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8x8 ditches AWS for Oracle for video
The UC platform provider cites “substantial performance enhancements” and a reduction in costs at hyperscale as reasons for the move.
Google Meet is officially here, for free
Over the last few weeks, usage on Google Meet has exceeded over 2 billion minutes per day and as of last week, Meet’s daily meeting participants surpassed 100 million.
Interview: How Google Meet tackles security in the remote working age
I spoke to Google Cloud’s Asia Pacific and China (APAC) head of security for networking and collaboration specialists, Mark Johnston.
Australians embrace collaboration tools through COVID-19 lockdown
Australian workers are craving connection to colleagues the most.
Google offers video conferencing platform Meet free to all users
Google Cloud is making its video conferencing platform Google Meet available for free for everyone, with availability rolling out over the coming weeks.
Jamf rolls out telehealth support for healthcare firms
Jamf has introduced a new telehealth system to help healthcare workers and those on the front lines interact with patients without putting themselves at risk.
8x8 announces full integration with Jabra headsets
Users can answer, mute and disconnect calls directly from their Jabra headsets with no further actions required in 8x8 applications.
8x8 announces new video conferencing tool with emphasis on security
"Video MeetingsPro, powered by Jitsi open-source technology, is designed from the ground up with security and privacy in mind so organisations can use them to conduct confidential business meetings."
Google Meet's popularity explodes as video becomes the new normal
Google Meet usage has exceeded more than two billion minutes (3800 years) per day.
8x8 video conference usage up 1000%
The research found people are adopting video conferencing technology with "unprecedented velocity".
Tencent Cloud launches Voov Meeting videoconferencing tool
Tencent Cloud is deepening its presence in the unified communications business, after launching a cloud-based conferencing tool as the world shifts towards remote offices.
COVID-19: Zoom downloads explode as people work from home
Between February 22 and March 22 2020, Zoom application downloads increased by 1,270%.
QNAP releases NAS-native video conference solution
The KoiMeeter smart video conferencing solution features wireless presentation, real-time transcription and translation, and on-premise storage.
Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
Zoom selects Jabra camera for latest Rooms solution
The Jabra PanaCast was selected for being the only enterprise-grade camera with the advanced functionality needed to complete the Rooms experience.
TrueConf makes it into Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions
The video conferencing vendor has been named a Niche Player in the 2019 Quadrant for Meeting Solutions.
Zoom named Leader in Meeting Solutions Magic Quadrant
This marks the fourth consecutive year that the company has been placed into the Leader Quadrant.
Sennheiser's business ceiling microphone certified for Microsoft Teams
Sennheiser’s ceiling microphone the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 is now part of the official Microsoft Teams Rooms offer.
Express Virtual Meetings launches first partner programme
The conferencing solutions provider will allow partners to white label its enterprise-grade video and audio solutions.
Video conferencing: How to make interviewing less awkward
“If businesses are going to use video-based interviews in their hiring process, they need to make the experience engaging."
New Poly device combines content sharing and video conferencing
The G5700 for mid to large conference rooms integrates the sharing of digital content with audio and video conference features in a single device.
New panoramic video conference camera by Jabra
The PanaCast is made for huddle rooms and spaces, delivering wall-to-wall video and audio, and data that is critical for modern video collaboration.
Spoka: a new video conferencing product for SMBs
The platform offers unlimited recording capabilities, with the option to dial-in and out from 46 countries worldwide.
What to expect from the Surface Hub 2S
Microsoft has released details about the next iteration of the Surface Hub featuring mobility, reduced weight and a 85in version in the works.