Lifesize Enhances its Skype for Business Interoperability

Zycko | December 15, 2016

Lifesize, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, announced it has enhanced its Skype® for Business interoperability to simplify cross-platform audio, video and web conferencing, and extend the Skype for Business environment to the conference room by making it easy to pair with award-winning Lifesize HD camera and phone systems. With this enhanced interoperability, Lifesize is the only SaaS-based video conferencing provider to date that enables users to make direct calls to and from Skype for Business for one-to-one and group calls. Microsoft® Office 365® and its communication application, Skype for Business, is a cornerstone for modern businesses, with more than 100 million people using Skype for Business worldwide. Yet, despite the popularity and regular use of Skype for Business, seamless integration between video conferencing solutions and Skype for Business remains limited.

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IT organizations exist to satisfy the needs of the businesses they support, but those needs are diverse. Fulfilling all of them can require a degree of IT heterogeneity beyond what many people would expect. Therefore, in the past decade, IT transformation has become more aggressive—with efforts centered on expanding beyond traditional reliance on dedicated physical servers to embracing virtual machines. IT transformation efforts will most likely continue along this course.


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Conversica and AutoAlert Deepen Partnership to Ensure A Fast COVID-19 Recovery for Auto Dealerships

Conversica | June 03, 2020

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KWizCom | March 29, 2022

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IT organizations exist to satisfy the needs of the businesses they support, but those needs are diverse. Fulfilling all of them can require a degree of IT heterogeneity beyond what many people would expect. Therefore, in the past decade, IT transformation has become more aggressive—with efforts centered on expanding beyond traditional reliance on dedicated physical servers to embracing virtual machines. IT transformation efforts will most likely continue along this course.

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