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AVST Partners With Westcon Group

Unified communications provider Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc. (AVST) has signed a global distribution agreement with Westcon Group. AVST will be participating in Westcon Groups OneVoice and ConvergencePoint programs and Westcon resellers now have access to AVSTs unified communications offerings including its flagship product, CallXpress. The CallXpress platform delivers call processing, voice messaging, unified […]

Mashup Session Offers Intro to Benefits of Web Services

Theres little doubt that broadband and the Web are changing the complexion not only of data and video, but also of voice services. And its not just by enabling companies like Vonage to deliver VoIP. The move to IP and Web services also means that voice can be combined quickly and easily with various other […]

Rivermine and BBR Wireless Management Announce Merger

TEM provider Rivermine announced a merger with BBR Wireless Management. The companies said they merged to meet ongoing, high demand for unified wireline and wireless expense management solutions from global customers and channel partners. Coming together under the Rivermine name, the combined entity will have an installed base of more than 225 companies. “End-user organizations […]

Aspect Software Practices What it Preaches with Asterisk Business Edition Implementation

Interest in open-source implementations has been steadily growing in the wider technology community and has now entered the communications arena. Companies are beginning to recognize open source as a viable telephony option for an IP PBX. The reasons for this increase interest: lower costs, extreme flexibility, highly customizable applications and even heightened security protection. Adoption […]

Broadband Centric Unveils SIP Services

Broadband Centric (Booth 626) introduces its suite of next-generation SIP-based business solutions including SIP trunking, hosted PBX, international DID, Internet access, IP PBX and unified messaging. The solution consultants have extensive SIP, voice and PBX experience to deliver superior service, support, and personal attention to customers to meet the needs of SMBs and enterprise customers.

Harmonic Convergence

Harmonic Convergence With the hype machine cranked to max volume, businesses large and small are tuning into the promise of unified communications (UC) and how they might use this sleek new technology to put a presence-enabled portal on their desktops for click-to-call, click-to-conference, click-to-read your voice mail, click-to-Web cam, click-to you name it.

Microsoft, Cisco Play Nice

Heavyweight unified communications competitors Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. highlighted interoperability plans between the two companies at a joint press conference in New York City this week. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers laid out areas of future collaboration, and noted that the two have a history of working together despite […]

EMC Unveils IP Telephony Management Solutions

EMC Corp. has unveiled its Smarts VoIP Performance Manager and Smarts VoIP Performance Reporter. The products extend EMCs software portfolio for managing complex IT infrastructures end-to-end, across technologies, and from the network to the business layer. With EMC Smarts software, service provider customers can model IT components and their relationships across network, applications and storage […]

NEC Buys Sphere for $42 Million

NEC Corp. has bought unified communications provider Sphere Communications Inc. for $42 million. NEC has its own unified communications division but wanted Sphere for its promising growth and its technology for building new service-oriented software the next evolution in unified communications. Sphere will keep its headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill. It will be part of NECs […]

What does SOA have to do With it?

Its hard to miss all the hoopla surrounding unified communications, especially since the biggest software powerhouse came in off the sidelines last year. Whats interesting is that unified communications capabilities arent really new, but Microsoft Corp. behind unified communications certainly is. In fact, its presence means so much that even the industrys networking leader, Cisco […]

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