Siemens Enterprise Communications CEO Highlights the Business Value of Amplifying Teams

    Siemens Enterprise Communications CEO Highlights the Business Value of
                               Amplifying Teams

Hamid Akhavan's keynote introduces packages to help companies realize the
untapped potential of team performance

PR Newswire

HANNOVER, Germany, March 5, 2013

HANNOVER, Germany, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CeBIT --In a keynote
presentation here today, Siemens Enterprise Communications CEO Hamid Akhavan
outlined the real value to businesses in looking at team collaboration as a
corporate asset. As the nature of teamwork has changed with a more mobile,
distributed workforce, Akhavan called on businesses to shift their focus "from
ports to people" – that is, from communication devices connected to a
technology platform, to a focus on the user experience and enabling high
performing teams to collaborate. He also unveiled a series of service and
solution packages to help customers roadmap their progress to better team

According to a study conducted by Siemens Enterprise Communications*, 79
percent of responders report working as part of a virtual team frequently
while only 44 percent find their virtual interactions as productive as working
face-to-face. The study also found that employees don't have the tools they
need to effectively work as part of virtual team, or find the tools they have
frustrating and overwhelming to use, highlighting the opportunity enterprises
have to address the untapped potential of their teams to improve business

Siemens Enterprise Communications' amplifyTEAMS vision is to deliver fully
integrated communications solutions that synchronize technologies, harmonize
the user experience, weave communications directly into the way businesses
operate and empower employees and teams.

"Businesses today need to assess whether their virtual teams are collaborating
effectively and whether their communication tools align to the way they
operate, while still addressing resource and budget challenges," said Hamid
Akhavan, CEO, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "The new amplifyTEAMS Now!
packages deliver an easy, affordable solution for businesses to amplify
collective effort, to dramatically improve team performance."

To help companies accelerate their opportunities to gain value from improved
team productivity, Siemens Enterprise Communications today introduced the
amplifyTEAMS Now! packages – affordable, quick to deploy solutions to help
businesses dramatically enhance communication. Highlighted in a separate
CeBIT announcement (insert link), the packages enable businesses to quickly
tackle the priorities that will have the biggest impact now, while providing
the best practices that will support the business for years to come. The
first in a series of broad packaged service and solution offerings will focus
on mobile workers, team collaboration, customer service, and customer

Siemens Enterprise Communications at CeBIT 2013
Siemens Enterprise Communications (Hall 13, Stand D38)is attending CeBIT
2013, the world's largest ICT trade fair, under the message "amplifyTEAMS",
focusing on the way users communicate. At the stand, a central
multi-functional plaza with audio and video technology will demonstrate how
communication intensifies teamwork during today's increasingly distributed
team network and hence how the performance of companies can be maximized. In
addition, Siemens Enterprise Communications will be exhibiting numerous
enhancements to its extensive portfolio of services and products, together
with its partners.

* Siemens Enterprise Communications designed and executed the research survey
via the Web during September and October 2012 – generating responses from nine
countries including North America, Latin America and Western Europe.
Respondent sample size was captured at n=320, generating statistically
significant findings at a 95% confidence level within +/- 5% interval, with a
99.7% completion rate among respondents.

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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient
collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort
and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and
Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network
infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete
enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

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Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of
Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens
Enterprise Communications' management. The words "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project"
are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the
company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks
and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be
materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and
business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens Enterprise Communications does not intend
or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Siemens Enterprise Communications

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