There's plenty of interest in Microsoft's Skype for Business communications service, but according to Tom Tuttle, vice president of Microsoft practice at Nectar Services, most deployments of the product fail.
Cisco plans to buy London-based Acano early in the new year to beef up its videoconferencing and collaboration capabilities.
Integra is joining the unified communications as a service market with the launch of Integra Unified Communications Cloud Voice.
Unified communications as a service provider ThinkingPhones is beefing up its video communications capabilities. The company has acquired Fuze, a vendor focused on cloud-based videoconferencing.
The latest version of Zultys' MX unified communications software has been outfitted with support for Salesforce OpenCTI.
RingCentral has completed the integration of Glip, the team messaging and collaboration tool it acquired in June 2015.
Many enterprises may understand the benefits of unified communications, but there's still a lot of hesitation about adopting UC systems, according to an Osterman Research report sponsored by ConnectSolutions.
Vendors have been talking about unified communications for more than a decade, but businesses have shown much skepticism.
AVST is one vendor trying to make unified communications more personal. The vendor released the next generation of its mobile personal assistant tool, which now includes additional support for virtualization and cloud migration.
Webconferencing vendor ReadyTalk is deepening its collaboration product portfolio with the unveiling of the FoxDen collaboration tool.