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December 1, 2021 – 8x8 announced that it is purchasing rival UCaaS and CCaaS provider Fuze for $250 million in combined cash and stock. The deal is expected to close in Q1 of 2022. 8x8 notes that the acquisition will accelerate its product development and...

November 16, 2021 – At its annual Frontiers conference, Slack announced a major revamp to its platform to better enable customers and partners to optimize digital work. Slack’s enhancements include the ability to create customized workflows based on blocks that can be shared and reused...

Nov. 10, 2021 – Pexip, a provider of video communications applications and services, is acquiring Skedify, a provider of a customer engagement platform that enables easy scheduling of video and in-person meetings. Pexip notes that the acquisition will enable it to deliver improved solutions focused...

A new digital canvas app for Microsoft 365 addresses the rising visual collaboration trend. Microsoft this week introduced Loop, a multifaceted digital canvas app that allows ideation and co-creation among teams within chats, virtual meetings, and documents as well as in shared workspaces. Loop isn’t Microsoft’s first...

Virtual whiteboards, social software, and workflow management tools might be the technologies needed to take your collaboration strategy to the next level. More than a year and a half into the pandemic and the transition to predominantly remote work, most organizations have deployed video and team...

Metrigy’s recently released global Unified Communications Management and Endpoints: 2021-22 research study found that the shift back to in-office work has begun. Among the 395 participating organizations, 20.5% now require employees to return full-time to the office, that’s up from 12.7% in January. Additionally, 38.1%...

September 13, 2021 – At Zoomtopia, Poly has announced two new meeting room video conferencing systems: The Poly Studio E70 and Poly Studio X70. Each of these systems is designed to support larger conference rooms with AI-enabled capabilities to improve video quality, track active speakers,...

August 17, 2021 – Avaya and Microsoft have announced integration of Avaya OneCloud CPaaS with Microsoft Azure Communication Services (ACS). The partnership lets Avaya offer Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) capabilities that leverage real-time communications (voice, messaging, video) provided by Microsoft ACS. Avaya also announced expanded integration...

AWS announced that it has acquired Wickr, a team collaboration service offering end-to-end encryption for highly secure communications. Wickr’s service provides text-based messaging, as well as voice and video calling for 1:1 and group conversations. It also offers optional on-premises deployments and file sharing. AWS...