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Vonage Celebrates A Successful Hacktoberfest 2020, November 19, 2020

Vonage served as a platinum partner for Hacktoberfest 2020, a month full of virtual events, challenges, educational sessions and community-building all focused on the celebration of open source software. Hacktoberfest, presented by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel, has become a key event in the Open Source community’s calendar over the years.

Vonage Awarded G-Cloud 12 Framework Agreement for Messages API, November 10, 2020

Vonage has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud framework for its Messages API, closely following its Vonage Business Communications and Vonage Contact Center solutions.

Worried about Pet Care in a Pandemic? Vonage Powers Veterinary Telemedicine , November 2, 2020

With social distancing guidelines still our best strategy to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy, telehealth remains critical to providing healthcare services worldwide in response to COVID-19. And, just as we must stay on top of our health by checking in with our doctors, so do our cats and dogs and birds and snakes and rabbits! Pets are part of our families, and we want to be sure that they are getting the best care possible, while keeping ourselves and our veterinary staff safe.

doozzoo Revolutionizes Online Music Education with Vonage Technology, October 13, 2020

doozzoo, the world's only web conferencing platform specifically designed for online music education, is leveraging the Vonage Video API to bring music to students and teachers whenever and wherever they are.

It’s Hacktoberfest 2020! Vonage is Excited to Partner with Hacktoberfest and Celebrate Open Source, October 1, 2020

This October, Vonage is partnering with Hacktoberfest to encourage and celebrate contributions to the Open Source community. We’re no strangers to Open Source, with our libraries, code snippets and demos all on GitHub. Vonage is looking forward to supporting participants, sharing knowledge and discussing how important open source contributions can be. Vonage will be delivering Hacktoberfest-themed events, blog posts and daily Twitch streams throughout the month.

 

The Start of a New Chapter, by Rory Read, Vonage CEO, July 7, 2020 On July 1st, I started my new role as Vonage CEO, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be taking the helm of such a highly admired organization. The opportunity to join a company like Vonage is rare. Vonage was born out of innovation and, through that innovative spirit, has grown and reinvented itself into a global leader in business cloud communications helping organizations accelerate their digital transformations. And this work has never been more important than it is right now.
How Are Industries Globally Embracing Video Communications, July 1, 2020 As we continue to adapt to new business environments one thing is clear: video communications is here to stay! At Vonage we’ve been following the global video usage of our Video API since the COVID-19 outbreak and the growth is massive. Here, we dig into the global nature of video usage trends highlighting the growth and the preparedness of the organizations and populations behind it.
A Look into the History of Juneteenth, By Alan Masarek, CEO, June 19, 2020 There are no words to convey the outrage and sadness that we feel over the events that have taken place in the past few weeks sparked by the death of George Floyd. Through his story, we recognize there are many more names of men and women we’ll never know because they did not command the global spotlight. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” As the ripple effects of George Floyd’s death are reverberating around the world, we want you to know that Black Lives Matter to Vonage.
How Technology is Helping Healthcare Systems Fight The Global Pandemic, By Sagi Dudai, CTO, June 18, 2020 Since the early 2000s, healthcare and technology providers globally have been challenged with creating a reliable infrastructure to promote affordable and universal access to healthcare. Through a robust network of technology providers, as well as financial, organizational, human and healthcare resources, all working in unison, this has resulted in a significant spike in digital and Ehealth adoption in many parts of the world.
Vonage’s First Virtual Developer Day: An Immersive Day of Learning and Socializing, June 5, 2020 More than 200 developers from around the globe tuned in to the inaugural Vonage Developer Day on May 14th for an interactive all-day learning and socializing experience.
Start with culture if you want to succeed in ‘the new normal’, by Rhydian Smith, Sales Development Manager EMEA, May 21, 2020 One of the many consequences of the lockdown and social distancing around the world has been the sudden growth in mass remote-working. Dubbed ‘the greatest homeworking experiment in history’, this presents both a challenge and an opportunity for businesses.
Moving Forward with Purpose, By Alan Masarek, CEO, May 11, 2020 This is an unsettling and challenging time for us all. There is a global sense of uncertainty and fear about how and when to take our collective next step forward. Governing bodies, healthcare professionals and business leaders around the world are locked in a continuously evolving debate over how the global health crisis will end and what we all should be doing to flatten the curve.
Hacking for Good: Building Solutions for this New World, By Sagi Dudai, CTO, April 27, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to expand globally, it is impacting patients and affecting day-to-day life for people around the world. While consumers and businesses focus on how they can protect themselves and be prepared, technology providers like Vonage are also searching for innovative ways they can support efforts to combat the disease and its impacts.
Now We're Talking, by Rishi Dave, CMO, April 8, 2020 This week marks the launch of our latest campaign. Over the past six years, we have been growing our business cloud communications capabilities. Our Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications APIs already help more than 100,000 organizations effectively and reliably grow.
RAM Tracking Avoids Disruption in Contact Center Operations as it Transitions Employees from Office to Home During Global Health Crisis, by Rodolpho Cardenuto, President, Applications Group, April 6, 2020 There are many circumstances that can adversely impact your contact center’s ability to provide the service you would usually deliver. From heavy snow, to extended power outages and health crises, every organization needs to consider how it would operate if its employees cannot get to their usual place of work.
Vonage’s API Platform Lowers the Barriers to Care with HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare Solutions, by Sanjay Macwan, Chief Information Security Officer, April 6, 2020 It is vital that healthcare providers be able to deliver reliable and high-quality services, even when -- or especially when -- the unexpected happens. In an increasingly digital world, healthcare providers are looking to emerging technologies to augment their services and meet the changing needs of their clients.
Protect Your Conversations with Verify API, April 3, 2020 It all starts with communication. A voice call, a real-time chat message, SMS to voice - today’s communication channels are varied and available 24/7.
Ensuring a Secure Video Solution in Our (New) Virtual World: How to Fight the Other Invisible Threat, By Omar Javaid, President API Platform Group, April 2, 2020 With families across the world seeking refuge in the safety of their homes during this global health crisis, technology has taken a front seat in helping to create a sense of normalcy.
Healthcare Providers and Patients Increasingly Turning to Telemedicine During Today’s Global Health Crisis, By Omar Javaid, President API Platform Group, April 2, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to remind all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities.
Educators and students increasingly turning to virtual environments for learning during today’s global health crisis, March 26, 2020 As coronavirus continues its rapid spread globally, people across the world are adjusting to life under lockdown and isolation.
WORKING TOGETHER TO FIND OUR NEW NORMAL, BY ALAN MASAREK, CEO, MARCH 18, 2020 This is an unsettling, challenging time for us all. At Vonage, we are doing everything we can to maintain the health and well-being of our employees, while also ensuring we run our business effectively and help our customers do the same.
How to avoid disruption in your contact center by taking your business continuity to the cloud, by Rodolpho Cardenuto, President, Applications Group, March 13, 2020 Changes to the economy, environment, laws and regulations, the world around us, views on work/life balance, and technology can all quickly impact business continuity. How contact center managers deal with these changes goes a long way towards supporting business continuity – essentially a company’s ability to deal with contextual changes and threats to the business.
Four Best Practices Educators Should Consider to Keep Students Engaged in Virtual Environments, by Omar Javaid, President API Platform Group, March 13, 2020 Occasionally, institutions like schools must drastically change the way they operate. When crises arise, it often calls for extreme measures, such as shutting down classes altogether. Unfortunately, this type of recourse, while necessary, can have adverse effects on students and teachers alike.
Why Communications in the Cloud Are Important When It's Not Business as Usual, by Omar Javaid, President API Platform Group, March 12, 2020 In times of crisis, after ensuring health and safety, your organization has two major priorities to consider: your employees and your customers.
For Business Continuity, the Cloud Can Help, by Sanjay Macwan, Chief Information Security Officer, March 11, 2020 In the famous book, The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman articulated how technological advances created a highly integrated and interdependent world where your employees, customers, and suppliers can be in any corner of the world.
January 28 is International Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2020 Data Privacy Day is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
Navigate the PSD2 and SCA Requirements with Vonage Verify API, January 24, 2020 Online shopping, quick checkout, fast delivery…these modern-day conveniences have redefined the consumer experience. So it’s important that consumer safety measures stay ahead.