Unified Communications Week in Review: Ingram Micro, NETXUSA, Sonus & More
As is typical for the Unified Communications community, the news was fast and furious this week. Transformation in the way we communicate and collaborate is occurring right before our eyes. And with the weekend upon us, there is no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was: time for the Week in Review!
Ingram Micro led off the news this week with the announcement that the firm has acquired NETXUSA, a value add distributor that focuses on VoIP solutions and IP phones. The purchase signals Ingram’s commitment to its growing UCC unit; and it will result in more efficient billing, tracking and ordering processes for partners. Laura Stotler has everything you need to know HERE.
Video collaboration is a hot topic, and has been for some time as firms are implementing more advanced and innovative UC solutions making the feature a must-have in any deployment. The future of UC and video are intertwined with the burgeoning arena of WebRTC. Steve Anderson’s complete report is HERE.
TMC’s Peter Bernstein says now is the time for real-time policy and session management. Firms today must ensure the proper tools are operating at optimum performance levels. And, when it comes to real-time communication, efficiency and effectiveness are the name of the game. Bernstein’s full article is HERE.
Virtualization and the cloud are taking communications by storm. And this week we learned that virtualization Sonus is giving Dimension4’s communications a boost. In specific, Dimension4 selected the Sonus SBC Software Edition (SWe) as well as the PSX SWe to augment its SKYPEvault solution in place. Rory Lidstone’s coverage is HERE.
This week, SkySwitch selected Obiahi’s ObiTalk Device Management Platform for cloud management and provisioning to pair with the SkySwitch Device Provisioning Server. The deployment provides greater control of the UCCaaS system. The entire story is HERE.
Remember to stop by early and often for your fill of all things Unified Communications! See you next week!