboration!
“One of the main drivers of having CRI there was to show the “secret sauce” of the power of virtualizing the UC infrastructure. Many people finally “got it” in regards to Shortest Path Bridging in the data center and why it was important to virtualize both the applications and the network. Having you guys there really was the only real way we could show the power of VENA.
Thanks again for coming and contributing to our event”-Roger Billings-Consulting Systems Engineering Manager at Avaya
Communication Resources Inc’s IS-ACE was selected as one of the eight solutions available through SPP. IS-ACE is a turnkey single server VMware® deployment of Avaya Agile Communication Environment™ (ACE).
Select Product Program applications are chosen by Avaya based on proven interoperability through DevConnect Compliance Testing and the important capabilities they bring to Avaya’s portfolio. SPP Program information
“Partner in Customer Excellence Award”
For the past few years, Avaya has been a strong proponent of Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Programs as a key driver of repeat business, referrals, and profitable growth. Avaya expects high levels of satisfaction from their partners and on a rare occasion the Partner exceeds these expectations and is given the Partner in Excellence Award.
“This is an honor for sure, but it is what we aim for everyday at CRI, we constantly strive to meet or exceed our customer needs and expectations of price, service, and selection”, said Steve DeFelice, CRI Customer Service & Project Manager.
CRI will receive recognition as a “Partner in Customer Excellence in each theatre during the Avaya Partner Conference.