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TMCnet's Unified Communications Software Week in Review

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March 03, 2012

TMCnet's Unified Communications Software Week in Review

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

Welcome to the latest edition of TMCnet’s Unified Communications (News - Alert) Software Week in Review, where we highlight all the top news headlines related to UC from this past week. The benefits of UC in the workplace were highlighted in a number of articles featured on TMCnet this week - from cost savings, to improved collaboration and the ability to bridge geographical boundaries.

NextUC announced this week it is working to make implementation of UC solutions easier for businesses.  

By improving the steps needed to implement UC, businesses can go from a 190 day process to one that takes a mere 2 days from evaluation to turn up.  

To make this possible, the company is making use of Microsoft Lync Enterprise so iOS devices and Android (News - Alert) and Windows phones are also supported.

Bob Barnes, director of Product Marketing and Sales said, “Teams are now coming to the website, evaluating our service, creating groups of users independently of corporate IT, enabling clients on a wide range of platforms including MAC, iOS, Android, Windows Phone (News - Alert) and the PC. These teams are making faster decisions, improving the way they communicate internally as well as to the world and paying a very reasonable price for services.”

Also this week, Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) released a new white paper that highlighted the important benefits video conferencing provides in the workplace.

The whitepaper found video conferencing to be an affordable solution for advanced communications at work and noted it is “a functional solution that lets user’s bridge geographic and cultural boundaries through a single interface.”

In related news, UC Software Provider Fidelus Technologies has earned Advanced Video ATP (News - Alert) Certification from Cisco for its TelePresence video solutions which allow people to attend any meeting, anywhere.

The certification now allows Fidelus sales and support staff to consult, design, sell and support technology products in the Cisco ATP program.  

Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Fidelus said, “Achieving this solution ensures that our clients can look to Fidelus as a trusted advisor in deploying the latest UC technologies.”

Fidelus also made headlines this week when it announced winning the 2011 Unified Communications Excellence Award from TMC.

Finally, be sure to check out “The Heart of Business UC: 'Contextual Contacts'.“

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back with TMCnet for all the latest in UC Software news as it happens. Until next week…

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