Demand for session border controllers (SBCs), as well as for IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core and voice application server systems, grew 10 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, according to the Dell'Oro Group.
Cisco, the networking and IT giant, posted a healthy 14.5 percent increase in net income for the first quarter of 2013. Cisco CEO John Chambers said Cisco is "starting to see some good signs in the U.S. and other parts of the world which are encouraging."
There is a risk that attackers could execute commands remotely on infected systems through vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and the Microsoft Lync unified communications platform, Microsoft warned last week in its Patch Tuesday advanced notification bulletin.
Unified communications (UC) provider ShoreTel unveiled this week a docking station that enables Apple's iPads and iPhones to function as desk phones when combined with the company's ShoreTel Mobility app.
Videoconferencing firm Polycom ( Nasdaq: PLCM ) announced on Monday that its board approved a $100 million share repurchase program which expires on May 2, 2014.
Hiring a chief digital officer (CDO) could be "disastrous for many traditional firms," warns Martin Gill, principal analyst at Forrester Research.
Microsoft this week announced plans to roll out Skype for Outlook.com, which will enable Outlook users to make and receive Skype voice and video calls from their Outlook inbox. A preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, the email service from Microsoft that replaced Hotmail, is being offered in the U.K. this week.
Frost & Sullivan predicts that enterprise and contact center headset unit sales will increase at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and headset revenue will increase at a 12.5 percent CAGR through 2019.
SIP trunking has become the "connectivity choice" for enterprises upgrading their communications systems to IP PBX and unified communications (UC), observed Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research.
A full 84 percent of U.S. firms have adopted IP telephony, according to a survey by research firm Ovum on behalf of unified communications (UC) provider Dimension Data.