Trouble at Unify

When was the last time you heard any company CEO announce a plan to slash 50% of headcount?

That’s what Dean Douglas of Unify (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) said recently:

The restructuring plan, which is the subject of discussions with multiple stakeholders, will streamline the company’s operations. It is expected to result in an overall reduction in headcount of approximately 3,800 people out of a workforce of nearly 7,700 worldwide, with Central Europe accounting for 50% of the reduction.

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Apple unveils unified communications for the masses at WWDC

After years of development and hype, the promise of unified communications remains partially fulfilled. Yes, there are some nice UC implementations today…if you buy more vendor software and maybe even hardware. Yes, UC works great…if you only use the company issued devices.

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