Tag Archives: unified communications

Verizon-Avaya Team to Modernize SSA Comms Infrastructure; Jennifer Chronis, Jerry Dotson Quoted

Jennifer Chronis VP of Federal Verizon

A partnership between Verizon and Avaya will help the Social Security Administration deploy unified communications systems in support of the agency's information technology modernization efforts. “Together with our partners at Avaya, Verizon will support the SSA's mission and deliver critical digital transformation and modernization solutions the SSA needs for the more than 65 million Americans who rely on its services,” said Jennifer Chronis, vice president of Verizon's federal business.

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Burwood Part of SAIC’s Orange County IT Support Contract Team; Bob Genter Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. has chosen Burwood Group to redesign the voice communications system within Orange County, Calif., as part of an SAIC-led team that won a $77M information technology services contract. Burwood said Wednesday it will help design, implement and manage the county’s future IT and voice infrastructure. SAIC was awarded the …

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Verizon Helps DoD Agency Implement Unified Comms Platform

Verizon has led an effort to help a Defense Department agency migrate to a unified communications system that works to help users integrate voice, instant messaging, conferencing and video communications through a single platform. The telecommunications firm collaborated with Ribbon Communications, Black Box and Visioneering to advance the DoD agency’s …

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Donald Williams Named Global Engineering EVP at Polycom

Donald Williams, formerly vice president and head of engineering at software company  Prysm, has been named executive VP of worldwide engineering at Polycom. Polycom said Monday Williams will lead the firm’s efforts to develop audio, video and content sharing platforms, as well as manage engineering team members in North America, China and …

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Avaya’s Govt Arm, collab9 Form Cloud Unified Comms Partnership; Jerry Dotson Comments

Avaya‘s government solutions business and collab9 have signed a partnership agreement to offer unified communications services to federal agencies. Avaya said Wednesday its Aura Communication Manager product suite is part of collab9’s unified communications-as-a-service platform certified through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Jerry Dotson, vice president of Avaya Government Solutions, …

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Avaya, collab9 Partner to Offer FedRAMP-Compliant Unified Comms Products; Jerry Dotson Comments

Avaya‘s government solutions business has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its unified communications product line through a partnership with collab9. The Avaya Aura Communication Manager product portfolio is now available to government agencies as a FedRAMP-compliant offering with an authority to operate at the moderate level, Avaya said Thursday. Jerry …

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AVST, collab9 Unveil Joint Cloud Unified Communications Platform

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies has integrated a unified communications technology with collab9 with cloud-based UC infrastructure to offer a UC-as-a-service platform to government organizations. AVST said Tuesday both companies aim to help public sector customers accelerate migration to cloud environments through the UCaaS offering as part of a partnership announced …

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AVST, collab9 Partner to Offer Cloud-Based Unified Comms Platform to Govt Agencies

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies has partnered with collab9 to offer a cloud-based unified communications platform that will support public sector customers’ compliance with federal, state and local government requirements. The joint offering integrates AVST’s CX-E unified communications platform with collab9’s hosted unified communications technologies and is designed to aid government agencies’ …

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Rowan Trollope: Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Platform Obtains FedRAMP Certification

Cisco has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for a hosted technology platform designed to help government users collaborate with co-workers, constituents, colleagues and partner organizations. Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager of internet of things and applications at Cisco, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the FedRAMP authorization for the Hosted Collaboration …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Annual Federal Spending on Comms Tech Hit $24M in Fiscal Years 2014-2016

A new Deltek report says federal agencies spent an average of at least $24.3 million annually on unified communications, virtual desktop infrastructure, messaging tools, voice over internet protocol systems and other communications platforms from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2016. Deltek’s analysis also shows that federal agencies’ spending on cloud-based email/bundled communications tools …

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GENBAND, Polycom Expand DoD Unified Comms Offerings

GENBAND and Polycom have expanded their unified communications offerings with Defense Department-approved voice and video communications platforms. GENBAND said Tuesday its Application Server was added to the DoD Information Network’s Approved Products List as an Enterprise Session Controller, which authorizes the platform to support enterprise-wide DoD deployments in the cloud. Polycom also added …

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