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16 Nov 2015
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When you’re at work, you have a pretty decent shot these days of becoming a video producer. At least that’s one of the first conclusions Steve draws from the results of a 73-question survey of 1,512 corporate professionals we fielded recently. In the survey, we ask quite a bit about the technologies that executives use to communicate every day, with a specific focus on devices and solutions.
ThinkingPhones announced on 16th of November that it is acquiring San Francisco-based Fuze for an undisclosed amount. The two companies are privately held, so we can’t get into the dollars and cents, but we can talk about what’s going on in terms of bigger picture. And it's a very big picture indeed for this UCaaS and video-enabled web conferencing / collaboration company.
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13 Nov 2015
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Briefs: Atos-Unify, Avaya, ShoreTel-M5 Networks, Specialists on Call-Warburg Pincus, EventBoard, join.me, TrueConf, DEKOM, PGi, Blackboard, Polycom, AVer Information-Zoom, VTEL, Masergy, FreeConferenceCall.com, Nureva-AVT, Teo Technologies-Ingram Micro, FSR, Highfive, Sonic Foundry. P&P: Walker-Adobe, Drew-Avaya, Kristnen-Avaya, Bruce-InFocus, Barr-VideoGuidance, Berman-Zoom
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10 Nov 2015
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When Microsoft announced it was adding PSTN calling and conferencing to Office 365 via its new E5 package this past summer, we had one collective question: “What will it cost?” On 9 November Microsoft shared with the analyst community pricing details. Fans of comedian Steve Martin and /or telephony / UC will be pleased to read Bill's take on E5's disruption potential.

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