Welcome to the latest edition of TMCnet’s Unified Communications (News - Alert) Software Week in Review, where you’ll find a brief rundown of all the top stories related to UC.
Video conferencing, an important piece of unified communications, was a hot topic this week. New market research from Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) notes that the video conferencing market in Australia is increasing and will see strong growth to 2018.
According to research findings, the total Australian video conferencing market, including services and product, grew 28.7 percent from 2010. This is attributed to the fact that businesses are picking video conferencing as a solution to bring down travel costs, and as new mobile video conferencing capabilities are introduced, the appeal for these services will continue to grow.
BT (News - Alert) Conferencing also announced it is now offering Polycom-powered 'Video-as-a-Service' for users. Both companies, which share participation in Open Video Communications Consortium, will now make it possible for organizations to have video conferencing experiences with users located across the world, without the need for costly infrastructure and maintenance of the technology that makes it possible.
Also this week, the Diocese of Venice, in Fla., announced it is using video conferencing from Annese and Associates to “streamline communication across its nine component sites.” The Unite video conferencing platform offers the church a chance to communicate with staff members from across the Roman Catholic Diocese and removes the need to travel to these locations.
Toshiba (News - Alert) upgraded its IPedge IP business telephone offering to now include their meeting application and UC capabilities.
This makes it possible for SMBs and companies with users located at multiple locations to communicate efficiently, reliably and more cost effectively.
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.