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December 16, 2013  10:27 AM

Huddle introduces new mobile UC app, combines collaboration and social capabilities for enterprise employees



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
cloud-based UC, collaboration tools, Microsoft, mobile uc, social networking, UC Everywhere, Unifed communications market, Unified Communications, user experience

Huddle, a cloud-based collaboration and content management vendor, updated its software to address two major UC market themes -- enabling mobile UC and combining social capabilities with collaboration functionality. Huddle Note, an iOS application, will allow employees to create content in the...

October 11, 2013  2:24 PM

SMART collaboration room system unveiled for Lync environments



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Enterprise Connect, Microsoft, Microsoft Lync Online, unified communcations, videoconferencing

Canadian collaboration software and technology provider Smart Technologies has finally unveiled its SMART Room System -- a hardware and software-integrated offering  qualified and interoperable with Microsoft's Lync Server 2013 -- that was announced earlier this year at


July 8, 2013  9:24 AM

Polycom announces deeper integration with Microsoft Lync



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Microsoft, Polycom, UC platform, videoconferencing

Polycom has introduced a series of new additions to its Microsoft Lync-optimized video and audio collaboration offerings at the Microsoft 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston. Microsoft requires its partner's offerings to “qualify” for


February 19, 2013  6:19 PM

Microsoft Lync 2013 conference kicks off



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Lync, Microsoft, Microsoft Lync Online, UC deployment, Unified Communications, VoIP

Microsoft LyncIn honor of the Microsoft Lync...


December 21, 2012  4:43 PM

Another look at Cisco’s collaboration strategy — its side of the story



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Cisco, collaboration tools, Jabber, Lync, Microsoft, Microsoft Lync Online, unified communications and collaboration

After Cisco’s quarterly earnings call in November revealed soft numbers for the company's collaboration business, I wrote a story about how Cisco was...


April 9, 2012  8:38 AM

Microsoft Lync saves Sprint millions…literally



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
collaboration tools, Enterprise Connect, Lync, Microsoft, Unified Communications, unified communications and collaboration

As many sessions held during Enterprise Connect 2012 pointed out, user adoption of enterprise-grade UC tools has been a point of...


March 26, 2012  1:13 PM

Move over BYOD, here comes BYOA



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Avaya, BlackBerry, BYOD, iphone, Microsoft, mobile uc, mobility management, Polycom, skype

ORLANDO -- The mobility trend is growing by leaps and bounds within the enterprise, with BYOD taking center stage over the past couple of years. But now, BYOD is evolving into bring-your-own-applications (BYOA), Michael F. Finneran, Principal, dBrn Associates, Inc. explained at Enterprise Connect...


May 31, 2011  10:05 AM

Microsoft-Skype deal stifled by corporate in-fighting?



Posted by: Leigha
Microsoft, Microsoft Skype deal, skype, Tony Bates

In an unsolicited bid, Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, roughly 10 times Skype's 2010 annual revenues. The company's questionable investment in Skype has reignited speculation about Microsoft's indeterminate future based in part on Microsoft's past acquisition bungles. Dissension in the...


May 10, 2011  12:30 PM

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5B: What does it mean for unified communications?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Lync, Microsoft, OCS, skype, Unifed communications market

Microsoft announced its plans today to buy Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype is obviously a behemoth in


May 26, 2010  6:57 PM

Where does Microsoft stand on unified communications integration?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Interoperability, Microsoft

Last week's story about unified communications integration focused a lot on IBM's Lotus software as an example of a vendor enabling the practice -- specifically that Lotus' open APIs...


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