Not sure if the speakerphones and audio pickup devices you're deploying are good enough for your environment?
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.
Cisco is commercializing Project Squared, the unified communications and collaboration solution announced back in November, and giving the product an official name. The newly-renamed Spark builds on the free app that was released in the fall and is now aimed at enterprises.
As much as vendors might want to be able to sell their unified communications solutions to every business within their target markets, the simple truth is that no UC solution is a fit for every organization.
Cisco's looking to beef up its video communications business by about 150 employees--but not in Silicon Valley.
Cloud-based videoconferencing doesn't have quite the up-front expenditures of on-premise videoconferencing solutions, but before signing a deal with a videoconferencing software-as-a-service vendor, be sure to check its list of compatible applications and products.
The hardware-centric videoconferencing deployment model isn't quite at its end of days yet, but it's not far off.
Remember several years ago when telepresence rooms were all the rage? Looks like the good days for companies like Cisco, Polycom and Avaya are long over.
Expect video traffic on the network to continue increasing. As the technology has matured, so too has the interest in using it for webconferencing, whether using a cloud-based service or an on-premise unified communications system.