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U Penn Takes Communications to the Cloud

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The University of Pennsylvania is upgrading communications across all departments with a cloud communications solution from Vonage. More than 14,000 faculty and staff will gain messaging and presence capabilities, audio and videoconferencing, and a mobile and desktop app, enabling them to connect with each other no matter where they are on campus.

On the IT side, the unified communications rollout will reduce maintenance time and automate everyday tasks such as making changes to accounts, adding new users and setting up workflows, according to a news announcement. The university will also be able to scale and integrated additional Vonage services.

Penn's Information Systems & Computing Department managed the RFP and proof of concept process and selected Vonage for an initial contract of five years, with the rollout to begin early this year.

"Vonage shares the University of Pennsylvania's vision of a cloud first, next generation future," commented James Roth, vice president, Applications Group East for Vonage, in a statement. "We are thrilled to partner with Penn on their digital transformation journey, providing them with the tools and innovative solutions they need to support and serve not only their faculty and staff but also their students and the greater academic community."

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