Avaya earns Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Leadership Award for Best Practices in Government Solutions

Avaya OneCloud™ delivers strong and effective communications and collaboration solutions to enable outstanding customer and user experiences

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 – Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, has earned the Frost & Sullivan 2022 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in North American Government Communications, Collaboration, and Customer Experience Solutions for its Avaya OneCloud™ portfolio. Avaya OneCloud™ is an experience platform designed to enable businesses to deliver experiences that drive new ways of working securely and meet ever-changing customer and employee needs. Our cloud communication and collaboration solutions and APIs can be combined to compose powerful customer and employee experiences that each interaction and moment demands.   

Frost & Sullivan cited Avaya’s strong overall performance for communications, collaboration, and customer experience (CX) solutions designed for the government vertical as factors in recognising Avaya OneCloud. According to the report, Avaya stands out among technology solution providers with its extensive portfolio of cloud and premise-based solutions, communications endpoints, infrastructure, and professional and managed services capabilities designed to best serve their customers.

“Avaya’s vision for government and other public sector organisations is based on the acknowledgement of the rising importance of the experience economy and the aspiration to enable a total experience – personalised, full-featured and effortless,” said Elka Popova, Frost & Sullivan Vice President, Connected Work. She added, “Avaya OneCloud communications portfolio is comprised of Avaya OneCloud CCaaS, Avaya OneCloud UCaaS, and Avaya OneCloud CPaaS solutions enabling integrated and composable user and agent experiences.”

Avaya boasts one of the largest unified communications (UC) installed bases within the federal government and across the public sector market, assisting agencies in their migration to more flexible, scalable, reliable, and secure cloud solutions. The Avaya OneCloud experience platform includes CCaaS and UCaaS solutions built on Avaya OneCloud CPaaS, creating composable building blocks enabling organisations to extend it, build on it, and customise their applications. This flexible approach enables greater agility for public sector customers to migrate to the cloud, in particular, during unforeseen circumstances such as a pandemic or crisis situation.

According to Frost & Sullivan’s findings, cyber security ranks as the top technology investment priority this year for 50% of its respondents, including those in the government vertical. Security and reliability are also the top cloud provider selection criteria in its report, with 47% and 42% of government decision makers choosing these options.

“Unlike most providers, Avaya is able to satisfy stringent security, compliance, and integration requirements within the government vertical with private cloud deployments based on our established and vetted Avaya OneCloud platform,” said Jerry Dotson, Vice President, Avaya Government Solutions. “Our solutions satisfy the requirements for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Payment Card Industry (PCI); and we are FedRamp moderate-compliant certified, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certified, and offer Telecommunications Security Group (TSG)-certified handsets and Trade Agreements Act (TAA)-compliant software and hardware – which are uncommon capabilities among communications vendors.”

To become more adaptive and responsive, government institutions, such as Leon County, need flexible solutions that allow them to quickly deploy solutions that meet quick and changing circumstances.

“Whatever the need, if our citizens are calling, we must be able to connect with them,” said Michelle Taylor, CIO at Leon County Government. “We required agility as different needs came up and Avaya OneCloud provided us with a flexible solution to address them.”

With a more open, collaborative, and secure communications environment across its various departments, the county has been able to centralise their communications across multiple departments for over 2,500 employees. Overall lessening the burden on IT and the ability to quickly adjust to keep pace with rapid changes and deliver experiences that matter – all while saving costs and improving productivity and responsiveness to Tallahassee’s approximately 275,000 citizens. Taylor added, “Frankly, we just wouldn’t be able to do it without Avaya.” 

Frost & Sullivan’s Competitive Strategy Leadership Award recognises the company with a stand-out

approach to achieving top-line growth and a superior customer experience. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

Further information about Frost & Sullivan’s Research Methodology can be found here.

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About Avaya

Businesses are built by the experiences they provide, and everyday millions of those experiences are delivered by Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA). Avaya is shaping what’s next for the future of work, with innovation and partnerships that deliver game-changing business benefits. Our cloud communications solutions and multi-cloud application ecosystem power personalized, intelligent, and effortless customer and employee experiences to help achieve strategic ambitions and desired outcomes. Together, we are committed to help grow your business by delivering Experiences that Matter. Learn more at http://www.avaya.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan is the Growth Pipeline Company™. We power our clients to a future shaped by growth. Our Growth Pipeline as a Service™ provides the CEO and the CEO’s growth team with a continuous and rigorous platform of growth opportunities, ensuring long-term success. To achieve positive outcomes, our team leverages over 60 years of experience, coaching organizations of all types and sizes across 6 continents with our proven best practices. To power your Growth Pipeline future, visit Frost & Sullivan at http://www.frost.com.

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