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Mitel Introduces New Communications Suite

By Robbie Pleasant April 19, 2016

Mitel has a new series of solutions for businesses and service providers, made to provide mobile users with communication, collaboration, and contact center capabilities.

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Related UC Vendors: Mitel

Mitel Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Polycom

By UCStrategies Staff April 15, 2016

Mitel and Polycom announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Mitel will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Polycom common stock in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $1.96 billion.

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Related UC Vendors: Mitel, Polycom

TelStrat Welcomes Mike Berlin as Senior Vice President, Global

By UCStrategies April 11, 2016

TelStrat, developer of call recording, quality management, and workforce optimization solutions, today announced the addition of Mike Berlin to its executive management team. He will serve as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development and will be responsible for all TelStrat sales and sales engineering activities.

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Fast Lane and VOSS Announce Global Partnership

By UCStrategies Staff April 7, 2016

VOSS Solutions announced a global partnership agreement with Fast Lane Consulting and Education Services. Fast Lane is a leading Global Cisco Learning Partner, specialising within the technical space, sales enablement and business relevancy training across all IT architectures.

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Related UC Vendors: VOSS, Business Communications Operations Management (BCOM), Cisco

Unify Square Bolsters C-Suite With The Appointments of CFO and CISO

By UCStrategies Staff April 1, 2016

Unify Square announced the appointment of Charlie DiBona as Chief Financial Officer and Chris Vaughn as Chief Information Security Officer. The pair will bring a combined 50 years of industry experience and leadership to the finance and security functions at Unify Square and help enhance its position as the most comprehensive provider of Skype for Business software and services worldwide.

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Related UC Vendors: Unify Square

Arkadin Receives Frost & Sullivan’s Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

By UCStrategies Staff March 30, 2016

Arkadin has received the Frost & Sullivan 2016 North American Conferencing Services Product Line Strategy Leadership Award. Arkadin achieved the leadership position in a competition which benchmarks the performance of top providers by their product line strength and customer impact. 

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Related UC Vendors: Arkadin

AT&T Releases New Collaborate Solution

By Robbie Pleasant March 29, 2016

AT&T has just released a new solution designed to help make businesses more productive and mobile. The new solution, AT&T Collaborate, provides cloud-based hosted voice and collaboration services, aimed at improving efficiency and productivity, with a wide range of tools for users.

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Related UC Vendors: AT&T

Fonality Announces Distribution Agreement With Ingram Micro

By UCStrategies March 21, 2016

Fonality, a business phone systems solutions provider, has announced a new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro.

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Related UC Vendors: Fonality

Gary Testa Has Joined Star2Star Communications

By UCStrategies March 18, 2016

Gary Testa has joined Star2Star Communications as President and Chief Revenue Officer. Testa will be responsible for leading Star2Star’s overall sales strategy, international and new market expansion and Go-to-Market execution.

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Related UC Vendors: Star2Star

Nectar Appoints Matt Christopher as Vice President of Customer Experience

By UCStrategies March 16, 2016

Nectar Services Corp. announced today that Matt Christopher has been appointed as vice president of customer experience for Nectar.

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Related UC Vendors: Nectar

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Announces New Communications Business Strategy

By Robbie Pleasant March 15, 2016

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has a new head of its Communications Business Division, and he’s bringing a new strategy with him. Matthieu Destot has been appointed as Executive Vice President and General Manager for the aforementioned division, and will work to help ALE provide a “Personalized Connected Experience.”

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Related UC Vendors: Alcatel-Lucent

Avaya Releases Zang Communications Platform

By Robbie Pleasant March 14, 2016

Avaya has just announced a new separate subsidiary called Zang, offering a cloud enabled platform and cloud enabled platform as a service. Unveiled at Enterprise Connect 2016, it offers a cloud communications platform and communication applications-as-a-service (cPaaS), and comes with pre-built applications and tools.

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Related UC Vendors: Avaya

Interactive Intelligence Wins Cloud Computing Magazine’s 2015 Product of the Year Award

By UCStrategies March 10, 2016

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. has won Cloud Computing magazine’s 2015 Product of the Year Award for PureCloud Engage. Cloud Computing magazine’s Product of the Year Award honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services.

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

Microsoft Certifies IR Prognosis IT Pro Tool for Skype for Business

By UCStrategies March 8, 2016

IR, the global provider of proactive performance management software for critical IT infrastructure and communications ecosystems, announced that IR Prognosis for Unified Communications (UC) has completed certification as an IT Pro Tool in monitoring for Skype for Business. 

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Related UC Vendors: IR, Microsoft

AT&T Unveils New Way to Mobilize and Grow Your Business with AT&T Collaborate™

By UCStrategies March 8, 2016

AT&T Collaborate provides a full array of cloud-based voice features and collaboration tools, such as instant messaging and presence, audio, video and web conferencing, and content sharing.

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Related UC Vendors: AT&T

House of Lync and SoftwareONE Join Forces to Support Client Demand of Skype for Business

By UCStrategies Staff March 7, 2016

SoftwareONE announced the acquisition of House of Lync, a Microsoft Neptune partner. The agreement is aimed at expanding and supporting client demand of Microsoft’s Skype for Business throughout SoftwareONE’s North American client base.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft

Logitech Takes the Hassle Out of Building Video Conference Rooms

By UCStrategies March 7, 2016

Today Logitech announced the Logitech® ConferenceCam Kit with Intel® NUC video conferencing system. Configured and validated by Logitech and Intel for performance, simplicity and compatibility, the ConferenceCam Kit includes a Logitech ConferenceCam, Intel® NUC and Intel® Unite™ application.

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Related UC Vendors: Logitech

Vidyo Adds Video Conferencing and Platform as a Service Offerings

By Robbie Pleasant March 3, 2016

Vidyo has announced the availability of a hosted offering supporting up to 4K UltraHD resolution video and content sharing, as well as an upcoming offering focused on developers.

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tekVizion Introduces Industry’s First Verification Guarantee for Interoperability Testing

By UCStrategies March 3, 2016

tekVizion has launched the industry’s first interoperability testing verification guarantee – a program aimed at helping end-user customers make better technology decisions.

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Related UC Vendors: tekVizion

VOSS Enhances its Leading BCOM Platform to Become a Single Point of Integration for Enterprise Communications

By UCStrategies March 3, 2016

VOSS Solutions announced that it has introduced Single Point of Integration to the scope of VOSS-4-UC, its Business Communications Operations Management (BCOM) platform, to empower adaptable business systems integration.

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Related UC Vendors: VOSS, Business Communications Operations Management (BCOM)

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