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Enabling a new future for cloud computing

Posted by The UC Buyer on Aug 20, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing.

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Technology, cloud

8x8 Issued Two New Communications Patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Posted by The UC Buyer on Aug 13, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration services, today announced that it has been awarded two new patents related to its communications technologies. On August 12, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,804,704 entitled "Method and System for Updating Physical Location Information" as well as United States Patent number 8,804,940 entitled "Networked Contact Center." The ‘940 patent is a continuation of United States Patent number 8,619,967 which was awarded to 8x8 on December 31, 2013.

The ‘704 patent relates to a method and system for updating physical location data associated with a voice over Internet protocol ("VoIP") endpoint that is associated with an Internet service.

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cloud, collaboration, Contact Center

Carousel Industries Helps Companies Address Next Generation Internet Security Threats with 'Back to Basics' Three Point Approach

Posted by The UC Buyer on Aug 7, 2014

Exeter, Rhode Island, August 7, 2014 -- Carousel Industries, a leader in unified communications, managed services, data networking solutions and visual communications, has been helping enterprises mitigate network security threats since the company was founded in 1992. While many of these threats are fundamentally the same at the most basic level, attack methodologies have evolved and companies' networking environments have become increasingly complex.

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UC Industry, Security

BroadSoft Extends Unified Communications Services To The Hospitality Industry with the Acquisition of SDD

Posted by The UC Buyer on Aug 4, 2014

 GAITHERSBURG, Md., August 4, 2014 – BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) today announced a new, hosted Unified Communications offering for the hospitality industry, UC-One Hospitality. The acquisition of Systems Design & Development, Inc. (SDD), a software and services provider to many of the largest and most prominent global hotels, resorts, convention and meeting facilities, extended stay, and fractional ownership properties, enables this offering.

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collaboration, UC Industry

Phelps County Regional Medical Center and Vital Link Pager Replacement

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 31, 2014

Ready or not, hospitals across the country are facing the fact that many of their clinicians are quietly using their personal smartphones to share medical information. It should be no surprise given the superior speed, reliability and convenience of cellular and Wi-Fi communication technology over land-line phone or pagers. The problem, of course, is that sharing patient data through unsecure texting could result in a serious, and costly, HIPAA breach.

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Voice, Mobility, healthcare

Tely Labs Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 30, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – July 30, 2014 – Tely Labs, the leader in simple, secure and affordable video conferencing systems, announced today that it has been recognized as one of 2014′s hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

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video, collaboration

JABRA ANNOUNCES NEW COMPREHENSIVE SUBSCRIPTION-BASED, FINANCING PROGRAM FOR VOICE DEPLOYMENTS

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 22, 2014

Jabra Vendor Services Group Program Eases Cash Flow for the Entire Solution – Not Just Headsets

(NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, July 22nd, 2014) Jabra today announced the launch of its Jabra Vendor Services Group Program which gives North American customers and partners the ability to wrap the cost of their deployment - hardware, software and services - into a monthly subscription based payment model. Avoiding large up-front capital expenses removes a major deployment obstacle faced by many IT departments, from small businesses to Fortune 500 clients, and accelerates the success of communication and collaboration deployments.

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Technology, Voice, Contact Center

Pittsburgh Steelers Huddle With AVST for Unified Communications

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 8, 2014

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2014) - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of best-of-breed Unified Communications (UC) applications, today announced that it has been selected by the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Voice, Contact Center

Cloud Sherpas Cited as a Leader by Independent Research Firm for North American IT Service Management Practice

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 8, 2014

ATLANTA, GA July 8, 2014 — Cloud Sherpas has been identified as a leader among ITSM implementation service providers according to “The Forrester WaveTM: North American ITSM Implementation Services Providers, Q2 2014,” a report issued June 30 by Forrester Research. Forrester identified the 13 most significant vendors in the category of ITSM implementation service providers and evaluated their strengths and weaknesses.

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cloud

APeJ Unified Communications Market to Hit $659 Million in 2018

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 3, 2014

The Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market will be US$659 million in 2018, according to a new report by IDC. The largest market will be Australia, followed by People's Republic of China (PRC), India and Korea. This growth is expected to be at a five-year CAGR of 89% as UCaaS Service Providers (SP) increase their sales and marketing campaign around this popular service.

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Voice, video, cloud, networking

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