(PRWEB) March 07, 2014
Jive Communications, Inc., a leading provider of Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications, has been awarded Qualified Vendor Status for CALNET 3. K-12 institutions in California can now secure Priority 1 E-Rate eligible VoIP and MPLS services from Jive on CALNET 3 during the remaining 20 days before the E-Rate deadline on March 26th.
“The innovation that CALNET 3 brings is big news for educational organizations across the state. Technology leaders can now simplify procurement, management, and technology adoption with sustainable pricing and budget predictability," says Brian Moore, VP of Education Sales at Jive. "This is a great next step as Jive continues to establish itself as a leader in Hosted UC services.”
Jive offers Hosted VoIP and MPLS services to organizations at a predictable low monthly cost, alleviating the extensive capital costs of legacy and on-premises alternatives. Jive’s intuitive features are delivered via Jive Cloud, its hosted services platform. Organizations can procure Jive services in 2 subcategories of the CALNET 3 contract—Subcategory 1.2 for MPLS, VPN, and Converged VoIP, and Subcategory 1.3 for Standalone VoIP.
State and local government organizations can benefit as well. “The stated objective of CALNET 3 is to bring competition, technological innovation, flexibility, and cost control to public sector organizations," says Jim Horalek, Director of Government Sales at Jive. "We are excited to be selected as a CALNET 3 contractor and support the State in meeting these objectives."
The Jive VoIP and MPLS solutions are delivered in a fully hosted services model, allowing schools to leverage Priority 1 E-Rate funds to drastically improve their phone system capability and reduce IT spend. With well over 100 existing school districts already using Jive Hosted VoIP in California, the CALNET 3 award will make the procurement process even easier. Success with other contract vehicles in California, such as SPURR, has also made the Jive solution more accessible to education and government entities.
For more information, see jive.com/education or contact the Education team at 888-805-3009 or edu(at)jive(dot)com.
About Jive Communications, Inc.
Jive Communications provides Voice, Video, and Unified Communication services to Education and Public Sector organizations, enhancing collaboration between students, educators and administrators. Jive's hosted solution, Jive Cloud, is rapidly replacing legacy systems with a powerful feature set and enterprise-grade reliability, all at the lowest total cost of ownership available. 888-805-2009 | jive.com