Unified Communications Week in Review: Siris Capital, Mitel, Zayo, Cisco and More
Happy Saturday! Unified Communications had a big week regarding successful strategies and aggressive approaches that have paid off. Now that it’s the weekend, let’s take a look back at these exciting last few days.
Polycom Inc. started the week by announcing that it is curtailing its deal to be bought by Mitel Networks Corp. and has decided to make a deal with Siris Capital instead. TMC’s Paula Bernier reflects on this decision by saying, “This change of plans would seem to indicate that despite widespread consolidation in the unified communications space, some folks believe there’s still a viable path for best-of-breed companies to succeed.” You can find all the details about this new deal HERE.
Christopher Mohr reported earlier in the week that Zayo has found an effective approach to network infrastructure; one that has landed them a new client. An unnamed cloud communications provider has selected Zayo to connect nine of its data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. As part of the arrangement, Zayo will also create a point of presence (PoP) in Singapore. Since Zayo provides communications infrastructure, collocation, cloud technology and consulting services to customers wanting to build their own networks, it may seem odd to you that they are taking this approach. For the reasons why, check out Zayo’s Aggressive Approach to Network Infrastructure Lands Major Client.
In other news, Internet Protocol (IP) communications are beneficial because it brings together audio, video and data to address the different touch points in use today. According to contributor Michael Guta, “The technology has become even more valuable because of the collaborative environment in which employees work in.” That’s why the announcement of the integration of IR Prognosis with Cisco APIC-EM—the software controller for Cisco’s Digital Netowrk Architecture (DNA)—will deliver comprehensive monitoring and performance management software to improve video conferencing and online meetings. You can find more information on the announcement HERE.
To finish out the week, Avotus Corporation, provider of Intelligent Communications Management (ICM) solutions, announced the improvements it has made on its Enhanced Usage Reporting for UC (EUR UC). Apparently, the updates will allow administrators to experience greater visibility into their UC services.
Avotus says that organizations will now have an integrated and streamlined tracking and reporting platform that monitors instant messaging (IM), presence, voice, wireless and video conferencing. Frank Griffin has all you need to know HERE.
That’s all for the Week In Review! Make sure to check out Unified Communications’ homepage and come back next week for the latest news. Enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather this weekend!