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 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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