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Hybrid workforce
RingCentral powers hybrid workforces of the future with latest updates
“As organisations embrace new hybrid work styles, RingCentral is focused on combating real world organisational and end user challenges by delivering capabilities that enable them to run and grow their business."
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Artificial Intelligence
Dubber acquires Notiv, adding AI-enabled transcription capabilities
“With Notiv, Dubber will now have the ability to automatically take notes and create action items on every call.”
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LogMeIn
New and improved admin portal for LogMeIn's GoToConnect
LogMeIn has announced a new administrative portal for its unified communications and collaboration (UCC) product, GoToConnect. 
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Slack
Slack announces new features: Huddles, Recordings, and Slack Atlas
Slack announces a new range of features, focusing on a ‘Digital First’ approach to working with Huddles, Video, Voice and Screen recordings, and Slack Atlas.
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Remote Working
Large disparity between decision-makers and employees around return to office
Research reveals a significant disparity between the views of decision-makers and employees about returning to the office.
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Software Update
Kaspersky finds 1 in 5 employees pretend their devices are updating to avoid work calls
Kaspersky finds that 21% of employees surveyed say they have pretended their devices were installing updates to avoid attending a call or meeting.
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Video conference
Logitech: new all-in-one video bar conferencing solutions
The Rally Bar is purpose-built for mid-sized rooms, the Rally Bar Mini for small rooms, and the RoomMate computing appliance.
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Video conference
DTEN's Zoom Rooms range brings 4K-quality meetings to every business
Many organisations will understand the difficulty of sourcing products during COVID, largely due to shipping issues and global stock shortages. 
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Collaboration
Avaya revamps Vantage all-in-one meeting solution
Includes a built-in conferencing camera, wide band audio and four microphones, enabling collaboration without requiring the use of a laptop.
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Microsoft Teams
Dell’s new pro monitors and meeting system
The new range of monitors, meeting system and magnetic sound bar aims to provide solutions for hybrid workers.
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HTC
HTC’s Vive Sync VR meeting app enters open beta
Forget Zoom, Vive Sync is the future of online meetings, says HTC.
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Google
Interview: How Google Meet tackles security in the remote working age
I spoke to Google Cloud’s Asia Pacific and China (APAC) head of security for networking and collaboration specialists, Mark Johnston. 
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Remote Working
8x8 announces new video conferencing tool with emphasis on security
"Video MeetingsPro, powered by Jitsi open-source technology, is designed from the ground up with security and privacy in mind so organisations can use them to conduct confidential business meetings."
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Remote Working
Vocus to resell Zoom products in A/NZ as demand for remote tools soars
Demand for remote team collaboration tools is surging on an unprecedented scale, and businesses like Zoom are struggling to keep up with demand.
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Conference
Streamline and simplify your video meetings with Zoom DTEN D7
It's time to say goodbye to your video meeting woes with Zoom Rooms.
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Gartner
Zoom named Leader in Meeting Solutions Magic Quadrant
This marks the fourth consecutive year that the company has been placed into the Leader Quadrant.
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Unified Communications
Yamaha’s new speakerphone for open offices
The YVC-330 portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone features SoundCap technology to make collaboration and meetings possible in open plan offices.
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Unified Communications
Zoom’s new Rooms and Meetings features
Zoom has released information about the upcoming releases for its Rooms and Meeting offerings for 2019.
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Unified Communications
Polycom launches new cloud services for enterprises and service providers
“It makes sense to better leverage the cloud and improve the way our customers manage, measure and interact with voice, video and content sharing.”
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Logitech
Ricoh AU to resell Logitech solutions in move to aid expansion
Ricoh will resell Logitech's range of audio visual equipment as part of its own portfolio of collaborative meeting room solutions.
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IT Automation
The key to an efficient virtual meeting experience
“No dialling, no remote controls, no hassles. You just join."
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Telecommunications
Spark NZ trials virtual annual meeting in ANZ first
"We’ve been keen to take the lead in bringing new Digital First capabilities to expand the reach and relevance of our communications with investors.”