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Ah, so many acronyms and so little time! Unified communications (UC) is a set of solutions that are significantly beneficial to end users and administrators alike and includes e-mail, voicemail, voice conferencing, desk phones, mobile phones, soft phones, IM, fax, E911 notification and call recording capabilities. Mobile workers are turning to UC offerings as a way to remain just as productive as they would be from their desk while on-the-go and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend is characterized as enabling employees to use one device of their choosing, whether it is a smartphone or a tablet, for both personal and business use. However, why can't UC just mind its own business when it comes to BYOD? Because it is the crucial platform enabling this strategy to remain fruitful, of course.

Ipanema Technologies recently partnered with Polycom to help companies gain valuable insight and control of business critical applications over their networks. Ipanema is also offering a Polycom-ready unified communications and collaboration (UCC) network performance and optimization solution.

GENBAND has recently announced a new step forward in providing mobility services and offerings in the United Kingdom. By teaming up with Timico, it can help provide its expansive capabilities and services to a mobile work environment with an end-to-end solution that provides UC and supports SIP trunking.

Cloud telephony and media platform provider, Aculab Cloud, has been chosen to address the requirements of Redwood City, California based Meet.fm. Meet.fm is a cloud service that improves the efficiency of businesses by combining full-featured online file sharing, Web meetings and audio conferencing.

It goes without saying that there are many uses for videoconferencing. Yet another use that's been seeing more attention lately has been has been in legal and penal institutions in India, seen in the video conferencing facility between the District Courts complex and the Burail Jail.

Are you an employee, customer, or fan of Nuvixa? Not anymore - Nuvixa, is out, Personify is in. Don't misunderstand, though, there hasn't been a takeover, change in business or anything of the sort. The company has simply changed its name.

It wasn't until Apple announced the first multi-modal smartphone in 2007 that there was any major benefit from unified communications to end users sitting at their desktops or even using cell phones. With huge consumer adoption of mobile smartphones and tablets, the UC market is exploding in many ways.

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Although discussed widely and positively throughout business circles, a true Unified Communications (UC) solution is rarely implemented in small and medium sized organizations – even though SMB’s represent the business profile that stand to benefit from UC the most.

Indeed, a properly configured and managed infrastructure can minimize both capital and operating expenditures, as well as help your business achieve strategic objectives and gain a competitive edge. Challenges faced by modern businesses can be met effectively by using unified communications technology to conduct key business processes.

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