One additional change is that to satisfy data residency requirements in certain markets, Avaya Cloud Office customer data is now stored in-country by default, in select markets, which include Canada and the U.S.
Alexa for Business for Zoom Rooms with Poly is initially targeted at the COVID sensitive market as companies return some of their workforce to the office, but they see the longer term use cases as extending well beyond that.
Observe.AI has always had a key channel component through alliances with strategic vendor partners, but the company is now building out its trusted advisor channels, starting with a Master Agent channel, and with a VAR channel to come.
Zoom also increases the number of Master Agents in the program, and will also be evolving the Zoom Phone program so that partners in geos with different regulatory systems will be able to sell Zoom Phones on their own paper.
EPOS, which took the US and gaming products in the 2020 split of Sennheiser, had never had a structured overall program in the Sennheiser days, but has reworked the program, believing that was necessary to scale their growth.
The Evolve2 30 is a superior version to the existing Evolve 30, with better collaboration features, passive noise cancellation, durability and flexibility, although the older model will also remain in production.
Available on a freemium model and not tied to the RingCentral platform, Glip meetings have no real time limit, and facilitate pre- and post-meeting preparation and collaboration so that meetings have more context than is typically the case.
This is Jabra’s first partnership around their PanaCast 180 degree panoramic camera solution, and the goal is to extend the collaboration partnership with HP, which will include letting HP leverage the data capabilities from PanaCast.
The new Poly Sync devices, which extend from the home office [Poly Sync 20] to small and mid-sized conference rooms [Poly Sync 60] feature both newer technology and price points that are competitive in the small device space.
The global plan allows for streamlining the service agreement process by letting customers purchase domestic calling across all geos, while the new support covers mainly Europe, but also geos in Central and South America, and in Asia.
Most MSPs have chosen not to become involved in the UCaaS market, something Pax8 is trying to change, in the belief that their ecosystem can provide MSPs with more visibility than they have had from working directly with these vendors.