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1 STEPHEN SWEETT PRESIDENT

2 About Buchanan Associates 550+ certified employees Solution Architect team vTS engaged 22 years in IT $50+MM Privately held Diversified Microsoft Solution Offerings Services/ solutions only Microsoft solution focus Strong reference base Industry partnerships Industry award winners Project Management Buchanan Associates Guarantee Strategic Consulting

3 Buchanan Associates Values

4 Globally Recognized Buchanan Associates has offices around the world. Bloomington Chicago Charlotte Cincinnati Bulgaria Mississauga Dallas Wichita

5 Microsoft Partnership Buchanan Associates size enables holistic solutions and integration across the Microsoft stack, including IO and BPIO 40+ Enterprise Microsoft Lync Deployments Buchanan Associates based solutions architects, joint selling with Microsoft Microsoft Lync MVPs on staff 50,000+ seats of Microsoft Lync deployed Gold Communication Competency

6 Ken Lasko, Buchanan Associates UC practice lead, Microsoft VTS, MVP CASE STUDY

7 Capstone Mining Corp. Canadian mining company Business throughout North and South America Mine sites in Yukon, Mexico, Chile

8 The Challenges

9 Communication Difficulties Internal: PBX Costs Too much travel time Slow communications External: Teleconferencing costs Long distance calling costs On-Site: Travel to remote mine sites Disjointed communications Off-Site: Travel and hotel costs Overall ability to communicate

10 Solution Requirements +

11 Solution

12 Solution Overview Before… Disconnected Complicated Expensive to maintain Multi-vendors Expensive overall Microsoft Lync Seamless user experience Centralized management Replaces all external communications Integrated Mobility Enabled collaboration between remote teams Significant cost savings

13 The State of Capstone Today Vancouver: removed PBX and moved to SIP Trunking Mexico: all Analog lines to be eliminated Yukon: transitioning from Cisco to Microsoft Lync Currently testing iPhones & iPads Third Party Conferencing soon to be eliminated entirely Chile: in the process of Microsoft Lync Deployment in new office, using Microsoft Lync from the ground up

14 The Impact Immediate Sharing and Collaboration Elimination of most third party conferencing

15 Buchanan Associates Microsoft Lync Solution Saved Capstone…

16 Customer Quote “The Microsoft Lync solution that Buchanan Associates recommended and deployed has dramatically facilitated communications within our organization, especially with our remote user community. We now have the ability to communicate with one another no matter where we might be located, which has greatly enhanced our ability to work collaboratively and get more done faster. Moreover, the Buchanan Associates solution has helped reduce our overall communication costs— another key benefit.” Calvin Parker-Toulson Capstone Mining Corp.

17 2012 Buchanan Associates Lync Deployment Program Microsoft Canada & Buchanan Associates Ken Lasko, Buchanan Associates UC practice lead, Microsoft VTS, MVP March 20, 2012

18 Benefits of Buchanan Associates Lync Deployment Program Simplified introduction to Unified Communications Based on a simple, yet scalable, solution Installs alongside existing components Real world exposure to UC, without interfering with your infrastructure

19 What You Get: Fundamental Microsoft Lync features. Includes Teleconferencing and Voice

20 Production Microsoft Lync Deployment. Simplified. Core infrastructure to enable next-generation unified communications provided by Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Experience core functionalities of Microsoft Lync in your production environment Solution can scale as required to provide additional capacity and high availability Complete Managed Services for 3 months Cost: $21,500 o Includes a $5,000 credit for all today’s participants

21 Customer Immersion Experience Hands-on environment to test drive Microsoft Lync Provides a rich, interactive “day in the life” Lync experience in 2-4 hours

22 Connectivity & Device Options Thinktel SIP Trunking, Polycom and Plantronics

23 Thinktel SIP Trunking Trial Program * Thinktel is offering a 90 day free trial of their SIP Trunking services Offer includes: – Setup, and turn up – Assistance from Thinktel sales engineering group (up to 4 hours) – DID’s (up to 250) – Channels (15 channels) – Offer does not include international termination * Information provided by Microsoft is for discussion purposes only. Please work directly with Thinktel or an authorized reseller for official pricing, terms and conditions.

24 Polycom Proof-of-Concept Bundle* *pricing must be obtained through your preferred Polycom Channel Partner Device10 Phone Pkg25 Phone Pkg CX600 IP Phone414 CX500 IP Phone14 CX300 USB Phone23 CX100 USB Speakerphone 23 CX3000 IP Conference Phone 11 Promotional MSRP*$2000 USD$4999 USD Standard MSRP$3080 USD$7209 USD

25 CONFIDENTIAL 2011 BRAND RELAUNCH Mobile Professional Office Worker Executive Remote Worker Get Ahead with Plantronics UC Portfolio Get 5 free trial devices from one or all families Purchase 250 devices from same family by June 30 th, 2012 and get 25 free.

26 Questions & Answers

27 Thank you! And now… The Business Card Draw. FROM BUCHANAN ASSOCIATES AND MICROSOFT…


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