Microsoft certifies IR Prognosis IT Pro Tool for Skype For Business

IR Prognosis for Unified Communications certified IT Pro Tool for monitoring

ORLANDO, FL, March 8, 2016 – IR, the leading global provider of proactive performance management software for critical IT infrastructure and communications ecosystems, announced that IR Prognosis for Unified Communications (UC) has completed certification as an IT Pro Tool in monitoring for Skype for Business.

“The overall health and user experience of communications systems across the enterprise is mission critical,” said Srini Raghavan, Principal Product Management for Skype for Business at Microsoft. “Skype for Business IT Pro Tools partners help customers to accelerate deployment and adoption of Skype for Business and migration from existing legacy communications systems. We are pleased to see IR offer Prognosis for UC to ensure our mutual customers can deliver the best possible experience for their users.”

IR, a Microsoft Gold Communications partner, has been a trusted Microsoft Unified Communications partner since 2010. IR Prognosis helps customers and partners successfully plan, deploy, test, operate and optimize Skype for Business across all aspects of the solution including voice, video, collaboration and conferencing. Its UC solution currently manages the performance of some of the largest Skype for Business installations in the world, including multiple customers with over 100,000 end points.

“IR is excited to continue our Microsoft relationship through this recent certification to help enable successful Skype for Business deployments and migrations,” said Darc Rasmussen, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IR. “We are pleased to provide organizations with a UC performance management solution that can ensure they deliver a great user experience.”

IR Prognosis is a trusted solution responsible for managing the UC performance for over 120 of the Fortune 500 companies and over 13 million UC endpoints. Without requiring probes or taps, IR Prognosis provides a less network intrusive way to gain real-time insights and deep network visibility, across a broad multi-vendor communications environment while uniquely providing cognitive prediction and automation capabilities. This new certification combined with IR’s newly expanded Testing Solutions offering represents IR’s continued innovation and leadership in end-to-end performance management for UC and contact center solutions.

According to Gartner, “Regardless of whether a VoIP/UC environment is self-managed or maintained via a third party, VoIP/UC-specific monitoring tools are a fundamental prerequisite to the success of any VoIP/UC project.”*

IR is demonstrating Prognosis for UC this week at Enterprise Connect, Orlando, Florida. Visit us at booth #1128.

About IR
IR is the corporate brand name of Integrated Research Limited (ASX:IRI), the leading global provider of proactive performance management software for critical IT infrastructure, payments and communications ecosystems. More than 1000 organizations in over 60 countries—including some of the world’s largest banks, airlines and telecommunication companies rely on IR Prognosis to provide business critical insights and ensure continuity-critical systems deliver high availability and performance for millions of their customers across the globe. For further information on IR, visit www.ir.com.

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*Gartner “Hype Cycle for IT Infrastructure Availability and Performance Management, 2015”, by Ian Head, July 23, 2015.


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