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TMCnet Unified Communications Week in Review

September 03, 2011

This week in Unified Communications news, unified communications Contributor Beecher Tuttle recaps a conversation TMC CEO Rich Tehrani had with Sipera’s VP of Marketing and Product Line Management, Adam Boone, regarding the evolving landscape of enterprise security which will be one of the major topics of conversation at ITEXPO West 2011, which kicks off on Sept. 13 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

“Boone says that enterprise security managers are stuck in a precarious position,” Tuttle reports. “They need to provide interoperability and trouble-free usage for UC apps and SIP trunks, while also ensuring that the systems meet stringent security and compliance guidelines.”

Sipera’s UC-Sec and E-SBC security solutions can be very beneficial in this area, according to Boone.

Check out the entire interview.

In other news:

Business school ESSCA has selected NextiraOne to renew its unified communications infrastructure for its sites at Angers and Boulogne. A Microsoft Lync server environment and Exchange 2010 have been used by NextiraOne for the architecture.

NTT Communications recently announced that it will be using Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution for its cloud-based Unified Communication Service “UCaaS (Unified Communication as a Service) Plan,” allowing NTT to offer customers voice and video calling, unified voicemail messaging, presence and instant messaging, and a wide variety of mobility features and options.

VMware, a deliverer of virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions and Mitel, a provider of business communications and collaboration software and services, have come together to integrate unified collaboration and communication with the desktop virtualization. The VMware View 5 will heron feature the Mitel virtualized Unified Communicator (UC) Advanced client software so that desktop virtualization environment receives soft phone and mobile device integration.

Edgewater Networks recently announced the availability of its EdgeProtect family of products which can easily and securely connect remote employees to headquarters based Unified Communications (UC) systems.

InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, and one of the largest service providers in the world specializing in conference communications, recently announced that the new Pay Per Minute and license pricing models for Adobe Connect in North America are now available through channel partners.

Inova Solutions announced that its middleware product Inova LightLink is now compliant with Aspect Unified IP 6.6 and 7.0, an Aspect’s next-generation unified contact center platform.

Inc. magazine has selected PanTerra Networks to its 500/5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, for the second consecutive year.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO West 2011, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2011, in Austin, Texas. ITEXPO offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. To register, click here.

John Lahtinen is Community Development Editor for unified communications. He has more than 15 years of combined professional and educational experience involving news, education, and marketing. John holds a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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