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Oakland A’s sign Coliseum cloud technology partner

Four-year deal sees RingCentral provide communications for MLB franchise.

by Steven Impey

Oakland A’s sign Coliseum cloud technology partner

Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise the Oakland A’s have announced a four-year partnership with Silicon Valley cloud communications provider RingCentral.

As part of a marketing collaboration, the partnership will also integrate RingCentral’s cloud-based technology in exchange for marquee branding throughout the Oakland Coliseum.

The agreement will also see the California-based firm serve as the presenting partner for the A’s Radio Network during MLB games, as well as instant replays and the team’s calls to the bullpen.

Chris Giles, the Oakland A’s chief operating office, said: “RingCentral’s leadership in the cloud communications and collaboration space and their understanding of our needs makes them a perfect partner for us, as we strive to be one of the league’s most innovative teams.

“This partnership will provide our staff with a best-in-class communications experience.”

Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral’s founder and chief executive, added: “We’re excited to partner with the Oakland A’s to enhance their overall communications experience. Our partnership will give the A’s a cloud communications platform to enhance productivity across the organisation.”