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Collaboration Applications for Unified Communications

  • June 15, 2018 15 Jun'18

    Microsoft Teams e-discovery enabled for hybrid clouds

    Microsoft is giving businesses with on-premises Exchange servers a new tool for Microsoft Teams e-discovery, as the vendor seeks to help large enterprises transition to the cloud.

  • June 13, 2018 13 Jun'18

    Google Hangouts Meet adds interoperability with competitors

    Interoperability with Skype for Business and video conferencing systems from Cisco and Polycom should help Google Hangouts Meet gain more traction among enterprise buyers.

  • June 08, 2018 08 Jun'18

    Microsoft Teams mobile app matures, but interoperability lags

    Microsoft has been quickly building out the capabilities of the Microsoft Teams mobile app, but businesses could find it clunky to use in conjunction with Skype for Business.

  • June 07, 2018 07 Jun'18

    Avaya Equinox gets online UC and team collaboration for SMBs

    Avaya has refreshed Avaya Equinox with online team collaboration and has integrated the software into IP Office. The changes are part of Avaya's strategy to attract more SMBs.

  • April 18, 2018 18 Apr'18

    Cisco Webex Teams to replace Spark platform

    Cisco plans to combine Spark and Webex to provide a single platform for team collaboration and web conferencing. Cisco Webex Teams and Webex Meetings will rely on the same cloud infrastructure and user interface for online meetings.

  • April 13, 2018 13 Apr'18

    Cisco eyes blockchain messaging for better security

    The decentralized data storage method of blockchain could make enterprise group messaging more secure. Cisco is among the vendors investigating the promise of blockchain messaging.

  • April 04, 2018 04 Apr'18

    Cisco Jabber client gets multiline calling, bot developer kit

    The latest version of the Cisco Jabber client supports multiline calling and includes developer tools for building bots. The upgrades demonstrate the vendor's continued commitment to its on-premises UC product.

  • March 15, 2018 15 Mar'18

    AWS attacks rivals with Amazon Chime pricing

    Amazon Web Services is switching Amazon Chime pricing to a usage model to lure businesses away from rivals Slack, Microsoft Teams and Cisco Spark. The new pricing starts in April.

  • March 09, 2018 09 Mar'18

    RingCentral Meetings offered as stand-alone web conferencing platform

    RingCentral has expanded its cloud portfolio with the release of RingCentral Meetings, a stand-alone web conferencing platform. Other recent product upgrades should make it a stronger player in the contact center market.

  • March 02, 2018 02 Mar'18

    Google Hangouts Chat team collaboration app released

    Google is continuing to aggressively target the enterprise market with its release of Hangouts Chat. The team collaboration app will compete with Slack, Microsoft Teams and Cisco Spark.

  • March 01, 2018 01 Mar'18

    Avaya Zang upgrades workflow, IoT tools

    Avaya Zang has upgraded its CPaaS platform with new workflow and IoT tools. The vendor is also making it easier to integrate Zang apps with Avaya UC hardware.

  • February 16, 2018 16 Feb'18

    Email collaboration evolves in the modern enterprise

    Messaging apps are great for team collaboration, but bridging the gap between internal and external communication remains a hurdle. That's why vendors are developing tools to improve email collaboration.

  • February 08, 2018 08 Feb'18

    Avaya adds AI voice assistant to desk phones

    Avaya has created an AI voice assistant application for desk phones. AI voice assistant platforms could make mundane tasks easier for office workers.

  • January 31, 2018 31 Jan'18

    Smartphone push-to-talk apps poised for enterprise growth

    Smartphone push-to-talk apps are a viable option for enterprises because of the improved reliability of 4G and LTE networks. Their automation and integration tools could be key to future growth.

  • September 28, 2017 28 Sep'17

    Could Microsoft Teams replace Outlook and Yammer?

    For years, workers have lived in Microsoft's Outlook email as a primary communications tool. But with the emergence of Microsoft Teams, it could replace Outlook.

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