Unified Communications and Collaboration
VMware's Zimbra division has provided a preview of some of the enhancements it's working on for the next major release of the ZCS (Zimbra Collaboration Server), including an HTML5 Web client interface for both online and offline access to the product.
Currently, ZCS has both a Web interface and a desktop application, but the goal is to merge the two experiences so that users will be able to work both online and offline via the same client interface.
Alcatel-Lucent unveiled new cloud-based communications services addressing both the larger enterprise and the small business market with the OpenTouch Suite for Cloud providing three segmented solutions: the Enterprise Cloud, the Office Cloud and the Personal Cloud.
Evernote Premium, the paid service from the productivity app maker, is coming to all of Deutsche Telekom's customers in Germany.
The platform, which includes extra features for enhanced productivity, typically costs customers $45 per year.
Evernote announced the deal today, saying that all of Deutsche Telekom's nearly 60 million customers will receive a one-year Evernote Premium subscription.
Avaya announced additions to its Avaya Collaborative Cloud portfolio with offers specifically designed for cloud service providers (CSPs); these latest services include unified communications, contact center and video solutions for CSPs that are packaged with flexible choices and pricing models. CSPs can then help their enterprise clients offload the challenges of managing BYOD environments, widely dispersed workforces, and the shifting demands of end-customers.
Atos CEO Thierry Breton caught a lot of flak last year when he announced he wanted his employees to give up email, but he may have been on to something.
Kids these days don't use email -- digital market research company comScore found that use of Web-based email dropped 31 percent among 12- to 17-year-olds and 34 percent among 18- to 24-year-olds in the period between December 2010 and December 2011.
ShoreTel has announced two new releases optimized for using the Apple iPad as a business communications tool. ShoreTel Mobility 6 and ShoreTel Conferencing's latest features are designed to enable integrated collaboration capabilities and increase accessibility for mobile users.
The ShoreTel Mobility 6 native iPad user interface enables multi-modal communications so users can:
Jonathan Rosenberg has left Skype as chief technology strategist and returned to Cisco to help the company better compete against video and collaboration start-ups and consumer-oriented businesses that threaten its opportunities in those markets. Rosenberg, a pioneer is the development of the SIP protocol, left Cisco in 2009 as a Cisco Fellow in the Voice Technology Group.
Rosenberg returned to Cisco in mid-February as vice president and CTO of cloud collaboration.
Digium announced it is now offering "Switchvox Cloud," a hosted version of the company's phone system, targeting small and midsize business (SMB) customers who want enterprise-class features at a price they can afford. Digium is a primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project, using open source software to provide unified communications.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) now offers its more than 180 National Societies the option to adopt Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based suite of email, collaboration and productivity software.
The IFRC's decision to make Office 365 available to its in-country organizations is part of its effort to help those of them which have fallen behind in technology -- estimated at more than a third of all National Societies.
Orange Business Services, Polycom et LifeSize ont profité de la première conférence Lync de Microsoft, du 19 au 21 février à San Diego, pour annoncer l’intégration de la dernière version de la solution de communication et collaboration unifiée (UCC) de Redmond dans leurs offres.
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