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Report: Softphone market set for rapid expansion

Softphones haven't impacted the enterprise market like smartphones have, but new research indicates they could see strong growth in the next six years as businesses look to contain costs and take

Fonality rolls out mobile iteration of HUD UC, call center suite

Businesses are planning to spend upwards of $125 billion in 2011 on IT, and a considerable amount of that will be for communications, researchers at IDC reported in June. But, with the economy still

Nuance set to acquire Telecom Italia's Loquendo

Voice and language solution provider Nuance Communications said it will acquire Telecom Italia's Loquendo, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian telco, in a deal Nuance said will help it push

Bally Total Fitness pumps up CRM

If a company's CEO is an eyewitness to service reps struggling to communicate effectively with customers, it probably means it's time for a new look at the customer relationship management system.

Fully cloud-based call centers remain elusive

Vendors are hawking "call center in the cloud" offerings, but the solution is not quite ready for prime time, writes Stephanie Overby at CIO. Before moving call center services to the Internet, be

Advances and applications in artificial intelligence

Notable advances have been made in artificial intelligence technologies over the last few years, especially in the realm of speech recognition. The ability of computers to listen to and understand

Call centers target of new tax

One of the tricks of the IP communications industry is being able to make calls being routed to foriegn countries or even neighboring states look nice and local. When our business clients want to run

Verizon's Global Wholesale VoIP usage up 200%

If you're looking for evidence that wholesale VoIP is looking good, just check out Verizon's numbers. This week Verizon's Global Wholesale VoIP unit announced that its VoIP minutes of use grew more

Verizon launches local calling solution for call center users

Remote call forwarding for enterprises with local business branches might become a thing of the past. Verizon Business this week announced a new service called Verizon VoIP Inbound with Local

Empirix adds 'pay as you go' testing for contact centers

Empirix, an IP communications testing company, announced Empirix Testing as a Service, which is designed as a way for large contact centers to validate the performance of their voice services and the