Zoom’s sixth annual user conference, Zoomtopia, is a hybrid event this year. It will take place virtually and in-person in San Jose, California, on Nov. 8-9. Given the rise of Zoom as a tool to enable us to work remotely and now in a hybrid manner, one could argue that this is the most important Zoomtopia held to date.
The GITEX Global show was held in Dubai from October 16-20, 2022, and as per usual, the communications provider Avaya used the event to highlight their latest and greatest innovations. Avaya has been using the phrase “Experiences That Matter” to describe its value proposition. Today, businesses compete based on customer and employee experience and unified communications and contact center systems, both of which Avaya is a key vendor in, plays an important role in facilitating new experiences.
Keysight Technologies, a manufacturer of network packet brokers (NPB) and a provider of solutions to improve network visibility and security, recently announced a pair of 400 Gig products.
Packet brokers intelligently move traffic to the various security and monitoring tools that required network information. Without an NPB, all data is sent to all devices, which requires a product like a firewall to pre-process data before analyzing it. Given the cost of these devices, this might be the costliest way to deploy security and management tools.
This week, Cisco is holding its virtual WebexOne event. And like in past years, the company is using the event to show off its many new innovations and products while highlighting what it has delivered in the past year.
Looking at the bigger workplace picture, the pandemic shifted collaboration tools from being a nice-to-have to a must-have technology for workers. The collaboration industry is also at the front end of transitioning from remote work to hybrid work, which created some significantly different challenges for businesses. Remote work is about creating an excellent experience in one location, whereas hybrid work demands a great and consistent experience across locations. This enables users to work seamlessly, regardless of if they are working at home, on the road, or in the office.
RingCentral recently surveyed 350 business leaders and technology decision-makers to get a sense of the state of enterprise communications. While enterprise messaging and video usage have increased significantly over the years, RingCentral’s data shows telephony continues to be the preferred mode of communication.