InTechnology is one of the first approved for academic voice services framework

30 August 2013

One of the UK's leading providers of managed cloud services, InTechnology, has been confirmed as an approved supplier onto a major new research and education sector purchasing framework. The online Janet Telephony Purchasing Service (JTPS) enables organisations connected to the Janet network to procure approved telephony and Unified Communications services from InTechnology.

The Janet network is dedicated to connecting UK universities, colleges, research councils and community learning providers. The JTPS provides Janet's customers with a choice of capable and experienced suppliers that can deliver value for money and technically robust telephony services, whilst ensuring their purchasing process is compliant with EU procurement directives.

InTechnology has been connected to the Janet network since 2007 and was one of the first suppliers to be accepted onto the JTPS having successfully met Janet's financial and technical criteria. Due to the stringent procurement process and InTechnology's proven expertise in delivering telephony services to the education and research sector, to the likes of the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, potential customers are assured of the best possible levels of service and support.

InTechnology's range of services available via the JTPS include: Lines and Calls - traditional analogue and ISDN services, SIP Trunks, Cloud Telephony, Unified Communications, Fixed Mobile Convergence and Mobile Telephony.

The JTPS enables organisations to procure any of these services, which benefit from InTechnology's carrier-grade infrastructure, designed and engineered across multiple NHS-accredited data centres to give the best possible levels of availability. As well as aiding organisations' service continuity capabilities, InTechnology's cloud model also brings financial efficiencies, with services available on a 'pay-as-you-use' pricing structure based on the number of users and functionality required.

Mark Halpin, Sales Manager at InTechnology Managed Services, said: "We are delighted to be one of the first three approved suppliers following the launch of the JTPS. Our proven competency, capability and experience have enabled us to meet Janet's stringent requirements and is a testament to our focus on delivering telephony services."

For education and research organisations looking for telephony solutions, there are many benefits to looking for a supplier on the JTPS. Organisations don't have to go through the arduous process of ensuring their procurement approach adheres to EU procurement legislation or select from a multitude of responding suppliers. Instead, Janet has already assessed each accepted suppliers' capability and the terms and conditions of the agreement have already been established, meaning there is no need for customers to have to negotiate on contract terms with suppliers.

Customers can either go directly to the approved suppliers or run a mini-competition that enables the customer to refine its exact requirements. The benefit of having a selection of suppliers means there is increased competition for the customer and a better chance of achieving best value through the discount schemes offered under the JTPS.