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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Cloud UC cost savings may not match perceptions

Those cost reductions you're hoping to see with cloud-based unified communications services may not be all they're cracked up to be.

Changes are coming as Lync becomes Skype

Microsoft has been gaining its share of followers with its Lync unified communication solution in both its on-premise and cloud-based deployment options. Still, there's work to do.

Providing choice is imperative to UC success

When users rebel against a selected unified communications platform, it usually has to do with mobility--or features lacking in the UC platform's mobile apps.

As Skype moves into the enterprise, downtime is not an option

If cloud VoIP and UC providers want to gain significant traction, which appears to be happening, and keep their customers from seeking out alternatives, downtime is something that needs to become a thing of the past.

Twilio Video aims to enable easy video communications in applications

WebRTC appears to finally be gaining some more traction in enterprise unified communications and collaboration solutions. Twilio is no stranger to WebRTC, but the company is looking to make it easier for developers to integrate voice and texting into their own apps.

Microsoft begins shift to Skype for Business this week

This week marks the beginning of the end of Microsoft Lync Online, as the vendor starts to shift its customers from Lync to Skype for Business Online, which officially launched yesterday.

Alcatel-Lucent Rapport offers bridge between legacy PBX, UC

The rumors of Alcatel-Lucent's exit from the enterprise market are somewhat exaggerated. Here's why.

Spotlight: Will WebRTC disrupt established UC players?

There's plenty of curiosity about WebRTC, even if there's very little of it in production.

Microsoft Lync gains foothold in UC space

Microsoft has made significant inroads into the unified communications space, and the company's Lync product is gaining traction in every size of business.

Multi-vendor environment remains firmly in place

A "pure" single-vendor unified communications appears to largely be a myth. Most enterprises have opted for a best-of-breed, multi-vendor approach as part of their UC strategy. And it looks like it will remain that way.