Exeter, RI, December 1, 2015 NWN Carousel, a leader in unified communication and cloud-based networking technologies, IT professional and managed services, and public, private and hybrid cloud solutions, announced that it has completed the requirements to support the new Skype for Business services in Office 365 and is adding it to its own production Office 365 tenant.

“Carousel is proud to play an integral role in the roll-out of the new Skype for Business services in Office 365 and has already begun implementing planning and training sessions among our entire customer base,” commented Ed Wadbrook, Vice President, Applications and Collaborative Solutions, NWN Carousel. “The launch of new enterprise capabilities in Office 365 presents a natural migration path for existing Microsoft Lync environments and a compelling proposition for new customers. We are confident that with Carousel’s full integration and managed services support, Skype for Business will enable organizations to realize unprecedented collaboration and business productivity.”

Skype for Business is transforming the way people communicate by extending communications beyond the walls of businesses to connect customers and partners – anytime, anywhere. The platform, which offers a cloud business phone system and a complete meetings solution, including audio, video, content sharing and messaging service, increases productivity and encourages collaboration among its users. Skype for Business is simple to use and accessible from wherever there is Internet access.

“With its core expertise in systems integration and managed services, Carousel is able to deliver tailored offerings to customers looking for cloud, premise and hybrid deployments,” commented Jim Burton, Founder and CEO of CT Link LLC and Co-Founder of UCStrategies.com. “Additionally, Carousel is highly skilled in the voice, data, video and contact center arenas and holds accreditations with companies like Microsoft, Polycom, Aruba/HP, Avaya, Oracle, AudioCodes, Extreme, Palo Alto, Enghouse, and many more. These skills and partnerships can help simplify integrations in even the most complex customer environments — no matter what size company.”

All of Carousel’s systems integrations begin with a health and readiness assessment of the network, so organizations are able to retain and maximize as much of their existing investment as possible. Following the integration phase, Carousel’s managed services team is able to securely maintain data, voice and video networks, so they are optimized to deliver quality of service (QoS) across the enterprise. In August Carousel migrated over 1,100 of its own employees to Skype for Business, creating a single platform, which raised productivity and lowered complexity and expenses. The deployment was made while retiring multiple legacy applications.

About Carousel

NWN Carousel is a recognized leader in helping organizations evolve the way they communicate and orchestrate the flow of information throughout their networks.  Carousel enables clients to connect and collaborate the way modern IT users demand and advance from their current network infrastructure to meet tomorrow’s standards. With deep expertise across a vast portfolio of communication, network, and security technologies, Carousel is able to design, implement, and support solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer. By offering professional and managed services with flexible deployments in the cloud, Carousel ensures clients achieve agility and utilize technologies in the way most effective for their business.

Since 1992 Carousel has grown an average of 30% per year and has over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by multiple publications and industry consortiums as a top technology integrator, managed service provider, and cloud solution provider – including seven listings in the Inc. 500/5000. Headquartered in Exeter, RI, Carousel has over 1,000 employees working in 23 locations across the U.S.

Jeff Touzeau
Public Relations
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
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