Larry Hettick

How WebRTC, Skype, and collaboration will shape the future of UC

As we enter our final week of publication for this Network World blog, today we’ll look at how real time communications technologies such as WebRTC, Microsoft’s Skype for Business, and collaboration will factor into what comes next...

How cloud, mobility, and video will shape UC&C

Today, we’ll look at three factors that will shape the future of UC&C’s evolution over the next five years including cloud, mobility, and video.

A VoIP and convergence history lesson, part two

We look back at as VoIP transforms into UC&C with the introduction of the SBC, collaboration, contact center features, and video.

Lifesize adds WebRTC to its collaboration options

Lifesize, a division of Logitech, has announced a new WebRTC powered app that provides a calling platform for anyone using Google Chrome. The Lifesize Cloud Web App gives access to the Lifesize Cloud collaboration services.

Adobe Connect, ReadyTalk, and announce upgrades

In three separate announcements: Adobe Connect unveiled support for HTML5 and local MP4 conversion, ReadyTalk added a Webcast complete with professional services, and re-launched with new bundles and features.

A VoIP and convergence history lesson, part one

When we started this blog 15 years ago as a digital newsletter, VoIP was old enough to go to kindergarten.

Apple and Cisco partner to optimize and integrate collaboration tools

Apple and Cisco are partnering to create a fast lane for iOS business users across Cisco networks, also integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments.

Verint and Vidyo collaborate on video customer engagement

Verint and Vidyo announced that they are collaborating on cloud-based visual communication technology to bring video support tools to customer engagement centers.

Vonage to acquire iCore; Verizon’s free VoIP to mobile

Vonage plans to acquire privately-held iCore Networks, a Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) for businesses, for $92 million.

ShoreTel Connect integrates onsite and cloud platforms for UC, Contact Center

ShoreTel Connect features a single platform and user interface that provides business communications from the cloud, onsite, or a hybrid combination of both. ShoreTel also introduced new features and upgrades for contact center...

ADTRAN offers Virtual Network Function for CPE

ADTRAN has launched its Virtual Network Function (VNF) solution suite, offering telecom and cable service providers a way to transition customer premises equipment (CPE) solutions to virtualized, software-based networks.

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