Outsourcery acquires the hosted IP PBX business of Reality Telecom

Outsourcery has acquired the hosted IP PBX business of Reality Telecom Limited, which traded as Call Navigator IP.

Following Outsourcery’s launch of Office Communicator (based on Microsoft’s Office Communication Server 2007 R2), which is the foundation for the company’s unified communications strategy, the acquisition will add full IP PBX capability using the BroadWorks platform from BroadSoft.

As well as an established customer base, the acquisition brings a wealth of experience to Outsourcery to support its strategy to become the leading provider of unified communications and cloud computing solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.

Customers will benefit immediately from Outsourcery’s scale and expertise in Unified Communications and integrated hosted IT solutions, including Office Communicator, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and its StoreSafe data backup product. Outsourcery is also able to provide its customers with a full suite of mobile communications, smartphone and mobile broadband products.

Piers Linney, Joint Chief Executive Officer of Outsourcery, commented, “Outsourcery aims to be the market leader in the provision of hosted Unified Communications and IT solutions to SMEs and the acquisition of Reality Telecom’s IP PBX business provides us with additional customers, expertise and state-of-the-art functionality which complements our existing Office Communicator product. We aim to bring the most advanced and fully integrated offering of hosted solutions in the world to market during 2010, to cater for the growing demand from businesses wanting to embrace the power and material benefits of unified communications and cloud computing. We are really excited about this next stage in the development of the business and we look forward to working with and adding value for our new customers. ”

Simon Slater-Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Reality Telecom commented, ““We have been very impressed with Outsourcery’s breadth of expertise and innovation and their ability to support such a large range of business communications requirements. The benefit to our customers of access to their products and services will be immense. We are delighted to be able to partner with Outsourcery and look forward to introducing our remaining customers and channel partners to the opportunities this will offer.”