As always, it’s been another exciting week in the Communications as a Service (CaaS) field. Here are some of the top stories of the past week.
One of the major applications for CaaS technology is in healthcare. Comprehensive Breast Care Centers announced that it would open a third location using IDS cloud technology for radiology.
“Their fully integrated RIS-PACS platform and cloud technology makes it easy for us to remain agile and adapt to market conditions. In a client-server environment, we could not have been able to expand with such ease and in such a short timeframe. This represents a true advantage in a competitive market,” said CBCC’s CEO Joseph Oksemberg.
IDS CEO Yaniv Dagan added, “Given the changing landscape of healthcare, administrators must keep tabs on the business metrics and closely align operations with business goals. Our technology provides the operational time-saving applications and business analytics to endure trends such as lower reimbursement costs.”
Cisco (News - Alert)-authorized distributor KBZ inked a deal with TeleSpace to distribute its services.
"Organizations are using cloud-based Unified Communications (News - Alert) to achieve unprecedented business agility and productivity for fixed and mobile workers," said Patrick Bowler, Telespace CEO.
PowerCloud Systems also announced it had added new technology from its technology partners to its CloudCommand Wi-Fi platform. CloudCommand lets businesses turn their Wi-Fi networks into hotspots that can generate revenue.
“Providing Wi-Fi for customers is actually a revenue opportunity for businesses, as well as an opportunity for customer engagement, but many businesses continue to treat Wi-Fi as a cost burden," said Jeff Abramowitz, CEO of PowerCloud Systems (News - Alert). "By implementing a wireless network capable of delivering other mobile applications, not only are they meeting their customers' needs, they can improve customer engagement and get real-time information about their business in exchange for providing this Internet access."
Mobile devices are changing the way businesses are using technology, and LogMeIn’s (News - Alert) online meeting app has been updated for the iPad to take advantage of the platform.
“iPads and other devices have been invaluable at keeping people connected to their workplace, and are increasingly being used as the primary tools for creating content and getting work done," said Lou Orfanos, senior director of collaboration products for LogMeIn. "Adding cloud recording and sharing capabilities to our iPad app extends the functionality our mobile-centric users have grown accustomed to into the devices they are increasingly relying on."
CaaS is always changing, so be sure to stay tuned through next week for more updates.