This year, Enterprise Connect, a leading unified communications (UC) conference, marks its 25th
anniversary. The UC market has undergone considerable change in that time, yet the important
perennial themes are on the schedule this year, along with more recent UC issues like cloud-based
UC, WebRTC and video services. And mobility is once again on the move as messaging apps look to
challenge the incumbent big guys in the enterprise collaboration market.
The technologies, albeit recurring, have morphed marginally in recent years since the tools are still so new – and exciting. From the conference floor at Enterprise Connect 2015, we explore the top trends, products, vendors and more.
Enterprise Connect 2015 News
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The latest Avaya video updates include new hardware, focus on mobility and product consistency for users. Continue Reading
Vidyo introduced its wearable video technology for smart glasses platforms ahead of Enterprise Connect 2015. Continue Reading
Cisco has given a new name to Project Squared. The cloud-based collaboration app is now Cisco Spark and will cost as much as $25 per user per month, the company said at Enterprise Connect. Continue Reading
Microsoft and Polycom introduced a sub-$1,000 video conferencing series for Skype for Business environments at Enterprise Connect 2015. Continue Reading
Enterprises interested in cloud UC are adopting a single-tenant, cloud-based UC model rather than multi-tenant UCaaS. Continue Reading
Enterprise Connect 2015 Trends
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Vendors and analysts at Enterprise Connect 2015 discuss the possible end of email and what UC tools might replace it. Continue Reading
While major UC vendors say users are in the driver's seat, they steer clear of making their products interoperable. Continue Reading
UC expert Irwin Lazar previews Enterprise Connect, saying the messaging apps market is one to watch as chat collaboration becomes a big topic this year. Continue Reading
Market research debunks claims that enterprise messaging apps are poised to take market share away from UC vendors. Continue Reading
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Enterprise Connect 2015 Video
Our editors and reporters talk with Best of Enterprise Connect award finalists, analysts and industry insiders. See product demos and learn where the UC market is headed.
Big vendors need to heed the proliferation of WebRTC, says Tsahi Levent-Levi, a WebRTC consultant and Enterprise Connect 2015 conference speaker.
Recapping the Enterprise Connect conference, Nemertes Research analyst Irwin Lazar says pervasive messaging apps are changing collaboration practices.
Wearables technology, collaboration software and phone call analytics products showcase the current depth of offerings in the unified communications market.
Sprint, Acano and IBM featured different technologies at Enterprise Connect, but all of them were recognized for unified communications innovation.
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