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Mitel-Toshiba: Next Steps

In March of 2017, Toshiba Corporation of Japan announced abruptly it would “wind-down” its Telecommunications Systems Division (TSD) starting immediately, including all telecom sales in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The news came just as TSD was rolling out new…

Quick Thoughts on Mitel Toshiba

Today Mitel confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Toshiba to assume its enterprise PBX business. The press release states: Mitel  will “transfer certain assets and support obligations, including existing inventory, from Toshiba Corporation. . .Combined with the transfer…

Toshiba Exits Telecommunications

“Toshiba Corporation has deemed it necessary to wind-down our Telecommunication Systems Division (TSD) business starting immediately.” Dealers were informed via letter on March 21, 2017. Toshiba provides us an excellent example of the product life cycle … or is the…

Despite the Cloud, Part III

The year 2017 started with a bang with respect to new premises-based telephony solutions hitting the market. Five vendors on our radar have introduced new on-site hardware in recent weeks – Accent (VoiceONE Onsite), Cisco (Business Edition 4000), Epygi (QX20…

Toshiba’s IPedge ES for the Small Office

Toshiba extends its IPedge business communications portfolio with an entry-level model for small businesses. The new IPedge ES offers much of the same built-in functionality of the company’s established IPedge IP-based communications solution – unified messaging, mobility, IP networking, SIP…

Newz Snippets Spring-2016

Sometimes being succinct, yet thorough, and presenting details without fluff and hype is refreshing. Here, we round-up recent advancements around business telephony and unified communications products and services – in a brief, quick-take type of format. Read about some of…

Toshiba’s Dual Hybrid Cloud Approach

We’ve referenced before the many market studies that validate the shift toward hosted/cloud unified communications in general, but also highlight a growing preference for hybrid cloud-premises implementations that involve a combination of on-site equipment and hosted services. A 2015 IDG…

Toshiba Updates IPedge with 1.7 Release

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division introduces new software for its IPedge IP-based communications solution that targets organizations with as few as four users to as many as 1,000 users at a single location. The new Release 1.7…

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