Implementing Unified Communications Systems
- January 16, 2019
Avaya has begun manufacturing UC headsets, following the lead of rival Cisco in a trend that is shaking up the market for such devices.
- December 13, 2018
Businesses looking to reduce large one-time capital expenditures can now rent Avaya phones for a monthly fee.
- November 01, 2018
Genesys has developed new workforce management software to help contact centers with forecasting and scheduling.
- October 24, 2018
Twilio Autopilot gives developers the building blocks for creating contact center AI that businesses can use to improve customer service and save money.
- October 24, 2018
The latest Gartner UCaaS Magic Quadrant found that large enterprises are making the jump to cloud as fewer dollars are spent on on-premises infrastructure and development.
- October 18, 2018
Twilio will acquire SendGrid, a maker of cloud-based email APIs. The deal follows email-focused acquisitions by Slack and Workplace by Facebook.
- October 17, 2018
RingCentral is the latest UCaaS startup to push more heavily into the cloud contact center market with its acquisition of customer engagement vendor Dimelo.
- September 13, 2018
Twilio has acquired startup Ytica to improve the native analytics and workforce optimization tools of its Twilio Flex cloud contact center.
- September 07, 2018
AT&T has recommitted to its partnership with RingCentral after telling customers earlier this year that it would soon stop supporting the startup's Office@Hand UCaaS platform.
- August 29, 2018
Nice inContact has enhanced the cloud contact center CXone with new analytics and quality management tools, while also expanding omnichannel support for social media.
- August 23, 2018
MiCloud Engage, an over-the-top cloud contact center, could help Mitel better compete with Avaya and Cisco in the enterprise market.
- July 27, 2018
Skype for Business 2019, released in preview this week, will extend support for on-premises unified communications deployments through at least 2023.
- July 26, 2018
Google has entered the contact center market with the release of an AI platform supporting virtual agents and call analytics. Leading vendors, including Cisco and Genesys, were quick to adopt Google Contact Center AI.
- July 25, 2018
Apple Business Chat is now compatible with Cisco's contact center platform. Apple has closely guarded access to the business-to-consumer messaging service since its beta release this spring.
- July 18, 2018
The cloud delivery model has made it easier to combine unified communications and contact center technologies into a single platform, as evidenced by the release of the 8x8 X Series this week.