Everybody's got phones and email; lots of companies have videoconferencing too. The problem has been stitching them together to make employees more productive.
In the midst of reports that some leading technology companies are reining in their remote workers, networking giant Cisco reaffirmed its policy last week that remote workers are a valued and critical part of its workforce.
Blue Jeans Network, a leading player in the interoperable video collaboration services space, has just received $50 million in new venture capital funding. The funds will be used to help the company expand its cloud-based videoconferencing network both domestically and globally.
Polycom's RealPresence Access Director (RPAD) session border controller recently passed a 35-point security evaluation conducted by ICSA Labs, a third-party testing lab owned by Verizon.
Worldwide revenue for enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment and software declined 3.5 percent year-over-year and 20 percent sequentially to $661 million in the first quarter, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Intelepeer is integrating Vidtel's MeetMe cloud-based videoconferencing service into its SIP trunking portfolio, which will beef up Intelepeer's unified communications capabilities, according to a report by Channel Partners.
The European nuclear research organization CERN, which operates the world's largest particle accelerator, has deployed Vidyo videoconferencing service for its 20,000 scientists located at 600 institutes around the world.
Cisco, Polycom and Logitech's LifeSize are leading the telemedicine movement by providing videoconferencing capabilities to healthcare organizations, according to research firm TechNavio.
Microsoft has implemented the first phase of its integration of the Lync unified communications platform and the Skype VoIP service, announced earlier this year.
Business IP traffic is forecast to triple between 2012 and 2017, reaching 21.7 exabytes per month in 2017, predicts Cisco in its latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) report.