Unified Communications News, Features, and Interviews

  • 2Talk offers Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

    Auckland based business communications company 2talk is offering Microsoft Teams Direct Routing service, enabling Microsoft Office 365 users with Microsoft E3 + Microsoft Phone System licensing or Microsoft E5 licensing to link their Business phone numbers to Microsoft Teams and make and receive calls from the PSTN.

    29 Oct. 19 16:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Facebook gets in your face with video calling devices

    Facebook has launched three new video communications devices for the home: Portal Mini, Portal, and Portal TV and says they will be available in New Zealand from 5 November. They add to the Portal+ launched last year

    19 Sept. 19 13:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The Instillery and Origin unite in mega merger

    The Instillery and Origin have unveiled plans to merge businesses to create a tech provider capable of challenging tier-1 incumbents in New Zealand.

    15 Aug. 19 11:30 Written by James Henderson
  • How Microsoft Teams can help frontline workers

    As Ferguson looks to transform and improve business, it’s turning to the team chat app to help its showroom workers and do more in less time.

    16 July 19 04:15 Written by Matthew Finnegan
  • Five takeaways from Slack's IPO filing

    Hot enterprise collaboration software maker Slack has filed its S-1 to go public today, giving our first real insight into its financials and market anxieties.

    29 April 19 07:29 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Cisco spreads AI across WebEx meetings

    Cisco WebEx has rolled out a package of AI-based features designed to make business meetings more efficient and intuitive.

    20 March 19 07:10 Written by Michael Cooney
  • IoT botnets target enterprise video conferencing systems

    WootCloud researchers discover an internet of things botnet based on Mirai that exploits Polycom video conferencing systems. Polycom has issued an advisory and best practices for mitigating the risk.

    21 Feb. 19 06:00 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • Chorus commissions review of broadband subcontractors

    Chorus has commissioned an independent review of the employment practices of subcontractors rolling out its broadband network, following an investigation by the Labour Inspectorate that found almost all of them to be breaching employment standards.

    10 Oct. 18 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • TeamTalk profit down 17 percent

    TeamTalk’s profitability ensures reinvestment into infrastructure remains on track: Profit after tax $4.4m, down 17 percent from $5.3m last year. Revenue was up marginally from $34.0m to $34.2m and EBITDA up 4.7 percent to $12.1m.

    23 Aug. 18 11:37 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Slack snaps up Atlassian’s Stride and Hipchat Cloud IP

    ​Slack has acquired the intellectual property for Atlassian’s Stride and Hipchat Cloud, which will be discontinued, as part of a partnership between the companies announced today.

    27 July 18 13:48 Written by George Nott
  • Accelerating digital transformation with Edge Computing: How APC by Schneider Electric ensures success

    Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric are leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. They make it possible for IoT-enabled solutions to seamlessly connect, collect, analyze and act on data in real-time delivering enhanced safety, efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. Discover EcoStruxure™: the next generation of active energy management and automation architecture.

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