Verizon Business Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide

Industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. has positioned Verizon Business in the Leaders Quadrant in a new report, "Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide."¹  Separately, Gartner named Verizon a visionary in another new report, "Unified Communications as a Service, North America Magic Quadrant."² 

"We believe these two placements by Gartner underscore our track record delivering integrated communications solutions and helping companies to navigate the best technology-adoption course," said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Business.  "Communications outsourcing and unified communications are key elements of the technology solutions we offer our global customers as we move to an everything-as-a-service, total cloud-based model driven by our leading managed and professional services."

To be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide Magic Quadrant, companies must demonstrate the ability to execute and a completeness of vision for communications outsourcing and professional services. 

In the Unified Communications as a Service, North America Magic Quadrant, Gartner defines unified communications as a service as "a cloud-based delivery of integrated communications capabilities spanning voice, messaging, conferencing and presence." Companies are evaluated for their completeness of vision "based on their ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about the current and future market directions, innovations, customer needs and competitive forces and how well these map to Gartner's overall understanding of the marketplace."

The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.


¹ The "Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide," by Eric Goodness is copyrighted March 3, 2010, by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission.

² The "Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America," by Daniel O'Connell, Bern Elliot is copyrighted December 9, 2010.