News from SOVA - January 2, 2015
Important Notes: 2015 Addendums and Compensation Schedules coming soon. 

Starting January 19, 2015, SOVA Support will be available until 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST.
Welcome 2015!

Last year proved to be a monumental year for SOVA and our Agent Program. SOVA was the first member of the Verizon Partner Program to achieve Platinum status. This meant higher commissions for our Agents, dedicated Verizon support and access to superior sales tools. We also signed a contract with Verizon Wireless, allowing our Agents to expand their portfolio and earn even more. 

As 2015 begins, we look forward to working with our Agent community to make this year even bigger and better! We're dedicated to the success of our Partners. We'll be reaching out during the year to see how our program is working for you, and how Verizon is working for your customers. Please let us know how we're doing. And don't wait for us to contact you. If you have suggestions/concerns about our program, departments or Verizon offerings, please contact Mary Trainor, 570-824-6800 Ext 112 or email [email protected]

We look forward to your feedback...and working with you in 2015!
In This Issue
Verizon Enterprise Solutions Signs Agreement With Marriott International 

First to Deploy New Unified Communications Hospitality Solution - A Fully Managed Cloud-Hosted Voice Solution; Reduces Need for Onsite IT Support

Verizon Enterprise Solutions recently announced that Marriott International Inc. has signed a multiyear agreement to deploy Verizon Hospitality Communications Express, which will help the premier hospitality brand fulfill its mission to provide a convenient and state-of-the-art experience to its hotel guests and employees. Marriott is the first in the hospitality industry to deploy Verizon's new Unified Communications business solution designed specifically to meet the unique demands of the industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon will become a strategic technology provider to the hospitality giant, which manages and operates hotel properties throughout the world.

Verizon Adds HP, Salesforce to Secure Cloud Interconnect Service

Cloud platforms from HP and Salesforce are now connected to Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service, which allows enterprises to use Verizon's private IP network to securely connect to multi-cloud environments around the world.


With HP and Salesforce on board, Verizon now connects to six major cloud providers. Its SCI service launched in April with access to Verizon Cloud and Microsoft Azure. It has since added not only HP and Salesforce, but also Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google.


"Companies are transforming the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today's connected world," said Denzil Samuels, senior vice president, alliances, Salesforce. "Verizon is accelerating this shift for its customers with the addition of Salesforce to the SCI service."


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