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VoIP bods Fuze defuse triple whammy of portal security vulnerabilities

Messaging provider Fuze has resolved a trio of vulnerabilities in its TPN Handset Portal. The access controls and authentication flaws, discovered by security tools firm Rapid7, created a means for hackers to obtain personal data about Fuze users ranging from phone numbers to email addresses and access credentials. Once …
John Leyden, 23 Aug 2017

Reseller SCC slurps up 'minority' stake in SIPCOM

Rigby Group, the parent of Midlands-based tech dynasty SCC, has acquired a minority stake in hosted voice and unified comms-as-a-service outfit SIPCOM. SCC chief James Rigby previously told us in March that customers are shifting from legacy PBXs to a hosted service, and that he intended to buy his way into the market to fill …
Paul Kunert, 9 Oct 2015
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Avaya lures BT director to conduct service provider orchestra

Channel old timer Steve Rafferty has quit BT and is on the way to Avaya as EMEA sales director for service providers and systems integrators. Rafferty started at SCC in new business sales, moved to Software AG and ArmourSoft before heading back to the Midland-based reseller, before being whisked off his feet by BT where he …
Paul Kunert, 10 Apr 2015
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As Azzurri closes in on CEO successor, sales director splits

South coast integrator Azzurri Communications is going to be a sales director and board member lighter after Craig Wellman handed in his notice to split by the early summer. The business, which last month pushed out the first in a series of cloudy services, is still on the hunt for a CEO to replace outgoing chief Vim Vithaldas …
Paul Kunert, 7 Apr 2014

3CX Phone System takes on the corporate mobiles

It is hard to make phones sexy, never mind SIP phones and software. Yet increasingly my job requires me to be on the phone for hours every day to people all over the world. The local telco wants roughly the GDP of Brunei to let me do this, making SIP providers look attractive. As a result, I have investigated a company called …
Trevor Pott, 31 Mar 2014
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Soft, hard, lightly hosted? Make the right call when you choose a PBX system

All businesses need a PBX phone system to organise calls and direct them round the organisation. PBX systems have evolved over the last couple of decades. While some companies may still be using expensive physical switchboards, they can now also choose a hosted PBX system, either with hardware provided by a hosting company or …
Eira Hayward, 28 Mar 2014
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Living with Unified Comms

On-Demand Webcast This final instalment in our unified comms series gets to the meat and potatoes of living with Unified Communications. It’s a detailed look at what you can expect once you’ve implemented a unified communications solution. As ever, the programme is fronted by our highly experienced end user, Darren Lloyd, from Newport City …
Team Register, 2 Jun 2010
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Unified communications in context?

Webcast We've seen from Reg research that a lot of you have considered and are exploring the notion of unified comms so we’ve been trying to do some work on your behalf. Last week we got a whole range of end users and experts in the field of unified comms to do a series of videos on the challenges, benefits and management of such …
Team Register, 25 May 2010
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Google gobbles up confab-over-IP firm GIPS for $68m

Google has bought a Swedish VoIP company called Global IP Solutions - which is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The deal values GIPS at $68.2m. Google is offering $2.12 per share in cash - 24 per cent more than the shares have been selling for on average over the last three months. GIPS provides software for voice and video …
John Oates, 18 May 2010
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Managing UC – you need to be in control

Workshop Love it or hate it (and from the feedback we have seen from Reg readers, the jury is still very much out on this one), Unified Communications (UC) is here to stay, and it will increasingly make its presence felt in the workplace. Not only will it change the way people work, but also the way the IT environment is managed. While …
Josie Sephton, 20 Apr 2010
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The right path to UC?

Workshop Picture this: the pros and cons of going down the Unified Communications (UC) route have been assessed and the benefits look promising. So far so good. But in a world where vendors flaunt their purchasing options almost as much as the solutions themselves, and where your capex budget is being squeezed to the point of suffocation …
Josie Sephton, 14 Apr 2010
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Think you can’t teach an old business UC tricks?

UC Unified Communications (UC) fixes fragmented workplace communications, right? But if businesses implement UC and carry on working in pretty much the same way as before (albeit more efficiently), they are probably missing a trick or two. A UC implementation offers businesses a great opportunity to review the way they work, and …
Josie Sephton, 8 Apr 2010
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Are you really capable of supporting unified comms?

UC Unified Communications (UC), by its very nature, crosses a number of technical domains within the business, encompassing networking, server infrastructure, email management, business applications and so on. It may also involve the rollout of new devices, such as new mobiles or laptops. As businesses implement UC, they will …
Josie Sephton, 7 Apr 2010
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Don’t muck about with piecemeal unified comms

UC When it comes to putting together an outline of what unified communications (UC) should look like in a business, a partial, step-by-step approach will probably seem more appealing. After all, a staged implementation suggests a lower risk and a lower capital outlay, and can be built up and out over time. For example, a company …
Josie Sephton, 6 Apr 2010
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Unified comms means a unified technical approach

UC The very nature of unified communications (UC) with its many component parts – voice, video conferencing, audio conferencing, presence and so on - means that when it comes to scoping implementations from a technical perspective, requirements will necessarily cut across different disciplines. Precisely for this reason, it …
Josie Sephton, 1 Apr 2010
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How ready is your business for unified communications?

Workshop Although unified communications (UC) still has some way to go before it achieves mainstream adoption, businesses increasingly understand what it is and what it can deliver in terms of benefits to the business. Moreover, sentiment towards UC is generally positive, with a significant proportion of companies already having it on …
Josie Sephton, 26 Mar 2010
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World finally using unified communications

It seems that Unified Communications (UC) has at last started to move beyond the ‘what is it’ stage and hit the mainstream world of real users with real implementations and real experiences. As we found in our poll (full report available here) at the end of last year with Reg readers, which looked at advanced business …
Josie Sephton, 7 Feb 2010

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