Australian telco, data and mobility value-add distributor, VExpress, has inked a new distribution deal with enterprise messaging, video calling and meeting vendor, StarLeaf.
VExpress reseller partners will have access to the unified communications platform, StarLeaf OpenCloud, which allows users with any type of video equipment to directly call anyone else on any other video system or platform.
On top of this, resellers will also have access to a range of native Skype for Business meeting room systems, conferencing services and its recently launched StarLeaf app, which allows individuals to communicate across audio or video calls from any device.
VExpress general manager, David McEwen, said the new portfolio allows partners to address businesses of all sizes that are looking for Skype for Business meeting room solutions, need help migrating current systems to the cloud or are seeking a new video meeting solution.
StarLeaf A/NZ country manager, Tim Fulton, said the StarLeaf offering allows resellers to leverage a sustainable annuity business and project-based collaborations.
“As a strategic distribution partner, VExpress is ideally placed to help us extend our reach, meet market demand for collaboration solutions and support customer with their need to increase productivity and lower costs,” Fulton said.
Research firm, Gartner recently forecast that global IT spending for 2018 was set to increase 4.3 per cent, reaching US$3.7 trillion.
It revealed that communications services were going to drive the majority of spending and the segment is expected to grow 2.2 per cent to US$1.4 trillion.