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Unless you're well-heeled enough for a state-of-the-art "telepresence" system (the term even sounds expensive), conference calls generally stink in terms of quality. But Voxeet used Demo to debut a new high-definition, 3-D "natural conferencing" software suite that had ears literally perking up during the conference. If its demo was any indication, the sound wasn't just crystal clear. You didn't have people noise-cancelling each other, and you could hear someone speaking from your right or your left, depending on where you moved their avatars, giving a lifelike in-the-same-room presence to the callers.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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