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Telligent has acquired Zimbra from VMware

Telligent has acquired Zimbra from VMware in order to give its enterprise social networking suite an enterprise email and calendaring component.

For Zimbra, it's the second time it's been sold since 2010, when VMware acquired it from Yahoo. Zimbra was an independent company when Yahoo bought it in 2007 for $350 million.

KEYYO: box entreprise pour les PME.

Sur fond de débat sur un marché des télécoms d’entreprise considéré comme « verrouillé » en raison d’une présumée position dominante d’Orange, Keyyo tente de répondre par l’innovation et la différenciation de services.

HP to resell Google Apps

Hewlett-Packard announces its entry into the Google Apps Reseller program as it cozies up to Google in business. Hewlett-Packard is now a Google Apps reseller, as it continues to lean more on Google-related products and tries to make itself more relevant in the age of the mobile device. Those mobile devices now include the Google-software-based HP SlateBook x2, HP Chromebook, and HP Slate 7.

Alcatel-Lucent: personal cloud.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a attiré l’attention des clients sur la convergence des réseaux télécoms associée à l’essor des services cloud. Ou comment façonner cette transformation dans un univers multi-partites, multi-médias et multi-devices…

SFR: Pack Business Entrepreneurs pour les TPE

La division solutions IT pour entreprises de SFR étoffe son catalogue d’offres à destination des TPE avec le Pack Business Entrepreneurs, qui combine services télécoms et cloud sous l’angle des communications unifiées.

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.

The 5 best alternative video chat apps--all completely free

Regular phone calls are over--these days, it's all about video chatting. If you've got a smartphone, you're likely holding a video-chatting machine (in all its forward-facing 1.3 megapixel glory). And regardless of what OS your smartphone is running, it likely came with some built-in video chatting software. But what if you want to, I don't know... call someone on a different platform? Or what if you need to chat with your entire rugby team at once? Facetime only works on iOS, and Google Hangouts only supports 10 chatters at one time.

Zoho launches Pulse business social-network app

Zoho is getting into the business social-networking game with a new product called Pulse, which also ties back to many of its other applications.

Pulse features the now-familiar mix of activity streams, private messaging, notifications, blogs, groups and people search functionality familiar to anyone who's been within striking distance of both consumer social networks like Facebook and the many offerings for business, such as Yammer and Jive.

Google cites weak XMPP support as driver for proprietary tech in Hangouts

Google is feeling the heat over its decision to build its new Hangouts IM and audio/video chat product with proprietary technology that doesn't support server federation via the XMPP industry standard, but the company is defending its move.

Specifically, Google maintains that XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) industry support is weak, which dilutes its purpose as a common protocol, and that its technology hasn't kept up with the times.

Thinking Phone Networks now selling UCaaS in EMEA.

Thinking Phone Networks already offers a cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) in North America serving more than 4,000 enterprise customers.

The company is expanding into the EMEA region, offering applications such as spanning IP voice, mobility, video, analytics, presence, messaging, contact center and conferencing.

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