En Pointe Selected to Speak at Cloud Partners Conference

En Pointe to Address Unified Communications via Microsoft

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 4, 2013 - En Pointe Technologies, one of the largest Microsoft partners, today announced that it has been selected to present at Cloud Partners 2013, a Channel Partners event, taking place September 11-13 in Chicago, Illinois. Other notable presentations at the conference will be given by leading analyst firm, Gartner, and vendor companies including AT&T, Citrix, Dropbox, Juniper, Oracle, and Windstream.

Martin Barron, Lead Architect - Microsoft Unified Communications will represent En Pointe as a featured, stand-alone speaker, addressing the topic of "Microsoft Online 101" on Wednesday, September 11 from 8:30-9:15 a.m.

Microsoft Lync helped popularize Unified Communications (UC), and quickly gained a leadership position in this space. Now that Lync Online is available in the cloud, it delivers against a new set of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offerings. During his presentation, Barron will discuss the pros and cons of Microsoft Lync Online and how it compares to other UCaaS offerings in the marketplace.

"It is important for cloud solution providers to know what new products and services are available in today's cloud marketplace in order to better assess customer's needs," said Barron. "This session will explore all that Microsoft Online has to offer, how it compares to other UCaaS offerings, and which solutions are best suited to increase a company's productivity, allowing for a more efficient workplace."

As one of the largest Microsoft Systems Integrators and Licensing Solutions Providers, En Pointe delivers comprehensive technology solutions, anchored within the Microsoft product suite, including hardware procurement, software licensing and deployment services. As a leading expert on the Microsoft product suite, including Microsoft UC, Barron was chosen to represent En Pointe due to his vast experience in the information technology sector. Prior to joining En Pointe, Barron worked for Microsoft Services, deploying global Lync enterprise voice environments.

Cloud Partners scales across the market of cloud solution providers-large integrators, telecom agents moving to the cloud, VARs (value added resellers) and integrators considering cloud-based solutions, MSPs (managed service providers) adding cloud services, data center brokers evolving their strategy, aggregators integrating cloud services, consultants advising customers on cloud migration, and more. The show is tailored to those making a commitment to the cloud-and the vendors/ providers behind them that will deliver the solutions and uptime necessary to compete and thrive in this competitive market.

For more information about En Pointe's Microsoft Online business, visit: http://www.enpointe.com/microsoft.

About En Pointe Technologies
Celebrating over 20 years in business, En Pointe is a Microsoft specialist, offering hardware, software and deployment services that are anchored to the Microsoft ecosystem. As one of the largest Microsoft Systems Integrators and Licensing Solutions Providers, En Pointe adds value in all phases of the IT lifecycle, from the data center to the desktop. Visit: www.enpointe.com, follow: @EnPointeTech and www.linkedin.com/company/en-pointe-technologies.


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