Market Update: Avaya Broadens Mobile Unified Communications Tools
Newsmakers this week include: Avaya, Plantronics, MicroTech, Cisco, SimpleSignal, Transcend United Technologies, LiquidSpoke, Avaya, Nortel, ShoreTel, Riverbed, LifeSize, Glowpoint, WorkSpace, Intel, Cistera, Fonality, ePlus and Microsoft.
Plantronics Names Joe Burton Chief Technology Officer and Head of Global Development: Plantronics announced that Joseph B. Burton has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Development and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). By bringing in Burton, with his strong technology leadership and unified communications background, Plantronics is deepening its management team and expanding its investment in this emerging technology arena.
MicroTech Achieves Cisco Gold Certification: MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator in the public sector, announced it has achieved Cisco Gold Certification. To earn Gold Certification, MicroTech met rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in networking competency, service, support, and customer satisfaction.
SimpleSignal Announces Mobile Unified Communication & Collaboration Services Optimized for 4G Networks: SimpleSignal Inc., a leading hosted PBX and unified communications service provider for business, announced its mobile integrated suite of unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) services, known as SimplyMobile, is now optimized for smartphones and tablet devices over high-speed 4G and LTE data networks. The upgraded service will be branded as SimplyMobileX4G.
Glowpoint and Avaya Join Forces to Deliver Next Generation Managed Video Solutions: Glowpoint, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-managed video services announced it has formed a strategic relationship with Avaya, a global leader in business communications and collaboration solutions, to develop and offer managed services that support multi-vendor/cross-protocolvideo environments.
WorkSpace Working with Intel: WorkSpace Communications, a leading cloud provider of unified communications solutions, announced an agreement with Intel to provide its complete suite of unified communications and collaboration tools as part of the standard Intel Hybrid Cloud solution offering.
Cistera Unified Delivers Enhanced Virtualization: Cistera Networks, a leading provider of enterprise application platforms and engines for unified communications, announced the delivery of enhanced virtualization for unified communications application servers.
Fonality Announces Trade-In Program to Help Growing Businesses Transition to Cloud-based VoIP Solutions: Fonality, North America's fastest growing business communications company, announced the launch of its “Turn it In/Turn it Up” trade-in program, providing small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) with a cost-effective solution to upgrade their business communications capabilities. Through this program, SMBs can trade their outdated, legacy phone systems for fair market value and receive credit toward Fonality's cloud-based Unified Communications (UC), VoIP and contact center solutions.
ePlus Achieves Multiple Microsoft Gold and Silver Competencies in the Microsoft Partner Network: ePlus Inc. announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, Inc., has achieved Gold Competencies in Portals and Collaboration, Unified Communications, and Virtualization in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have a requisite number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references, and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.