Avaya acquired Esna Technologies

Avaya has acquired Esna Technologies in a move intended to facilitate easier user access to cloud-based, multi-vendor communications capabilities.

The acquisition will help Avaya deliver an Esna-enabled Avaya Communicator web client for both the Avaya IP Office and Avaya Aura platforms with out-of-the-box video and voice capabilities that can be embedded into public or private cloud-based business applications.

Avaya Upgrades Video Platform with Team Engagement Solutions

Avaya has announced enhancements to its video collaboration platforms as part of its new “Team Engagement Solutions.”

Additions and enhancements to Avaya’s portfolio include:

Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call center

Google and Avaya are chasing companies seeking to install or upgrade call center systems, promising them easier and more affordable deployments via Chromebooks and a WebRTC interface to the Avaya customer support software.

New Avaya Contact Center Solutions Target 'Omni-channel' Customer Experience

Avaya has announced enhanced Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions intended to help businesses better manage all mobile, web and contact center interactions that take place during a  customer care cycle. The latest features are designed to enable a consistent, omni-channel customer experience.

Avaya Extends Contact Center to SMB on IP Office Platform

Avaya announced the Avaya IP Office Contact Center offering multichannel contact center functionality to midsize businesses. The solution is purpose-built for the Avaya IP Office platform for contact centers with 5 -100 agents.  

Avaya IP Office Contact Center features include:

Avaya Updates Collaboration Portfolio

In a series of announcements, Avaya has launched a set of new software and cloud-based services. The solutions are meant to help employees to work more effectively, capitalizing on the advantages of collaboration.  The latest Avaya series of products and services are intended to easily enable embedded collaboration capabilities into other applications, enhance Avaya’s midmarket solution, and offer new features like a new cloud service that enables SMS text messages to any device.

Among the highlights of the latest Avaya portfolio evolution:

Avaya cozies up to developers

Avaya is making it easier to drop its unified communications capabilities into business applications, removing a layer of complexity that may be holding developers back from writing communications-enabled apps for businesses.

Avaya unveils plans to transform collaboration development

Avaya has concluded its annual International Avaya User's Group (IAUG) event, and one of the most noteworthy announcements was the company's strategic vision to transform its approach to collaboration. The company's strategy calls to accelerate development and integration of next-generation unified communications and contact center applications.

EMC teams with Avaya on communication pods

Two stalwarts in the enterprise IT market joined forces today to release a unified communications stack that integrates hardware from EMC, virtualization technology from VMware and communications apps from Avaya.


Avaya willing to share customers with Cisco, Microsoft in three-way networking battle

Avaya unified communications products can get along with Microsoft's Lync Server, and many customers will probably choose to deploy both rather than just one, says Avaya's CEO.

Despite what he sees as shortcomings of Microsoft's real-time communications platform, businesses will see value to some of its features, and supplement those with products from Avaya, says Avaya chief Kevin Kennedy.

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