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Unified Communications

Polycom Pushes UC at InfoComm

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Polycom Pushes UC at InfoComm

Polycom brought several significant solutions to accelerate the adoption of unified communications to InfoComm. "The UC industry is at a tipping point and Polycom is accelerating the adoption of UC …" says Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Polycom chief development officer.

Polycom UC Intelligent Core

The software release for the Polycom UC Intelligent Core platform features enhancements to provide a robust platform for scalable, reliable video services to offer carrier-grade UC supporting up to 75,000 devices and up to 25,000 concurrent calls – “5X more Read more...

Avaya Presents New Branding

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Avaya Presents New Branding

Avaya wants to show its focus on "next-generation business collaboration and communications" through its announcement of its latest branding exercise-- "The Power of We".

The branding campaign should start highlighting "the importance of bringing the right people together with the right information in the right context"... through using Avaya's technology and services, of course. 

Thus, the company says, information access is no longer business' bottleneck as we enter "today's Age of Collaboration", where an increasingly mobile workforce needs to Read more...

More Device Support for Avaya

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More Device Support for Avaya

Avaya expands the range of devices its one-X soft client supports-- now including Android, iPhones (3G and 4) and Blackberry devices in addition to Symbian and Windows devices. 

A one-X version now also supports Mac OS, together with a new SIP client for iOS devices (enabling UC and voice over wireless or cellular networks). 

The software unifies call logs, contact lists and voice messages across all endpoints and software clients, and also handles team member presence status across Avaya endpoints, soft clients and mobile devices. 

Avaya says it Read more...

Polycom Acquires HP's VC Business

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Polycom Acquires HP's VC Business

Polycom buys HP's visual collaboration assets-- including its Halo products and managed services business-- as part of a "broad strategic alliance". 

This alliance will involve Polycom's providing software technology and UC infrastructure expertise while HP provides its knowledge of UC solution go-to-market strategies.

HP will be reselling Polycom UC solutions, including personal and group UC devices, infrastructure, managed services and audio/video software. Polycom video application will also find a new home on HP's WebOS platform.

Polycom describes Read more...

Global UC Market Recovering

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Global UC Market Recovering

ABI Research reports the WW UC market reaches 22% Y-o-Y growth in 2010-- totalling $674.4m, thanks to the market recovery beginning from Q2 2010.

The analyst now predicts the market will reach $2.3Bn by 2016.

Fuelling such growth is enterprises' growing need for newer communications platforms, due to transactional boundaries extending and businesses becoming increasingly complex, diverse and distributed. 

Not that the vendors have complete grip of the market-- while interoperability, network performance and UC security remain as concerns, ROI and Read more...

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