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Plantronics completes acquisition of Polycom, moves forward as a single company

Published 02/07/2018 - 0 Comments

First reported on at the end of March,  Plantronics has announced the deal is now complete. Polycom will become part of Plantronics, moving forward as a single company. Their portfolio will span headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services. “The acquisition of Polycom will accelerate and expand Plantronics’ vision and enable […]

Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Published 28/03/2018 - 1 Comment

Exciting news in the Unified Communications space, Plantronics and Polycom today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion From: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/28/1454525/0/en/Plantronics-to-Acquire-Polycom-for-2-billion.html Accelerates and expands Plantronics vision and market opportunity to be the preferred communications and collaboration touch point […]

Sonus, Microsoft Certified SBC provider, merges with Genband and renamed Ribbon Communications

Published 30/10/2017 - 1 Comment

Interesting news today, Sonus, best known in our world as one of the leading providers of certified gateways/session border controllers for Skype for Business, has announced completion a merger with Genband. Genband is more in the carrier space so don’t conflict too much with Sonus, especially not in the enterprise space. From what I’ve heard […]

Workplace by Facebook going after Enterprise and WhatsApp going after Business to Consumer

Published 07/09/2017 - 0 Comments

The Unified Communications and Collaboration space never fails to stay interesting. Originally it felt like we had distinct categories of solution: Unified Communications – IM/Chat, Voice, PSTN/Phone, Video and conferencing Collaboration  – persistent chat around a “topic” (team messaging), working on a project/document together, team workspace, shared files Enterprise Social – “social media network” but […]

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