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Unified Communications News Roundup – 17-02-2017

Here’s your Unified Communications news roundup from this week, covering the most popular stories coming out of the industry:

Amazon Web Services threw its UC hat into the ring with a new service called Chime geared towards taking on WebEx and Skype for Business in the video conferencing market, but does it? GCI look into it: http://www.gcicom.net/aws-chimes-inbut-underwhelming/

Use of Microsoft Azure on the rise, according to the 2017 State of the Cloud Report compiled by cloud management company RightScale. Check out the report: http://fortune.com/2017/02/15/microsoft-azure-cloud-business-users/

As the UK Government announces the National Cyber Security Strategy due to the increase of damaging cyber-attacks, we explore what this means for UK businesses: http://www.gcicom.net/queen-officially-opens-national-cyber-security-centre/

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HPE announced their acquisition of Niara, who many consider an up-and-comer, focusing on User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). See what impact the acquisition will have: http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2017/02/13/hpe-beefs-up-network-security-with-niara-acquisition/#51b3086820cc

Microsoft introduces dedicated Surface Hub Partner programme and as-a-service sales model: http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/3004344/microsoft-opens-up-surface-hub-to-entire-partner-base

The legislation affecting Payment Card Security is changing in May 2018. Learn how you can defuse the ticking time bomb of changes to GDPR: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-the-card-payment-ticking-time-bomb-tickets-30219154304