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< 11 November 2019 >

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2019 is coming to an end, but for experts in the communication, collaboration, and customer experience industries, that’s just an opportunity to reflect on the months past and predict the trends of the year ahead.

This last week, we’ve published a variety of exciting stories about the changing UC environment, with insights into Microsoft’s record-breaking year, news from the CPaaS world, and even reports from 8×8 on the complexity of knowledge-sharing in the modern world.

If you didn’t have time to check out all of our stories from the last 7 days, here are just some of the articles we think you shouldn’t miss out on.

Poly Introduces Purpose-Built Video Bars

Poly, the incredible technology company that emerged out of the merger of Polycom and Plantronics, recently introduced some new technology for the modern meeting room. The Poly range of new video endpoints has everything today’s company’s need to simplify and enhance the Zoom Room video conferencing experience, including state-of-the-art video streaming and exceptional audio quality.

The Poly Studio X50 and X30 don’t require an external PC or Mac to help you manage your Zoom Rooms experience. This means that there’s no complex technology to set up when you’re moving from one huddle room to the next. Simply plug in your bar, and you’re ready to go. The new Poly solutions also come with AI features to help deliver more immersive moments in the modern meeting space through devices that learn and evolve with your team. Check out the latest tech here.

Microsoft Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Success is a pretty common occurrence for the Microsoft team. Over the last few years, Microsoft has been knocking communication and collaboration out of the park with the delivery of ever-more immersive experiences within Microsoft Teams. It’s little wonder then, that the company announced yet another record-breaking year this week.

Following the reveal of the Microsoft 2019 annual report, Microsoft announced that 2019 had been another incredible year for growth, with earnings of more than $125 billion in revenue, and $43 billion in operating income. The commercial cloud business that Microsoft runs is the largest in the world, and it also surpassed a revenue of $38 billion this year. You can find out more about Microsoft’s accomplishments here.

Talking CPaaS: Our Latest Roundtable

The Communications Platform as a Service industry has transformed the world of communications and collaboration as we know it. With CPaaS, today’s companies no longer have to settle for one-size-fits-all solutions for their UC&C strategies. Instead, companies of all sizes can experiment with customised stacks that work according to their individual needs and expectations.

So, how exactly has the CPaaS realm evolved in the last year, and where is it likely to go as we step into 2020? We caught up with some CPaaS experts from companies like Ribbon, Alcatel-Lucent

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