Market Update: Azaleos Survey Not Good News for Cloud-based Unified Communications

Azaleos Survey Finds Growth of Public Cloud Unified Communications: Azaleos Corp., the managed messaging, collaboration and unified communications services company, released the findings of an independent survey on the cloud adoption plans of mid-to-large enterprises for unified communications services. The research found that among organizations not currently using a public cloud-based UC service, only 10 percent plan to deploy such a service within the next year citing concerns over loss of customization, uptime and security.

Avistar’s Personal Videoconferencing Solutions Available with Concurrent Licensing Support: Avistar Communications Corporation, a leader in unified visual communications solutions, announced the availability of two new edition packages, concurrent licensing support and enhanced endpoint bundling designed to promote rapid and ubiquitous adoption of Avistar’s commercial-grade desktop videoconferencing and unified visual communication solutions.

Polycom Unveils Five New Innovations at InfoComm: Polycom, Inc., a global leader in unified communications (UC), today at InfoComm 2011 Conference and Expo announced several significant solutions to accelerate the adoption of unified communications. The products range from Polycom UC Intelligent Core software to cloud-based video content management (VCM) solutions to immersive telepresence and VoIP systems.

Sonexis Technology, Inc. Selected as an Alliance Member in ShoreTel Innovation Network: Sonexis Technology, Inc., a leading provider of on-premise audio and Web conferencing platforms for the enterprise, announced it has been selected by ShoreTel, Inc., a provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions, as a member in the ShoreTel Innovation Network. Sonexis is proud to continue its relationship with ShoreTel as an Alliance member in the ShoreTel Innovation Network.

8×8 Partners with Walsh Vision to Offer Mobile VoIP and Cloud UC Services: 8×8, Inc., provider of innovative business communications and cloud computing solutions, announced it has partnered with Walsh Vision, a leading wireless business solutions provider and an exclusive Sprint partner, to offer mobile VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and cloud UC (unified communications) services as part of its Mobile Office solution for business customers. 

GSX Releases Monitor and Analyzer for Diverse Enterprise Environments: GSX Solutions, the global leader in proactive, consolidated monitoring, reporting of enterprise messaging and collaboration environments, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), announced the general availability of the GSX Monitor & Analyzer v10. The new release comes with expanded features, plus support for Lotus Traveler, IBM Quickr, IBM Sametime 8.5, Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint servers.

Verizon Expands Global Telepresence Reach Through Agreement with Tata Communications: Verizon is extending the range of its immersive video, or telepresence, offering to enable virtual face-to-face collaboration in more locations around the world, under a new agreement with Tata Communications.The agreement enables meetings to take place between Verizon’s telepresence customers and any public or private telepresence room on the Tata Communications Global Meeting Exchange, which is one of the broadest telepresence networks accessible today and a gateway to the company’s public room network spanning 31 cities on five continents.

MTS Telecom Expense Management Solution Releases Newest Version: Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd., a global provider of enterprise Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) solutions for telecom providers announced the release of version 2.0 of its award-winning TEM Suite platform.

Sipera’s UC Security Solutions Integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Security Management Platform: Sipera Systems, a leader in real-time unified communications (UC) enablement and security, announced that its award-winning UC-Sec enterprise communications security solution is integrated and has been designated as McAfee Compatible with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) security management platform.

HIPCOM Expands Business Communications Offerings with Acme Packet: Acme Packet, the leader in session delivery network solutions, announced that the leading UK-based Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS) and wholesale service provider HIPCOM has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net 4500 session border controllers (SBCs) to support the expansion of its wholesale business access services to include unified communications (UC)-based on Microsoft Lync 2010.

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