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- Unified Communications Week in Review: Partnerships Aplenty
This week in unified communications (UC) featured an unusual twist: plenty of news about partnerships within the industry itself. While UC often helps businesses in terms of yielding better collaborations among users, this week featured several new connections within the business sector itself. So with a weekend now at hand, partner up with us as we run down the biggest events of the week that was in our Week in Review coverage!
- Evolving Delivery Options Adversely Impact Demand for Premises-based Business Communications Solutions in Calendar Q2
The North American Business Communications market declined moderately during the second quarter of 2014 after performing similarly during the first 3 months of the year. Based on the IntelliCom Market Performance Dashboard 2nd Quarter 2014 Report, total manufacturer product revenues across all premise-based voice platforms, end user devices, and traditional and Unified Communications (UC) software applications fell by 8.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
- Skype and JacksGap Collaborate on 'Following Heart' Video Series
Skype has enlisted the help of an online blog and video firm called JacksGap to produce a three-part series called "Following Heart," telling the stories of three different women around the world and how they use Skype to improve their livelihood. JacksGap is a small establishment run by two brothers, Finn and Jack Harries, who organize crews consisting of several other contributors on a project-by-project basis.
- United Spinal Association Partners with Ivycorp
United Spinal Association has entered into partnership with Ivycorp, makers of a cloud-based multi-channel group communications platform called Ivytalk, to maximize digital communication.
- Hang w/ 3.2 Hits the Market
MEDL Mobile, Inc., a company that has introduced revolutionary, patent-pending Hang w/ app, has recently announced the release of Hang w/ 3.2 -enhanced with new features.
- Unified Communications Week in Review: Juniper Networks, AT&T, Unified Inbox
It's the end of another week, and time to take a look at some of the top unified communications stories we've been following this week.
- Top Five Tips and Tricks to Master Video Conference Meetings
As more and more companies are saving time and money by moving to video conference platforms, employees have to adapt to the virtual environment. There are a few things to take into consideration when implementing video conferencing in your office.
- How SocialGrow Will Help Drive Unified Inbox's Unified Communications Plan
Recently, Unified Inbox announced that it had acquired SocialGrow, a firm that offered up a new breed of social networking application. This acquisition brought with it an exciting new proposition in unified communications (UC) that should serve to give Unified Inbox users a lot more utility in the field, as well as a much simpler means to stay in touch.
- Phone Service Provider to Deploy Unified Communication Platform for Shell
Communications provider AT&T has announced that it will migrate Shell employees to a new unified communications platform over the next five years.
- Juniper to Provide Critical Hardware for BroadSoft's Global BroadCloud Data Centers
The mass migration by individuals and organizations to the cloud is responsible for the growth of data centers around the world. These facilities require technology that ensures they'll be up and running 24 hours a day with low failure rates, therefore every component must be of the highest quality to make this possible. Juniper Networks, provider of routing, switching, security and software technology for networks, announced BroadSoft has deployed its routing, switching and security products, as well as Juniper Networks Support for its BroadCloud platform.
- Blue Jeans Collaborates with Tely Labs for Building Affordable Video Cloud Conferencing Systems
Blue Jeans Network, a provider of interoperable cloud-based video collaboration services, is working with Tely Labs, a provider of affordable of video conferencing systems, in order to design and develop a new video collaboration tool that caters to the requirement of small and medium businesses.
- Unified Communications Week in Review: Masergy, Mitel, Vodafone
It's the end of another week, and time to take a look at some of the top unified communications news.
- SMBs Can and Should Join the Video Era
For decades industry observers, me included on occasion, have declared, "Next year will be the year of enterprise video conferencing!" Unfortunately, like the play Waiting for Godot, the question as they years have gone by is, "When will it ever come?"
- You Really Can't Afford to Wait on a UC Deployment Any Longer
The time for your organization to not just consider but deploy state-of-the-art UC is now. The reasons are manifest. In fact, the benefits are demonstrable based on numerous use cases. I mention this not just based on anecdotal conversations, but on hard facts. The facts that you need to consider if you have lingering questions as to whether UC should be in your immediate future.