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Yorktel Unveils Univago Enterprise Video Services

By UCStrategies Staff October 13, 2015

Yorktel today introduced Univago, a breakthrough suite of solution offerings now available for the enterprise. Residing within the existing Yorktel VideoCloud, Univago supports a variety of deployment architectures and drastically reduces bandwidth consumption and bottlenecking that result from large-scale video usage forced to use the Internet.

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Related UC Vendors: Yorktel

Orange Launches Business Together Sharespace Social Network

By Robbie Pleasant October 5, 2015

Orange Business Services is attempting to increase collaboration and employee engagement with a new enterprise social network. This new network, called Business Together Sharespace, is available to companies with 500 or more users, and is designed to improve cross-functional business collaboration by increasing communication and sharing between employees.

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Related UC Vendors: Orange

Fonality Announces Four-Categories Integrations Strategy

By Robbie Pleasant October 1, 2015

Fonality has announced its integrations product strategy, and is bringing forward a different kind of approach to integrations. The new strategy involves supplementing its Heads Up Display (HUD) software, unifying its business applications and features into a single experience.  

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Related UC Vendors: Fonality

Vidyo Reaches 10th Anniversary and 100th Patent

By Robbie Pleasant October 1, 2015

It seems a fitting time to congratulate Vidyo Inc., which is celebrating its 10th year anniversary. What better way to celebrate than by surpassing 100 patents?

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Yorktel Publishes Whitepaper and Case Study

By UCStrategies Staff October 1, 2015

Yorktel today announced two significant additions to its Professional Services Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) library: a whitepaper titled, “Best Practices for UC&C Productivity;” and, “Guiding Global Broadcasting Company from Disparate Legacy Systems to Next-Gen Video Infrastructure,” a case study.

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BT Launches Three New Cloud Solutions to Bridge Technological Gaps

By Robbie Pleasant September 28, 2015

BT has announced the availability of three new cloud-based solutions worldwide. These solutions are designed to help customers integrate collaboration tools and services across technology platforms and vendors, widening their options, providing more freedom of choice, and maintaining a secure user experience.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Cisco

Nectar Provides Proactive Monitoring for Microsoft Communication Environments

By Robbie Pleasant September 28, 2015

Nectar Services Corp. has announced new capabilities for proactively monitoring Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange environments hosted both in the cloud and on premises. This is in addition to improvements to existing capabilities, and new availability and performance metrics for Microsoft Office 365.

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Related UC Vendors: Nectar, Microsoft

Microsoft Office 2016 Available Worldwide With New Collaboration Tools

By Robbie Pleasant September 25, 2015

The worldwide general availability for Office 2016 has just been announced, and along with the usual tools comes an assortment of collaboration features.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft

Arkadin Study Shows Unified Communications Reaching Critical Mass Yet Employee Resistance to Change is Major Obstacle to Adoption

By UCStrategies September 18, 2015

A survey by Arkadin reveals that while (67%) of companies have begun their UC journey, challenges persist which cloud their ability to achieve the full transformative benefits of the technology.

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Related UC Vendors: Arkadin

Dimension Data and EMC Create the Catalyst Alliance for Hybrid Cloud Deployments

By Robbie Pleasant September 17, 2015

Dimension Data and EMC have announced a new strategic market development initiative, which they are calling the Catalyst Alliance. It’s designed to accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud for mid-sized enterprises, and will sell solutions that help clients see the value from hybrid cloud-based business strategies while adopting the new technology.

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Related UC Vendors: Dimension Data

Edouard de Fonclare Named CEO of Kurmi Software

By UCStrategies September 17, 2015

Kurmi Software, French Independent Software Vendor which develops and markets software solutions dedicated to the management of corporate unified communication services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edouard de Fonclare as its CEO.

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Related UC Vendors: Kurmi Software

PanTerra and CNSG Enter Platinum Sponsorship Agreement

By Robbie Pleasant September 10, 2015

PanTerra Networks recently announced that the company has entered into a Platinum Sponsorship agreement with Converged Network Services Group (CNSG). Through this agreement, it will increase its distribution network of its WorldSmart services through CNSG’s partner network, and in turn broaden CNSG’s reach.

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Related UC Vendors: PanTerra Networks, IntelePeer

Switch Communications and Sprint Offer New UCaaS System

By Robbie Pleasant September 8, 2015

Switch Communications has partnered up with Sprint, offering a new Switch unified communications service for businesses. This new service is location-neutral, cloud-based, and is designed to maximize the productivity that mobility makes possible.

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Sparkcentral Introduces First Enterprise-Class In-App Messaging Platform

By UCStrategies September 1, 2015

Sparkcentral, the first channel-agnostic, enterprise customer engagement platform- powering customer-obsessed brands- announced today the launch of their In-App Messaging solution for enterprise mobile customer service. Now brands can provide their end-users with the ability to engage with a live customer service agent through secure messaging without ever leaving their smartphone app.

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Cisco and Apple Announce Business Communications Partnership

By Robbie Pleasant September 1, 2015

Cisco and Apple have announced a new partnership, wherein they’ll create a “fast lane” for iOS business users. The partnership aims to turn the iPhone into a greater business communications and collaboration tool.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco

Vonage Acquires iCore, Grows as Enterprise Player

By Robbie Pleasant August 21, 2015

Vonage's latest acquisition is UCaaS provider iCore Networks, Inc., further boosts Vonage Business’ UCaaS portfolio, sales force, and ability to reach mid-market and enterprise customers.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Telesphere

Verint Acquires Telligent – Adds Communities

By Blair Pleasant August 17, 2015

Verint announced that it is acquiring Telligent, part of Zimbra, which provides “social applications and social services that enable organizations to create communities of interest for their customers.” A combined solution would bring together Telligent’s Community Solution with Verint’s Customer Engagement Optimization offerings.

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Related UC Vendors: Verint

Nectar to Provide Generation-e With Comprehensive Monitoring and Diagnostics for Their Skype for Business Solution Offer

By UCStrategies July 30, 2015

Nectar Services Corp. announced they will be the solution provider for Generation-e's Premier Skype for Business managed offerings. Generation-e is a recognized leader in the Australian market supporting Unified Communications solutions and is a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner.

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Related UC Vendors: Nectar

NEC HYDRAstor® HS Series Wins Top 2015 Award

By UCStrategies July 2, 2015

NEC announced that its HYDRAstor HS Series V4.2 deduplication storage solution won the Gold Award in the Storage Solutions category of Network Products Guide 10th Annual 2015 Hot Companies and Best Product Awards.

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Related UC Vendors: NEC

Arkadin Strikes Partnership with ROI Communications to Empower More Businesses with UC & Collaboration Services

By UCStrategies June 30, 2015

Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the world’s largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services (UC&C), announces a partnership with ROI Communications, an IT Telecommunications solutions provider based in Wrentham, Mass.  The alliance provides

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Related UC Vendors: Arkadin

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