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Creating Unified Collaboration from Collaboration Islands

Creating Unified Collaboration from Collaboration Islands

Business collaboration for the user is supposed to be easy to do, reliable, and make your daily business life more productive. On top of that, having high quality audio and video should mean conversations and content sharing can be carried out without repetition and serious squinting.

It really should be as straightforward to achieve this as buying some hardware and a service, having it installed and maintained, and everything is great and works. All your employees are happy collaborating. However, as most businesses find out, it’s more complicated than that.

Video conferencing has a renowned history for being difficult, and whilst many of those challenges are being overcome, such as ease of use, the interoperability of different manufacturers continues to cause headaches for service owners due to closed architecture or a protective island approach to the way the businesses were run.

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Microsoft Skype for Business, Teams & Videocall ICE VaaS Service

Microsoft Skype for Business, Teams & Videocall ICE VaaS Service

If you are thinking about deploying Microsoft Skype for Business Online, from the Microsoft Azure Cloud through Office365, you might have heard the news about Microsoft Teams, and be putting the project into hold.

Alternatively, you might already be using Microsoft Skype for Business and be thinking about migrating to the Office365 cloud, and are now also thinking about pausing the project.

Before you go any further, read this article and understand how Videocall can help you with your Microsoft unified collaboration project

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Microsoft Teams, Videocall and Polycom

Microsoft Teams, Videocall and Polycom

Last month at the Microsoft Ignite conference in the US, Microsoft announced that it would be merging its Skype for Business Online platform with its Teams platform to create an improved collaboration application for businesses to use.

From the initial conversations, we have had with businesses, it seems that many had not heard the news coming from Ignite and were a little confused or concerned as to what this meant for them.

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Welcome to Intelligent Collaboration with Videocall

Welcome to Intelligent Collaboration with Videocall

Collaboration that is easy to use and intuitive; that is reliable, secure and available; collaboration that is interoperable and delivers high quality audio and video; collaboration that makes the users more efficient and productive, but allows them to work from anywhere; collaboration that links traditional room based technology to modern mobile services. This shouldn’t be too much to ask for in your unified collaboration service. It should be the minimum.

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Are Businesses Losing Sight of what Enterprise Collaboration Is?

Are Businesses Losing Sight of what Enterprise Collaboration Is?

Ease of use and convenience are important, but should other factors such as reliability, security and quality, integrated into workflow, not also rank as highly?

What is the difference between enterprise communication and collaboration, and why is it important to know what you need?

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What's Happening with Microsoft Skype for Business and Teams?

What's Happening with Microsoft Skype for Business and Teams?

You may be aware that Microsoft are currently holding their annual conference, Ignite, for Enterprise IT and business executive. As a service provider, you have probably seen the announcement about Teams and Skype for Business, and you may be wondering how this is going to affect you going forward.

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