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April 12, 2014

Conferencing Week in Review

By David Delony
Contributing Writer

It’s been yet another exciting week in the world of conferencing. Here are some of the top stories we’ve been following this week.

ASUS, once known primarily as a manufacturer of components like motherboards, has gotten into the conferencing game by installing the Omlet Chat app on its new ZenFones.

"The ASUS ZenFone is ushering in an entirely new model of mobile sharing," said Monica Lam, co-founder and CEO of MobiSocial the company that makes Omlet Chat. "The photo gallery on the ZenFone is the first natively social gallery on smartphones because you don't have to join an external network to share — just use your phones."

Later in the week, Glowpoint nominated two new members to its board of directors: James H. Cohen and Patrick Lombardi.

"On behalf of Glowpoint (News - Alert) and the entire Board I want to express our appreciation for Jon's and Grant's service to the Company. Their contributions have been highly valued, and I wish them the very best in future endeavors. I am pleased to welcome Jim and Pat to the Board of Directors and believe they bring a valuable perspective to both the Company and shareholders alike," said Peter Holst, CEO and President of Glowpoint.

Both nominees have extensive experience in business.

Unify and BT (News - Alert) announced that they were teaming up on a multi-country agreement, offering services in the U.K. Germany and the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) region to offer Unify’s OpenScape conferencing service.

This agreement with BT places the customer at the forefront of our business and our thinking," said Trevor Connell, managing director of the west region for Unify. "Together with BT, we are ensuring that customers have ready access to the best in tailored unified communications and collaborations solutions to support their flexible business needs.”

Unify's OpenScape will enhance the breadth of services which we deliver to our customers, and we're excited to strengthen our relationship with Unify in the unified communications market," s Andrew Small, vice president unified communications and customer relationship management (CRM) for  BT Global Services (News - Alert) said. “Virtual working, unified communications and the use of collaboration tools are now a crucial part of our working lives and our new agreement with Unify ensures that we will continue to meet our customers' needs with the best technology and expertise available.”

Stay tuned for more exciting conferencing news all through next week.

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