Unified Communications and Collaboration

GENBAND Acquires fring to Offer OTT Mobile IP Services

GENBAND announced it has acquired fring’s Over-the-Top (OTT) mobile IP communications service. The fring consumer multimedia IP communications platform expands GENBAND’s cloud portfolio for the consumer market. The fring white-label solution for the consumer OTT market segment complements GENBAND’s NUViA™ white-label Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) offering.

Microsoft lures nonprofits with Office 365 freebie

Nonprofit organizations will be able to sign up for Office 365 for free or at a reduced price as part of a new program. Properly certified nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in 41 countries can apply to the Office 365 for Nonprofits program. Microsoft expects to offer the program in 90 countries.

NEC Upgrades Univerge UC&C Platform, Improving Mobility and Collaboration

NEC Corporation recently upgraded its UNIVERGE 3C Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) software platform with its latest release.  The new 8.5 release has added numerous enhancements, including:

Polycom: RealPresence Resource Manager v8.0, RealPresence Video DualManager 400 for mid-market

Polycom’s latest software release of the RealPresence Resource Manager (v8.0) can now support up to 50,000 video devices, including mobile smartphones and tablets, desktop clients, and up to 10,000 group video collaboration systems. The new release also features enhancements in monitoring, provisioning, and reporting, according to the company.

Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market

The Lync unified communications (UC) server belongs to that long list of Microsoft enterprise software products that began as a modest offering dismissed by competitors and years later evolved into a solid option for IT departments.

Largely dismissed as a nonthreat by competitors when it first arrived in 2003 with the name Office Communicator, Lync today has positioned itself as a product that demands attention from enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform.

Six alternative tools for small business collaboration

For small businesses today, there's nothing that can't be done in the cloud. You could plunk down your cash for Basecamp, Yammer, and Google Docs like everyone else, but alternatives to these stalwarts abound. For something that does more, costs less--or both--check out these six Web-based tools, categorized based on their primary functionality.

General collaboration: Podio

LiveMinutes: plateforme de gestion de projet collaborative.


LiveMinutes, entreprise basée à San Francisco et créée par des Français, a bouclé un tour de table de 1,4 million de dollars qui lui permettra de développer des partenariats autour de sa nouvelle plateforme de gestion de projet collaborative.

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.

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