Quipz provides short-take opinions on enterprise communications news each month. There’s a lot that happens in this industry. You can download the recap for September 2017 here.
In this issue:
Microsoft on a Partnership Roll: Microsoft keeps extending its ecosystem. Here’s three new interesting partnerships.
IBM and Zoho Jump into Messaging: Two new Team Chat apps made generally available in September.
Slack Frontiers: What we learned from Slack’s first customer event.
SoftBank Invests in Slack: Looks like Butterfield was wrong about Microsoft.
It’s Virtually Cisco Spark: Cisco launches a virtual Spark room and it just might turn into something real.
Atlassian Stride: Too much too late? Atlassian finally updates HipChat into a new app.
Real-Time Goes Async: It’s not just the big vendors. Talkdesk and Ten Digit Communications too.
DoNotPay Bot: Chatbots can be useful for fighting bots and Equifax.
It’s All Connected: Plantronics and Nectar have created an “ear-to-ear” diagnostic solution.
Gartner’s UCaaS MQ: Gartner published its annual Magic Quadrant UCaaS report. Unfortunately, this MQ just isn’t that useful due to its “inclusion criteria.”
Avaya Equinox Meetings: Avaya enters the wholesale conferencing business.
A Big Breach of Trust: BroadSoft has its Equifax moment.
Zello, Over: The storm washed in Walkie-Talkie apps.
Climate Change and Comms: Climate change, longer commutes, and UC.
Amazon Text Notification: Amazon causes a stir for Twilio and Vonage, but may actually be more validation.
Twilio Launches Studio: Why narrow your market to developers when there’s so many more that can’t code?
IDC Studies Cloud Adoption: IDC claims irrefutable evidence that UCaaS + CPaaS = effective communications.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions: Gartner released its new Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions in September.
Skype Room Systems Expand: Several improvements and additions to the Skype Room System ecosystem from Logitech, Lenovo, and Polycom.
Zoomtopia: Several announcements from the first Zoom User Conference.
Dos Trios: One Trio improved and another new, plus a new Voxbox from Polycom.
Genesys and PureCloud: PureCloud update.
Vidyo and NICE: Vidyo enlarges video with contact centers.
Enghouse CC for O365: Enghouse Interactive announced a new contact center offer for SfB Server and SfB Online.
Face Recognition: Facial recognition is about to forever change security, surveillance, and advertising.
Google Closing Android? It is rare for a market leader to be open source.
Apple Sours: Thoughts on Apple’s new phones and loss of stature.
MS and Facebook are Wired: Microsoft and Facebook complete MAREA.
London Calling: Vonage opened a new European HQ in London.
20 Interesting September Articles