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Unified Communications Week in Review: Microsoft, GCI, Allot & More

January 07, 2017

With the first week of the New Year in the books, 2017 is already serving as strong year for unified communications. The news is coming fast and furious, 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!

Unified Communications isn’t just about ensuring interaction among colleagues and customers; a key component is securing those connections so that those that shouldn’t can’t gain access. And, this week Israeli Internet and cloud services provider Triple C turned to Allot for its arsenal of security measures. Find everything you need to know HERE.

Competition is fierce in the UC space, so imagine a startup simply trying to carve out a niche. Microsoft is lending those startups a helping hand with its BizSpark Plus Program. Participants gain hands on experience with Microsoft technology in addition to an expanded networking web within the industry. The program’s newest member, Incentive Inc., made a mark on Microsoft; click HERE to find out how.

With everything else moving to the cloud, it’s no surprise to see the Senate following suit – with its communications that is. This week, CenturyLink’s UCaaS platform was selected by the U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms office to provide communications capabilities. Complete coverage is HERE.

In the communications landscape, mergers and acquisitions these days are the norm, and this week we saw UC giant GCI purchase Freedom Communications. Announced on Jan. 4, this is GCI’s fifth acquisition in the last 12 calendar months, showing this firm has no fear in facilitating growth via acquisition. All the details, analysis and insight are HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for your fill of al things unified communications. See you next week!

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