RingCentral joins Google Apps for Work programme

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Google Hangouts, extra in-email features and video supported by unified cloud comms provider

RingCentral has been chosen as a partner and “trusted business communications solution” in the new Recommended for Google Apps for Work programme. RingCentral was considered on integration qualities and vetted by a third-party security firm on behalf of Google.

“RingCentral is one of the leading cloud business communication providers and we’re pleased to recommend them for Google Apps for Work,” said Rahul Sood, managing director, Google Apps for Work.

RingCentralHe said: “As business productivity moves to the cloud and becomes more mobile centric, Google for Work plays a critical role in providing an ecosystem of tools to help people get work done.

RingCentral’s advanced enterprise-grade phone system capabilities extend the power of Google Hangouts, and customers can now get a true and trusted cloud-based unified communications solution that includes video conferencing, chat and telephony.”

RingCentral’s integration with Gmail and other Google services provides joint users with a number of advantages, including the ability to click to call any phone number displayed in email, contacts, or calendar; sending and receiving SMS text messages while in Gmail; listening to voicemails directly within Gmail; and making making audio or video calls through RingCentral from a Gmail account.

Users can also invite up to 1,000 participants to a single Google Hangout with RingCentral conferencing.

“Being recommended by Google as a trusted business communications solution is a strong testament to our shared goal to improve the way businesses get work done,” said Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral.

“Google Apps for Work has millions of customers worldwide, which opens up a tremendous opportunity for us to introduce the RingCentral solution to more workplaces and transform the way people communicate and collaborate wherever they are.”

RingCentral will be available in the US and UK Google Apps Marketplaces for Google’s business customers.

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