AT&T to Upgrade Global Unified Communication Platform for Shell
DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2014 — AT&T* and Shell have signed a five-year agreement to migrate 150,000 employees and contractors in over 50 countries to a new unified communications platform that will allow them to connect to each other – via instant messaging, voice, web and video conferencing, and application sharing – using a single, intuitive interface. Today’s announcement represents AT&T’s most comprehensive unified communication deployment to date for a single business customer.
Shell employees will be able to connect to one another using a wide range of connected devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones. The solution enables voice, data files (such as slides, spreadsheets and other documents) and video sharing across all major mobile operating platforms including Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android in a fully managed environment.
This creates a more efficient working environment as phone numbers and voice mail are not fixed to a specific device or location. Calls can be made to an entire team dispersed around the globe – many in harsh or inaccessible locations. Advanced video tools encourage the adoption of videoconferencing and will allow for virtual working.
“It’s been enormously rewarding to work with Shell, which operates in a dynamic and highly globalized industry,” said Mark Shine, AT&T senior vice president. “We’re helping them save money by providing the framework for a mobile environment. AT&T is delivering what it does best so Shell can focus on its core business — providing energy products and solutions for consumers and businesses around the world.”
AT&T’s next-generation managed collaboration services are available in countries that represent 99 percent of the world’s economy. They provide multinational businesses, like Shell, with access to advanced networking services to support their business around the globe. These strategic services are critical for a global enterprise and its ability to operate more effectively in its existing markets, along with those targeted for expansion in the years ahead.
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