There's plenty of interest in Microsoft's Skype for Business communications service, but according to Tom Tuttle, vice president of Microsoft practice at Nectar Services, most deployments of the product fail.
Microsoft released on Monday updates to its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, with new shortcuts to detected data and improved multitasking capabilities, reported AppleInsider.
Cisco plans to buy London-based Acano early in the new year to beef up its videoconferencing and collaboration capabilities.
Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype, are working on a Starship robot that can be used by retailers and grocery stores to deliver two bags worth of products to a customer's home within 30 minutes of an order, much like Amazon's plans for drone delivery, but on the ground.
After two months of being in preview mode, Skype for Business for iOS is now generally available.
Unified communications and collaboration provider Yorktel is targeting the enterprise with a new videoconferencing service intended on bringing greater levels of security to business video communications.
Skype users are being offered credits for the Sept. 21 outage that kept some people offline for hours.
Like many of you, I've been a Skype user for more years than I care to count. I first signed up years before Skype went through one acquisition after another, but it was a technology I rarely used up until a few years ago.
Although the majority of VoIP phone systems in the enterprise are currently premises-based, there's a chance cloud-based VoIP could take over. But generally, enterprises aren't yet convinced they should shift to the cloud for their VoIP systems.
The latest version of Skype for Android includes better integration with Android Wear, Google's wearables platform.