Unified Communications

Unified Communications is rapidly being deployed across enterprises as companies seek to converge their voice and messaging and integrate their business processes with their communications. The aim is to improve both employee convenience and productivity but also shorten and improve decision making by fully exploiting the flexibility of multiple devices and real time networks.

Here we bring together all the latest developments, products and news relating to Unified Communications, your one stop to stay upto date in the fast moving world of Unified Communications technology and deployments.

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Mobile device connectivity fuels growth in European conferencing market, says Frost

The ability to connect to conferencing solutions via mobile devices and improvement in user interfaces are helping to fuel growth in the European conferencing services market, judges Frost & Sullivan.

Never mind security, BYOD could disrupt networks

Much of the concern among IT departments about BYOD has focused on the security risks and support costs. But what about the effect of those employee-owned devices on the network?

Asia-Pacific enterprise mobile collaboration market to take off, predicts Frost

The total number of active users in the Asia-Pacific enterprise mobile collaboration services market is estimated by Frost & Sullivan to be $1.12 million in 2013 and forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21.4 percent through 2018.

Enterprises look to one operator to provide both mobile, fixed-line services

Enterprises are increasingly looking for one carrier to provide both mobile and fixed-line telecommunication services--traditional services such as telephony and advanced services such as unified communications, observes John Delaney, associate vice president for mobility at IDC Research.

Mobile apps take 'center stage' in unified communications

Mobility took "center stage" in unified communications offerings last year as employees demanded to use their personal mobile devices at work, observes Cindy Whelan, principal analyst for business network and wholesale services at Current Analysis.

Samsung, Genband team on mobile unified communications

Multimedia and cloud communications solutions provider Genband is launching its Smart Office unified communications suite via Samsung Mobile's fledgling Samsung Solutions Exchange app portal for business users.

Mobility changing the way enterprises deploy, use unified communications

Mobility is changing the way enterprises are buying, deploying and using unified communications, according to research firm Canalys.

Enterprise demand for mobile CRM applications has more than tripled since 2007, research finds

Enterprise demand for mobile customer relationship management and sales force automation applications has more than tripled over the past five years, according to a recent report by the Yankee Group.

Enterprises can cut $60 billion in costs for mobility services by outsourcing to operators

Enterprises can cut capital expenditures by $60 billion for managed mobility services by outsourcing these services to mobile operators, according to research by Exact Ventures that was sponsored by small cell provider SpiderCloud Wireless.

Spotlight: Firms have immediate need for wireless LAN, MDM

Wireless LAN implementations and expansions, mobile device management rollouts and unified communications solutions top TheInfoPro's latest heat index.