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2014 Launches With Focus on UC, Collaboration and the Cloud

New website will bring together information, opinion, and context to unified communications, collaboration, and the cloud

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NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- launched today as an online destination for CXOs, IT executives, managers, and professional staff, as well as line-of-business managers at midsized organizations who rely on unified communication and collaboration to serve customers, derive a competitive edge, and lead with innovation.

Whether they used cloud-based solutions or rely on their own datacenters, they need a place where they can compare their experiences and implementations, fine-tune where necessary, and keep tabs on fast-moving technology. Most importantly, they need a place where they can talk to each other. Collaborative Planet will be that place.

Rodney Brown, with more than a decade in business and technology journalism, was named editor in chief. He will lead the site's active blogosphere, message boards, streaming audio programming, videos, and chat activities.

"A recent report showed that, globally, more than one-third of all enterprises use some form of collaboration software, and nearly two-thirds use some form of combined audio/web conferencing," Brown said. "As the website grows, the community itself will help share best-practices that will guide businesses into new and innovative ways to connect and work together through the use of unified communications and collaboration tools, both installed on-premises or delivered via the cloud."

The site is published by UBM Tech and UBM DeusM, UBM's marketing services division.

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Amy Averbook
DeusM, Sr. Director of Marketing
(917) 743-2693

About Collaborative Planet
Founded in April 2013, Collaborative Planet ( is an online community for C-level executives, senior IT decision makers, IT executives, managers, and professional staff, as well as line-of-business managers at midsized organizations who rely on unified communication and collaboration to serve customers, derive a competitive edge, and lead with innovation.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM ( is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 45 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech ( is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.



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