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Unify: Back from the Brink

May 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by No Jitter

With a revised commitment from its parent Atos, Unify should see accelerated growth.

Unify has gone through more transitions and transformations than any other UC company. In the past 10 years, it has had three changes in ownership, four changes in leadership, three different company names, one major launch, and significant changes in go-to-market approaches.

Ever since Atos acquired Unify in 2016, there's been lingering doubt about the company's future. But now it's full-speed ahead.

A Brief History
In 2008, Siemens AG spun out Siemens Enterprise Communications, a company jointly held by Siemens AG and The Gores Group venture firm. In 2013, it was this company that previewed Project Ansible as "a new way to work," sold its networking division (Enterasys) to Extreme Networks, and rebranded itself as Unify. Then, presumably with the intent to prepare for acquisition, Unify put new leadership in place at the end of the year.

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