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  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    It's a short week with the Easter weekend upon us meaning we have just three stories that came up this week in the unified communications industry. Let's take a look.
  • UC, VoIP Threats Have Evolved
    Unified Communications (UC) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) threats have evolved over the past half-dozen years. In response to the trend, Mark Collier, CTO of SecureLogix Corporation and co-author of "Hacking Exposed: Unified Communications & Voice Over IP Security Secrets and Solutions," noted that the second edition of the book focuses on UC application security issues.
  • Review of MegaPAC L2 : The First Portable Workstation
    The first portable workstation, MegaPAC L2, has been created by a company called ACME portable. It was first showcased in the NAB 2014 show in Las Vegas.
  • Intellinote's New User Interface Unifies Workspaces
    An overhauled UI provides users with a clean, modern interface, a revised layout and a new color scheme that promises to increase Intellinote's usability and responsiveness, tremendously.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    The weekend is here, which means it's time to take a look at the interesting news events that happened this week in the unified communications industry, where we saw some interesting moves from companies to expand into UC for the future.
  • ANPI and INDATEL Create New Strategic Alliance
    The Hosted Unified Communication market is growing by leaps and bounds. Small and big businesses, including start-ups, are tapping the many benefits of the Hosted Unified Communications services.
  • File Sharing Becomes More User Friendly with Sitedrop
    When Dropbox was first released in 2008, it was a revolutionary breakthrough in file sharing. The time-saving benefit of automatically updating files for the team as they were modified, added or deleted was much easier than emailing the files as attachments or using version control.
  • Mutualink's Communications Platform Enhances K-12 Schools' Safety and Security
    Recently, Mutualink, an IP-based multimedia overlay network launched a secure multi-media communications platform in order to enhance K-12 schools' safety and security.
  • Huawei Outlines its Vision to Support the Growth of Omani Enterprises
    Technology solutions associated with new trends like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and Unified Communication are crucial for mid-market enterprises to strive for success in a highly competitive landscape.
  • A Peek into Jupiter Systems' Canvas 2.0
    Business intelligence is a key differentiator for successful companies in today's competitive environment. Business intelligence is the data that every company needs in order to make the best strategic decisions that will serve the company's interests in both the short- and long-term. To make smart decisions, companies need the most accurate and real-time business intelligence. To meet the needs of such companies for high-quality business intelligence, a company called Jupiter Systems has released software called Canvas 2.0.
  • NetPlus Offering Tips on Transitioning to UC
    .Gilmour will give valuable information about the problems that frequently occur during migrations and explain how using NetPlus VoIP Transition Tool can help in migration, cutting costs and successful completion of projects.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    The first week of April brought us a variety of news in the Unified Communications industry. With the week coming to a close, we've chosen some of the best news stories below.
  • Zultys MX250 IP Phone System Wins the INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine's 2013 Unified Communications Excellence Award
    Zultys, a provider of unified communications, stated that its Zultys MX250 IP phone system won the 2013 Unified Communications Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
  • Mutare Introduces New EVM3 Unified Messaging Application
    Mutare, an independent software developer, recently launched its next generation unified messaging application, EVM3.
  • Sonexis Technology Announces Availability of ConferenceManager2
    Sonexis Technology, Inc. recently expanded its flagship conferencing product line by releasing an enhanced on-premise audio and web conferencing solution for the enterprise, known as the ConferenceManager2.
  • The Promise of Unified Communications (UC) Realized via Hosted Solutions
    For those with a somewhat long memory you are more than aware that Unified Communications (UC) has been around for many years. The allure, going all the way back to when we used to call UC "Unified Messaging" is the ability to reduce costs and speed decision-making and responsiveness by giving all of us access to things like voice, all types of messaging (email, voice mail, text, chat, video conferencing, presence, etc.), and now includes the exploding population of enterprise apps and collaboration tools.
  • Video Guidance's Cloud-Based Services are Now Supported by Acano Platform
    Video Guidance, an independent, strategic visual communications company that customizes state-of-the-art products, services and solutions from the world's finest manufacturers, has recently introduced new cloud-based services, which incorporate Acano's technology. The new service offers Acano's unique features and functions nationwide in Video Guidance's VG Connect MeetingSpace offering.
  • CommLogik Brings Value-added UC Technology to Latin America
    At U.S. based technology shows, which are often dominated by North American companies, it's easy to forget that the U.S. and Canada don't represent all of the Americas. Technology opportunities, particularly in the unified communications and contact center space, are in high growth mode in Latin America, as well.
  • ChitrChatr Sees 388 Percent Growth for UC Platform Ahead of Launch
    Montreal-based messaging services company ChitrChatr Communications Inc. has announced that the anticipation for its soon-to-be-released Comprehensive Universal Unified Communications Platform (CUUCP) has risen exponentially.
  • Most Companies Not Using UC Plan to Implement it Soon
    Based on the way the unified communications space has been growing lately - the U.S. SMB UC market alone is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.8 percent over the next couple years - it's not hard to guess that UC is fast becoming essential to every business and enterprise. It's always better to get some hard research on the subject. Fortunately, Cloud services company Evolve IP has done just that.
  • Travel Down UCC Maturely - It is All about Opportunities and Challenges
    Effective communication and collaboration is the key business differentiator to any organization today. Businesses have started using enhanced collaboration tools, social media, messaging capabilities and mobile interaction, to match with the fundamental shift in customers' expectations.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    Another week, another hectic round of news to get up to speed on; there's nothing quiet in the Unified Communications industry of late. Let's take a look.
  • FCC's Chairman Floats a Proposal to Allow Spectrum Sharing
    Mobile devices and data traffic are growing exponentially for both consumers and business professionals. The soaring demand for mobile data will result to spectrum shortages and network slowdowns in the years ahead. The bandwidth crunch will create slow data rates, dropped connections, and freezing web pages. So what is the solution of these problems?
  • Actiance Enables Social Media, Modern-day Communications Compliance
    When Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, announced the video streaming service had streamed its one-billionth hour, he made the announcement on Facebook. Not an uncommon move in today's world of real-time access to information and social media. However, Hastings never gave the SEC a heads up that Facebook would be a channel used to disclose material information, and caught attention because it could be potentially used to sway stock value. It ultimately was viewed as an honest mistake, and not a malicious move, but it set the precedent for all public companies.
  • SimpleSignal Reveals Unified Tech of the Future Today
    SimpleSignal is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of cloud-based voice, video, mobility and collaboration services. The company integrates directly into workflow and applications - with more than 2,000 businesses using its services and more than 60,000 end points.
  • Phoenix Manufacturing Uses Toshiba's IPedge Business Telephone System
    Phoenix Manufacturing, an industrial custom metal fabrication facility that produces products for multiple industrial applications including Air Filtration, is using the new Toshiba IPedg IP-based business telephone system to meet its communication goals.
  • Unified Office Introduces Total Connect Now, a New UC Cloud Platform
    Unified Office, a provider of managed services with expertise in business communications for the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) customer, has unveiled Total Connect Now (TCN) 3.0 - a new hybrid cloud service for unified communications that it hopes will up the ante for VoIP.
  • LaSalle Solutions Demos High Level of Expertise with Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Solutions; Achieves Master Unified Communications Specialization
    Partnerships can offer an enhanced set of skills and capabilities to the members involved. LaSalle Solutions, a provider of life-cycle management services for technology and capital assets, confirmed that the company has successfully fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco Unified Communications solutions and thus has achieved the Master Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco.
  • Dimension Data Adds Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution to UC portfolio
    Dimension Data, a company with nearly thirty years of experience in delivering ICT services and solutions, is expanding its offerings with the addition of Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) to its cloud-based Unified Communications services.
  • Comings & Goings: Antony Vigar Appointed Azzurri's Head of Business Development
    Antony Vigar has re-joined Azzurri Communications, the leading independent provider of managed communications services, to become the Head of Business Development.
  • Alibaba Buys Stake in Messaging Company Tango
    China based Alibaba is making a rather large bet on a relative unknown in the instant messaging market. The company has just invested more than $215 million in the free calling and messaging application known as Tango. The investment gives Alibaba a minority ownership stake in the messaging company. The company is leading a new investment round that will see a total of $280 million investment into Tango.
  • New Report Forecasts Significant Growth in the Enterprise Collaboration Market
    A new report forecasts that the enterprise collaboration market will grow from $47.30 billion in 2014 to $70.61 billion in 2019. The report has attempted to define and segment the enterprise collaboration market into sub-segments, followed by a detailed analysis and forecast of revenues.
  • Kontiki's Enterprise Video Suite Recognized as Ready for Deployment
    Kontiki recently announced that its Enterprise Video Suite is one of the top solutions when it comes to cloud-based enterprise video applications and delivery. The solution is the only full-featured and scalable enterprise video platform that provides unlimited video utilization as well as a whole range of capabilities for pervasive internal video. Kontiki is a provider of cloud-based enterprise video solutions.
  • Toyo/ENPPI Uses Polycom Video Conferencing Systems for Better Enterprise Collaboration
    Toyo, the Japanese engineering giant, and ENPPI, one of the Middle East's leading engineering organizations, have signed a deal that enables a Polycom High definition (HD) Video Conferencing solution in Cairo and Alexandria to enable faster communication between its two sites and reduces Internet costs.
  • Vocal Now a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Everbridge
    Everbridge, a company specializing in Unified Critical Communications, has acquired Vocal, a U.K.-based provider of Business Continuity and Communication solutions.
  • ClearOne's Video Collaboration Solution Looks to Boost SMBs
    Committed to closing the gap between small and large businesses by allowing video collaboration to become ubiquitous without the complexity and prohibitive costs, ClearOne has come up with a single, 1U server unit solution.
  • Biba Adds Business Video Calling Which Expands Its UC Offerings
    About nine months ago I wrote about a company that found a creative way to end the various hassles associated with conference calls. In the past, it was slightly easier to set up conference calls, but that was only because everyone was in the office and it was just a matter of gathering everyone in the conference room with a speaker phone sitting in the middle of the room.
  • Broadview Networks Launches OfficeSuite Simplicity
    The newly launched OfficeSuite Simplicity from Broadview Networks ensures that small businesses are able to enjoy enterprise level flexibility and functionality in a cordless phone system without having to invest in the time and money required to deploy new wiring and hardware.
  • Why Microsoft Lync is Taking Unified to Universal
    Unified communications - it's at the top of many a CIO want list as it streamlines the cost of staying connected and minimizes the amount of time IT teams have to focus on communications systems. Identifying the right solutions to meet the needs of a growing company, however, can be a challenge. How do you know when you've found the solution and partner to drive the results you need?
  • Stage 2 Networks Announces Availability of Polycom VVX Business Media Phones
    Stage 2 Networks, a provider of cloud communication solutions, recently announced the launch and availability of the Polycom VVX suite of business media phones with person-to- person HD video communication capability. VVX business phones are a part of Stage 2 Networks' suite of custom on-demand voice2 solutions. The enterprise-grade devices are scalable, integrated, cost-effective next-generation communication systems which have been designed to provide increased line density, better interconnectivity between staff and customer, a offers a plug-and-play module expansion feature as well as enhanced ergonomics, among other benefits.
  • 'New Way to Work' Index Reveals 6 Habits of Highly Successful Teams
    According to the Index, 94 percent of executives work with virtual team members, clearly indicating an uptick in the mobile and global workforce. In order to cope with this new method of work, companies need solutions that can enhance productivity and collaboration across multiple platforms.
  • BT Announces Launch of One Voice Radianz Solution for Financial Firms
    BT, one of the world's premier providers of communications services and solutions, recently introduced its new service coined as One Voice Radianz.
  • Moving your Business to Unified Communications
    Companies can benefit greatly from unified communications (UC) by integrating their communication tools such as VoIP, chat, telepresence, collaboration platforms, videoconferencing systems, and social media into one centralized solution. This will allow a staff member, for example, to send a message through one particular medium but enable the recipient can retrieve the message through a completely different medium, all while still using the same system.
  • Fixing the BYOD App Mess
    Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) delivers flexibility and employees usually love it, but it also can be a mess for IT.
  • Megaleads' Mega Tracker B2B Website Caller-ID Application Makes Its Debut
    Megaleads announced the successful debut of its latest product Mega Tracker in February 2014. Mega Tracker is being promoted as one of the most cost efficient business to business (B2B) website caller-id applications that is currently available on the market. Apart from this, the company has also introduced a low cost month-to-month billing model for the new software, which has made Mega Tracker an instant success by helping the company capture new clients.
  • Survey Reveals that Technological Satisfaction Affected by Age Group
    A recent study conducted by BT Global Services and Avaya found that the age and personality of employees was strongly tied to their satisfaction with available workplace technologies.
  • Unify Augments OpenScape Business Portfolio with X1 Appliance
    Small to medium businesses (SMBs) have always been looking for simple yet powerful communication solutions that could provide key features, such as session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking and unified communications (UC), at an attractive price point.
  • Flyby Messenger Hopes to Deliver Content with Context
    Imagine having the ability to pull out your Android smartphone and attach a secret message to an object for friends that know exactly where to look. Flyby Messenger can do just that, seemingly having been taken out of the spy genre of movies.
  • Telesphere, BroadSoft Collaborate to Create MobileConnect
    The increasing computing and communications power of mobile devices means more advanced solutions are being created to harness it. In enterprise applications with BYOD initiatives, it means using mobile devices as part of the corporate network with unified communications (UC) to introduce a new level of collaboration with everyone in the organization-anytime, anywhere. A new solution introduced by the partnership between Telesphere and BroadSoft, called MobileConnect, is designed to provide mobile devices with more collaborative solutions as part of BYOD policies.
  • Fruition Partners Intros 'My Service Portal' for Clients
    Fruition Partners, a technology-enabled services firm, has recently introduced My Service Portal specifically for its clients, to offer increased engagement transparency and enhanced client communication.
  •'s Smart Calendar App - Keep Track of Your Life on Your Smartphone's smart calendar app is designed to help users keep track of their lists and things to-do right on their smartphone. It was originally released for iPhone, though it is now available for Android as well. It comes with some interesting features and others that need a little more work on it.
  • Voxox, VTC Intecom Join Forces to Launch Co-branded OTT App in Vietnam
    Voxox OTT communication service is one of the most comprehensive solutions in the market offering unprecedented combination of messaging and calling features. The application allows users to communicate anywhere with anyone irrespective of device or network service. The features include global calling plans at very low costs, texting services, call routing, call forwarding, and two-way electronic faxing.
  • Telenity Intros CanVAS Transformation Consolidated Messaging, VAS Solution
    Telenity, a provider of communications network services and solutions, has launched CanVAS Transformation, a consolidated messaging and value added services (VAS) solution.
  • NEC's UNIVERGE 3C Approved by U.S. Department of Defense
    NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a company that has been serving carrier, small-to-medium business and large enterprise clients across multiple vertical industries, offering a rich portfolio of technology and professional services, enhanced opportunities and competitive solutions that can address today's business needs.
  • SMB Unified Comm Market to Grow 13.8 Percent During 2012-16 Period
    Unified communications technology helps companies to increase productivity significantly in addition to making it pliable to changing business conditions.
  • Portugal's ZON OPTIMUS Selects Acision Fusion
    Acision Fusion is a consolidated messaging platform, which enables mobile operators to move away from fragmented, silo approaches to deploying Value Add Service (VAS) systems and replace them with a single, converged solution.
  • Jinny's Consolidated Messaging Solution, ViO, Deployed by Sure Guernsey
    Jinny Software recently announced that its consolidated messaging solution, ViO, has been deployed successfully by Sure Guernsey, a leading telecommunication services supplier. The new contract and deployment will include domestic and wholesale SMSC replacements, an upgrade to the existing Jinny MMSC and a comprehensive Business Reporting Suite. Jinny Software is a global mobile VAS infrastructure, mobile advertising and diameter signaling solutions provider.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    In Unified Communications it has been a week filled with the release of new products as well as the discussion of IM AND other common methods of communication we all know and love.
  • Panasonic Unveils New Business Communication Server Ideal for Oman Market
    Every enterprise, irrespective of size and geographical location, has unique business requirements. So, communication servers used by enterprises should be capable of providing solutions according to their needs.
  • SPIRIT DSP Launches VideoMost SDK for Multi-Point HD Video Conferencing
    SPIRIT DSP, a provider of voice and video over IP (VVoIP) software engines, recently announced the launch of its VideoMost SDK, designed to enable organizations to deliver high-quality multi-point video and voice conferencing solutions over the public Internet without the need for MCU-based transcoding. The newly launched software application will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecom carriers and application developers to seamlessly deliver multi-point HD video conferencing solutions.
  • IM Accounts for Majority of Mobile Messaging
    When over the top (OTT) instant messaging apps started gaining in popularity, many mobile carriers began to worry that traditional text messaging was on the way out. After all, why would anyone want to pay for a text messaging package when they can text via their data connection for free? Now, a new report from Juniper Research suggests that these fears weren't unfounded - at least to an extent.
  • Ericsson to Display its Mobile UC Wares at Mobile World Congress
    Once again leading players from the mobile industry will converge at the Mobile World Congress, and Ericsson is not going to miss this golden opportunity of launching its mobile unified communications (UC) in front of key decision-makers from all parts of the world.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    As most of us prepare for a nice, refreshing long weekend, it's time to see what's been going on in the field of Unified Communications. This week has been an eventful one, with news of awards, new products as well as discussion of security and usefulness of the cloud. In spirit of the recent snow storms that pounded us with snow here in the Northeast, let's dive in!
  • Polycom Unveils New Portfolio of Video Solutions
    Enabling companies to make better use of enterprise-grade video collaboration, Polycom has introduced a new portfolio of video software, services and hardware solutions.
  • Unified Communications is a Natural Fit for the Cloud
    The promise of unified communications is that it will make life both easier and more productive for its users.
  • Iridium Launches Groundbreaking Broadcast Service, Iridium Burst
    Iridium Communications Inc. announced the launch of its broadcast service, Iridium Burst. This groundbreaking service allows data broadcast from one device to an unlimited number of devices spanning the globe, even from locations such as inside of buildings, vehicles and airplanes, with partial obstructions and weather phenomenon.
  • Openwave Messaging Announces Next Generation Security Solution
    Openwave Messaging, a provider of messaging software solutions, has introduced RazorGate 5, a next generation security solution that provides messaging security and protection from spam, viruses, malware and other attacks.
  • Zultys Launches MX Release 9.0 and MXvirtual
    Zultys, a leading unified communications solutions provider, has announced the launch of MX Release 9.0 which in turn introduces MXvirtual as part of the MX Unified Communications platform. The MX Unified Communications platform has been designed to seamlessly integrate the customer's voice, data, video, presence and mobility solutions into a single system.
  • Windstream's Services Recognized by ShoreTel
    Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications, recently announced that ShoreTel has recognized the company with Circle of Excellence Award for the 2013 partner year. The officials from ShoreTel said that Windstream was recognized for its achievement in areas including customer satisfaction, revenue growth and proficiency with advanced applications. Windstream delivers ShoreTel's solutions portfolio, training and supporting end-user customers.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    For every business, there must be a way for employees and employers to communicate - that is how ideas are spread and important decisions are made. Unified Communications systems put all of these solutions together in one place, such as voice, video and instant messenger, which allows corporations to focus less on achieving good communication and more on achieving good business. It has been a busy week in the UC sector, with news of the importance of social media as well as new product releases and partnerships.
  • ANPI Hosted UC Solution Expands Cirrinity's Business Services Portfolio
    The ANPI Hosted Unified Communications (UC) solution has been chosen to significantly expand Cirrinity's business services portfolio.
  • Zultys Introduces MXvirtual with MX Release 9.0
    Roughly nine months after the last version of Zultys' MX unified communications platform was released, the offering has been updated again alongside the release of MXvirtual, a cloud-based UC solution for enterprises and managed service providers. Release 9.0 of MX also includes new product integration and additional enhancements.
  • ANPI Signs New Partnership Agreement with Telecom Consulting Group
    ANPI, a provider of hosted communications and carrier solutions, has recently forged a new partnership agreement with Telecom Consulting Group (TCG) of Florida. This new agreement will allow TCG and its nationwide network of 500-plus agents to sell ANPI VIP, a full-featured hosted unified communications solution.
  • DeskAlerts Alert to the Power of Social Media
    'Don't ignore the social media' - that was what DeskAlerts, the completely Web-based solution, learned to its advantage while studying how popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn were with its client base. And, to give it due credit, it promptly incorporated social media functionality into its messaging system.
  • Adapt Telephony Services Deploys ININ's CIC for Redstone Federal Credit Union
    Adapt Telephony Services, a North American reseller and systems integrator, stated that it configured, installed and offered technical help for Redstone Federal Credit Union (RFCU) to implement Intelligence Group Inc.'s (ININ) Customer Interaction Center (CIC), a contact center and enterprise IP telephony software suite.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    As society changes and technology follows suit, we must evolve in the way we communicate. Businesses are run globally, with employees stationed across the world, scattered across different countries. A Unified Communications system in place can help a business overcome any communication issues among employees as well as other corporations. It has been a busy week in the UC realm, with news of new products, social media outlets as well as conferences at ITEXPO.
  • ANPI Adds Fax Functionality to Its Hosted UC Solution
    As businesses slowly make the transition to an all IP communications infrastructure, the door is opening for even more convergence under unified communication (UC) platforms. Indeed, even services like Fax over IP are joining the ranks of UC-supported solutions.
  • GENBAND's SMART OFFICE 2.0 Delivers Unified Enterprisewide Collaboration and Videoconferencing
    GENBAND recently announced the introduction of a comprehensive Unified Communications solution -- SMART OFFICE 2.0. The latest offering from GENBAND has been designed to provide an enhanced UC experience.
  • Aura Alliance Client Now Compliant with Avaya Collaboration and UC Solutions
    The Aura Alliance Client for IBM Notes and IBM Sametime have been rated as 'Avaya Compliant' and are now compatible with Avaya's collaboration and unified communications (UC) solutions.
  • TMC Presents Two Product of the Year Awards to CounterPath
    TMC, a global, integrated media company, honored CounterPath Corporation with two product of the year awards for its Bria BlackBerry Edition and the Bria Software as a Service (SaaS) offering.
  • GENBAND Intros Generation Enterprise UC Solutions Framework
    It is the era of mobile-driven communications solutions. Even though many enterprises have embraced Unified Communications (UC) solutions, it is unfortunate that enterprises are continually facing challenges with regard to mobile-driven communications solutions, including difficulty in migration of legacy enterprise voice systems to Internet protocol (IP) solutions, in this digital age.
  • Tadiran Telecom's Aeonix Approved by GSA
    Tadiran Telecom, a company that supplies IP business telephony and Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) solutions, recently announced that its flagship product Aeonix is now formally approved by the GSA (the US Government's General Services Administration). The certification, which is granted for five years under Federal Supply Schedule 70 General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services, allows Tadiran to sell its products to any Government organization that utilizes this contract.
  • SmartVoice Conference Keynoter: Next Decade Will Move Us to Hypervoice
    The voice space has been somewhat "depressed" during the past decade, but the next 10 years will hold new and very exciting things for voice.
  • Mitel and Aastra Merger Nearing Completion
    Previously announced Mitel Networks Corporation and Aastra Technologies Limited merger is nearing completion.
  • Jenne, Inc. Showcasing Telephony, UC, Jenne Marketing Pro at ITEXPO
    Jenne, Inc. is a value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking, and security and surveillance products. It boasts partnerships with more than 150 manufacturers of offerings in these areas. As such, it's not too surprising that the company will be showcasing telephony and unified communications solutions at ITEXPO Miami 2014.
  • Brazzlebox Looking to Offer Social Media for Small and Home Based Businesses
    Social media used to be a small trend that was just starting to grow. Now there seems to be a social media outlet for anyone's tastes depending on whether you are wanting to talk in small increments or post pictures that tells a long story. One area that has been largely ignored when it comes to easily communicating over a social media avenue is the small and home based business community. Brazzlebox is a new community that is looking to fill that hole.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    This week has been a positive one in terms of the latest news in the UC realm - with new advancements in products as well as company financing, better enabling UC companies to bring you the best in Unified Communications technology.
  • NextPlane Supports Google Hangouts Enabling Collaboration with Business Partners
    NextPlane, a provider of B2B UC collaboration and federation services, now offers support for Google Hangouts. Users of Microsoft, Cisco and other unified communications platforms will be able to collaborate with partners using Google Hangouts.
  • AVST Announces Latest Version of Its UC Platform
    The newest version of AVST's UC platform, CX-E 8.5, is being built with SIP integration using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager. This should help users extend their mobility and security.
  • Dialogic and Gintel Upgrade UC Offering from Network Norway
    Dialogic and Gintel have upgraded the existing hosted unified communications (UC) offering from Network Norway with their integrated solutions.
  • Frost & Sullivan: New Technologies Change the Face of Global Web Conferencing Market
    Frost & Sullivan, a market research firm, has released its latest report on the Global Web Conferencing Market. The new research report is part of the Conferencing and Collaboration Growth Partnership Service program. The report states that the global web conferencing market earned revenue of $1.80 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach$2.88 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 9.8 percent.
  • Kensho Secures $10 Million in Seed Financing
    Kensho, a provider of cloud-based intelligent computer systems, has received $10 million in seed funding. Investors like General Catalyst, NEA, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Devonshire Investors (the private equity arm affiliated with Fidelity Investments), and other VCs participated.
  • RingCentral Officially Unveils Office Enterprise Edition, RingCentral Meetings
    Powered by technology from Zoom Video Communications Inc., RingCentral Meetings works on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows devices. It allows for web and screen share; lets users share content that lives in the cloud on such services as Box and Dropbox; and allows users to initiate video communications with a single click.
  • Skype Adds Two-way HD Video Calls for Newest iOS Devices
    Since Microsoft acquired it, Skype has been seeing some pretty impressive success, especially when it comes to the mobile formats. One of the things that has made it so successful when it comes to tablets and smartphones is that the service has managed to adapt itself quite well when it comes to new devices. The company just announced that it has adapted in that way to offer two-way HD video calls on the iPhone 5S, iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    It's been yet another exciting week in the field of unified communications. The field is combining voice, video and text in an attractive package that many businesses are finding irresistible.
  • ChitrChatr Communications Announces Worldwide Subscriber Promotion
    ChitrChatr subscriber can easily log in to the CUUCP which then handles the task of logging into all other accounts such as Yahoo, MSN, Google Hangouts, Facebook and over 135 other messaging platforms currently used by consumers all over the world.
  • The Fight for Google Apps UC Software
    Unified Communications (UC) is the technology that integrates all forms of communication in one place. Implementing UC as a part of a productivity software, especially Google Apps, has been a challenge for companies because Google does not have its own business communications software. Though Google has been experimenting in this field for sometime, it has not yet come with a perfect solution for this problem. Currently, Google Talk offers calling to PSTN numbers while there is some talk about bringing in Google+ for business communications.
  • NEC Recognized as the UC Vendor with Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
    Unified communications (UC) investments vary among organizations. Each organization has different UC requirements, so implementing UC requires them to first conduct a thorough analysis of their current and future requirements.
  • Enterprise Video to Beam into the Future
    Bill Gates once said, "I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in." And, that's what enterprise video does: bridges gaps in communications across the world, encourages employee engagement and liberates them from the confines of office spaces.
  • Unified Communications Week in Review
    Communication is the key in running any successful business. With so many aspects of a business to adhere to, the focus on keeping communication up to date may fall to the way side on the list of priorities.