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Verizon and MiCTA Embark onto Deliver Greater IT and Communication Solutions

By Education Technology Insights | Thursday, May 05, 2016

SAGINAW, MI: MiCTA, a group-purchasing organization, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions expand their agreement which enables state and local government agencies, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and nonprofits to access to several new information technology and advanced communications solutions.

With the updated agreement, Verizon adds cloud computing, managed hosting, mobile device management and content delivery capabilities and also enables Verizon to broaden their facilities including network and desktop security, and consulting services.

"In addition to Verizon's traditional services, our members can access a broad spectrum of the company’s advanced data networking, VoIP, collaboration, security, cloud computing and mobility solutions through this expanded master services agreement.” says, Tim von Hoff, COO, MiCTA.

The updated agreement facilitates advanced networking capabilities including broadband and satellite; mobility and managed mobility; local, long-distance and Internet protocol based voice services; managed and professional services. It also serves for security services; data center collocation; interoperable video and web conferencing solutions; business continuity consulting services; and cloud-based unified communications and collaboration.

MiCTA -Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association - enables its member organizations to have a common master services agreement allowing the purchase of communications and information technology solutions.

“By leveraging MiCTA’s efficient and flexible procurement process, Verizon is ready to deliver its portfolio of advanced communications and IT solutions to help state and local government agencies and educators modernize their IT operations to drive the efficient delivery of services to citizens.” says, Maggie Hallbach, VP, State and Local Government Sales, Verizon.

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