Welcome to the latest edition of TMCnet’s Unified Communications Software Week in Review – where you’ll find a brief rundown of all the top stories related to UC.
This week we saw an abundance of video conferencing news - from new solutions, to acquisitions, award wins, and some bright market projections.
In a bid to help resellers locate opportunities the video marketplace, Jenne teamed up with LifeSize to offer assistance with their sales presentations and demonstrations.
Vince Piccolomini, vice president of logistics and business development at Jenne noted that end users looking for secure video collaboration solutions want something they can use in boardroom, on their desktops and on any mobile devices. “By partnering with Jenne, resellers are able to deliver robust video solutions while significantly reducing time to revenue,” Piccolomini said.
Also this week, Polycom announced that its video system is in use by an international law firm to improve productivity and client satisfaction.
Linklaters, installed the Polycom RealPresence Immersive video collaboration suites in a number of its offices worldwide which includes locations like Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London and New York.
The video communications are now in use to meet with clients, hold board meetings, conduct internal training sessions and review global cases.
As more and more consumers and businesses turn to video conferencing, the market continues to heat up. In fact, the latest market predictions released by Infonetics this week points to spending on videoconferencing and telepresence to reach $22 billion by 2016.
“The video conferencing market is being fueled by a confluence of factors, including the proliferation of video-capable equipment, demographic and communication trends that favor video, industry use cases like tele-learning and tele-medicine, and most importantly, customer demand,” said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research (News - Alert).
Spirit DSP announced they were honored with a Unified Communications (News - Alert) Product of the Year award by INTERENT TELEPHONY magazine for their VideoMost.com offering.
The offering, which works Windows, Mac, Android (News - Alert), iOS clients and Windows or Linux-based video conferencing servers, offers HD Voice and multiparty capabilities for users and can be licensed to telecom carriers and service/SaaS providers as a white-labeled branded service for enterprise customers.
Also this week, SalesCrunch put in a bid for Cisco's (News - Alert) WebEx offering for one dollar, plus 15 percent equity. Read about that here.
If you’re a fan of M&A activity, you’ll want to head over and check out this TMCnet article about Avaya’s (News - Alert) $230 Million RADVISION Acquisition.
That’s all for this week, be sure to check back with TMCnet throughout the week for the latest in Unified Communications Software news as it happens. Until next week…