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XO Communications New Offerings Roundup

XO Communications New Offerings Roundup
XO Communications has had a very busy week, even despite coming off a holiday weekend. Since the start of the week, the nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, networking, and cloud computing services has introduced two big new changes to their roster of services. As such, the provider looks to entice users even more by expanding its service offerings to include an integrated cloud based solution, which combines Hosted PBX and... Read More

Google Maps App Update Primed for NYC Restaurant Week (Updated)

Google Maps App Update Primed for NYC Restaurant Week (Updated)
New York City’s semi-annual celebration of the culinary arts, better known as Restaurant Week, officially kicked off yesterday, July 22nd, and runs through to August 16th. That means that for a little less than a month some of the best NYC dining spots offer their menus at a fraction of their usual pricing. Sounds good, right? Each year, the culinary carnival includes a number of locations spread all across the city. While all locations... Read More

ATTN: Millenials - Cisco Wants You for Their IT Department

ATTN: Millenials - Cisco Wants You for Their IT Department
Most technology companies like to hire talent fresh out of college. In fact, some even poach college students; however, this is not the case at Cisco. Currently, the average employee at Cisco is around age 40. Now, however, the technology mogul looks set to shift their hiring practices and pursue recent grads as opposed to seasoned industry veterans. This shift in hiring concentration comes as a result of the companies focusing on software and... Read More

Polycom’s Exclusive Partner Event in NYC is Tomorrow, and We'll Be There!

Polycom’s Exclusive Partner Event in NYC is Tomorrow, and We'll Be There!
That’s right; tomorrow, May 22, 2013, Polycom will host their EEC Partner Empowerment event live from the brand new NYC Executive Experience Center (EEC). Located at 1 Penn Plaza in NYC, the event will serve as the grand opening of Polycom’s newest center. In doing so, the event will feature a formal program consisting of panel discussions, a tour of the new EEC facility, and live demonstrations. Additionally, in attendance will be... Read More

Last Call for Indiana's ‘Do Not Call’ List Sign-Up

Last Call for Indiana's ‘Do Not Call’ List Sign-Up
Today, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 marks the final day Indiana residents will be able to add their phone numbers to the state’s “Do Not Call” list. The state’s newest list aims to greatly reduce the number of unsolicited marketing calls and text messages. As such, users are able to register their residential, cellular, VoIP, and/or prepaid phones both online at indianaconsumer.com, and by phone at (888)834-9969.The problem... Read More

Razer Comms Bring VoIP and Video Games Even Closer

Razer Comms Bring VoIP and Video Games Even Closer
Utilization of VoIP technology within video game consoles is nothing new. In fact, the two technologies have been paired since way back in 2006 (with cloud technology in gaming); however, despite a long, shared history, there hasn’t been much interaction between the two. While online gaming has implored basic modes of web based communications--i.e. consoles feature built in VoIP capabilities--these tools have been limited in their overall... Read More

Polycom RealPresence CloudAxis Suite Brings Video Collaboration to All Users

Polycom RealPresence CloudAxis Suite Brings Video Collaboration to All Users
Polycom looks dead set on furthering video capabilities. Earlier this year, the Unified Communications and Collaboration provider joined with AT&T to further video collaboration. While this better mobilized and customized video collaboration, it would not be enough to satisfy the provider’s appetite. That being said, Polycom has announced the availability of RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite. As an extension of the RealPresence platform,... Read More

Broadvox Lowers Pricing on their Business VoIP Services

Broadvox Lowers Pricing on their Business VoIP Services
One of the primary advantages of switching to VoIP service is cost efficiency. With that, various providers offer quality, inclusive services for a fraction of the cost of traditional landline service. That being said, Broadvox, a leading business VoIP provider, looks to up the ante even more. In doing so, the provider has announced new promotional pricing for both premier services—SIP Trunking and Managed Hosted Voice. This new pricing... Read More

Cisco & Microsoft Expand Data Center Portfolio, Could It Mean More?

Cisco & Microsoft Expand Data Center Portfolio, Could It Mean More?
Nowadays, it seems Cisco is always on the move; however, with very public acquisitions, lawsuits, and employee layoffs, the company may not always have the brightest light shining on it. Now, it seems this may be changing. Despite various legal issues and public disputes, Cisco now looks to get back on track with the help of Microsoft. That being said, Cisco has announced an extension of its data center product line, which will utilize... Read More

RingCentral Office Made Available on Marketplace

RingCentral Office Made Available on Marketplace
As the headline suggests, RingCentral has indeed made their Office service available via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. The new distribution was announced by Ingram at the company’s fourth annual Cloud Summit.Now, upon reading this news you may be asking yourself, what is RingCentral Office, and what is the Ingram Marketplace? If so, you needn’t worry. Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is a “transactional, online... Read More

Cisco’s Latest Report Focuses on Big Data

Cisco’s Latest Report Focuses on Big Data
According to the Cisco Connected World Technology Report, which surveyed a variety of IT professionals over 18 countries, many see Big Data as the next profitable well to mine. Cisco’s report places roughly two-thirds of those surveyed to see Big Data as a priority for companies over the next 5 years. Additionally, 60% stated their belief in Big Data’s ability to “help improve decision making and global competitiveness.”... Read More

Infonetics Research: Why SIP will Overtake Enterprise T1 Lines in 2015

Infonetics Research: Why SIP will Overtake Enterprise T1 Lines in 2015
Infonetics Research, a market research firm, has released excerpts from their latest survey, SIP Trunking and SBC Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey. In this report the firm details a number of ideas including businesses intended plans for SIP trunking and eEnterprise session border controllers (eSBCs)—including expenditures, trunking providers, and deployment models. Conducted by Diane Myers, Principal Analyst for VoIP, UC, and... Read More

Facebook Messenger App Adds VoIP in the U.K

Facebook Messenger App Adds VoIP in the U.K
Facebook has steadily mobilized the upgrading of their iOS Messenger application. Starting at the beginning of the year, the social media mogul announced VoIP calling would be available through their app. After the announcement, Beta Testing opened exclusively in Canada. A few weeks later, users with US based accounts were given access to the Voice Calling feature. Now, the premier social networking site looks to expand the functionality again,... Read More

Siemens to Enhance Service with New Device Choices

Siemens to Enhance Service with New Device Choices
Siemens announced a line of new IP desktop phones, the Openscape Desk Phone IP family, at Enterprise Connect Orlando 2013. Aside from offering users top quality conversation, team collaboration, and an intuitive design, Siemens new line has been modernized to also account for energy efficiency and ergonomics. “Clear and effective communication is critical to the success and productivity of teams, and having a good quality phone is a key... Read More

8x8, Inc. Issued Another New Patent

8x8, Inc. Issued Another New Patent
8x8 has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new communications technologies related patent. The patent, which is titled “Method and System for Updating Physical Location Information,” will deal with the method/system that is currently used for updating physical location data with a VoIP endpoint. In doing so, the new invention will utilize both address and state information that is available to... Read More

Allot and RADCOM Offer Joint VoIP QoE Solution

Allot and RADCOM Offer Joint VoIP QoE Solution
Allot Communications and RADCOM have teamed up to offer a VoIP Quality of Experience (QoE) solution that blends both providers’ service offerings. Despite very different offerings, both providers’ contributions complements the other’s. Allot Communications primarily serves as a supplier of service optimization and revenue generation solutions. Separately, RADCOM is a service assurance provider. With this shared QoE solution,... Read More

Dropbox Acquires Mailbox Application

Dropbox Acquires Mailbox Application
Dropbox, the cloud based storage space provider, has acquired Mailbox, a popular iOS application. While the full details of the purchase were not released, Dropbox has announced that despite absorbing Mailbox’s staff, the application will remain separate. Additionally, Dropbox CEO, Drew Huston, elaborated on why he felt the purchase necessary, stating, “his company felt it could help Mailbox reach a much different audience much... Read More

ShoreTel to Be Model VoIP for ANZ Partners

ShoreTel to Be Model VoIP for ANZ Partners
ShoreTel is set to launch a new model of VoIP, a “partner hosted model,” for ANZ (Australia and New Zealand). Under this model, ANZ partners will be able to offer hosted or cloud-based services based off of ShoreTel’s technology; however, though the service will be modeled after the UC provider’s, it will not be a full offering. Instead, this new “partner hosted model” stops just short of the full hosted... Read More

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