Unified Communications and Collaboration

Evernote Premium comes to Deutsche Telekom customers

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 announces collaborative cloud for service providers

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.

Email addiction: Why the enterprise can't break free

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 enhances mobile UC&C

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:

SIP pioneer Rosenberg returns to Cisco

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 introduces Switchvox Cloud - hosted unified communications solution

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.

Red Cross offers Office 365 to its units worldwide to improve 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 intègrent Lync 2013 dans leurs offres

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.

GENBAND partners with Samsung

Following its recently announced "Making Networks Smarter" vision and its NUViA cloud services launch, GENBAND is in the headlines again with a new unified communications alliance formed between GENBAND and Samsung Mobile. The two companies are partnering to offer an "Office on the Go" solution on Samsung Mobile's SAFE devices.

Microsoft to begin connecting Skype and Lync by June 2013

Microsoft provided an updated road map for its Lync unified-communications platform today, the opening day of the company's first Lync Conference in San Diego.

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