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Last week, Genesys announced its new native Skype for Business (formerly Lync) integration.
So, very few out there (at least, very few of those who run data centers) don't know that Windows 2003 is going the way of the dodo. Or rather, Microsoft support for 2003 is.
Cisco and the Rise of the Hybrid Cloud
A growing number of companies are leveraging the cloud for part of their UC and collaboration applications, while keeping some functions on premise.
"Cloud" has stuck around as a hot IT buzz-word a bit longer then most. Just about every vendor and service provider manages to insert the word "Cloud" into every press release, and usually more then once. To the outside observer, it may seem as if it is only a matter of time before everything moves to the cloud. At last week's Cisco Collaboration Summit, for example, cloud was front and center as Cisco unveiled enhancements to its Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), including integration with service provider call signaling networks and broader support for video. In addition, Cisco announced that more than 30 partners were now delivering solutions based on HCS.