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Zoom, a cloud-based videoconferencing company, has announced a series of new products and features. It has also signed collaborations and integrations with Dropbox and Atlassian. It was also announced that these two companies had made strategic investments in Zoom, as part of the integrations.

The partnerships with Dropbox and Atlassian are a move to broaden Zoom’s portfolio. As a result, more and more new functions are available, although Zoom itself also came up with new functions that are independent of the new collaborations.

Zoom Voice and more

The main new feature is Zoom Voice, a new cloud-based telephony system that Zoom hopes will become more competitive within the cloud communications industry. The platform integrates both incoming and outgoing calls and does so via the public telephone network.

Traditional functions are supported, but Zoom Voice needs to combine existing PBX systems, as well as the modern requirements of companies in terms of collaboration and communication, into one service. Zoom has also released the Zoom App Marketplace and new features within Zoom Rooms – a conference product.

Dropbox and Atlassian

Then there are the collaborations with Dropbox and Atlassian. Within the cooperation with Dropbox, it becomes easier for users and teams to work together from a distance. Both companies work on different product experiences, but on each other’s software. This gives Dropbox users the opportunity to join, while editing and sharing content via Zoom Meeting.

Atlassian integrates the workflow between the two services, especially with Jira Software and Jira Service Desk. The aim is for these functions to be available by the end of this year. Zoom and Atlassian will continue to build on integrations for the broader offering, including Trello and Confluence.

Zoom has more than a million business customers. It competes with Cisco, Google and Microsoft, who also have their own business communication platforms. Zoom states that it has been competing quite successfully so far: turnover has doubled over the past twelve months and the number of customers has increased by 135 percent.

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