10th Jul 2012

ThinkTel Launches Strategic Lync Consulting Program for Microsoft Partners

Program to allow System Integrators and Large Account Resellers to add deep Lync skills to their portfolio while eliminating concerns of competition

TORONTO – ThinkTel, a Canadian leader in IP-based business telecommunications and the only Canadian company qualified to SIP Trunk directly to Microsoft Lync, announced today the launch of a Strategic Partner Consulting Program. The Program offers a structure where Microsoft System Integrators (SIs) and Large Account Resellers (LARs) can engage ThinkTel for specific areas of expertise around the deployment and management of Microsoft Lync with Universal Voice in Canada.

“Lync is a new area of practice for many SIs and LARs and we wanted to offer a Program that enabled them to leverage our team of Lync experts while maintaining primary ownership of the customer relationship,” explained Dave Damer, President and CEO of ThinkTel. “Building a deep skilled UC team can be a difficult investment for many firms to justify. At ThinkTel, unified communications is at the core of our business and we want to make those skills available to other Microsoft Partners across Canada.”

Specifically, ThinkTel’s Lync Consulting Program offers SIs and LARs a structured and time proven methodology to inform, scope, and communicate to customers the options and benefits of deploying Lync. Through this program, ThinkTel provides the Partner with sales training, technical education, network readiness assessments (methodology, templates, or direct outsourcing), design and planning, deployment, and ongoing support for both the end users and the environment.

For more information on ThinkTel’s Strategic Lync Consulting Program or to participate, interested Microsoft Partners should contact Jim Dawson, Vice President of Sales for ThinkTel Communications.

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About ThinkTel

ThinkTel, a division of Distributel Communications, is a provider of advanced voice and unified communications services catering to enterprise, wholesale and SMB customers. With service in over 1,000 centres across Canada, ThinkTel continually innovates to meet the demanding standards of the country’s largest organizations.

gold-microsoft-partnerA proud Microsoft Partner since 2008, ThinkTel has earned a Gold Competency in Communications and Silver Competency in Hosting and is the first Canadian company independently qualified by Microsoft’s standards to deliver SIP Trunking directly to Microsoft Lync.