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Cloud Communications Week in Review

July 19, 2014
By Rory J. Thompson
Web Editor

The Cloud Communications community continued picking up steam this week as new initiatives became known.

For example, for Best Doctors Inc., the idea of getting the right doctor to the right patient may be as simple as putting cloud technology to use, specifically, its Medting platform. Best Doctors Inc.'s Medting platform recently helped it land accolades from the Botin Foundation, which offered up 13 “Volunteer Achievement” awards. Selected from among a reported pool of 550 such endeavors, Best Doctors Inc. netted the awards thanks to its ability to bring together telemedicine with collaborations systems and an array of partnerships with several major medical missions operations. This all runs on the back of the Medting system, which allows for not only collaboration, but also the ability to share both image and video files in a fashion that helps doctors work readily together—particularly, it was pointed out, on things like online tumor boards—regardless of issues in scheduling or even in time zone.

Overseas, a shift from high-end telepresence suites and multipurpose room systems to lower-cost software and videophones for personal videoconferencing has increased. However, the U.K.’s South Lodge hotel, keeping business competency in mind, has launched an innovative cloud video conferencing suite that enables delegates to communicate and share content with their colleagues in a single click, irrespective of geographic location. The new video conferencing area, called as ‘The Arundel Suite,’ can accommodate up to 20 guests in luxury surroundings. It utilizes the latest AMX Enzo system, which is a flexible platform for meeting rooms that provides Instant On, Instant Access to Content, Instant Meeting Start and Instant Sharing.

On our shores, Telesphere (News - Alert)'s new cloud-based communications system allows businesses to enjoy all the features of VoIP and unified communications services at an affordable cost. Recently the company experienced rapid growth, thanks to its partnership with Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), a Master Agent and communication technology consultant. CNSG introduced Telesphere to more than 300 client sites, dramatically expanding Telesphere's presence in Mid-Atlantic States. Thousands of new users throughout the Eastern Seaboard now have access to Telesphere's robust communications portfolio. Both the companies expect that more users will soon be added to the list.

For even more Cloud Communications news, be sure to check in with us daily for the latest updates.

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