TELUS Unified Communications make business easier for Canada's small and medium-sized companies

    TELUS helps clients access email, contacts and agenda over the phone, and
    better connect to the office anywhere, anytime

    VANCOUVER, May 21 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced the ability for business
clients to access and manage their TELUS hosted email, contacts and calendars
- using just their voice.
    With Outlook(R) Voice Access, part of Microsoft(R) Exchange 2007, clients
can use any phone line and a toll-free number to access their mailbox to
dictate, hear and forward new emails, and manage calendar and contact entries.
Additionally, clients can access their email, agenda, contacts and documents
from any computer or over the Internet by accessing Outlook Web Access on a
Windows Mobile(R)-based or BlackBerry handheld.
    Outlook Voice Access is just one of the new features that are part of
TELUS' growing suite of enhanced Unified Communications tools, designed to
help small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) improve their communications.
    "Canadians have embraced the efficiency benefits provided by
communication solutions such as email, making them the most used business
tools available. Today, we've increased the convenience of accessing email,
calendars and shared documents when and where clients need them for ultimate
productivity," said Brian MacIntosh, TELUS vice-president of Managed IT and
Collaboration Solutions. "TELUS Unified Communications solutions unify and
simplify communications to flexibly grow as technology evolves. Deep
relationships such as the ones with Microsoft and Cisco(R), and our
consultative staged approach, enable companies to better meet their
communications needs."
    The upgraded Unified Communications tools also provide business-class
email and group document sharing tools that can be securely accessed from a
PC, web browser, mobile device or a phone. Using Microsoft SharePoint(R),
employees can share documents, easily collaborate, find company resources,
search for experts and corporate information, manage content and workflow, and
leverage business insight to make better-informed decisions in a single,
integrated location.
    "One of the top priorities for today's SMBs is communication and
collaboration tools. With that in mind, Microsoft Canada is proud of our
strong industry relationship with TELUS focused on enhancing Unified
Communications capabilities for Canadian SMBs," said Eric Gales,
vice-president, Small Business and Midmarket Solutions & Partners, Microsoft
Canada Co.
    To ensure sensitive data is safe, the services are secured with network
segmentation, multiple layers of protection, Cisco's IronPort(R) enterprise
email and Web security gateway appliances, and are hosted by TELUS Internet
Data Centres.
    "Internet messaging network security threats are increasing in volume,
complexity and sophistication. Cisco's IronPort messaging security technology
provides customers with the most extensive spam, virus and spyware protection
on the market today," said Geoff Hayami, director, Security Solutions, Cisco
Canada. "We are delighted that TELUS is the first Canadian telecommunications
provider to offer a Secure Managed Hosted E-mail Service leveraging Cisco's
IronPort messaging security technology."
    For more information on TELUS suite of unified communications services,

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.2 billion of annual revenue and 11.2 million
customer connections including 5.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our
philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and alumni have
contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and
volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since
2000. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic
initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit

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