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Cloud Communications Week in Review

June 28, 2014
By Rory J. Thompson
Web Editor

Cloud Communications continued to garner more attention this week, combining ease of use with low cost offerings. Let’s look at some of the highlights.

For example, tourism is thriving in South Florida and Menin Hospitality is determined to make the best of it. It has many luxury properties in that region and two new properties are in the pipeline. Needing to leverage the cloud to improve customer experience and deploy communications for all properties on a single cloud platform, it turned to DCI's Mitel (News - Alert)-enabled VCore solution. The advantage of moving applications to the cloud is that they can be centrally hosted and effectively managed and supported. Companies seeking to increase their cost savings while delivering maximum value have been resorting to hosted cloud solutions.

With cloud computing becoming a mainstream technology in the past few years, it looks like the major platforms, including Google (News - Alert) and Amazon, are headed in the same direction, according to a recent Op-Ed piece. Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff noted “Consumers still don’t understand that the cloud is just a single word for the term ‘Internet server-based storage,’ but they are finally starting to reap the benefits. And that’s because … Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft (News - Alert) are now engaged in an all-out war for your cloud needs and dollars.”

In related news, Markley Group, a mission-critical telecommunications and data center operator, recently announced that SYNETY, a cloud-based software and communications company, has chosen to collocate at Markley Group’s One Summer Street data center in Boston.  With the agreement, SYNETY will now be able to save on upfront capital costs, take advantage of the facility’s high security and uptime guarantees as well as expand their data center footprint.

There’s always news happening on this front, so be sure to check in often.

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