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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/27/2016
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Private investor Siris Capital plans to buy Polycom for $2 billion, according to statements Friday, edging out a Mitel takeover that had looked like a done deal.
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Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn might seem like a crazy idea at first: Why would an enterprise software company pay $26.2 billion for a professional social network? The ...
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For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.
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Mitel's $1.96 billion bid for Polycom is facing competition from a private equity company called Siris Capital Group, according to a report from Bloomberg, which ...
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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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Enterprises are often the first to take advantage of new technology so innovation in this space is to be expected. The three Leading Lights finalists for this year's ...
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Rapid growth, largely by acquisition, has landed GTT Communications among the top five Internet transport companies globally, but the company is still a relative ...
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Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
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