Microsoft has made significant inroads into the unified communications space, and the company's Lync product is gaining traction in every size of business.
A "pure" single-vendor unified communications appears to largely be a myth. Most enterprises have opted for a best-of-breed, multi-vendor approach as part of their UC strategy. And it looks like it will remain that way.
NetFortris targets the mid-sized enterprise market with the release of a new unified communications solution. Today, the company launched its NetFortris UC-Ready Cloud Communications Platform, a UC platform based on WebRTC.
The only unfortunate thing about the proliferation of easy and cheap videoconferencing is those of us in the media can no longer make "where's my video phone?" jokes.
Cloud-based software-defined networking simplifies the life of the networking administrator and puts more of the network design in the hands of the average end-user, according to Pertino.
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Mobility has changed unified communications, and for enterprises looking to get the most out of their UC deployments, one argument is that they need a BYOD policy in place.
Lifesize unveiled an update to its Lifesize Cloud videconferencing service that includes new accessibility, control and collaboration features. Oh, and interoperability with Microsoft Lync.
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Brocade has unveiled a new campus LAN switch as part of its "The Effortless Network" initiative. The Brocade ICX 7250 switch is a 10GbE switch that was designed to help organizations easily scale their campus bandwidth demands.
Network and system administrators are nothing if not resilient. Networking continues to change, and in an era of cloud, the skills required to design and build networks are shifting away from the traditional hardware-focused skill sets to software.
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Dell has unveiled the X-series of switches designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
The much-discussed 802.11ac Wave 2 is finally hitting the market. And it looks like Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus Wireless may be the first to make a Wave 2 access point available. The company announced the ZoneFlex R710, which will be available before the end of the quarter.
Juniper broadened its QFX product family today with the announcement of the QFX5100-AA, an application acceleration switch that the vendor will launch during the third quarter.
It appears that Dell is the next vendor to take aim at networking juggernaut Cisco.
As enterprises continue to adopt different kinds of videoconferencing systems, tracking the return on investment and usage of them will become increasingly important.
A small investment Cisco made in software-defined networking startup Embrane could lead to a new set of solutions for the vendor's SDN portfolio. Last year, Cisco invested $14 million into Embrane, but now the networking giant is looking to acquire Embrane to beef up its SDN solutions portfolio.
ShoreTel is expanding its networking services beyond its unified communications subscriber base.
It probably comes as little surprise that the unified communications and collaboration is growing, both in revenue and in number of deployments. It's also likely it's not surprising to hear that cloud--particularly, unified-communications-as-a-service and related service offerings--is driving much of that growth.