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Unify Square Deepens Partnership with Microsoft

By UCStrategies Staff February 25, 2015

Unify Square Completes Series B to Fund Acceleration of Unify Square’s Lync Skype for Business Portfolio of Software, Services, and Support on Heels of Rapid Adoption Unify Square, a leading provider of software, services, and support for Microsoft Lync Skype

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft

Zoom Raises $30M in Series C Funding Led by Emergence Capital

By Zoom February 4, 2015

Zoom, the cloud video conferencing company, announced that it has raised $30M in Series C funding. The investment more than doubles the funding Zoom has received in prior rounds and represents confidence from investors that Zoom can continue its impressive triple-digit growth and pioneer the future of business-grade cloud video collaboration. Zoom will use the funding to scale its sales and marketing teams and expand its business worldwide.

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AudioCodes Expands One Box 365™ Lync Appliance Family

By AudioCodes January 19, 2015

Leveraging Microsoft Office 365 market adoption by larger size businesses, One Box 365 appliance family can now support up to 5000 seat enterprises together with AudioCodes’ Lync qualified IP phones.

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Related UC Vendors: AudioCodes, Microsoft

Interactive Intelligence Releases PureCloud Directory

By UCStrategies Staff January 8, 2015

Interactive Intelligence has released the first service delivered from the PureCloud platform: PureCloud Directory. The service is designed to enable employees to quickly find, connect, and communicate with the right person.

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

UC EXPO 2015 Launches with Leading Exhibitor and Speaker Line Up

By UCStrategies Staff January 8, 2015

Imago Techmedia announced that UC EXPO 2015, Europe’s largest unified communication & collaboration event, is now open for registration. UC EXPO 2015 will take place 21-22 April 2015 at Olympia, London. 

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Yorktel Earns ISO 27001 Certification for Cloud and Managed Services

By Yorktel January 7, 2015

Yorktel is pleased to announce that it has obtained ISO 27001 certification of its information security management system (ISMS), supporting and provisioning Yorktel’s 24x7 Managed and Cloud Service to its customers, as well as prevailing managed information technology services best practices including people, processes, and facilities services.

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Related UC Vendors: Yorktel

Avtex Announces Hosted Lync as a Service Offering

By Avtex December 11, 2014

Avtex announced today it is adding Hosted Lync Voice to its suite of offerings. Called Avtex Voice, this new offering will help organizations reduce costs while providing a fully integrated communications and collaboration platform in a secure hosted environment.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Interactive Intelligence

ThinkingPhones Secures $56.7 Million in Funding

By Thinking Phone Networks December 5, 2014

Thinking Phone Networks, Inc. announced that it has closed a $56.7 million round of Series D financing led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Funds will be used to accelerate product innovation, dramatically expand ThinkingPhones’ global sales force, and enhance customer support services. The company expects to more than double its workforce by the end of 2015.

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Related UC Vendors: Thinking Phone Networks

Dell Releases Unified Communications Command Suite

By Robbie Pleasant November 20, 2014

The new UC Command Suite helps to provide a flexible, cross-platform management approach to UC, by providing analytics and diagnostics in an easy to comprehend manner, as well as insights about workforce activities, business processes, and system performance.

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Related UC Vendors: Dell

Cisco Introduces Project Squared

By Robbie Pleasant November 18, 2014

The latest Cisco news comes from the Collaboration Summit 2014, as the company introduced Project Squared. This is a business collaboration app, combining chat, audio, video, content sharing, and multi-party meetings into a single experience, so as to meet the collaboration needs of teams at work.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco

Sonus Networks and Westcon Group to Make Enablement and Security of Real-Time Communications Easily Accessible to U.S. Government

By Sonus November 18, 2014

Sonus' complete line of Session Border Controllers (SBCs) is now available to U.S. government customers via the distributor's General Services Administration (GSA) program. The reseller agreement marks the first time Sonus SBCs are available to both civilian and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies through the GSA's IT Schedule 70 − the most widely used acquisition vehicle in the U.S. federal government.

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Related UC Vendors: Sonus

KANA Releases Latest Edition of its Enterprise Solution

By Robbie Pleasant November 12, 2014

Verint Systems Inc. and KANA Software have announced the release of the latest version of the KANA Enterprise solution. This new version offers enhancements to improve the effectiveness of customer engagement centers, as well as employee collaboration, productivity, and responsiveness to customer demands. 

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Related UC Vendors: Verint

Enghouse Interactive Delivers Effortless Customer Engagement With Mobile IVR Navigator

By Enghouse Interactive November 5, 2014

Enghouse Interactive announced the launch of Mobile IVR Navigator, an innovative new mobile application that visually navigates customers through an organization’s customer service options.

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Related UC Vendors: Enghouse Interactive

OVCC Announces Video Calls on Demand

By Robbie Pleasant October 28, 2014

The Open Visual Communications Consortium’s (OVCC) latest network service definition allows business video users to make secure video calls without the need to schedule them in advance, providing access to high quality and secure calls with greater convenience and ease.

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Related UC Vendors: OVCC

Sonus Advances Virtualization Offerings to Make Communications Networks More Flexible, Cost-effective

By Sonus October 16, 2014

Sonus Networks, Inc. today announced the next milestone in the company’s strategy to virtualize its product portfolio with the introduction of the Sonus PSX SWe (Software edition) and the Sonus DSC SWe.

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Related UC Vendors: Sonus

Sonus Simplifies Deployment, Management, Configuration of Real-Time Communications for Service Providers, Enterprises

By Sonus October 16, 2014

Sonus Networks, Inc. today announced new enhancements to its Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio. These new software releases offer expanded video and management support, as well as new network monitoring capabilities available from Sonus Global Services (SGS).

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Related UC Vendors: Sonus

Toshiba’s VIPedge Cloud-based Business Telephone Solution Now Eligible for E-Rate Program

By Toshiba October 15, 2014

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. announced that its VIPedge® cloud-based business telephone solution is now eligible for the national E-Rate Program. Providing $2.25 billion annually to public and non-profit K–12 schools, as well as all public and many private libraries, the E-Rate program is designed to help U.S. schools and libraries obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.

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Related UC Vendors: Toshiba

BroadSoft Rebuilds Identity and Releases New UC-One Capabilities

By Robbie Pleasant October 15, 2014

  BroadSoft is revamping and recreating its corporate identity, with enhancements to its brand, strategy, and technology. The company has new strategic initiatives, designed to strengthen its UC One Unified Communications services, and provide an improved user experience.   With

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Unify Launches New Partner Program

By Robbie Pleasant October 13, 2014

Unify has unveiled a new channel partner program, designed to provide partners worldwide with more opportunities.

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Related UC Vendors: Unify

Plantronics Launches New Headsets and Digital Processors

By Robbie Pleasant October 3, 2014

Plantronics has announced a new family of headset solutions, made for contact centers and designed to provide comfort, clear calls, and reliability. In this new series, the Plantronics EncorePro 500 Series, is marketed toward Customer Service Representatives (CSRs), and boasts smart firmware and a variety of controls and features.

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Related UC Vendors: Plantronics

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