News & Commentary
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in October 2011
DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Dell's Streak 5 tablet is being tested for use on defense networks, where the RIM BlackBerry currently prevails.
5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
Call Centers Get Flexible Pool Of Minutes
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
VoxTrunk combines toll-free and toll call allocation, enables contact centers to use minutes where they are needed most.
2 Reasons Videoconferencing Remains A Niche
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
By now, video calls and conferences should be as common as texting. So why aren't we all saying, "Can you see me now?"
Unified Communications Touted For Healthcare Efficiency
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
UC technologies can help healthcare organizations adapt to pay-for-performance reimbursement models, finds IDC study.
Polycom Adds Whiteboard To Unified Communications
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Whiteboard content can be shared with others on a videoconference, but only in one direction. Polycom says two-way sharing is slated for future versions.
Mobile Device Management On The Edge
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Our survey shows we're moving at a breakneck pace toward pervasive mobility. Here's how to stay safe.
As Cisco TelePresence Turns 5, New Flavors
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Videoconferencing technology celebrates its fifth birthday with smaller, more portable, and less expensive products.
How To Make SharePoint More Social
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
Can third parties like Neudesic and NewsGator drag Microsoft's entrenched collaboration system into the era of Facebook and Twitter?
What A Video Wormhole Can Do For You
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Ideo's David Kelley and Steelcase's James P. Hackett have an always-on videoconferencing link from one office to another to spur casual collaboration.
8 Best Practices For Reliable UC
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Erratic connectivity will sink your unified communications project. Here's how to succeed.
Text Messages Remind Grandpa To Take His Meds
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Mobile health technology aims to keep older adults healthy and living independently.
iOS 5 For iPad: 5 Killer Features
Commentary  |  10/17/2011  | 
Apple's iOS 5 is still a great upgrade for iPad tablet users. Here are our five favorite features.
Plantronics Extends UC Headsets To Mac, iPhone
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Apple users get improved unified communications features with Spokes for Mac and Instant Meeting for the iPhone.
Big Data Means Big File Sharing
Commentary  |  10/14/2011  | 
Need to move a few 60-MB CAD files cross-country? To the cloud, by way of Aspera's new virtual appliance.
5 Ways Skype Buy Helps Microsoft
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
From Outlook to Xbox, VoIP service will enhance Redmond’s product portfolio across the board.
Telehealth Touted For Native American Healthcare Delivery
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Expanded services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities could improve healthcare quality and reduce costs, says Indian Health Service official.
Polycom Adds Tablet Videoconferencing
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
RealPresence Mobile, free app, runs on Apple iOS and Android devices.
Cisco, Citrix Do Video Via Virtual Desktop
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Technology sends HD video point-to-point through a virtual desktop infrastructure, bypassing the data center and cutting CPU and network consumption.
Why Sprint's WiMAX Dump Was Inevitable
Commentary  |  10/11/2011  | 
LTE's on an unstoppable roll, and the carrier needed to get on board before it was too late.
RIM Users Suffer Second Day Of Outages
News  |  10/11/2011  | 
Research In Motion said Tuesday that its BlackBerry service is experiencing more difficulties in Asian, African, and European markets.
Microsoft's $8.5 Billion Skype Buy Gets EU Nod
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
VoIP service "not an enterprise product" so competition in the business market for unified communications won't suffer, European regulators say.
Motorola Intros Enterprise-Ready Android Tablet
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
The ET1 Android tablet isn't for consumers, and is instead a dedicated enterprise mobile computing product complete with all the tools a mobile professional needs.
Cloud, Unified Communications Improves Trade Show Logistics
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Metropolitan Exposition is using hosted UC from Alteva and cloud services like Dropbox and Chatter to improve the coordination of trade show booth setup and logistics.
Vidyo Adds Videoconferencing For iPad, iPhone 4S
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Platform delivers high-definition videoconferencing to a variety of endpoints, including room-based systems, desktops, and portable devices.
What Steve Jobs Taught Us
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
InformationWeek editors weigh in on the lasting lessons of the iconic innovator.
Verizon, Duke University Collaborate On Health IT
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
Duke and Verizon will focus on scaling up promising health IT innovations and using the network to reach a mass market.
Will Tuesday Bring iPhone5-ageddon To Your Network?
Commentary  |  10/3/2011  | 
Maybe, maybe not. But it still behooves IT to plan so that traffic bursts don't dent collaboration.

The Agile Archive
The Agile Archive
When it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.