ShoreTel is expanding its networking services beyond its unified communications subscriber base.
It probably comes as little surprise that the unified communications and collaboration is growing, both in revenue and in number of deployments. It's also likely it's not surprising to hear that cloud--particularly, unified-communications-as-a-service and related service offerings--is driving much of that growth.
Interoperability is the hoped-for promise of UC&C, but with so many different vendors, technologies and cross purposes, it appears to be the Holy Grail that may never be found.
WebRTC is starting to gain some ground, at the very least within the minds of unified communications and collaboration technology professionals.
Making the decision to ditch your legacy PSTN system in favor of a VoIP solution?
Maybe I've simply been immersed in the digital world for too long, but it still surprises me to learn on occasion that VoIP has not yet been adopted by every organization. The technology isn't exactly long in the tooth (far from it), but it's not new, either.
For more than a decade, vendors have been touting the benefits of unified communications, even though some would say the promises have never truly been fulfilled.
An exploit that could allow an attacker to listen in on VoIP calls made on Cisco SPA3000 and SPA5000 IP phones will be patched after Cisco initially opted not to patch the security flaw, according to a report from iTnews.
IT teams will soon have another video option thanks to a new partnership forged between Microsoft and Polycom. The two companies are working together in the hopes of taking a greater share of the collaborative workplace market, with a focus on video collaboration.
Just as others are getting back to basics with their conferencing solutions, Altia Systems is looking to beef up the video capabilities of Microsoft Lync users. Or are those Skype for Business users? I lost track.