Collaboration & Social Networks

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UberConference adds support for HipChat and Slack

Switch Communications is adding more collaboration and chat capabilities to its UberConference service with integrations with both HipChat and Slack.

Up close and personal with AVer VC520 videoconferencing system

If you are alive and working in 2015, odds are you have used videoconferencing tools or have at least participated in a videoconference during your career. Why go the traditional, boring conference call route when you can see your partners face to face? We tested out AVer's VC520 videoconferencing hardware – what they call a Plug-N-Play USB Video Conference Camera System – and here's what we found.

Cisco widens lead over Microsoft in collaboration market

Cisco continues to maintain a leadership position in the collaboration market. A new report from Synergy Research found Cisco widened the gap between itself and closest competitor Microsoft during the second quarter of 2015.

ShoreTel rolls out single user interface for UCC

ShoreTel released a new single platform and user interface designed to provide enterprises with a variety of configuration options, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid. The intent of ShoreTel Connect is to provide customers with more flexibility while also increasing employee collaboration options.

Spotlight: New collaboration certifications from Cisco

Cisco is beefing up its training and certification portfolio again--this time around collaboration.

ThinkingPhones adds big data to UC with acquisition

Unified-communications-as-a-service provider ThinkingPhones has added some new big data analytics capabilities to its solutions portfolio. The new features come through the acquisition of Contactive, which is anything but your typical big data company (if there is such a thing).

Spotlight: Cisco NetAcademy Day starts in Milan

With any luck, you're sipping espresso in Milan, Italy today with Cisco executives and partners, gearing up for Cisco Live!

Unified communications death predictions are exaggerated

Long live unified communications. Or not. No, really, some members of the technology industry are already predicting that unified communications is dying, if it's not already dead.

CES 2015 promises 'presidential-style' healthcare tech debate

As many as one-third of the vendors at this year's Consumer Electronics Show may also be there to promote healthcare and communications in the enterprise, making CES the leading show in this emerging field.

Spotlight: Nearly half surveyed say SDN may be too immature to be secure

If you give a group of C-suite executives a list of bad things to choose from and tell them to arrange them in order of bad-to-worse, like a tally of "Brady Bunch" episodes, does the one...