State and local government agency members of MiCTA (Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association) will have yet another source for their communications infrastructure as the organization will now carry Verizon Business' (NYSE: VZ) IP-based voice and data services.
Under the terms of the agreement, which will run through 2012, Verizon Business has become an "endorsed national vendor" for advanced communications and IT solutions, including its Computing as a Service (CaaS). State agencies, K-12 schools and colleges will be able to use the CaaS product to receive on-demand computing resources such as server, network and storage capacity. Agencies and educational institutions alike will be able to leverage cloud computing to provide enterprisewide access to applications and greater of ease-of-use.
In addition to cloud computing, MiCTA's members will be able to access other IP-based services, including VoIP, managed services, security, remote backup, data center collocation, and audio, video and network conferencing.
- see the release
Government communications leaders: Susan Zeleniak, Group President, Verizon Federal
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