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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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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

Enghouse Interactive Records 250th Skype for Business Deployment

By UCStrategies June 30, 2015

Enghouse Interactive today reported that it has successfully completed 250 deployments on Microsoft Skype for Business (SFB), for which the customer interaction solutions leader provides a full omni-channel communications experience both on-premise and in the cloud.

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T-Mobile and Mitel Introduce ‘Cloud & Clear’ - Provides a Bridge Between Enterprise and Mobile Capabilities

By Blair Pleasant June 26, 2015

T-Mobile Netherlands, which is part of Deutsche Telekom, announced that it will be offering a fixed-mobile converged solution for SMEs called Cloud & Clear, using Mitel technology.

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Related UC Vendors: Mitel

RingCentral Acquires Glip, a Team Messaging and Collaboration Company

By UCStrategies June 19, 2015

RingCentral, a leading provider of cloud communication solutions, today announced it has acquired Glip, Inc., a cloud messaging and collaboration company. Glip serves diverse teams and helps them be more productive with team messaging closely integrated with task management, group calendars, notes, annotations, and file sharing.

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Related UC Vendors: RingCentral

Sennheiser Signs with 888VoIP to Distribute High-Performance Unified Communications Headsets in the VoIP Channel

By UCStrategies June 17, 2015

Sennheiser announced it has entered into a new distribution agreement with 888VoIP, an industry leading distributor of IP telephony hardware, software, and services to the VoIP channel.

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Damaka® Introduces the Nirvana™ WebRTC Gateway with Video Conferencing & Interoperability

By Damaka June 16, 2015

Damaka® has broken the barrier for enterprise communications in the WebRTC world. The Nirvana Gateway provides a seamless bridge for WebRTC implementations to interop with Microsoft® Lync® Meetings, Cisco® WebEx® Meetings, Google® Hangouts™.

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Related UC Vendors: Damaka

CTCA to Join the SCTC

By UCStrategies June 16, 2015

At the 30th annual Canadian Telecommunications Consultants Association (CTCA) meeting in Mono, Ontario, the CTCA membership voted to join the Society of Communications Technology Consultants International (SCTC), effectively dissolving the CTCA.

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Nectar and Cisco Bring Self-Healing, Software-Defined Networking to Unified Communications

By Nectar June 8, 2015

Nectar Services Corp. announced today a new collaboration between Nectar and Cisco. By integrating Nectar’s Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) with Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller – Enterprise Module (APIC-EM), the companies are delivering the industry’s first commercially available UC-SDN solution to support multi-vendor unified communications and collaboration across a Cisco network.

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Related UC Vendors: Nectar, Microsoft

CounterPath and EPB Partner to Provide Advanced UC Services to Businesses

By UCStrategies Staff June 5, 2015

CounterPath, a developer of award-winning over-the-top (OTT) Unified Communications solutions for enterprises and operators, today announced that EPB, a U.S.-based service provider with a fiber-to-the-home network serving every home and business in its 600 square mile service territory, has selected CounterPath’s Bria softphone and Stretto Platform with Helpdesk and Analytics as the underlying technology for its Unified Communications offering.

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BroadSoft Announces Acquisition of mPortal

By UCStrategies Staff June 5, 2015

BroadSoft, Inc. announced it has acquired mPortal, enabling BroadSoft’s global telecommunications service provider customers to deliver customizable unified communications (UC) experiences to a wide range of business end-users across different market segments.

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GENBAND Selects Vidyo to Power Multi-Party Video Conferencing for Smart Office Solution

By UCStrategies Staff June 5, 2015

Vidyo Inc., a leader in visual communications and collaboration and GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, announced the integration of the VidyoWorks™ platform into GENBAND’s Smart Office Unified Communications (UC) solution. This integration enhances the collaboration experience for Smart Office users – making it even easier to seamlessly escalate phone calls to high quality multi-point video calls with screen sharing.

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Related UC Vendors: GENBAND

Nectar and SecureLogix Deliver the Industry’s First Unified Communications SDN Solution that Ensures Secure Authorized Voice Traffic

By Nectar June 3, 2015

Nectar Services Corp. announced today a new tool under its Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP), the Experience Assurance Module (EAM), which is a real-time rules-based policy engine to manage multi-vendor network infrastructure.

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Related UC Vendors: Nectar

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

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