TalkingHeadz Podcasts

In their TalkingHeadz on Enterprise Communications podcast series, BCStrategies Experts

Intermedia Connects NEC Customers with NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT BRIDGE

Most organizations know that they’ll eventually move to the cloud for their telephony and communication needs – but eventually can be several years away. The majority of businesses today rely on premises-based PBXs and phone systems and are unable to take advantage of many of the advanced cloud-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) capabilities.

Intermedia Announces AnyMeeting Acquisition

Intermedia has announced a new acquisition, with the purchase of AnyMeeting. With this acquisition, Intermedia will be able to provide an enhanced Unified Communications experience, alongside its current Cloud Voice solution, adding a new suite of collaboration applications to its UCaaS offering.

AnyMeeting, a provider of web and video conferencing and webinar services, currently serves more than a million registered users. It provides collaboration solutions built for small and mid-sized businesses, and the company states that reliability of service is its top priority.

UC Company Strategies: Adjacency

Better to specialize in UC or have UC as one product in a portfolio? There is no easy answer to this, as companies can thrive either way. But in the SMB market, when it comes to the cloud I would argue the portfolio approach is more compelling. Why? SMB enterprises are notoriously unable to properly invest in the IT resources required to run all the services the business needs. And purchasing services from multiple vendors adds management and integration complexity that SMBs can ill afford. So a one-stop approach makes a lot of sense.

VoIP Provider Telanetix Acquired By Intermedia

The VC-owned Microsoft Gold partner and hosted communications provider, Intermedia, will pay the sum of $55 million to purchase Telanetix, the hosted VoIP and video specialist, according to both companies.

It can be assumed that around $13 million in debt and liabilities is included in the price tag. Around $7.40 per share could be made by Telanetix common shareholders when the acquisition closes.

Intermedia Launches Hosted PBX Service

Recently, Intermedia launched its hosted PBX service, a VoIP-based service that integrates with Intermedia's hosted Exchange e-mail service to enable customers to access hosted PBX and unified communications features.

Hosted PBX is managed from Intermedia's HostPilot Control Panel, which provides a single point of communications control for customers. The service comes with voice menu, hunt groups to route calls in order to get the important ones answered quickly, flat rate monthly charges with unlimited calling for users in the US and Canada, along with several other features.