Spotlight: With Red Box, now you can record Skype for Business calls

Compliance-focused Red Box Recorders has released a call recording product for Skype for Business, enabling organizations – particularly those in the contact center, finance and public safety sectors – to capture incoming and outgoing calls.

TeleMate.Net boosts visibility across UC suite

Unified communications vendor TeleMate.Net Software is adding greater data analytics to its UC suite to provide customers with greater visibility into the inner workings of its applications.

Cisco chief technologist Pankaj Patel to step down later this year

Cisco will lose another executive that has been instrumental in driving Cisco innovation. Pankaj Patel, a 20-year veteran of the networking giant who currently serves as Cisco's senior vice president and general manager for the service provider business, plans to step down in the second half of 2016.

Cisco signs on the dotted line to complete Acano acquisition

Cisco's small meeting videoconferencing capabilities just got a boost. Cisco completed the acquisition of Acano – a buy it first announced back in November.

Kollective provides enterprise-grade video broadcasting using integrations with videoconferencing systems

Cloud-based software-defined networking vendor Kollective has wrapped its SDN technology around a new content delivery network aimed at helping enterprises broadcast video to up to thousands of employees.

Competitors, beware: IBM has big plans for cloud video streaming service

It will be interesting to see what Big Blue has planned in the cloud video services arena. IBM recently acquired cloud streaming provider Ustream and has since unveiled plans to get a foothold in the video space.

Big Switch brings the freemium business model to networking

The freemium model is something typically associated with software, but in an increasingly software-defined world, the usage of the business model is expanding. Take Big Switch Networks' most recent news as a good example.

Biamp takes on video collaboration market with Devio

Biamp Systems released a videoconferencing system designed for huddle rooms. The Devio video collaboration tool is meant to be an easy-to-use device that provides small meetings with high-definition audio and video.

Spotlight: Arista ups the ante against Cisco with a lawsuit of its own

Prior to the first ruling by the International Trade Commission regarding Cisco's allegations that Arista Networks has infringed on several of its patents, Arista has filed a lawsuit against the larger networking vendor.

Juniper aims to acquire BTI Systems in Q2

Juniper Networks' has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BTI Systems, a provider of hardware and software-defined networking tools that focuses on content and cloud service providers.

New Infoblox analytics tool boosts visibility into network services

A new Infoblox product was designed to shed more light on network services. The Infoblox Reporting and Analytics tool provides greater detail on what is going on within the network so networking teams can then make appropriate changes to gain more value out of network services.

Aryaka takes to the cloud with new SD-WAN product

Aryaka is beefing up its line of software-defined networking products with the introduction of a cloud-based software-defined WAN offering that puts it head-to-head against vendors like VeloCloud.

Netronome aims to bring large-scale data center benefits to enterprises

Netronome wants to bring large-scale data centers efficiencies to enterprise server networking. The vendor unveiled the Agilio Server Networking Platform, a hardware- and software-based product aimed at offloading server-based networking data paths.

Verizon latest telecom provider to join the ONOS project

Enterprises and telecommunications providers are increasingly getting behind the various open networking projects that exist. The latest news of such support comes from Verizon, which has joined the ONOS project.

Network core as we know it is dead, says EdgeConneX

The number of devices connecting to networks around the world is increasing at an incredible rate. Edge data center solution provider EdgeConneX believes there will be approximately 75 billion devices connecting to networks by 2020; and that will impact network engineers and administrators.

Axia expands UC product to mobile devices, boosts third-party integrations

Axia Technology Partners unveiled a major update to its unified communications product at ITEXPO in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It's the first significant update to the product since it launched in October 2014.

Spotlight: When moving to SIP, don't consider it a full TDM replacement

By many accounts, unified communications is finally finding success in all levels of business.

First Cisco/Arista patent dispute judgment coming Wednesday

An International Trade Commission judge will Wednesday make the first ruling in a series of patent disputes between Cisco Systems and rival Arista Networks.

Cumulus Networks nets $35M in funding round

Open networking vendor Cumulus Networks is the latest software-defined networking company to announce a series of funding. The company reportedly took in $35 million in funding from existing investors.

Microsoft wants to project images of people directly into your room

As video communications companies aim to improve video calling to the point that it feels as easy and comfortable as a phone call, Microsoft's research arm is looking even further ahead. The engineers there want to make video chat more comfortable by projecting holograms into your room.