Georgetown University is testing a cloud phone service intended to replace its 25-year-old system, which would cost millions of dollars to replace. The move, part of a broader telecommunications infrastructure overhaul, advances the private university’s plan to migrate to consumer-friendly cloud and mobile software, says CIO Judd Nicholson.
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The forecast for unified communications (UC) in the cloud seems bright with clear skies ahead.
According to Transparency Market Research, UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) is expected to reach nearly $ 38 billion by 2022 with an impressive compound annual growth rate of over 23%.
And while the benefits of UCaaS have been well documented, it is important to note that simply putting UC in the cloud does not ensure a highly functional, highly available enterprise communications platform that end users will readily adopt.
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Cisco Live kicked off this week in Las Vegas. The annual event is where Cisco shows off its latest and greatest innovations, such as the intent-based networking system Cisco announced last week. However, it’s also a forum for many of Cisco’s technology partners to show off their wares in the World of Solutions Expo Hall. […]
Shortly after talking the helm as Polycom, CEO Mary McDowell discussed her strategy for the company moving forward. One of the focus areas for it is to broaden its technology partner ecosystem. The company has a great partnership with Microsoft and is the only vendor that has products that interoperate natively with Skype for Business/Office […]
If there’s one application that brings chills to the hearts of SD-WAN implementers it’s providing a predictable real-time voice service. So let’s talk about how SD-WANs might help. The problem with voice We need to separate from the theory of voice and the reality of voice. The theory goes something like this. The Internet is […]
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in November, 2013. It was last updated in April 2017. Take a look at the next desktop PC or laptop you come across. Odds are good it won’t be running an open-source operating system. Microsoft’s closed-source Windows has by far the highest share of the PC client operating […]
Last month Cisco announced two new room video systems called the Spark Room Kit and Spark Room Kit Plus. Behind these dull names are some impressive technologies never before seen in videoconferencing. The room kits are nearly complete videoconferencing systems, but they don’t include the displays. Each system is a single all-in-one device with camera(s), […]