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  • Vendors, providers hawk cloud UC, but UCaaS market slow to develop Vendors, providers hawk cloud UC, but UCaaS market slow to develop
    Some large cloud providers, such as Verizon, AT&T and Microsoft, have begun to offer Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). While smaller providers may be tempted to follow their lead, market demand for UCaaS is limited. For now, providers will do better to focus on other Software as a Service (SaaS) opportunities and specialize in individual, cloud-based applications for telephony, video, email, instant…
  • Microsoft unified communications Lync system moves closer to proverbial PBX replacement option Microsoft unified communications Lync system moves closer to proverbial PBX replacement option
    October 03, 2012, 3:20 PM — Microsoft is talking about its upgraded Lync unified communications platform, revealing client support for more devices, server features for better meetings and collaboration as well as integration with the peer-to-peer voice and video service Skype. While it is clearly a good UC choice for customers with needs that align with Lync's strengths, it's not yet a platform that can…
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  • Should organizations use single, best-of-breed unified communications? Should organizations use single, best-of-breed unified communications?
    The emergence of unified communications and other highly collaborative resources has given organizations an opportunity to use multiple next-generation applications in the workplace, including video conferencing, instant messaging and presencesolutions. However, the proliferation of unified communications has introduced a debate among decision-makers: Should their company embrace a best-of-breed strategy or deploy offerings from a single vendor? While both methods have their…
  • Mobile Device choice More Important Than Salary Mobile Device choice More Important Than Salary
    At Interop New York last month, Cisco’s Sujai Hajela, VP/GM of Wireless Networking Business Unit, said “people are falling in love with their mobile devices,” during his keynote. He was right. People are so in love with their mobile devices that they’ll choose mobile device flexibility over salary. Consider this. According to the second chapter of ...
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