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Cisco and Equinix Partner to Accelerate Connections Between Private and Public Clouds

Posted by The UC Buyer on Sep 30, 2014

 30 September 2014  SAN JOSE, Calif. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), today announced that they will jointly develop enterprise customer solutions that utilize Cisco's Intercloud technologies and the Equinix Cloud Exchange to deliver more secure, resilient and efficient interconnection to public clouds.

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cloud, collaboration, Cisco

Telstra expands Whispir platform to the U.S., deepens cloud presence

Posted by The UC Buyer on Aug 28, 2014

Telstra Global has taken another step forward in its U.S. service expansion with plans to add its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to its business offering this month.

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cloud

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

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

IBM Delivers New Big Data Capabilities on IBM Cloud Marketplace

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 1, 2014

ARMONK, N.Y. - 01 Jul 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is transforming how organizations engage with business content and make it more usable and interactive across the enterprise to deliver better results and improve decision making. Through a new Big Data service available on the IBM Cloud marketplace, organizations can now easily secure, access and manage content from anywhere and on any device.

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cloud

Global API, Big Data Technology Provider Apigee Simplifies Burden of Phone System Management with 8x8's Cloud-Based Unified Communications Solution Jun 24, 2014

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 24, 2014

 

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration solutions, today announced that Apigee, developer of the leading platform for digital business acceleration, has deployed 8x8's secure and reliable Virtual Office communications services for more than 400 users across its San Jose, California, headquarters and offices in the UK and India.

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Technology, cloud

Enventis expands cloud services to include Wi-Fi and UC

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 23, 2014

Enventis, formerly known as HickoryTech, expanded its business cloud services to include a cloud Wi-Fi service, a hosted unified communications service called Cloud Compute and a data protection service. In addition, the company is expanding its SingleLink UC service, which was first introduced about 12 years ago.

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cloud, networking

ANPI AWARDED 2014 UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 19, 2014

ANPI announced today that its Hosted Unified Communications solution, ANPI VIP, has been honored as a 2014 Unified Communications Product of the Year by TMC, a global integrated media company. Winners are chosen by the editors of TMC; the group singled out ANPI VIP for its exceptional innovation.

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Technology, cloud

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