Dean Douglas, CEO of Unify, Declares 2014 as the Year for the "New Way to Work"

  Dean Douglas, CEO of Unify, Declares 2014 as the Year for the "New Way to

New CEO takes the reins of Unify today

PR Newswire

MUNICH and RESTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2014

MUNICH and RESTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Unify Chief Executive
Officer Dean Douglas starts his appointment today at a time of tremendous
opportunity for the company as it paves the way for enterprises of all sizes
to adopt the "new way to work" (#NW2W).

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"We're in a dynamically changing market, driven largely by trends around the
rise of the anywhere worker, bring your own device (BYOD), and the role of
millennials in the workforce," Dean said. "Users are demanding intuitive apps,
instant gratification from technology, and the ability to work from anywhere
with seamless collaboration across multiple devices. These big trends have
created an environment where today's businesses are faced with the challenges
– and opportunities – of meeting the demand for the new way to work. At
Unify, we see these issues moving to the top of the priority list for c-level
executives as they seek improved productivity, manage for top talent and drive
for competitive differentiation."

"I was extremely excited by the enormous interest in our company at the time
of the rebrand," Dean added. "Unify is in a unique position to serve as a
trusted advisor to customers and partners and help them navigate the changing
technology and business landscape. As I start my first day at Unify, I'm
determined to strengthen Unify's position as a leader in technology and
communications, where we already enjoy the benefits of great customers, our
Siemens heritage, and our market-leading OpenScape platform. I also plan to
make Unify a leader among communications software companies in the
collaboration space with Project Ansible."

Before joining Unify, Dean was President and CEO of enterprise technology
distributor Westcon Group Inc.

About Unify

Unify—formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications—is a premier
communications software and services firm. Our solutions unify multiple
networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows
teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a
transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that
amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business
performance. Born out of the engineering DNA of Siemens AG, Unify builds on
this heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security
to provide integrated communications solutions for approximately 75% of the
Global 500. Unify is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Unify's
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. Unify does not intend or assume any obligation to
update these forward-looking statements.

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