June 2018

by Dave Michels

It’s over – June 2018 is over, and a lot occurred. Here’s a partial listing of the stories and opinions regarding the events of June 2018.

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Here’s what’s in the June Quipz.

On the UC front: Unify, Ribbon, and NEC hosted partner events. Polycom did it’s last refresh as a stand-alone company, the last mile got replaced with ear-to-ear, and JITC has a service.

  • In Messaging: Android texts the desktop, Slack stopped, Microsoft says BYO SIP, and more.
  • In Conferencing: Logitech gets it Right, Lifesize gets a voice, MS reinvents TVs, the Canadians build a wall, Polycom Zooms, Pexip Hangsout, and more.
  • In Customer Engagement, Vonage goes all in, Avaya has a new WFO, Serenova launched TelStrat, Zailab loads a partner into its truck, CSI Talkdesk, and more.
  • In Provider News: BT slims, Viptela lives, RCS progressing, Colorado breaks the Internet, Apple knows where you are but only when you need it to, and more.
  • In Emerging Technologies Alexa listens while you sleep, Google has a new mobile-OS, and more.
  • In the Misc category: Smartphones with keyboards, Ribbon cutting, Kubernetes moves to Amazon, G-Cal says no while you are out, and more.
  • Ribbon, Microsoft x 3, West, and ALE make some [SIP]wise acquisitions.
  • In Financial News, Chirico is the new Loan Arranger, and Dmitry says Bon Vonage.
  • 18 links to recommended posts this month
  • And more!

The Quipz June 2018 report is 13 pages of easy to skim news, and what you need to know.

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