As the information technology industry ramps up its offerings in artificial intelligence, is AI ready for prime time?
Americans are ready to embrace AI in the workplace, especially if it will make their work lives easier and give them more time to work on higher-value tasks, according to software maker Conversica. In a survey of 1,000 Americans about the potential for AI, Conversica found that 52 percent want a virtual assistant in the workplace, even though most people don't have human administrative assistants.
Unified Office, a provider of cloud-managed VoIP and unified communications services, jumped into the Internet of Things market in March, and the early results have been more than encouraging.
"All of a sudden, our orders have dramatically, exponentially exploded," Ray Pasquale, CEO and founder of the Nashua, N.H.-based firm, told ITBestOfBreed. "We kind of thought that might happen. We weren't prepared for it."
(NOTE: This story was originally posted to CRN.com April 19.)
A Widening Gap After Q4 2016
New research data from the fourth quarter of 2016 shows Cisco is pulling away from its unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) rival Microsoft for leadership supremacy, according to Synergy Research Group.