This Week in Telecom is a weekly news round-up on VoipReview.org that aims to give our readers a fast and easy way to catch up on the latest news and top stories that are trending in the voice and telecommunications space. Check in each and every Friday to find out more about stories you may have missed in regards to new companies, mergers, trends, and other telecom advancements.
Let’s take a look at some stories you may have missed this week:
VOSS Unveils VOSS-4-UC Version 17
VOSS Solutions, a leading UC management vendor, and a Microsoft Certified Partner, launched on Wednesday the latest version of VOSS-4-UC, its most advanced UC management platform. In a release, the company said that the latest update is in response to the increasing demand for a better and more comprehensive UC management by major service providers and large enterprises.
VOSS-4-UC version 17 includes a rich array of new features and functionality, including UC management of both Cisco and Microsoft UC, customized UC management, improved reporting, data mining, and troubleshooting with VOSS Analytics, and coordinated management for Cisco Spark. The solution deploys out of the box, which lets organizations take advantage of sophisticated and effective UC operation management features quickly.
For more details on VOSS-4-UC version 17, please visit VOSS’ website.
Blackberry and Appdome Collaborate for Codeless Integration of Secure Messaging
BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) (TSX: BB), a mobile-native software and services company, and Appdome, the leading cloud-based mobile app integrator, recently announced their latest partnership that enables codeless integration of secure, voice, video, and messaging capabilities into existing applications and services.
The BBM® Enterprise SDK (software development kit), which was first made available in February and signaled BlackBerry’s entrance into the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market, will now be offered under Appdome’s newest service category, Secure Messaging. Designed to help enterprises and mobile app developers enhance their applications and services, while cutting costs at the same time, BBM Enterprise SDK leverages BlackBerry's comprehensive, secure communications framework for mobile applications and services.
"Consumer messaging applications, particularly when used to conduct business, are a basket of unnecessary risk to organizations of any size in every industry," said Marty Beard, Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry, in a release. "The BBM Enterprise SDK puts BlackBerry's expertise and legacy in secure mobile communications in the hands of developers, empowering them with the ability to securely connect employees with colleagues, clients, and customers. Furthermore, now with one-click integration on Appdome, we are eliminating the cost and complexity of integrating messaging, voice and video capabilities into existing applications and services."
To learn more about BBM Enterprise SDK, visit Appdome or BlackBerry's website.
Ooma Business Phone Solutions Cater to Small Businesses
Ooma, Inc. (NYSE:OOMA) announced on Thursday that it has expanded its capabilities in order to meet the needs of small businesses of any size--from one-man companies to those with hundreds of employees. The Ooma Office phone system offerings include analog phone service (for small offices with up to 20 employees), mobile phone service (a cloud-based phone service for small business owners that manage their business on the go), and IP phone solution (for larger offices with hundreds of employees), driving productivity for business of any size business.
Ooma Office, PC Magazine’s choice for best business VoIP service for four years running, leverages on premise and cloud architecture to deliver a cloud communications service that is able to expand with its customers as their business grows. Plus, this award-winning phone service is available for as low as $19.95 per user per month with no contracts or long-term commitments.
“We’re excited to expand the number of customers we serve by delivering best-of-class communications solutions for the growing needs of all small businesses,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma, in a release. “With our award-winning communications platform, Ooma Office, we now meet the needs of small businesses of any size, from self-employed to hundreds of employees, with a phone service that is the most flexible and affordable for any business environment.”
For more information on Ooma and their range of solutions for businesses, please visit Ooma’s website.
nexVortex Lands its Third UCaaS Acquisition
Trusted cloud communications services provider nexVortex continues to chart its growth into the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market with its latest acquisition of the hosted voice business of Northwest Vox, a Washington-based company. This is is nexVortex’ third acquisition in three years.
With nexVortex’ excellent quarter-over-quarter revenue growth over the past 8 years, the company says they are in a good position to take advantage of mergers and acquisitions opportunities as they arise. And with the explosive growth of the UCaaS market, nexVortex is surely not one to miss out on.
NexVortex President and CEO, Fred Fromm, has this to say about their latest acquisition:
“A key differentiator of nexVortex is our deep expertise in cloud communications which we have built over the past 11 years of commercial service. Our tools, processes, and operational discipline allow us to quickly integrate acquired companies like Northwest Vox with minimal disruption. We are looking forward to delivering our new customers the level of Uncommon Service which has become our hallmark.”
Visit nexVortex for more information.