Skype Not Just Telecoms Bad Boy, CSO Says

Market trends toward mobility, unified communications, fixed mobile convergence and cloud computing stand to change Skype’s value proposition and reputation in the telecom marketplace, said the peer-to-peer VoIP provider’s chief strategy officer, Christopher Dean, in his joint keynote address on service provider transformation Wednesday at the VON Conference & Expo and the Channel Partners Conference […]

Skype for SIP Interoperable with Cisco UC500

Skype announced Wednesday at the VON Conference & Expo that the beta version of Skype for SIP has been certified as interoperable with the Cisco Systems Inc. Unified Communications 500 Series for small businesses. This is the most recent interoperability agreement announced for Skype for SIP, a beta program that allows existing standards-based (SIP) communications […]

SBCS Upgrade Part of Cisco Small Business Rollout

Cisco Systems Inc. Monday announced new products designed specifically for small companies, including an update of its Small Business Communications System. All of the new products are available immediately worldwide to Cisco Certified Partners and to small businesses via Cisco Partners and Resellers. The rollouts follow the November 2008 announcement of Cisco’s $100 million global […]

Embarq Partners with IPcelerate to Deliver VoIP Applications

Embarq Business, a division of Embarq, announced Tuesday it has partnered with IPcelerate Inc. to deliver industry-specific productivity applications to businesses using phone systems from Cisco Systems Inc. IPcelerate’s IPsmartSuite enables users to perform business functions from their Cisco phone system through a touch-screen display on their IP phones. The applications are preconfigured for vertical […]

IPcelerate Extends IPsmartSuite to Cisco Unified Communication Manager Express

IPcelerate Inc. announced Tuesday it extended its IPsmartSuite VoIP-based applications to small and midsize businesses using the Cisco Systems Inc. Unified Communications Manager Express (CME). The company also announced a licensing agreement for the software application with Embarq. IPsmartSuite was rolled out in spring 2007 as an application suite for Cisco’s UC500, a system designed for small […]

IPcelerate Introduces IPsmartSuite for Cisco UC500

IPcelerate Inc. introduced today a suite of turnkey business process applications for small businesses designed for use with Cisco Systems Inc.s Smart Business Communications System. Called IPsmartSuite, a small appliance with the software embedded in it, the applications include plug-and-play functionality designed for vertical markets and horizontal functions like recording and collaboration. The initial release […]

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