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July 07, 2012

TMCnet's Conferencing Week in Review

By Michelle Amodio
TMCnet Contributor

It’s time for another recap of the headlines. This edition of our week in review will focus on the conferencing space.

This week, Bizzingo revealed its mobile platform, Bizzingo Conference, a tool that allows speakers to collect contact information, prioritize follow-ups, and endorse their presentation on social networks.

"Each year roughly 10 million presenters speak to hundreds of millions of audience members. Our conference tool provides a huge opportunity for thought leaders to connect with common interest groups at a deeper level,” said Douglas Toth, CEO at Bizzingo at the time of the release.

Read the full details of the tool here.

In other headlines, NextUC is now offering a more cost-effective solution for conferencing users also looking for collaboration.

The NextUC offering makes Web meetings, video collaboration, text and voice very easy to use by putting the technology right into the common tools professionals use every day, including iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices.

“NextUC enables the team leaders to lead and be more productive rather than wait on long and delayed corporate cycles,” said Bob Barnes, EVP of product marketing and sales. “The NextUC solution seems to be resolving many challenges for current Cisco Webex and Citrix GoToMeeting customers.”

Also this week, Avnet penned a deal with Polycom (News - Alert) for a US/Canadian distribution deal, a partnership that will bring to customers all the benefits of UC and conferencing in one solution.

Avnet will offer Polycom RealPresencevideo and voice solutions to value-added reseller (VAR) partners, according to the terms of the deal.

“We’re delighted to establish an alliance with Avnet,” said Ron Myers, senior vice president, Global Channels at Polycom. “Together, we’re delivering UC solutions that power richer conversations and higher productivity by transforming the way business is conducted.”

Read the full report here.

That’s it for this week’s conferencing week in review recap. Be sure to visit the conferencing community on TMCnet for up to the minute news on all things conferencing.

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