Unified communications as a service now offers capabilities that exceed on-premises unified communications, according to Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant report for UCaaS. Gartner's 2017 UCaaS Magic Quadrant indicated the market has matured to the point where large enterprises, especially those with global locations, should seriously consider UCaaS products, said Daniel O'Connell, a Gartner analyst and co-author of the report. "It's no longer an SMB-only play," he said.
Intuit Inc. needed to simplify its video conferencing for employees. The financial software company's video conferencing infrastructure had spiraled out of control. Different teams used different conferencing tools, creating a complex environment that vexed its 7,900 global employees, who had up to 6,000 video meetings per month. Intuit, based in Mountain View, Calif., decided to standardize on a single video conferencing provider to simplify its environment and address end-user pain points.
Intermedia, a cloud-based business applications provider based in Mountain View, Calif., has acquired AnyMeeting, a web conferencing and webinar provider based in Huntington Beach, Calif. The deal is expected to round out Intermedia's UCaaS platform for small and midsize businesses. The acquisition adds web conferencing and webinar capabilities to Intermedia's offering, which already includes 30 cloud-based business apps, such as email, voice and file sharing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".