Unified Communications: News

  • Avaya lays out Nortel migration road map

    Avaya tomorrow will reveal a road map that shows how its customers – in particular its newly minted Nortel customers - can move to unified communications technologies without ripping out existing gear.

  • Is unified communications still relevant?

    Debate over the significance of Unified communications (UC) as a technology continues with Gartner and Frost & Sullivan arguing that its is respectively, no longer a strategic priority and its an evolving technology still worth watching.

  • HP builds collaboration tool into workstations

    Hewlett-Packard is building collaboration software with video, application-sharing and 3-D graphics support into several of its workstation models, giving the high-definition conferencing market an option well below the cost and scale of telepresence.

  • Suncorp's three-year UC journey reaps business benefits

    By its own admission, insurance and financial services giant Suncorp had no unified communication technology just three years ago, but since then the introduction of IP telephony and videoconferencing has worked wonders for how the business leverages IT in general.

  • Unified comms pays off for local councils

    Investment in unified communications (UC) technology appears to be working for most of New Zealand’s local government sector, according to the findings of a survey by the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) and local UC provider Zeacom.

  • Cisco strengthens UC story with PostPath buy

    Cisco is putting up US$215 million for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/gwm/2007/0226msg2.html">PostPath</a> so it can include the company's e-mail and calendaring software in Cisco's upcoming collaboration service, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2007/040507nolle.html">WebEx Connect</a>. But the software could also become a component in a unified communications bundle that businesses buy outright, industry observers say.

  • IDC spells out main UC drivers

    The adoption of unified communications will forge ahead this year and next, as the technology becomes more sophisticated and helps overcome business problems, says research firm IDC.