In this Industry Buzz podcast hosted by Jim Burton, the BCStrategies Experts discuss 2019.
At Vonage’s analyst conference in San Francisco last month, a group of analysts got to preview the newly branded Vonage which was introduced at the company’s inaugural user and developer conference, Vonage Campus. All of the brands are now simply Vonage – say goodbye to Nexmo and NewVoiceMedia, or separate business and consumer brands. As part of the rebranding, Vonage introduced a nice new logo and beautiful gradient color scheme and design for its website, dashboards, and more.
In this Executive Insights podcast, BCStrategies' Jim Burton discusses Sangoma's acquisition of VoIP Innovations, LLC (VI) with Ji
CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) is one of the most powerful tools I have seen in my 25 years in the industry. The problem is, CPaaS is just that – a tool. As an industry, we have seen it evolve from start-up status to a significant application in many provider’s portfolios, all along trying to figure out where it fits.
Comparitech, a UK-based Technology Research and Evaluation company recently identified a potential data leak that could impact up to 2.8m CenturyLink customer records, though only name, address, and phone number. As a loss of data, it does not even get to the back page of the news. Names, addresses, and phone numbers are hardly private anymore.
Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSXV:STC) (“Sangoma” or the “Company”), a trusted leader in delivering Unified Communications solutions, both in the cloud and on-premises, and the provider of the two most widely used open source communications software products in the world, has acquired VoIP Innovations, LLC (“VI”) today.
Mitel has a definitive agreement to acquire ShoreTel, and I’m happy for all involved. We can argue all day if this was expected or inevitable, but the question I pose here is why weren’t there other bidders?
A quick look at the numbers shows an all cash deal of $530 million. That’s a lot of dough, but Mitel expects to realize $60 million in cost synergies within two years (mostly within one). That lowers to price down to $470 million. What’s Mitel get for that?
Another month, another conference. Having been to several over the past few months, it’s clear that every company has a different take on UC&C, and as UC Experts, we try to convey that here for our readers. After all, if you’re moving along the buyer’s journey for UC&C, it’s important to understand not just the technology and solutions on offer, but also how each vendor is approaching the problem set.
The topic of Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) has become very hot recently. At the BC Summit a couple of weeks ago, I discussed how CPaaS relates to UC and introduced the concept of CPaaS 2.0. The discussion focused on how the integration of communications into business processes is changing today and in the future. The presentation and discussion was very well received at the event and I have been asked to share the concepts here on the UCStrategies site.