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2018: EDV awarded Top Migration to the Cloud Partner at Mitel Next 2018

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Category : Awards

Sydney, Australia; Tuesday 13th March 2018

Essential Data and Voice wins Mitel Global Award for Excellence in Cloud Migration.

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in enterprise, real-time business, cloud and mobile communications has awarded Essential Data and Voice the Top Migration to the Cloud Partner 2017 at Mitel Next Munich 2018.

The award for Top Migration to the Cloud Partner 2017 was presented to Essential Data and Voice (EDV) by Rich McBee, Mitel CEO and was accepted by David Turnbull, Director of EDV. The Cloud Migration award is one of only eight global awards presented on the night and the only one for the APAC region.  The award recognises EDV’s commitment to using innovation and their experience to successfully migrate thousands of users to cloud based unified communications and contact centre.

The awards presentation held during the Mitel Next 2018 conference in Munich, Germany was an opportunity for Mitel to recognise the achievements of their partners.

“This is a great result for the team at EDV. The award recognises another successful year for EDV as we continue to focus on our customers and their changing communications needs. The focus has driven growth across our Mitel solutions portfolio. It’s a result of outstanding performance from our sales and service delivery teams.  I am proud of the team for their dedication to our solution and customer support delivery”, Turnbull said.

“In today’s cloud-driven world, offering communications on an as-a-service basis has never been more important or relevant,” said Mitel VP ANZ Frank Skiffington. “This award is testament to EDV’s long-term commitment to cloud-based technologies and support structure designed to deliver positive digital transformations for their customers. This recognition is an extraordinary way to close a transformational year for EDV”.

At this year’s Mitel Next conference, attendees learned how they can provide an omni-channel customer experience that will help businesses gain and nurture their customers through their own evolution. Focusing on Mitel’s world-leading solutions, partners are able to offer an avenue for businesses to achieve a next-generation customer experience from any platform: on-site, cloud or hybrid.

About Essential Data + Voice

Essential Data + Voice are a National Systems Integrator working within the UC, hosted telephony and contact centre environment. With a national partner network, Essential specialises in the design, implementation and ongoing management of converged voice and data networks. The company has over 21 years of experience in tailoring solutions to the medium and larger enterprise market and then providing those customers with ongoing support. Essential is one of only 2 Platinum Partners of Mitel in Australia. We sell and support the entire range of cutting edge communication applications manufactured by Mitel.

About Mitel

A global market leader in business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 70 million business users in more than 100 countries.

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Digital Transformation For Business Productivity

Digital Transformation For Business Productivity

Category : Blog

Digital transformation is understood as the systemic transformation of a business’s organisational activities, models, and processes to most fully leverage the various changes (and opportunities) of developing and emerging technologies. This process is incredibly important, as it is the only way by which a company can keep up with the ever-accelerating impact of digital tech and trends across global markets—and indeed, the goal is not merely to keep abreast of changes, but to find distinct advantages aligned with your business goals, priorities, and strategies.

Companies across the board are consistently reporting increased reliance upon digital technologies—both internally and externally—which in turn produces significant improvements in both productivity and profit margins. Further benefits can include:

  • Cost reduction
  • Increased revenues
  • Increased market awareness of new products and services
  • Growing consumer bases
  • More engaged consumer bases

According to new research, in Australia digital transformation efforts will add an estimated $45 billion to our GDP by 2021, with an increased annual growth rate of at least 0.5%.

With all of these factors, it’s no small wonder that the vast majority of enterprises are shifting and re-tuning internal structures toward robust digital marketing departments and are dumping funds into digital transformation strategies and deployments. In fact, a recent IDC survey of 100 Australian organisations found that over 70% of Australian organisations hold digital transformation at the core of their entire modern business strategy.

Now, while 70% is a large chunk, only 4% of those have actually reported already turning gears on these deployments into functional rollouts—but those that have are already experiencing greater market share and greater profit margins in their quarterlies, due to their aggressive transformation initiatives. All companies polled indicated that their own efforts toward digital transformation are a key factor in maintaining market relevance and/or finding new ways to compete on both the global and local stages.

This is where cloud-based collaboration and UCaaS come into play, acting as a critical change-maker within a business. According to Gartner, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market has been growing more than 40 percent in revenue per year since 2011, and it is projected to continue to grow more than 25 percent per year through 2019. This adds to Gartner’s prediction that the cloud will increasingly be the default option for software deployment.

By leveraging the benefits of cloud-based solutions such as the delivery of seamless, cost-effective and secure communications across various channels, Essential Data and Voice can help drive company-wide transformation. In fact, in 2017 we were awarded Top Migration to the Cloud Partner by Mitel at their annual partner conference in Munich. We’re passionate about helping our customers migrate the business communications to the cloud.

If there is any takeaway, let it be this: the speed at which organisations produce digitally enhanced services and products is going to be absolutely key to success for growing Australian businesses—by expanding their reach, scope, and connection with markets. Having a clear-and-present digital transformation strategy for the next 12 months has never been more important; if your organisation has been looking for that critical edge lately, this may well be it.

Essential Data and Voice are leaders in delivering communication solutions to business of all sizes, designed to optimise team and business productivity. Our portfolio includes solutions ranging from collaboration tools, unified communications, hosted telephony, cloud-based solutions, networking and more.

We are dedicated to supporting our customers on their business-transformation journey.

If you’re interested in finding out more, speak to one of our Account Managers on 1300 738 737 or email