News & Commentary
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in November 2011
Android Owners Get 50 GB Cloud Storage From Box
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Offer for LG Android phone users mirrors Box offer for iPhone and iPad owners, announced in October.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Apple iOS
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Microsoft apps like Office, Azure, and SharePoint may soon show up on iOS and Android devices.
5 More SharePoint Pitfalls To Avoid
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Microsoft partner Azaleos offers additional advice to enterprises working with SharePoint.
How Siri Could Make Collaboration Mobile
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
Breaking the form factor vs. interface logjam would be revolutionary. All we need is an open API.
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.
5 SharePoint Pitfalls To Avoid
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint has become a collaboration tool that some people love to hate. Here, Azaleos offers advice to help you steer clear of common mistakes.
RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Research in Motion has dropped the price of the base model of its tablet temporarily to $199 in what appears to be a last ditch effort to generate some enthusiasm.
Verizon Service Blends Call Center, Customer Service
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Verizon touts its cloud-based offering as a one-stop-shop solution, but enterprises should carefully consider which contact services to outsource.
Cisco's LAN Stronghold: Good As It Ever Was
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
In the networking industry there's Cisco and then there's everyone else. But in LAN switching it's even more so.
ROI For UC, Social Media Hard To Find
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Enterprises that have adopted unified communications and social networking report benefits, but can't always put a dollar figure on them.
New Cisco WebEx Manages Total 'Meeting Lifecycle'
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Cisco also expands Jabber UC platform to mobile devices.
New Research: Unified Communications 2012
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
More than 300 business technology pros weigh in on their UC plans, problems, and preferred vendors.
Cisco Builds More Mobility Into Telehealth Platform
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
HealthPresence 2.0 enables video consultations through laptops, mobile carts, and desktops in low-bandwidth rural areas, but still falls short of competitors' products.
Net Neutrality Saved, But Who Cares?
Commentary  |  11/15/2011  | 
Net neutrality is a distraction. If the FCC focused on creating real broadband competition, net neutrality would solve itself.
Symantec Security Cloud Covers Lync Instant Messaging
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
In addition to public instant messenger services used for communications between companies, Symantec Instant Messaging Security.cloud will cover federated applications of Microsoft Lync
Microsoft, Google Struggle With New Face Of Collaboration
Commentary  |  11/14/2011  | 
Microsoft's Office 365 is not the future and neither is Google's Gdocs. But it just might be Facebook or Chatter.
Spreecast Puts Broadcast Twist On Video Chat
Commentary  |  11/10/2011  | 
The Spreecast service combines the intimacy of video chat with a broadcast service that can include thousands of viewers.
Blue Jeans Network Beats Microsoft To Lync, Skype Connection
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Cloud-based videoconferencing service will demo ability to connect Skype, Lync, and room-based systems from Cisco, Polycom, Logitech LifeSize, and others at Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Videoconferencing On Demand: Maybe Vidyo, Not Cisco
Commentary  |  11/8/2011  | 
By virtualizing its video router, Vidyo adds the powerful dimension of scalability to its conferencing system. But it'll take some bigger players to make the technology pervasive.
A Video Chat I Actually Enjoyed
Commentary  |  11/7/2011  | 
I don't usually enjoy video chats and conferences, but I got a kick out of Rounds and can see a business case for it.
Microsoft Touts UC Apps On Windows Phone
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Mobile versions of SharePhone and Lync used with Windows Phone Mango come close to matching the desktop experience, a Microsoft executive says.
iCloud + Outlook Equals IT Headache
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
Once Outlook is connected to iCloud, iCloud begins moving things around in Outlook. This is annoying for individuals, but could be a real enterprise support headache.
Polycom, Sabre Team On Videoconference Reservation System
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Sabre Virtual Meetings lets people book videoconferencing rooms just as they do flights, hotel rooms and rental cars.
Microsoft Lays Out Its Mobile Patent Strategy
News  |  11/1/2011  | 
Attorney Horacio Gutierrez, who heads up the intellectual property group at Microsoft, explains where the company is going when it comes to IP.


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