Exeter, Rhode Island, April 23, 2013 -- Carousel Industries, a leader in managed services, mobility, unified communications and visual communications, announced it will lead three presentations at the International Avaya Users Group (IAUG) CONVERGE 2013 conference, which will take place in Orlando between June 3 and 7. Each session will be led by a Carousel industry expert and will run for 60 minutes.

The following sessions will run during the conference:

Avaya and Lync Interoperability – What's Under the Hood?
Presented by Tom Herr of Carousel Industries (June 4, 10:30-11:30 am, Naples 3 Room)
Customers are looking for best-in-class unified communications solutions, but integrating technologies from different vendors can be tricky, especially when an update is in play. Providers who are informed and who understand the nuances each product's capabilities and limitations can offer customers up-front plans and evaluations to ensure the separate technologies meet their needs before deployment begins. Tom Herr, Carousel's lead architect for SIP solutions, will discuss the challenges and best practices associated with integrating Avaya unified communications solutions with Microsoft Lync.

Overcoming the Barriers to Funding
Presented by Jason Aubee of Carousel Industries (June 5, 3:15-4:45 pm, Tampa 3 Room)
As technology upgrades or migrations become increasingly necessary, one of the stumbling blocks IT departments face is getting executives to sign off on the funding. Without that final “okay,” IT projects tend to get stuck in the mud. Jason Aubee, director of strategic consulting at Carousel Industries, will discuss how IT professionals can present a business case for their IT project budgets to improve the odds of getting approval from senior management. Aubee will demonstrate how to pinpoint an internal champion to support the cause, illustrate ROI numbers, and pitch a case that senior management and executives won't be able to refuse.

Data Center Traffic Flow Takes a Turn: Efficiencies Ahead!
Presented by Mike Burgess of Carousel Industries (June 7, 10:30-12:00, Sun 5 & 6 Rooms)
Virtualization has caused a major shift in data center traffic flow, and the opportunity to achieve low latency and high efficiency is something all businesses are interested in. The resulting “open network fabric” is allowing converged applications to share a single network with fewer “hops” and is backed by higher redundancy for stronger ROI. Mike Burgess, director of pre-sales engineering at Carousel Industries, will explore the potential benefits of this promising new approach to traffic flow in the data center.

For information on the IAUG conference, including additional details on these training seminars, please visit the events section of the Carousel website.

About Carousel

Carousel Industries consults, integrates and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations’ growth. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 25% - 40% per year with 2012 revenues of $355 million.

Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times.

Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit http://www.carouselindustries.com

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