Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Plantronics and Polycom announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion enterprise value. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by the end of the third calendar quarter of 2018. Continue reading Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Threads transforms speech recognition from gimmick into useful business tool

While speech recognition appears to have gone mainstream with products like Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa, phone call transcription has hitherto been the preserve of corporate call centres. But things are about to change now that London-based Threads has teamed up with OrecX – who has the world’s largest installed base of open source call recording systems – to provide a low-cost practical business solution. Continue reading Threads transforms speech recognition from gimmick into useful business tool

Ivanti Announces New Cloud AI-Powered Hub and Bot App for Service Management

Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace announced a new cloud-delivered artificial intelligence (AI) application for service management. Redefining the traditional concept of user self-service, the new Ivanti® cloud-based Hub and Bot capabilities deliver a new intelligent virtual support agent (VSA) that is contextual, conversational and intuitive for the end user, fully integrated with the overall service management workflow, and automated to minimize help and service desk resource engagement. Continue reading Ivanti Announces New Cloud AI-Powered Hub and Bot App for Service Management

Orange Belgium and Orange Polska partner with Salesforce and Vlocity to strengthen their Digital Transformation

Orange Belgium and Orange Polska announced that they signed an agreement with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, and Vlocity, a leading industry cloud company. Salesforce and Vlocity will help Orange achieve business agility faster and reduce time to market by leveraging cloud-based solutions across Orange`s digital and assisted channels. Continue reading Orange Belgium and Orange Polska partner with Salesforce and Vlocity to strengthen their Digital Transformation