June 10, 2015
Andrew Silver here.
There is nothing like getting the IAUG Converge conference (Avaya Users) off to a good start. For me, that good start is coming up Sunday, when I have the honor of leading a breakout session on mobile integration with Avaya systems.
With me in this session will be Robert Tarr, Chief Architect in the Office of the CTO for Avaya. We will tell what I (optimistically) hope will be a standing-room-only crowd just how easy it is to achieve true enterprise mobility, integrating any mobile phone with the Avaya equipment.
Thanks to a deepened partnership between Tango Networks and Avaya, which we will be announcing at the conference, it is now possible to achieve deep integration of mobile phones into the Avaya Communications Core as a native and trusted SIP endpoint.
The key lies in the fact that the “app” that accomplishes this is not on the mobile device, but in the carrier network. Embedded into the Communications Core, it takes advantage of deep IMS integration.
What I want to emphasize in this session are the methods for integrating directly to the core, in order to demonstrate how a company can leverage its existing investment to extend functionality to mobile phones without the customary need for an app on the phone.
That means no app to deploy, train on, update, forget to launch, or have users trying to avoid using. Yet delivering corporate compliance applications for those who need them. This is exciting new functionality, and it is available for both BYOD and corporate liable phones.
Not only does this enable full-bore enterprise mobility in areas such as unified communications, but there are many other examples of needs to be filled. They range from simple international long distance avoidance to compliance-based use cases, geofence or location-aware services, and optional replacement of DECT or IP-DECT communications, to distracted driver applications.
The session, titled Avaya and Tango Mobility Solution: Integrating Any Mobile Phone to Your Avaya Communications Core, Without an App and part of the Enterprise Communications Track, runs from 3 to 4 p.m. local time, in Room 402 of the Colorado Convention Center. Come by and see us.