NexTech Integrates Microsoft Teams and Skype into its InfernoAR Virtual Events Platform

Expanding its footprint into Multi-billion dollar Video Conferencing market NexTech AR Solutions, an emerging leader in augmented reality for eCommerce, AR learning applications, and virtual events is pleased to announce that it has expanded its infernoAR platform integration with Microsoft Teams and Skype. This integration is on the heels of announcing on March 24th it had integrated Zoom into the InfernoAR platform. These critical integrations continue to extend the capabilities of the platform, broaden the utility of the…

Genesys Taps Former Cisco, Microsoft and Skype Exec Tony Bates as CEO

Proven Growth-Oriented Chief Executive Takes the Reins of Global Customer Experience Leader to Further Expand Cloud Market Leadership Genesys, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, announced Tony Bates as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Bates succeeds Paul Segre, who will continue with Genesys as chairman of the company. "In my 12 years as CEO, I've had the privilege of working with the best team in the industry. We have…

Validated with Microsoft Skype for Business, Patton Delivers Cloud-Powered Integration

Patton—US-based enabling solutions provider for unified communications (UC), UC-as-a-service (UCaaS) and Cloud—now announces all SmartNode VoIP products version 3.X—including Virtual SmartNode (vSN)—are validated for interoperability with Skype for Business (SfB). SmartNode products are validated by TekVizion, a Microsoft-certified lab, in the SBC and enhanced gateway categories, and are forward compatible with Microsoft Teams. Patton Cloud edge orchestration service makes it extra easy to activate, configure and…

Alfresco Taps Former Atlassian, Skype, Microsoft, and IBM Engineering Leader Tony Grout as Chief Product Officer

Alfresco Software, a leading enterprise open source provider of process-led content management and information governance software, announced that Tony Grout has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. “We’re looking forward to even greater things in the future with our new team members adding to the strength of our existing Alfresco team.” Grout will bring more than 25 years’ experience to bear in his new role managing all product design and engineering operations. He will join Alfresco’s executive team and…

Bandwidth to Acquire International Cloud Communications Leader Voxbone

Bandwidth, a leading enterprise cloud communications company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Voxbone, an international enterprise cloud communications leader, for an enterprise value of €446 million EUR, representing a multiple of approximately six times anticipated Voxbone 2020 revenue. Voxbone has been majority-owned by Vitruvian Partners, a leading growth- and technology-focused investment firm headquartered in London, UK, since 2015. Voxbone is a leading European-based communications platform…

Wire Launches Next Generation Video Conferencing Platform

Wire, the secure collaboration platform that was founded and built by former Skype technologists and the creators of globally used web protocol WebRTC, is launching the world's first next-generation, enterprise-grade video conferencing platform. Built upon a reimagined and re-engineered architecture using the latest technologies, the platform marks a new era in video conferencing security by providing enterprise, financial services, and government customers with the world's first completely end-to-end encrypted video…

Salesforce Meetings Reinvents Sales CRM Cloud Features with High-end AI and EnhancedVirtual Selling Suite

Virtual meetings are the new norm of every business unit. Today, the world's number one CRM maker, Salesforce, has announced a new suite of Sales technologies, including Salesforce Meetings. The new Sales Cloud 360 innovations help sales teams shift to an all-digital experience and help businesses adapt their end-to-end sales processes with video conferencing, AI-powered video call coaching, and so on. Recommended: Dialpad Acquires Video Conferencing Company Highfive Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the nature…

Heard about Sonic Branding: What’s the Sound of Your Brand?

It’s hard to think of the phrase “I’m lovin’ it” and not immediately recall the “ba-da-ba-ba-ba” of the McDonald’s jingle. It’s catchy, appealing and has been repeated so often, that, love it or hate it, it’s etched in your brain like a pop song from high school. Chances are that the sounds you hear when you power up your laptop, log into Netflix or make a Skype call are also instantly familiar. These simple sonic signatures are easy to recall and exert a powerful influence over your emotions and behavior. Yet it’s a wonder…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI and ML announcements from Hiverlab (Augmented Reality), Ware2Go (E-commerce), Genesys (Customer Experience), Salesforce (Marketing Cloud), and Attentive (Mobile Marketing). Hiverlab Launches Webcasting Mobile App, RealityCast Hiverlab, a media technology company based in Singapore with global partnerships focusing on immersive technology, has launched its new augmented reality (AR) webcasting mobile app for…

Hiverlab Launches Webcasting Mobile App, RealityCast

Hiverlab, a media technology company based in Singapore with global partnerships focusing on immersive technology, has launched its new augmented reality (AR) webcasting mobile app for Android and iPhone. RealityCast offers native Android support for live streaming platforms such as Facebook Live and YouTube. It is also compatible with Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, and other webcasting platforms via screen share. The app is targeted at event organizers, presenters, and studios looking to leverage the latest technology to…

Qumu Announces Another Major Feature Release for Video Control Center Customers

Leading Enterprise Video provider adds Qumu Analytics Engine (QAE), Qumu Messaging Service (QMS) and new Zoom App to already feature-rich technology platform Qumu, the leading provider of best-in-class video technology for the enterprise, has announced the release of Qumu Video Control Center (VCC) Version 10.5, the customer-hosted deployment of Qumu’s intelligent Enterprise Video platform. This release includes a new Qumu Analytics Engine (QAE) which provides comprehensive, real-time and historical usage reporting of both…

Outreach Extends European Presence with Office in Prague Tech Hotspot

Six months after opening its first international office in London, the Seattle-headquartered sales engagement unicorn extends its influence in Europe with a new engineering office Outreach, the number one sales engagement platform, announced the opening of a new product development center in Prague, Czech Republic, which further extends its footprint in Europe. From its new office in one of Europe's five growing tech hubs, Outreach will continue to modernize the European sales industry. The company is already the largest…

IPsoft’s Conversational AI Solution Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

IPsoft, one of the largest independent leaders in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), announced its membership to the Microsoft Partner Network and the availability of Amelia, a comprehensive digital employee, in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. The addition of Amelia will enable Microsoft sellers, partners and customers to easily integrate and take advantage of her conversational AI for the enterprise. Amelia has repeatedly been identified as a…

Comscore Research Captures Transformative Reach of Collaboration Software During Pandemic

Top collaboration tools generated 322 percent year-over-year increase, reached 41 percent of U.S. internet users in May 2020 As companies across the U.S. assess a potential return to office environments amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, new research from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, reveals the extraordinary engagement levels of conferencing and collaboration tools that fueled the country's work-from-home experiment over the past several months.…

MarTech RADAR 2019: Top 250 B2B Technology Companies You Should Follow

Our MarTech Radar 2019 Brings You The Top 250 B2B Technology Companies That We Believe Would Continue to Excite Us the Most With Their Cutting– Edge Insights, Events, Content, and Product Updates. According to a survey, 71% Martech leaders agree that their company lacks sufficient in-house martech talent; 61% of the IT leaders acknowledge lack of enough MarTech training and learning resources for Marketing professionals in dealing with traditional and advanced Martech stacks. Last year, we published the MarTech…

RingCentral Announces RingCentral Cloud PBX for Microsoft Teams with Direct Routing Integration

Broadens Microsoft Teams integrations to empower users to be more productive RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced RingCentral Cloud PBX™ for Microsoft Teams enabling Direct Routing integration. With RingCentral Cloud PBX for Microsoft Teams users will have access to more robust cloud PBX capabilities without ever having to leave the Teams interface on mobile, web, and desktop. RingCentral also provides broader…

Genesys Taps Google and Microsoft Veteran Joyce Kim as New CMO

The leading cloud customer experience provider - Genesys has added a new business unit dedicated to workforce engagement management with Merijn te Booij as head. Former Google and Microsoft marketing executive Joyce Kim is also joining the unit as the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Joyce Kim succeeds Merijn te Booij, who now serves as general manager (GM) for the company’s new business unit, Employee Engagement Solutions. As CMO, Joyce would head worldwide marketing for Genesys, reporting to Chief Executive…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Annoucements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Microsoft (Intelligent Assistants), HubSpot (CRM), NovelVox (Customer Experience), Lucidworks (Chatbots), and LinkedIn (Video). Microsoft Family Safety App Rolls out iOS and Android Preview Versions Technology is making life easy for everyone, as social distancing monitoring norms tighten for good. From various apps to track mobility to linking your mobile banking apps for essential…

Embracing the New “Abnormal” in B2B: LinkedIn Virtual Events Takes the Pole

With 90% of the global workforce operating from home, it’s time to embrace the new abnormal -- the era of virtual conferencing and face-timing to keep on track every communication. In the latest addition to the list of video collaboration tools, LinkedIn has decided to muscle its way to the pole position with Virtual Events. LinkedIn Virtual Events is built to support the LinkedIn Pages that are helping millions of LinkedIn users to stay connected, productive, and energetic. Subscribers and B2B teams can leverage the…

Essential Technology for Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced millions of workers around the globe, across different industries, to work from home. Companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google have all asked employees to work remotely for the foreseeable future, in attempts to curb infection rates. Smaller companies have also followed suit, as most countries order employees from non-essential businesses to stay home. While before the outbreak, remote work was considered a perk, the virus has now made it a daily routine. A large-scale experiment has…