Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Virtualization Authors: Lori MacVittie, Carmen Gonzalez, Mike Kavis, Ian Khan, Clinton Wolfe

Blog Feed Post

NextiraOne Celebrates Ten Years of Success

Decade of development creates a leading European multi-vendor - communications systems integrator with focus on services & innovation

Paris, 27 November, 2012 - NextiraOne, Europe's leading expert in communications services, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. The company has seen a decade of growth in a rapidly developing communications and IT landscape, embracing new technologies and driving innovation forward for its customers. In that time NextiraOne has carved out a significant role in the market, particularly in unified communications, mobility, video, contact centre, data networks and data centre, and it has used its expertise as a platform for the creation of future-proof solutions.

"The world has changed enormously since we began our journey," says David Winn, CEO of NextiraOne. "Our decade of growth and achievement has been an exciting period for us and for our customers and partners. We have seen enormous changes, as the emergence of cloud and mobility technologies, BYOD and many other trends in the last few years have shown, and we have anticipated and adapted to each new development in the market, delivering innovative, customer-centric solutions. In an increasingly complex communications world, our strength is in bringing back simplicity. We do this by managing the complexity on behalf of our clients, integrating multiple technologies and devices so that they work seamlessly."

Established in 2002 as a stand-alone business, NextiraOne has rapidly grown into a leading multi-vendor service provider with a strong Managed Services focus and a world class Network Operating Centre in Paris and Berlin. The company now has sales and service organisations in 15 European countries and last year launched in the Americas. As an independent integrator, NextiraOne develops solutions that often include products from multiple vendors. The company maintains closes partnerships with all the key technology vendors in the communications and IT space, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Genesys, and Microsoft and has many further agreements that have helped to create powerful and innovative ecosystems around key solutions.

The company has built itself into a key partner for many of the world's biggest brands in the private sector and as a major supplier of ICT for public sector organisations across Europe. With more than 60,000 direct customers, NextiraOne counts over 70% of the top 100 European companies as customers (Fortune Global 500). Customers include: Ricoh Europe, T-Mobile, Chelsea Football Club, Red Bull Technology, Nottingham University Hospital, North Bristol Hospital and SAMU44 (Hospital) in France, Hamburg Wasser, Strasburg University, Codemasters, Clarins, Carglass, Welsh Water, FGV transportation systems in Spain and local Government organisations in Lower Austria, Middlesborough and Stockton on Tees in the UK.

"Ultimately our goal has always been to deliver best-in-class, integrated solutions that take our customers to the next level in their own growth and development," says David Winn. "There is no point in standing still - however great our proposition - in a market that is constantly looking for the next innovation. It has always been part of our exciting journey to stay ahead of our customers' expectations and in line with new technologies. We have a great platform of expertise, experience and success on which to build for the challenges and opportunities of the future."

NextiraOne's historic journey has taken the company from vendor to systems integrator and communications services company with over 3000 multi-vendor certifications. The company is present in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas and has over 160 partner alliances to support global services for international customers. The International business now represents 20% of NextiraOne's revenues with a growing number of global customers.

Since its inception, NextiraOne has achieved many major milestones. Here are some of the key achievements of the decade:

A historic journey from vendor to expert integrator with unique service approach:

  • 2002: NextiraOne begins its transition from Alcatel vendor to multi-vendor expert integrator

  • 2003: Establishes new service model for Managed Services - first NextiraOne NOC is established in Berlin and Paris, delivering real-time online services

  • 2011: creation of NXO Americas expands NextiraOne's direct presence beyond Europe

  • 2012: Today NextiraOne has direct sales & services presence in 16 countries and over 160 Alliance Partners providing global in-country presence where there is no NextiraOne subsidiary

2012 service organisation status:

  • 2400 service experts (consultants, project managers, engineers) out of 4200 employees

  • Two world-class Network Operating Centres (Berlin, Paris)

  • International Service Factory (I-SF) managing and coordinating international services for major global clients (Verizon, CSC, Telefonica, IBM, …)

  • 16 infrastructure & application integration centres and 130 service & logistics centres providing Europe-wide logistics

Strong strategic partnerships

  • More than 3000 vendor certifications

  • Cisco Gold Partner, Alcatel-Lucent Global Partner , Genesys Gold Suite Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner , all in multiple European countries

ENDS

About NextiraOne
NextiraOne is a European multinational company that designs, installs, maintains and supports business solutions and communications services for over 60,000 private and Public Sector customers. Using its expertise in leading-edge communications, including data centres, contact centres, unified communications, secure network infrastructures and managed services, NextiraOne helps its customers to transform their organisations, making the complex simple.

Headquartered in Paris, NextiraOne has a direct sales and service presence in 16 countries with more than 4,300 employees across Europe and the USA, including 2,500 qualified service experts, and an annual revenue totalling around one billion euros in 2010.

Discover more at: http://www.nextiraone.eu

*NextiraOne and the NextiraOne logo are registered trademarks of NextiraOne LLC

For more information:
Sheila Lashford
Splash PR
Tel.: +44 (0) 7986 514240
[email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, had reached 30,000 page views on his home page - http://RobertoMedrano.SYS-CON.com/ - on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, and SOA World Magazine. He is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. He has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been involved at the beginning of four IT industries: EDA, Open Systems, Computer Security and now SOA.
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine ...
Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, representing a model of how to analyze rea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Open Data Centers (ODC), a carrier-neutral colocation provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers.
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
PubNub on Monday has announced that it is partnering with IBM to bring its sophisticated real-time data streaming and messaging capabilities to Bluemix, IBM’s cloud development platform. “Today’s app and connected devices require an always-on connection, but building a secure, scalable solution from the ground up is time consuming, resource intensive, and error-prone,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “PubNub enables web, mobile and IoT developers building apps on IBM Bluemix to quickly add scalable realtime functionality with minimal effort and cost.”
Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace, precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics, will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps stil...
In the consumer IoT, everything is new, and the IT world of bits and bytes holds sway. But industrial and commercial realms encompass operational technology (OT) that has been around for 25 or 50 years. This grittier, pre-IP, more hands-on world has much to gain from Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and principles. But adding sensors and wireless connectivity won’t work in environments that demand unwavering reliability and performance. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ron Sege, CEO of Echelon, will discuss how as enterprise IT embraces other IoT-related technology trends, enterprises with i...
When it comes to the Internet of Things, hooking up will get you only so far. If you want customers to commit, you need to go beyond simply connecting products. You need to use the devices themselves to transform how you engage with every customer and how you manage the entire product lifecycle. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, will show how “product relationship management” can help you leverage your connected devices and the data they generate about customer usage and product performance to deliver extremely compelling and reliabl...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is causing data centers to become radically decentralized and atomized within a new paradigm known as “fog computing.” To support IoT applications, such as connected cars and smart grids, data centers' core functions will be decentralized out to the network's edges and endpoints (aka “fogs”). As this trend takes hold, Big Data analytics platforms will focus on high-volume log analysis (aka “logs”) and rely heavily on cognitive-computing algorithms (aka “cogs”) to make sense of it all.
With several hundred implementations of IoT-enabled solutions in the past 12 months alone, this session will focus on experience over the art of the possible. Many can only imagine the most advanced telematics platform ever deployed, supporting millions of customers, producing tens of thousands events or GBs per trip, and hundreds of TBs per month. With the ability to support a billion sensor events per second, over 30PB of warm data for analytics, and hundreds of PBs for an data analytics archive, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Kaskade, Vice President and General Manager, Big Data & Ana...
One of the biggest impacts of the Internet of Things is and will continue to be on data; specifically data volume, management and usage. Companies are scrambling to adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality with legacy infrastructure that cannot handle the speed and volume of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and president of Infobright, will discuss how companies need to rethink their data infrastructure to participate in the IoT, including: Data storage: Understanding the kinds of data: structured, unstructured, big/small? Analytics: What kinds and how responsiv...
Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans live in urban areas, urging cities to become “smart.” Today, cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services that improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, will focus on successful use cases.
Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace, precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics, will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps stil...
The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, Big Data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact.
Wearable devices have come of age. The primary applications of wearables so far have been "the Quantified Self" or the tracking of one's fitness and health status. We propose the evolution of wearables into social and emotional communication devices. Our BE(tm) sensor uses light to visualize the skin conductance response. Our sensors are very inexpensive and can be massively distributed to audiences or groups of any size, in order to gauge reactions to performances, video, or any kind of presentation. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Jocelyn Scheirer, CEO & Founder of Bionolux, will discuss ho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The GENBAND team will be on hand to demonstrate their newest product, Kandy. Kandy is a communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables companies to seamlessly integrate more human communications into their Web and mobile applications - creating more engaging experiences for their customers and boosting collaboration and productiv...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...