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Unified Communications Week in Review: MegaPath, Polycom, Arkadin and More

September 17, 2016

Happy Saturday! This week in Unified Communications was an exciting one, with articles covering companies coming together and separating, much deserved awards, expansions and so much more. Now that it’s the weekend, let’s take a look back at these last few days.

The week started off with MegaPath announcing that they have received the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year award from TMC. Their solution, MegaPath One, delivers integrated enterprise-class collaboration for businesses of all sizes. The service combines IP business telephony and video calling, instant messaging, presence and online conferencing within a single application. It also showcases several other features that make everything about collaboration much easier. You can find all the details HERE.

Up next, Polycom unveiled that it’s doing big things this week, when Southern African firm Westcon-Comstor added Polycom’s systems to its own lineup, thus making it that much more effective in the field. Polycom was chosen for its voice and video solutions, as well as its telepresence systems. The hope is that it will drive the Westcon-Comstor UCC Solutions Practice platform. This shows the growing demand in the field for faster means of interaction. Westcon-Comstor is going to benefit nicely from this decision, given the effectiveness of Polycom’s tools. Find out more HERE.

On a different note, businesses were both separating and coming together this week. In terms of the latter, Arkadin announced that they have acquired Applicable. Arkadin is looking to reach the large enterprise market, and they have recruited Applicable, who has already found success in this area, to help them reach this goal. Both companies will continue to operate independently, but will work together for the best results on several fronts. You can read about this strategic decision HERE.

While Arkadin and Applicable came together this week, Smart Communications went off to become an independent company. Their move away from Thunderhead is backed by Accel-KKR, a leading technology focused private equity firm, and its management team. Accel-KKR is enabling Smart Communications to become its own independent company by providing them with the funding and human capital they need to continue delivering the next generation of cloud-enabled customer communications management (CCM) services they provide. You can find out more about this agreement and Smart Communications’ decision HERE.

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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