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.
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.
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.
It's hard enough keeping the LAN and WAN functioning properly and providing end-users with the services they need to do their jobs. It's getting worse, though.
Session initiation protocol (SIP) protocol is coming up on its twentieth birthday, so you'd think by now it would be a cinch to deploy a VoIP solution using SIP within an enterprise network. Apparently not.
It seems to be a week for big data analytics being associated with unified communications. In addition to the ThinkingPhones news, there's also news out of unified-communications-as-a-service provider 8x8, which has launched new analytics and reporting tools to provide more insight into organizations' overall usage.
Slack, which has been building a reputation as an enterprise communications platform, is leaning more towards collaboration and unified communications with the acquisition of Screenhero.
Digium has announced a new service meant to provide a little business continuity to its customers' Switchvox on-premise business phone systems.
As Google finds its way ever deeper into the enterprise, third parties are looking to beef up what end-users can do with it. There's a growing trend in cloud providers adding unified communications capabilities to Google; and the latest entrant into the market is RingCentral.
A beta program for a new API has just been opened to AT&T's Premium tier enterprise customers, enabling developers to claim new telephone numbers for their Web servers.