Spending On Videoconferencing And Telepresence To Double By 2015
Enterprises will spend $5 billion on videoconferencing and telepresence solutions in 2015, Infonetics predicted in a study released Monday. Last year, revenue for these technologies grew 18 percent, reaching $2.2 billion worldwide, the research firm said. As businesses around the globe continue to seek out new ways of cost-effectively and efficiently communicating, their spending on videoconferencing and telepresence is expected to increase, the study said.
For True UC, Remember Smartphones
IT's been pushing UC and mobility initiatives on separate tracks. But if either is to realize its full potential, CIOs must make integration a priority.
EXo Extends Enterprise Portals To The Cloud
eXo, a Java portal technologies pioneer, today unveiled its roadmap to take modern enterprise portals, gadgets and mashups to cloud computing environments. For enterprise companies that have invested in Java, eXo is offering a path to the cloud that will help reduce costs, simplify administration and substantially shorten time-to-deployment for new applications. In support of this roadmap, eXo is making two announcements today:
Avaya Plugs SMB Apps Into UC Platform
The IP Office unified communications system adds collaboration, SIP trunking, customer service, and other features developed by third-party partners in Avaya's DevConnect program.
Cisco Unleashes Device-Agnostic Unified Communications
Cisco is upping the unified communications stakes with the launch of Cisco Jabber, which will bring presence, instant messaging, voice and video, voice messaging, desktop sharing and conferencing to the device of your choice.
Snom Intros VoIP Server Hardware, DECT Phones
At Enterprise Connect in Orlando, snom releases a turnkey hardware server to go with its snom ONE VoIP server software, potentially easing integration challenges for users preferring more of a complete system from a single vendor (see the video).
Enterprise Connect: Microsoft Boasts Lync UC Successes
The software giant trots out early customers, including LA Fitness and Revlon, to demonstrate cost savings and productivity gains from replacing legacy PBX systems with its software-based Unified Communications server.