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Tata Communications and Cisco Collaborate on SD-WAN

May 16, 2019

Tata Communications and Cisco have extended their partnership to enable enterprises to transform their legacy network to a customized and secure multi-cloud native hybrid network. The combination of Tata Communications’ IZO cloud enablement platform and Cisco SD-WAN is a fully-managed, global solution that gives businesses greater control over their digital infrastructure, the ability to securely connect any user to any application location, and provide the assurance of application performance needed to support successful digital transformation.



The two companies already work together well: Webex Teams, cloud/collaboration and UC, for example, are services they partner on. 

Tata Communications’ cloud and hybrid networking capabilities are underpinned by the company’s global tier-1 Internet backbone and partnerships with major cloud providers, including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba.

RingCentral, PCM Partner to Expand Cloud Communications Adoption

April 22, 2019


Cloud communications in the enterprise have brought innovation and helped to lower costs across the board. These technologies are also connecting businesses on a global level and helping them to drive the team collaboration needed to succeed.

To help larger businesses in the U.K. and the U.S.

Post-Bankruptcy Windstream to Focus on SD-WAN, UCaaS and Call Center

April 22, 2019

In a recent meeting with Windstream Networks we learned the company is about 60 days into bankruptcy, past their second day petition and new agreements now have the backing of the bankruptcy court.

They received a billion dollars in DIP funding from CIT global which makes them more liquid than before the bankruptcy.

You may recall the bankruptcy was triggered by a lost ruling to the Aurelius hedge fund in what is being described as a managed default.

As part of the restructure, they are changing their channel partner program with common agreements as opposed to numerous versions they have inherited via over a dozen acquisitions over the years.

Masergy Helps Clients Achieve Digital Ambitions

March 28, 2019

Masergy has found itself at the convergence point of numerous fast-growing markets at a time when companies are growing, investing and looking to transform their businesses.

Who is Masergy? Well, you may have visited their booth at industry events. 

New PGi GlobalMeet UCaaS Boosts Productivity and Efficiency

March 27, 2019

It’s an exciting time at PGi as the company is transforming from collaboration to become a broader business communications company. In the last five years, they have grown their webinar and webcasting business with a greater understanding of how to solve customer problems and sell across an enterprise. The company’s entry into the UCaaS market brings new capabilities via GlobalMeet, including expanded smart collaboration capabilities using artificial intelligence and data to help users save time and improve productivity through automation.

Highfive To Make Videoconferencing Ubiquitous

March 26, 2019

 

Highfive is on a mission to make videoconferencing ubiquitous,” said Chris Heinemann, Senior Marketing Director in an exclusive interview.

Chris was as excited as we’ve ever seen him as he went through the opportunity to widely deploy his company’s solutions.

Theta Lake Zoom Partnership Brings Compliance to Voice and Video

March 25, 2019

Theta Lake is a machine learning and AI platform analyzing audio and video content for compliance risk. “We focus on regulated industries like financial services,” said Anthony Cresci, VP Business Development & Operations in an exclusive interview.

Certain industries have regulatory requirements around retention and how long companies store electronic communications.

Metaswitch Hits 25M Business Subs, Aims for Many More

March 25, 2019

Metaswitch recently announced they have reached the 25 million business subscriber milestone – which is impressive as the company is very strong in the small to medium carrier space.

 

“Metaswitch is becoming a strong leader in delivering hosted call control exclusively to communications service providers, uplifted by its new operator wins and innovative service offerings, like MaX UC,” said Jeremy Duke, president, Synergy Research Group. “Metaswitch holds the number two position with 18.9 percent market share and growing, second only to Cisco.”

Nureva Collaboration Solutions Empower Teams

March 24, 2019

Nureva Inc. is a Canadian company helping people connect and work more effectively together with Advanced audio conferencing systems and real-time visual collaboration tools.



“People coming together to work can do great things,” said Adrian Doughty, Director North American Sales. We have married the virtual and audio conferencing aspects to not have a point product – but rather an experience.” 

Customers typically want to work differently – it’s about forward-looking end-users looking for change.

NEC Smart Workspace is a Millennial-Friendly UCaaS Solution

March 23, 2019



NEC has transformed their portfolio with the NEC Smart Workplace, Ram Menghani, VP of Product Management explained in an in-person interview. We outlined the company’s progress last year and they come much farther since that meeting.

The company has solutions in UCaaS, team collaboration, contact center and SIP trunking via their UNIVERGE Integration Platform (UIP) RAM explained.

With 120 million global users and 20-30 million in the U.S., the company is looking to migrate the base to the cloud as soon as they can.

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