Unified Communications and Collaboration

Aastra Announces the MX-ONE 5.0 Multimedia Collaboration Solution for Medium and Large Enterprises

Aastra recently announced the release of the MX-ONE 5.0, a new multimedia collaboration solution for medium and large enterprises. The latest offering from Aastra has been designed to effectively convert highly scalable communication servers into a video and mobility optimized multimedia communication platform for medium and large enterprises.

ShoreTel's Cloud Division Announces Partnership with IPC Technologies

Nearly three months after their acquisition of M5 Networks, ShoreTel, the leading provider of simple premise and cloud-based business phone systems and communication solutions with fully integrated unified communications (UC), today announced their Cloud Division’s Alliance partnership with IPC Technologies.

According to ShoreTel’s press release, IPC will offer customers cloud-based voice, unified communications and contact center solutions, in addition to on-premise systems.

No big shift to the cloud for unified communications and collaboration

The 2012 IDG Enterprise Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) survey highlights the uptick in UC&C adoption and investments in the coming 3 years -- specifically in enterprise organizations -- demonstrating the value organizations place on technologies that enable consistent and connected communications between employees, customers and partners.

Avaya offers hosted UC solutions, partners with Level 3

Avaya unveiled and strengthened its collaboration offers with a "Collaborative Cloud" strategic framework for cloud-based collaboration solutions, followed with an announcement about a Level 3 Communications partnership to deliver cloud-based services.

Cisco broadens Jabber instant messaging appeal

Cisco will include Jabber instant messaging and presence software at no extra charge with its Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) enterprise IP communications system.

The move, announced at the Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego, follows Cisco's conclusion that IM and presence have become essential collaboration capabilities to enterprise users, and a necessary complement to the voice and video capabilities that CUCM offers.

Telekom Slovenia Picks BroadSoft-Powered IP Centrex Solution

Slovenia's telecommunications operator, Telekom Slovenia Group, has picked the BroadWorks platform to expand its comprehensive portfolio of fixed, mobile, Internet and state-of-the-art integrated telecommunication solutions.

Company officials said that they choose the BroadWorks solution to support their IP Centrex offerings which is majorly offered to Slovenian enterprise and government market.

New iPad app creates secure video conferencing, collaboration

A new iOS app lets enterprise iPad users set up secure video conferences with others both inside and outside their organization. The app also can leverage features such as instant messaging, presence, multi-party calling, and voicemail via a range of third-party unified communications servers.

Unified Communications: ROI and deployment

Many companies haven't bothered to flesh out their unified communications strategies because:

Sprint offers hosted UC

Sprint has launched "Sprint Complete Collaboration," a hosted and fully managed unified communications (UC) bundle designed to meet the needs of midsize and large businesses. The new UC service is powered by Cisco's Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) platform and is delivered over all-IP network.

Comcast offers hosted managed voice portfolio

Comcast has unveiled an expanded voice portfolio with its "Business VoiceEdge" a new cloud-based voice and unified communications solution.

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