News & Commentary
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in November 2009
AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The eXpo is the first major U.S. smartphone to feature a 1-GHz processor, an integrated mobile projector, and a fingerprint sensor.
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
U.S. Cellular Offers Mobile Plan Notifications
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Wireless plan customers nearing their limits on minutes or text messages can opt to receive notification from the carrier via SMS.
Telepresence Acquisitions Booming
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Videoconferencing firms BT, Polycom, Logitech, LifeSize Communications, Cisco, and Tandberg all have either made deals or are in negotiations.
Toshiba Launches Unified Messaging For Small Businesses
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The Linux appliance is designed to provide affordable messaging to small and medium-sized businesses, with 400 mailboxes and 300 hours of storage.
Tandberg Unveils Video Phone Provisioning App
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Traditionally laborious teleconferencing hardware deployments can now be provisioned by a single software upgrade.
Cisco Raises Tandberg Bid To $3.4 Billion
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
A group of Tandberg stockholders protested the original offer to acquire the video conferencing equipment maker.
Femtocells Struggle To Catch On
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
The economy and the lack of carrier marketing are sapping demand for femtocells, according to ABI Research.
Logitech To Acquire Video Communications Vendor
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
The $405 million purchase of LifeSize would give Logitech entry into the growing corporate videoconferencing market.
Amazon Releases Kindle For PC
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The app is Amazon's latest attempt to attract and keep customers through expanded portability of its e-books.
Cisco Unveils Collaboration Products
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The company launched telepresence, unified communications, and WebEx products and enterprise social software and hosted e-mail solutions.
Florida Hospital Dials Up iPhones For Nurses
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
iPhones are helping a Sarasota hospital connect its nursing staff via text messaging, and soon, VoIP telephony.
VoiceCon 2009: Avoid Unified Communications Hype
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Implementing unified communications and collaboration tools doesn't have to lead to a Wild West scenario, according to a panel of experts at VoiceCon 2009.
LTE Standard For Voice, SMS Approved
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Major wireless carriers and handset makers reach agreement on the technical profile of voice and SMS services over Long-Term Evolution networks.
Lines Blur Between Voice and Social Networking
Commentary  |  11/4/2009  | 
Siemens Communications will integrate Twitter with its Unified Communications (UC) platform, and PBworks announces plans to offer voice alongside its collaboration and social software services.
VoiceCon 2009: Siemens Brings Twitter To OpenScape
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The social network support can analyze tweets to automatically set up conference calls, as well as adjust a user's presence, status, and device availability.
T-Mobile Named Wi-Fi Alliance Sponsor
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The wireless company is the only U.S. mobile service carrier on the industry association's sponsor board.
Google Voice Challenger Ribbit Mobile Launches
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The company is not yet positioning its cloud-based phone messaging service as an enterprise offering.
Peek Launches $99 Dedicated Twitter Gadget
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
TwitterPeek is a device for people who want Twitter access on the go, but don't want to use their cell phones.
VoiceCon 2009: Avaya Aims For Voice 2.0
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
The company is aiming to combine the control and archival nature of e-mail with voice, instant messaging, and social networking capabilities.
VoiceCon 2009: Users Key To Unified Communications
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
The consumerization of IT will permeate the next generation of communications and collaboration software, says an IBM executive.
VoiceCon 2009: Measuring Avaya Nortel Deal's Impact
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
Avaya's planned acquisition of Nortel raises many questions for businesses with existing Nortel equipment.
VoiceCon 2009: Cutting The Cord On Enterprise Phones
News  |  11/2/2009  | 
Experts debate the transitioning role of the desktop phone and whether smartphones, Unified Communications, and soft phones can fulfill enterprise voice needs.
Cisco Bid For Tandberg Deemed Fair
News  |  11/2/2009  | 
The report by Ernst & Young answers Tandberg stockholders who believe Cisco's $3 billion offer is too low.
Divitas Offers Handset-Agnostic Collaboration
News  |  11/2/2009  | 
The company is bringing enterprise unified communications features like instant messaging, presence, and office-line calling to Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry smartphones.

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