An interesting and provocative article arguing that, despite the widespread currency of the term Unified Communications, real UC — products that “facilitate the interactive use of multiple enterprise communications methods … integrate communications channels (media), networks and systems, as well as IT business applications and, in some cases, consumer applications and devices” according to Gartner — is farther away now than it has ever been.
With robocalls on the rise across the country — to say nothing of traditional telemarketing and other types of unwanted calls — a variety of smartphone apps provide users the ability to easily screen and block calls and even texts.
The European Commission is expected to announce the most divisive elements of its digital single market strategy towards the end of the year, setting tech companies and national regulators alike on edge.
The carrier has announced a new wireless service, to be rolled out by the end of the year, designed to connect low-power smart devices using the CAT-M1 standard. Verizon hopes that this service will head off smaller competitors operating in the unlicensed spectrum.
Skype for Business Server and Microsoft’s new Cloud PBX have many key features that remain undeveloped, but are gradually becoming viable alternatives to traditional systems for enterprises.