Aspect was honoured in the 2009 InfoWorld 100 Awards from IDG’s InfoWorld magazine for its global unified communications deployment.
Each year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards recognise the 100 most innovative uses of IT initiatives to further business goals.
“Our recognition in the InfoWorld 100 further validates that the industry understands how unified communications can meaningfully help companies reach their business objectives for improved processes and reduced costs,” said Jamie Ryan, chief information officer and senior vice-president of IT at Aspect.
“With careful planning and strategy, our IT team has been able to execute on a UC strategy and deliver a number of benefits to the organisation. Once again, Aspect has demonstrated its expertise in unified communications and we’re honored to have our IT efforts recognised with such a prestigious industry award.”
Aspect won the InfoWorld accolade for its implementation of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 throughout offices in the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. More than 1 700 employees have completely migrated to Office Communications Server 2007 R2 for all voice and voicemail services, audio and Web conferencing, instant messaging (IM) and presence.
The company completed the company-wide implementation of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 in September and has already seen an aggressive return on investment (ROI), including $1-million in savings on annual conferencing costs and savings of more than $250,000 annually in telecommunication charges as a result of session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking.
“This year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organisations forward,” said Jason Snyder, features editor, InfoWorld. The selection of companies listed in the InfoWorld 100 rankings are based on the excellence and quality of the IT environment.