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Dimension Data Completes Nexus Acquisition

By Robbie Pleasant April 24, 2014

Dimension Data has made a new acquisition, with the complete purchase of Nexus, a privately-owned provider of advanced IT solutions. This increases Dimension Data’s operations in the US by 40 percent, and will help provide its clients with a wider portfolio of solutions, and a larger network of experts.

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Related UC Vendors: Dimension Data

Fonality Introduces New Partner Program

By Robbie Pleasant April 22, 2014

Fonality has a new partner program designed to increase flexibility and revenue for their partners. The program has a two level system for Authorized or Certified partners.

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Related UC Vendors: Fonality

UC Summit 2014 to Focus on Major Industry Trends

By UCStrategies Staff April 16, 2014

Leaders from all aspects of the Unified Communications (UC) industry are gathering in La Jolla, California, April 27-30, 2014, for a two and a half day conference, focusing on networking, building new relationships, product/market education and aligning business models with evolving and emerging technologies.

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Related UC Vendors: HP, Mitel, NEC, ShoreTel, SMART Technologies, Sonus, Unify, AVST, IntelePeer, Interactive Intelligence, Plantronics

CorvisaCloud Lets Customers Create the Communications Platform They Need

By Robbie Pleasant April 15, 2014

CorvisaCloud, LLC is releasing a new hosted voice and SMS platform, which provides developers and businesses with a way to build custom communications solutions for their individual needs. This new platform, the CorvisaOne, expands CorvisaCloud’s offering from a product suite to a production-plus-platform solution, offering flexibility and longevity for IT investments.

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IntelePeer Launches Cloud Advantage Partner Program

By Robbie Pleasant April 4, 2014

IntelePeer, Inc. has provided its partners with a new means of gaining new sales and revenue opportunities as it unveiled the Cloud Advantage Partner Program. This new channel partner program is designed to boost support and incentives to IntelePeer’s indirect sales channel partners, with several features made to increase channel revenues.

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Related UC Vendors: IntelePeer

Yorktel Expands EMEA Footprint

By UCStrategies Staff April 1, 2014

Yorktel announced that it has expanded its footprint in EMEA. The company announced the opening of a new Yorktel office in France, the first in the country.

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Related UC Vendors: Yorktel

8x8 Adds Branch Office and Switchboard Pro to Virtual Office

By Robbie Pleasant March 27, 2014

8x8, Inc. is helping customers expand with a New Virtual Office function 8x8 Branch Office. This is a new Virtual Office feature, through which customers can segment their 8x8 cloud-based PBX to various branch offices, while still keeping everything integrated in a single unified communications platform.

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Related UC Vendors: 8x8

New OVCC Forrester Study on Market State of B2B Video Communication

By Phil Edholm March 21, 2014

Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) just released three new Forrester Consulting reports on the State of B2B Video Communication Market including adoption, perception, and outlook in the B2B space. The reports were commissioned by the OVCC group and are based on a survey of 695 enterprise decision-makers and influencers of video communications.

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Alcatel Lucent Releases New Communication Applications and Deskphones

By UCStrategies Staff March 20, 2014

 This suite of applications as a service (AaaS) is designed for teams, departments, or individual employees, providing cloud-hosted communications for businesses large and small alike.

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Related UC Vendors: Alcatel-Lucent

Unify Announces OpenScape Update

By UCStrategies Staff March 19, 2014

Unify announced the next software release of OpenScape Enterprise. The latest version, which includes updates for both OpenScape UC and OpenScape Voice applications, provides a new user interface, as well as enhancements to its security and reliability 

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Related UC Vendors: Unify

SMART Technologies Upgrades its Room System for Lync

By Robbie Pleasant March 5, 2014

SMART Technologies Inc. has added new enhancements and capabilities to its SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync. Unveiled at the Microsoft Lync Conference 2014, the enhancements are designed to improve the ease and efficiency of collaboration through the inclusion of new features and software integration.

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Related UC Vendors: SMART Technologies, Microsoft

ShoreTel 14.2 Provides Customizable Virtualization

By Robbie Pleasant February 24, 2014

ShoreTel has launched ShoreTel 14.2, enabling companies to deploy a ShoreTel communications system in a virtual environment, and customize it according to their needs in a single network with a web-based management interface.

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Related UC Vendors: ShoreTel

Alcatel-Lucent Provides Cloud-Based Unified Communications to SMBs and Enterprises

By Robbie Pleasant February 19, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent is introducing cloud-based unified communications to businesses of all sizes, with a new solution for SMBs and expanded services for enterprises. The new OpenTouch Office Cloud (OTOC) solution provides Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS), and uses Alcatel-Lucent’s OmniPCX Office RCE technology as a foundation to build upon the latest advances in communication technology.

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Related UC Vendors: Alcatel-Lucent

Sonus and HP Virtualize Session Border Controllers

By Robbie Pleasant February 18, 2014

Sonus Networks, Inc., and HP have announced a joint project, which will demonstrate how virtualization can improve the delivery speed of Cloud-based Unified Communications and Rich Communications Services. The demonstration from Sonus and HP will be featured at Mobile World Congress 2014 in the HP booth.

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Related UC Vendors: Sonus, HP

8x8 Launches Virtual Contact Center 8.0 and Integrates with Zendesk

By Robbie Pleasant February 7, 2014

8x8 Inc.’s Virtual Contact Center has been updated, and version 8.0 is a significant upgrade from previous versions. Furthermore, 8x8 has also partnered with Zendesk, and combined its VCC with Zendesk’s customer service platform for an integrated contact center solution.

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Related UC Vendors: 8x8

GENBAND Launches WebRTC-Compatible Unified Communications Solution

By Robbie Pleasant January 29, 2014

GENBAND is entering the WebRTC space, with the introduction of SMART OFFICE 2.0. This unified communications (UC) solution is available not only on a range of business devices, but also via WebRTC compliant web browsers.

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Related UC Vendors: GENBAND

Logitech Brings Videoconferencing to Any Room With ConferenceCam CC3000e

By Robbie Pleasant January 28, 2014

Logitech’s ConferenceCam CC3000e provides the flexibility to set up a conference from any room with professional-quality video and sound. Logitech’s goal is to bring video conferencing to the 95 percent of conference rooms that currently lack video collaboration capabilities.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Cisco

8x8 Launches Virtual Contact Center Version 8.0

By UCStrategies Staff January 28, 2014

8x8, Inc. has announced the release of the upgraded version of its cloud call center software. Virtual Contact Center (VCC) version 8.0 is available immediately through channel partners and is free of charge to existing users of the company’s VCC services.

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Related UC Vendors: 8x8

PanTerra Combines File Sharing and Unified Communications in SmartBox

By Robbie Pleasant January 23, 2014

File sharing is a vital part of today’s work environment, which benefits from being tied in with Unified Communications. That being as it is, PanTerra Networks has released a new file sharing service, SmartBox, which comes with built-in Unified Communications services.

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Related UC Vendors: PanTerra Networks

IDC Releases 2014 Global Trends and Predictions for Tablets

By UCStrategies Staff January 22, 2014

A new report from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that in 2014, the global market share of Windows tablets will increase slightly, while those of Android and iOS tablets will begin to decline.

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