WhichVoIP News Roundup – Week 42


Welcome to the roundup of the top telecoms news for end-users, week 42. This week’s top news is featured from No Jitter, Cisco and IT-Online.

No Jitter: Zoom Reveals Meetings, Phone Updates

At its user conference Zoomtopia today, Zoom unveiled a host of updates for Zoom Meetings and Zoom Phone and announced enhanced tools for developers.

For Zoom Meetings, the updates are:

  • Immersive scenes — A meeting host can set a custom background theme (scene) or create a layout for situating video participants in a real-life setting, such as a conference room or classroom.
  • More reactions, actions — A set of new animated reactions, including an audible clap, for meeting participants to use and more

Cisco: The SMBs guide – 7 steps to be a successful Digital Challenger

Our global economies resilience has been tested this year. All companies, both large and small, have felt the weight of the past year’s drastic changes. Unfortunately, however, this surreal experience has been felt more by smaller companies. With technology now becoming a default setting in multiple economic sectors, it is only fit that small and medium businesses (SMBs) adapt to our rapidly changing world. 86% of SMBs “strongly agree that technology is changing the industry” – whether it be retail, media or law.

At Cisco, we know that SMBs don’t have to be an expert in technology to transform your business. All one needs is a partner who puts you and your business ­first. Therefore, we have made it easier for SMBs of all sizes to manage their technological requirements and actions via these simple 7 steps:

IoT could be critical for SA’s digital economy masterplan

The IoT Industry Council of South Africa (I0TIC), established two years ago to represent the interests of Internet of Things (IoT) technology service providers in South Africa, is advocating for faster uptake of IoT technology by business and government in small, focused use cases.

The adoption of IoT solutions from South African organisations will support a more efficient economy with dramatically less waste.


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