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UC Week in Review

August 07, 2010

It was a busy week in the Unified Communications (UC) sector this past week. Here are some of the highlights:

LifeSize Communications, which designs and delivers high definition video communications products that provide a productive, true-to-life experience, has attained Joint Interoperability Test Command “JITC” certification for LifeSize Room, Team, and Express HD video conferencing systems, as well as the LifeSize Networker gateway – in a bid to extend their reach into the U.S. federal market.

A deal with Google technology will allow NeoNova to bring best-of-breed service to under- and un-served communities in the rural sector.

Vodafone, which is one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies in the world, has been using video communications and content delivery as a vital element for its internal collaboration strategy, according to a recent study by the Gartner Group.

Gartner analysts predict an "increasingly chaotic" organizational environment between now and 2020. That this going to have some clear implications for providers of communication services, including demand volatility, "hyperconnectedness," and a further blurring of the lines between collaboration within and outside an organization.

Leveraging the unified voice and data system, NICoE is able to fulfill its mission in an enhanced way as video-teleconferencing and telemedicine ensure the very best practitioners can be contacted and if necessary, assist with particularly complicated procedures.

These are some of the highlights in the UC sector for the past week.

Ed Silverstein is a contributing editor for unified communications's InfoTech Spotlight. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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