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Zoom’s new Rooms and Meetings features
Zoom has released information about the upcoming releases for its Rooms and Meeting offerings for 2019.
Poly appoints new A/NZ managing director, Andy Hurt
“We’re excited to be bringing together two established pioneers in audio and video technology to be moving forward and one business – Poly."
Polycom & Plantronics rebrand to Poly, a new UC powerhouse
The name change comes after last year’s Plantronics acquisition of Polycom, a deal that was worth US $2 billion.
Soprano announces a partnership with Smart Communications
Within Asia Pacific, Soprano is seeing a surge in demand for enterprise-grade messaging platforms.
Optus Business to offer UC platform powered by Cisco
Optus is currently the first and only tier one telco in Australia to deploy the BroadCloud platform as a complete cloud-based solution.
Ribbon’s Microsoft-certified SBC powers Pure IP’s new direct routing offer
Pure IP has added the SBC 5400 to its suite of Ribbon products in order to offer Microsoft Direct Routing to its enterprise customers.
Yamaha unveils simplified UC deployments
"In this fast-paced world, meeting participants need to be able to feel comfortable and hear those on the far end clearly to brainstorm new ideas and accomplish goals."
Atlas Gentech snags Jabra distribution deal
The partnership between Jabra and Atlas Gentech underpins a strategic decision by Jabra to broaden and strengthen its national distribution platform in the New Zealand market.
Rapid growth in UCaaS market driven by range of vendors
New data from Synergy Research Group paints a pretty picture of the unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) market.
Plantronics and HP’s new Teams conferencing solution
The solution for large and mid-sized rooms combines HP Elite Slice with Polycom Trio and EagleEye IV video conferencing.
Alloys expands communications portfolio with Grandstream
“We see Alloys as an ideal additional distribution partner to further expand our presence in Australia through their established reseller channel.”
MNF Enterprise brings calling to MS Teams
Businesses can now use Microsoft Teams for local and international phone calling from their computer or device.
8x8 appoints A/NZ channel senior manager
Joins 8x8 after time at Oracle, Avaya and Optus to managing 8x8’s growing team of partners across the region.
Avaya introduces private cloud delivery of its UCaaS solution
Avaya is supposedly taking a flexible hybrid approach to the cloud with these new solutions.
Avaya expands AI offerings with new partnerships
The additions to the ecosystem will enable Avaya to add prioritisation and natural language processing to its UC solutions.
How to deliver real-time communication without network failures
Until now, delivering any VoIP or UC solution meant investing in purpose-built appliances and proprietary software licenses for each location.
How AI in communications will change the way we work
Zoom A/NZ executive Michael Chetner gives his view on where the communications technology industry is headed in 2019.
Four reasons it’s time to switch to cloud communications
Ben Swanson explains why organisations bogged down by legacy PBX systems should move to unified cloud communications sooner, rather than later.
Spark creates enhanced Teams solution for business
Spark has combined the Microsoft Teams product suite with a number of other unique benefits to create Spark Enhanced Teams (SET).
Review: Polycom's VoxBox may be the last speaker you'll need
Super clear voice in both directions, Bluetooth connectivity, and a sleek form factor - what else can you ask for?
Telesmart to deliver Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams
The integration will allow Telesmart’s Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams to natively enable external voice connectivity from within Teams collaborative workflow environment.
Mitel partners with Aussie distributor to bring UCaaS to A/NZ
“Having Mitel’s solutions in our portfolio will reinforce our position as a market leader."
Video comms tool key to wiping out hepatitis C in Australia
Project ECHO is a medical hub that plans to eradicate hepatitis C from Australia by 2028.
Why UCaaS is the channel’s ‘opportunity of the century’
The popularity of UCaaS has grown very fast, with larger organisations across major industries like financial services and healthcare embracing it.