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Speaker Diarization with Siamese Networks

Speaker diarization is an important and dedicated domain of speech research in which the number of speakers involved as well as the intervals during which each speaker is active is determined in an unsupervised fashion. It has a utility in a majority of applications related to audio and/or video document processing. We are interested in its application in financial services where the automatic detection of the number of speakers during phone...

Communications Blog • 4 MIN READ

Has Microsoft Teams Race for Feature Parity with Skype for..

Since Microsoft announced that Teams would replace Skype for Business Online at Microsoft Ignite in September 2017, the race has been on for Teams to be feature comparable with Skype for Business Online. However, this race was always going to be more of a marathon and changes wouldn't happen over a short period of time. 10 months later, at Microsoft's key partner conference Microsoft Inspire, various officials stated that there was now feature...

Communications Blog • 4 MIN READ

6 Habits Everyone Adopting Collaboration Tools Should Follow

UC and collaboration tools like Skype, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex Teams, Google Hangouts and Workplace by Facebook are all mechanisms powering more efficient working practices. When they're used right, these tools can bring greater productivity, quicker knowledge transfer, stronger teams, and happier employees. 

Communications Blog • 5 MIN READ

Cisco Prime Collaboration vs. IR Prognosis for UC..

A common question our teams get asked when attending Cisco events or other multi-vendor unified comms events such as Enterprise Connect is; what's the difference between Cisco Prime and IR Prognosis? IR is long-standing strategic partner of Cisco's and since we became part of Cisco SolutionsPlus last year the question has become more frequent, especially from Cisco sellers and partners. But before we get to the main differences let's define what...

Communications Blog • 6 MIN READ

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IR Prognosis is deployed for Cisco's FedRAMP-Authorized..

As the U.S. Federal Government and Public Sector increasingly adopt cloud services for the flexibility and efficiency that they can bring to their agencies, a challenge has emerged: these services must align to government standards for security and risk management, while delivering the performance and user experience expected by their government customers. Therefore, they look for Unified Communications (UC) technology solutions that provide...

Communications Blog • 1 MIN READ

What Microsoft means by "Intelligent Communications"

Microsoft launched its vision for Intelligent Communications in September 2017 and celebrated the 1st anniversary of Microsoft Teams 6 months later, in March of this year.  This bold vision describes a world beyond that of traditional unified communications to one where Microsoft seeks to enable people to complete tasks more efficiently with minimal context switching, to participate in more productive meetings that cover the entire meeting...

Communications Blog • 3 MIN READ

Q&A with Damien Margaritis (Excerpt: UC Optimization Guide)

This is an excerpt from the UC Optimization Guide for Pros available download here.  Q: How are your clients' performance objectives for UC different to other environments? How does that impact your client management strategy?  

Communications Blog • 3 MIN READ

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