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Swyx Brings Out New Cloud Solution for Resellers

By UCStrategies Staff May 29, 2015

Swyx Solutions has announced a new version of its cloud solution SwyxWare Compact for Datacenter. With SwyxWare Compact, resellers and MSPs can offer cloud-based unified communications services to their customers without a large initial investment.

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Related UC Vendors: Swyx

Avaya Acquires Esna to Accelerate Communications-Enabled Applications for Effortless Engagement

By UCStrategies Staff May 29, 2015

Avaya today announced it has completed the acquisition of Esna Technologies Inc. (Esna), a provider of real-time collaboration and communications software, to accelerate the adoption of communications-enabled applications for both enterprises and midmarket companies.

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Related UC Vendors: Avaya, Esna

Toshiba's New VIPedge Leasing Program Delivers Affordable Path to Cloud Unified Communications

By UCStrategies Staff May 29, 2015

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division announced a new leasing program for its VIPedge® cloud-based business unified communications telephone solution. 

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Related UC Vendors: Toshiba

8x8 Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire UK-Based DXI to Increase European Footprint and Expand Cloud Contact Center Portfolio

By UCStrategies Staff May 29, 2015

8x8, Inc. announced the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held DXI Ltd., a UK-based leader and innovator in cloud-based outbound and blended contact center solutions, for £16.5 million in cash and stock with a portion of the purchase price being paid out over four years.

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Related UC Vendors: 8x8

Metropolis Advances Call Reporting for Cisco Unified Communications

By UCStrategies Staff May 26, 2015

Metropolis Technologies today announced the advancement of the reporting capabilities of their enterprise product, XT Telemanagement. These improvements make call trend visibility and usage analysis easier for Cisco UC users, as well as meet the reporting needs for customer service and call center environments.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco

VOSS Announces Plans for WWT’s Geek Day

By VOSS May 7, 2015

VOSS Solutions today announced that it will be presenting and exhibiting at World Wide Technology's (WWT) Geek Day, a technology trade show featuring live, working demonstrations from the industry's best-of-breed collaboration, mobility, security, data center and virtualization solution providers.

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Related UC Vendors: VOSS

Arkadin Extends Value of its Hosted Unified Communications Services with Clarity Connect Contact Center

By UCStrategies Staff May 5, 2015

Arkadin unveiled new contact center functionality for the Arkadin Total Connect Unified Communications service. The market leading Clarity Connect contact center solution provides call center agents greater flexibility in managing their operations and in collaborating with customers. Arkadin Total Connect is a complete UC ecosystem based on Microsoft Skype for Business technology and integrated with Arkadin’s audio conferencing.

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Related UC Vendors: Arkadin

IR Acquires IQ Services

By UCStrategies Staff May 4, 2015

IR announces the acquisition of IQ Services, a leader in unified communications & collaboration (UC&C) and contact center performance testing.

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Related UC Vendors: IR

Arkadin and Blue Jeans Network Join Forces to Take Cloud-Based Video Collaboration to New Global Heights

By UCStrategies Staff April 21, 2015

Arkadin and Blue Jeans Network are joining forces to meet surging global demand for easy, accessible face-to-face communications. Blue Jeans provided by Arkadin® removes the most common obstacles to video conferencing, opening the technology to millions of businesses globally who consider it a vital workplace requirement.

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Related UC Vendors: Arkadin

NASA Awards Yorktel SEWP V Contract for Audio Visual Communications, IT Products and Product-based Services

By Yorktel April 15, 2015

Yorktel announced its award of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V. NASA SEWP V is a five (5) year contract with a five (5) year option period – each contract holder may do up to $20 Billion through NASA SEWP V. 

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Related UC Vendors: Yorktel

AVST Expands Global Service and Support Solutions

By AVST April 2, 2015

AVST announced the expansion of its customer support offerings with an enhanced Global Services Program (GSP) and a new support solution partnership with Nectar Services Corp. The announcement underscores AVST's commitment to its resellers and customers to continue enhancing its business model to meet their evolving support requirements for Unified Communications (UC) deployments as well as support the rapid growth of multi-site, geographically dispersed customers around the world.

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Related UC Vendors: AVST

Predict and Prevent Signaling Storm Outages with Comprehensive Diameter Testing

By UCStrategies Staff March 31, 2015

The use of IP network for signaling and the move to “always on” Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected devices is driving huge levels of signaling traffic in the mobile network. Peak events—known as signaling storms— degrade and disrupt network services, and threaten to damage customer experience and carriers’ revenue potential. To help carriers weather the signaling storm, Spirent Communications introduced Spirent Landslide Diameter, a comprehensive system that tests signaling protocols at scale so carriers can ensure efficient and optimized Diameter services. 

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TrueConf Video Conferencing Now Connects the Entire Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

By UCStrategies Staff March 31, 2015

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation has implemented the TrueConf Enterprise video conferencing solution to connect their massive communications network.

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AVST Elevates Voice Capabilities of Lync (Skype for Business) at Enterprise Connect

By AVST March 16, 2015

AVST CTO Participating in Roundtable Discussion Led by Microsoft Expert ORLANDO, FL., March 16, 2015 – This week at Enterprise Connect, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of best of breed Unified Communications (UC) software, is helping enterprises as they pave

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Related UC Vendors: AVST

VOSS Unveils the Latest Version of the VOSS UC Management Platform

By VOSS March 16, 2015

VOSS Solutions today unveiled the latest version of VOSS-4-UC management platform, which is pre-customized to industry verticals, enabling organizations to deploy a UC management platform that has been designed to suit the needs of that specific type of business, e.g. VOSS-4-Retail / VOSS-4-Finance / VOSS-4-Healthcare / VOSS-4-Education.  

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Related UC Vendors: VOSS

Yorktel Reports Record Growth in 2014 and Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

By Yorktel March 16, 2015

 Today from Enterprise Connect 2015 in Orlando, Yorktel the worldwide leader in unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), cloud, and video managed services, reported record growth for 2014. In addition, 2015 marks the 30th Anniversary for Yorktel.

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Related UC Vendors: Yorktel

OVCC Leaders Address Enterprise-Grade Video, New Business Models at Enterprise Connect

By OVCC March 16, 2015

OVCC President Clive Sawkins and Brad Lewis, OVCC secretary, will provide insight into current enterprise visual communications choices and challenges for Enterprise Connect audiences in Orlando. Sawkins and Lewis will discuss both their individual corporate experiences and the OVCC network’s collective experience in providing reliable and secure enterprise-grade video across networks and firewalls for customers.

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Related UC Vendors: OVCC

AudioCodes Introduces Managed IP Phones Solution

By AudioCodes March 16, 2015

AudioCodes today announced that it has introduced a Managed IP Phones Solution designed to deliver a reliable and high quality voice calling experience to enterprise employees. The solution encompasses AudioCodes feature-rich suite of business IP phones as well as elements of its comprehensive management suite, the AudioCodes One Voice Operations Center.

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Related UC Vendors: AudioCodes

Nectar Ensures Your Network is Ready for Skype for Business Today

By Nectar March 16, 2015

Nectar Services Corp. today announced, on the heels of Microsoft’s formal launch of Skype for Business, its flagship Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP), supports Skype for Business and can be used now to help customers deploy. Nectar’s UCMP provides the most comprehensive Network Pre-Assessment, Monitoring, Diagnostics and Reporting Solution for Skype for Business.

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Related UC Vendors: Nectar

UCStrategies Announces New Unified Communications Product Segment: Business Communications Operations Management (BCOM)

By UCStrategies March 11, 2015

Today, UCStrategies, the thought leader in Unified Communications (UC) education and information, identified a new product category, Business Communications Operations Management (BCOM). This new product category drives configurations across the communications platforms and systems in the enterprise based on a wide range of lifecycle change events.

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Related UC Vendors: Kurmi Software, VOSS, Unimax

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