Ingram Micro, Fonality to provide business phone service

Ingram Micro has added the availability of cloud data business phone systems from Fonality, an innovative provider of unified communications as a service, to Ingram Micro resellers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, the company said.

Fonality provides service with United States and Australian telephone numbers, and utilizing its unique Hybrid-Hosted® deployment model, in 97 other countries where customers can provide their own telephone network access.

Although businesses are moving increasingly more of their infrastructure to the cloud, most still have business phone systems designed to be owned and operated on premises, and don´t take advantage of the many options available in more modern unified communications systems.

Increasingly, companies are looking to move their phone system to the cloud while also taking advantage of new features such as company messaging and presence, dedicated conference calling, video collaboration and screen sharing, file sharing, and call center applications. This allows IT managers to outsource the headache of running their own phone system while also taking advantage of an easy-to-consume monthly service pricing model that scales with them as they grow and technology changes.

Fonality´s unique deployment options make it an ideal fit for Ingram Micro´s network of partners. Businesses can subscribe to Fonality´s service using either Fonality´s cloud or Hybrid-Hosted® model, depending upon their needs. Fonality´s voice-agnostic approach means even mixed implementations across international borders translates into new opportunities for partners.

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technologyâ„¢. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead.

Founded in 2004, Fonality is the only provider to offer Ingram Micro partners the option to sell pure cloud and Hybrid-Hosted® on-premise business phone systems with the simplicity of one subscription model. This puts unparalleled flexibility in partners´ hands when moving customers to cloud-hosted VoIP with unified communications — removing a huge barrier to entry. That´s because Hybrid-Hosted means even customers in telecom contracts can take advantage of a hosted UC phone system while using existing phone circuits.