Polycom Q1-2016 Financials

Polycom Q1-2016 Financials
    

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Just five days after announcing the Mitel merger agreement, and without advance notice, Polycom released its Q1 financial results.  The good news:  operating margins were healthy and within guidance; earnings per share at 2 cents were within guidance.  More good news:  oh, UC personal revenues were up 0.4% year over year and the Americas are holding steady.  And that’s about it.  On the negative side, as shown in the charts and tables below, negative numbers dominate with infrastructure revenues sinking and the all-important UCGroup struggling in what is no

Enterprise Streaming Vendors Experiment on the Fringes at NAB

Enterprise Streaming Vendors Experiment on the Fringes at NAB
    

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The 2016 edition of the industry’s largest gathering of video technology companies – the annual National Association of Broadcasters conference being held this week in Las Vegas – has the feeling of a Netflix rerun.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Last year’s NAB trade show delivered an appealing mix of hype and opportunity tied primarily to the growing interest in Internet video distribution. That vibe clearly has carried over into NAB 2016.

Wowza, Ramp Partner on HTML5 Solution

Wowza, Ramp Partner on HTML5 Solution
    

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Wowza Media Systems and Ramp today announced a partnership to integrate their streaming solutions in an end-to-end platform that enables distribution of HTML5 content on corporate networks.

The product integration, announced at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters conference being held in Las Vegas, brings together Wowza’s streaming engine used to ingest and transcode video content with Ramp’s AltitudeCDN product line, which enables more efficient distribution of streaming video on corporate networks.

Mitel acquires Polycom – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Mitel acquires Polycom – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    

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(Editor note: this WR blog cross-posted on No Jitter.)

After many months of rumors, the news is finally in.  Unified communications and telephony product / services vendor Mitel (MITL) has announced its intention to acquire collaboration, video conferencing, and phone vendor Polycom (PLCM).

News in Brief: 12 April 2016

News in Brief: 12 April 2016
    

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Fuze and Yealink have teamed to certify the Yealink VC120 video conferencing room system as compatible with Fuze conferencing and collaboration solutions.  Though it offers its own Fuze Room, this will enable any organization seeking the VC120 capabilities (1080P HD video, dual-screen support, and content sharing) to allow their Mac or PC users to access Fuze’s video service, leveraging the Yealink VC120 from the organization’s meeting room.

Down With the Concept of Average in Education

Down With the Concept of Average in Education
    

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On a regular basis I get to work on some fascinating emerging technologies but the rewarding thing for me this year was in working on something very close to home.   As a graduate of personalized programs in my latter two years of high school and then college, I feel fortunate that the Learning Relationship Management (LRM) Alliance and I stumbled into one another and I had the privilege of working on an area that can really make a difference to learner success.

Video Guidance and BCS Global now Pinnaca

Video Guidance and BCS Global now Pinnaca
    

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A year and a half ago Video Guidance (USA) and BCS Global (UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore), both prominent in the visual communications and collaboration space, merged into one organization.  This week, they announced the new company name – Pinnaca, completing the long task of integrating the organizations from sales and marketing, product and services portfolio, operations and HR perspectives.   Now under one name, the wide range of Pinnaca’s hosted and managed services should be easier to understand. 

Three Reasons Why SXSW Interactive Mattered to YOU This Year

Three Reasons Why SXSW Interactive Mattered to YOU This Year
    

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Donald Trump was nowhere to be seen as three hundred plus tech-oriented hipsters stood in line for a half an hour to get into the digital storytelling for smart phone session at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW-I).  Nor was Ted Cruz.  Ahh, was this going to be peace and quiet?

News in Brief: 25 March 2016

News in Brief: 25 March 2016
    

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Web Conferencing & PCS

Go West Young Man, Go West

Go West Young Man, Go West
    

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So wrote Horace Greeley in 1865.  This was in reference to the then-controversial concept of Manifest Destiny - that the United States was destined to reach from the Atlantic to the Pacific.  Today’s enterprise communications analogy would be “video everywhere.”  This week, Vidyo traveled “westward” and added more fire to that drive with the announcement that the company has formed a strategic partnership with West to video-enable the InterCall product portfolio.

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