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Unified Communications Week in Review: Polycom, Cisco, Fusion & Broadsoft

March 12, 2016

Innovation in communication and collaboration is reaching a fever pitch. While different companies have different demands, they all require exceptional communication. Whether it’s a conference call with a client or a presentation for the team, the proper tools must be in place. And, with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in unified communications: time for the Week in Review!

This week in the news, Polycom announced the availability in select markets of its RealPresence Centro (RPC). Polycom developed the RPC with the intention of alleviating counter-productivity, as its unique design provides a 360 degree view offering video footage of all participants. The complete report is HERE.

Cisco made a splash this week with the announcement of the Spark Innovation Fund. Cisco is seeking to improve adoption of its Spark team collaboration service, and by setting aside $150 million to invest in partners for development the Spark solution will be more readily leveraged. Paula Bernier has all the details HERE.

INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine declared Fusion360, the innovative cloud-based telephony solution, winner of the Product of the Year award. The function-rich solution meets the growing demands of the enterprise and then some.

"Fusion360 was designed to help businesses do more as they save more, with communications solutions that combine the benefits of the cloud with a robust, diverse and secure nationwide network, supporting quality of service guarantees as we connect employees, offices and mobile users," noted Russell P. Markman, Fusion's President of Business Services. The full story is HERE.

Broadsoft unveiled several solutions this week to address the ever-growing mobile workforce. It released two new mobile applications, bringing access to the platform via iOS and Android. In addition, the UC-One Enterprise Portal was announced, which now allows IT admins as well as end users to manage the UC-One services. Rory Lidstone has everything you need to know HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for your fill of all things unified communications. 

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