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Unified Communications Week in Review: Collab9, Mitel, Huddle and Jabra

August 27, 2016

Happy Saturday! You’d think it was awards seasons with so many companies being recognized on the Unified Communications site this week. Exciting new features for headsets and the importance of having good security measures in place were also highlighted over the course of this week. Now that it’s the weekend, let’s take a look back at these exciting last few days.

The week started off strong with Collab9 announcing that it is the first unified communications-as-a-service provider to have achieved FedRAMP Authorized certification, which allows the company to provide federal government agencies with hosted voice and video. As TMC’s Casey Houser points out, “This achievement is significant because of the controls that the federal government places on the software its agencies are allowed to use.” FedRAMP is dedicated to making sure that all government departments adhere to best security practices when choosing cloud-based computing services, so passing this standard is a big deal for Collab9. You can find all the details on this exciting feat HERE.

The recognition continues with Mitel announcing that it has won Frost & Sullivan’s Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership award. They received this honor because of their recent work in hosted Internet protocol (IP) and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) options as part of the MiCloud suite. This is great news for Mitel because when Frost & Sullivan hands out awards, people take notice. You can find all the information on Mitel’s work and their award HERE.

Switching gears toward safety, Huddle has officially put security front of mind by making its Unified Authentication Portal generally available. With the newly unveiled Unified Authentication Portal, managers can ensure content remains secure by putting security and authentication policies in place. TMC’s Maurice Nagle has everything you need to know about the portal and its features HERE.

To round out the week, Jabra new headsets were revealed to have a connection to Cortana. The new headsets combine the standard of high-quality audio functionality that Jabra is commonly known for with the array of tools Cortana can add. This pairing seems like a dream come true for people who love Jabra and Cortana separately; combining the two can only improve functionality. If you’re interested in learning more; and possibly investing in a new headset, check out this article.

While some exciting news has been highlighted here, that’s certainly not all that went on this week. Be sure to head to the Unified Communications homepage for all the updates, and come back next week for the latest insights. Have a great weekend!

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