Mitel on its Intent to Acquire Unify

Martin Bitzinger

Mitel announced it has entered exclusive negotiations with Atos to acquire Unify, the unified communications and collaboration (UCC) and communication and collaboration services businesses of the Atos group. I spoke with Martin Bitzinger, EVP Mitel Product Management and Marketing, about this announcement and what it means for the company.

In this video interview, we discuss how the Unify acquisition fits in with Mitel’s strategy, the role of Unify’s managed services business, and what this all means for customers and partners.

Unify – Back on Track

Atos held its Global Industry Analyst conference in Boston, with a day set aside for analysts covering Unify (a standalone division of Atos), where a group of analysts got to hear specifically from Unify, followed by a day focused on the bigger Atos picture. Regarding Unify’s relationship with the mothership Atos, representatives from both Unify and Atos affirmed that Unify is central to Atos’ Digital Workplace strategy, as Unify provides the unified communications and collaboration element, including team collaboration, content management, UCaaS, meeting rooms, and more.

Atos, which closed the deal to acquire Unify last month, announced that it has appointed Jon Pritchard as CEO of Unify.

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the recent Unify Global Analyst Conference.

Unify Analyst Conference Round Up

At the Unify Global Analyst Conference in Bermuda last week, we got to hear all about Unify's products and services, as well as its new owner, Atos. Most of us were not familiar with Atos until they announced their intention to acquire Unify last year, but by the end of the conference we generally felt that it was a great match that will benefit both Unify and its customers.

Unify - An Outlook

I spent a few days last week at the Unify Analyst and Consultant Summit. This was an interesting event as the last Unify event like this was in late 2014 and this event reflected the changes in the company over the last 15 months. It was a great opportunity to evaluate the progress and outlook for Unify in the Unified Communications and Collaboration space as well as for the company overall.

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts react to the news that The Gores Group and Siemens have reached an agreement for Atos to ac

Differentiate and Thrive

The news that got all the press in the UC industry this week was the acquisition of Unify by Atos. That is a big deal in terms of money and in terms of how UC can add value to an integrated SI/service provider. But it isn't as interesting to me as the news that Weave had secured a $15.5 million Series B round of investment. Here's why.

In this UCStrategies videocast with Blair Pleasant,