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Microsoft vs Cisco – Productivity vs Collaboration – A Converging Battle

Microsoft vs Cisco – Productivity vs Collaboration – A Converging Battle

A simple question that many IT Directors, Managers and Collaboration Service Owners are being asked over and over right now. Are you a Microsoft house or a Cisco house?

In the current landscape of video conferencing and collaboration these two behemoths are going head to head, but from opposite sides of the playing field. Microsoft Teams vs Cisco Webex Teams, the battle for the rapidly increasing collaboration space.

Of course, there are other players on the field of play, namely Slack the inventor of this current style of collaboration service along with Google (G-Suite), Facebook (Workplace) and many others. T

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Videocall Invests in ICE managed services cloud platform with Pexip Partnership

Videocall Invests in ICE managed services cloud platform with Pexip Partnership

As you may be aware, Videocall recently became a Gold partner of Pexip, allowing us to take advantage of some of their cutting-edge collaboration investments and further enhance our own VCaaS functionality across our platform ICE managed service platform for our enterprise customers.

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Support Microsoft, Zoom, Pexip Webex and BlueJeans meetings all at once

Support Microsoft, Zoom, Pexip Webex and BlueJeans meetings all at once

IT are facing fantastic changes in the collaboration space that can ensure that the users are better equipped and more effective than ever, whilst the support does not become harder. What are these opportunities? Why are they so important? How can they support multiple services without more cost and complication?

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Reverting to phones over video conferencing… Really ?

Reverting to phones over video conferencing… Really ?

A recent article in Forbes came to our attention titled ‘Surprising Reasons To Switch From Video-Conference To The Phone.’ And, whilst this article was interesting to read, it was fairly clear that it had missed some fundamental points of why businesses use video conferencing, and why it is so important to choose your service wisely.

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The Drivers Behind the Workplace Technology Revolution

The Drivers Behind the Workplace Technology Revolution

In the last 18 months to 2 years there has been a rapid change taking place globally in businesses. This change is affecting multiple business functions and is being driven by the desire for employees to be able to communicate and collaborate from anywhere at any time, more easily and reliably.

Where just a few years ago, email, phones and video conferencing were adequate for businesses to conduct their day to day activities, mixed with office-based workers who would hold regular meetings in one of a handful of meeting rooms. Today, persistent chat, file sharing, live annotation, whiteboarding, apps, bots and AI are all seen to play an ever increasingly important role to being able to accomplish daily tasks. What’s more, it is expected that all of these things are found in just a single service or application.

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The Battle of Workstream Collaboration  - Microsoft vs Cisco

The Battle of Workstream Collaboration - Microsoft vs Cisco

There is change afoot in the enterprise collaboration space. This change is not however simply about new technology; it is much bigger, and involves the attitudes and desires of both the service owners and users within companies around the globe.

This change is being led by Microsoft and Cisco...

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