Node4 is known for its data centre hosting and cloud services products, but the company is keen to expand its presence in the unified communications market. That’s why it's launching a brand-new business unit dedicated to unified communications dubbed N4Engage.
The N4Engage unit is designed to capitalise on the growth in the demand for unified communications, with one research firm estimating that the market will exceed £45 billion by 2025. The firm believes it already as a solid base in which to expand, serving not just existing customers but also new ones.
“With N4Engage, we wanted to create a division that is driven specifically by customer needs in terms of bringing future solutions to the market,” explained Richard Buxton, director of N4Engage.
“The significant shift in the market from on-premises to cloud computing has heralded unprecedented demand for new solutions which we recognise and are responding to. Creating N4Engage will help us maximise on this opportunity by putting the customer at the forefront of the business enabling us to focus on delivering what is ‘real’ and ‘now’ in order to thrive in this digitally transformative world.”
Node4 says that N4Engage’s collaboration solutions remove the complexities of planning, building, and managing infrastructures, and ensures operations are monitored 24/7 by experts to keep businesses operating at peak performance. It has hand-selected the vendors it works with and offers a broad range of services, all installed, maintained and supported by their in-house team, and hosted within Node4’s network, data centre and cloud infrastructure.
Andrew Gilbert, CEO at Node4 added: “We firmly believe that customers want valuable business solutions from us rather than just products. By creating a division that specialises in UC&C we are positioning ourselves to be better able to achieve that goal on their behalf. This has proven to be a successful formula for Node4 in the past with the introduction of our N4Stack business unit and acquisition of Secura Cloud.
“Over the years, we have listened to our customers and made significant investment in our collaboration platforms which has resulted in what we believe is an industry-leading product offering and technical capability.”