Enterprise Connect, a leading unified communications conference, once again descends upon Orlando, Fla. The annual conference showcases the latest UC trends, products and analysis.
In the past year the UC market has seen some shifts. Skype for Business made a name for itself. Messaging emerged as a robust communications platform. And the contact center developed as a prominent UC topic.
Event organizers added a communications API conference track for 2016. APIs allow developers to embed communications -- such as voice, messaging and video -- into everyday business applications, like Salesforce. Yet perennial conference themes remain: cloud communications, video conferencing, WebRTC and the endless saga of Cisco vs. Microsoft.
From the conference floor at Enterprise Connect 2016, we analyze the top news, trends and products. Plus, be sure to check out our special multimedia coverage.
Enterprise Connect 2016 News
Track product launches, expert insights and other industry updates. Also, follow important keynote speeches and UC topics, such as cloud communications, collaboration and video conferencing.
At Enterprise Connect, Cisco announced a $150 million fund to invest in developers who build custom apps using the Cisco Spark collaboration service. Continue Reading
As these industry giants wrestle for dominance in UC, their fight moves to the cloud. But as their offerings increasingly overlap, how do you decide which best fits your business? Continue Reading
Microsoft and Cisco pledged video conferencing systems interoperability at the Enterprise Connect conference, but cross-vendor technology remains elusive. Continue Reading
A WebRTC conference at Enterprise Connect will check the health of the browser-based communications technology, as many enterprises are using WebRTC without knowing it. Continue Reading
Numonix has announced a Microsoft Office 365 integration that records voice, video, chat and desktop screen communications via a hybrid cloud environment. Continue Reading
Avaya announced it had created Zang, a cloud-based company for developers building customized communication applications, at the Enterprise Connect conference. Continue Reading
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Enterprise Connect 2016 Trends
Discover the latest UC trends and glean insights from expert panel discussions. We'll cover the major developments and themes in the industry, including communication APIs, mobility and WebRTC.
Vendors meet in Orlando, Fla., for the annual unified communications-focused Enterprise Connect conference, where cloud-based technology is one of the most discussed topics. Continue Reading
APIs can help enterprises integrate communications into business workflows. This type of emerging UC integration is now more widely available and features rich capabilities. Continue Reading
Vendors will exhibit their latest UC tools at Enterprise Connect 2016, from team chat apps to virtual collaboration. Check out some of the announcements coming out of the conference. Continue Reading
The latest UC innovations are testing the limits of enterprise networks. At Enterprise Connect, industry leaders discuss how SD-WAN technology can give networks the boost they need. Continue Reading
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Enterprise Connect 2016 Video
See product demos from the Best of Enterprise Connect award finalists and hear from analysts and other industry insiders. Check out our videos highlighting innovative products and mobility services.
Slack and other team messaging apps are popular among enterprise workers, even as IT departments try to figure out if these apps are right for their organizations.
Cloud-based video conferencing can help enterprises save time and money, as the expensive, big boardroom deployments are a thing of the past, according to one expert.
CafeX, Cisco and Vidyo show off their latest video collaboration services at Enterprise Connect. Innovations include browser-based conferencing and cloud-based API frameworks.
At the Enterprise Connect Innovation Showcase, six startups displayed their mobile products and services, ranging from location tracking to real-time communications.
Mobility and cloud communications offer vendors and users great opportunities to innovate. Check out some of the latest UC services from Enterprise Connect.