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Week in Review: Unified Communications

January 30, 2009

The Unified Communications Global Online Community, sponsored by NET Quintum, is designed to serve as the premiere resource for information on Unified Communication(UC) technologies and solutions. As the UC space continues to evolve, readers can stay on top of trends and issues driving this exciting field.

NET Quintum is a Voice over IP innovator, headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, with distribution in more than 67 countries around the world. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies (NET).
NET Quintum manufactures Tenor VoIP MultiPath Switches and Gateways which support analog and digital communications in enterprise and service provider networks, offering H.323 and SIP-based support for IP telephony migration, legacy VoIP enablement, multi-office VoIP, survivable branch office, Hosted IP PBX, SIP trunking, and unified communications applications.
This week’s highlights include:
Technology Marketing Corporation announced this week that its Unified Communications magazine is accepting applications for their SecondAnnual Product of the Year Award.
The Unified Communications editorial team is seeking nominations for innovative products brought to market in the past year for the 2008 Product of the Year Award.   
Unified communications is the wave of the future, and 2008 has been an explosive year for new products. The Product of the Year Award will distinguish companies that have brought ground-breaking advancements to UC technologies, while providing readers with a list of exceptional UC solutions that have proven their excellence. 
The early bird application deadline is February 12, 2009.  Final applications must be submitted by March 5, 2009. Learn more
Winners of 2008 Product of the Year Award will be featured in the April 2009 issue of Unified Communications magazine.
For more information about TMC (News - Alert), please visit www.tmcnet.com.
TMC’s own Tim Gray reported that unified communications (UC) and contact center software provider Aspect announced today it is now supporting the virtual launch of Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 Release 2 as a platinum sponsor.
The virtual online event is expected to draw plenty of traffic from around the world as the OCS 2007 R2 offering will feature a keynote address, fifteen breakout sessions, online areas for attendees to view product demonstrations, explore customer experiences, and learn about offerings from Microsoft and its partners, according to Mike Sheridan, senior vice president of strategy at Aspect.
The Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will launch in a worldwide online event Feb. 3, 2009. Those interested can register to participate in the launch here.
Aspect is also taking part in a panelist discussion – along with Nortel, CommuniGate, Interactive Intelligence and Objectworld – at TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2009 in Miami.
The companies will present their UC solutions and position their products in comparison with one another.
Each panelist will make the case for choosing their offerings by laying out a business case, explaining differentiators and providing a quick demonstration of their systems. The “shootout” format provides just seven minutes for each to make their case, and the session provides a detailed Q&A for attendees to dig deeper into each vendors’ claims. “Internet Telephony magazine Editorial Director Greg Galitzine will moderate.
The session is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2. For more information please visit ITEXPO page here.
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Check back next week for UC’s Week in Review. Until then!

Jessica Kostek is a channel editor for unified communications, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Jessica’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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