Whitlock, a video collaboration company, today announces the launch of Collaboration as a Service (CaaS).
CaaS is offered to customers who want their teams to be creative, collaborative and productive while not worrying about the procurement and management of hardware, software, training, maintenance and support. Whitlock can provide the entire solution for a single monthly fee, equivalent to the cost of coffee for each participant per meeting.
At launch, Whitlock is teaming with Microsoft and application developer, Mural, to offer an 84” Surface Hub preloaded with Office 365 and Mural’s subscription-based visual workspace solution. The package includes the software, installation, lifetime user and facilitator training and support for a 3-year period. Whitlock is offering a similar package with Polycom and Crestron, which includes a medium-sized video collaboration room with Real Presence and O365 integration for a seamless meeting experience. Both packages offer flexibility to match a customer’s needs, rather than a one size fits all solution.
“With the ever-increasing trend to move away from on-premise infrastructure to the cloud, and transition from CAPEX to OPEX with services, CaaS provides an ideal solution,” observes Julian Phillips, Executive Vice President at Whitlock. “This enables a new way for customers to accelerate the adoption of the latest technologies and enjoy an instant return on investment and an improved enterprise-wide adoption rate.”
“Large enterprises seeking collaboration solutions that deliver simplicity, standards and scale are already expressing significant interest, especially in key verticals like healthcare, technology, higher education and professional services,” explains John “Jack” Steinhauer, also an Executive Vice President for Whitlock. “These flexible (as a service) models are popular for a good reason. The path to enable innovation is much shorter and is quite attractive to agile or immersive work environments such as briefing centers, where businesses just want to focus on the customer experience and let us handle the technology for them.”
Whitlock is offering a 30-day free trial for Mural’s powerful software platform and a try before you buy program for the Microsoft Surface Hub, along with live demonstrations and a free cup of coffee at Whitlock’s VIBE Roadshow events. CaaS is available from Whitlock offices nationally to any location in the U.S.
Whitlock is a video collaboration company that provides strategy, management, technologies and support to the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. We believe face-to-face collaboration creates stronger relationships and makes way for both business and personal success. What we give to a customer is the ability to connect, work together and share ideas with each other and the world, with a reliable video experience every time. Whitlock serves customers across the U.S. and provides multi-national solutions through the Global Presence Alliance.
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