News & Commentary
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in June 2011
Office 365 To Get Skype Integration
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft will tie Lync Online with the VoIP platform to make it easier for users of either service to communicate with each other.
Congress Enters Web Videoconferencing Age
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
House of Representatives members now can use Web-based Skype and ooVoo services to conduct official business over the House Wi-Fi network.
Enterprise, Consumer Video Conferencing Converge
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Skype, Google Talk, and other consumer systems can connect with corporate-grade video conferencing systems from Cisco, Polycom, and others via Blue Jeans Network's cloud-based service.
HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/28/2011  | 
The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
Office 365 Partners Extend UC And Email Options
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Azaleos delivers managed hybrid services offering for UC; LiveOffice focuses on email archiving and discovery tools.
Call Center In The Cloud: Cheaper And Simpler
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Car warranty business' move to a cloud-based contact center platform eased IT maintenance demands and slashed computing hardware capital expenses.
UC Spending Bubble Belies Uncertainty
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
IT users say they're confused about what unified communications actually is, according to a CompTIA survey. What they really don't understand is that they're already doing it.
Skype Enterprise Expert Not Going (Back) To Microsoft
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
David Gurle, who led the development of Exchange IM while at Redmond, leaves with several other Skype execs after acquisition deal.
Cisco Adds Hosted Option For Quad Social Software
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Cisco will work with Capgemini as a system integrator and Xerox's ACS unit as a hosting provider for Quad collaboration software.
Verizon, Tata Link Their Telepresence Networks
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Partnership connects immersive telepresence systems, so Verizon customers can have sessions with Tata customers and vice versa.
RIM MVS 5 Ties BlackBerry to Avaya PBX
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 launches Wednesday, bringing compatibility with a wider range of enterprise communications systems.
FuzeBox Links High-End Videoconferencing To iPads, PCs
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Adding flexibility for online meetings and videoconferences, Fuze gateway connects high-end telepresence systems to iPads, Android tablets, PCs, and Macs.
GSX Tools Monitor Collaboration Apps in Cloud
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Updated suite promises enterprise IT more control to monitor and adjust the performance of Microsoft SharePoint, RIM BES, and similar cloud services.
Nuance Gives Voice To Social Networking
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
Chose your words carefully because a set of widgets in the voice recognition software will put them on Facebook and Twitter.
Polycom Eyes Cisco With Lower-Cost Telepresence Options
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
Will Polycom take some of Cisco's unified communications market share with revamped UC Intelligent Core video services platform, VoIP, and cloud-based content management options?
Avaya Files For $1 Billion IPO
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
The company plans to pay down long-term debt, but an IDC analyst says it should spend some of the loot on product development.
Vidyo Intros Low-Cost, HD Telepresence
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
VidyoPanorama can send high-resolution video to as many as 20 screens and at 10% of the cost of high-end telepresence systems, the company claims.
InFocus Creates Giant Tablet For Conference Rooms
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Mondopad is a 55-inch, high-definition display with touch-screen controls, a camera and audio system for videoconferences, and an on-board computer running Windows 7.
Avaya Plans $1 Billion IPO
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
The offering would value Avaya at around $5 billion, or about 40% less than its private equity owners paid four years ago.
Digium Intros Switchvox 5.0 For SMBs
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
The IP-based unified communications platform adds fixed mobile convergence for up to six phones of any kind, as well as additional APIs for third-party application development and integration.
Skype Outage Poses Challenges For Microsoft
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Enterprise managers may have questions about hosted services in the wake of Skype's problems, and they need to think about whether to use consumer services for business tasks.
AT&T Confirms Shared Data Plan
Commentary  |  6/3/2011  | 
Shared minute plans have been around for a while, but data has always been on a per-device basis. That may be changing soon.
Consortium Pushes Videoconferencing Interoperability
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
Polycom is leading the new Open Visual Communications Consortium, which aims to tear down the silos among different service providers.
Polycom Buys HP's Halo Videoconferencing Unit
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Hewlett Packard said Polycom also will be a partner for telepresence and certain unified communications systems and will make its video applications available for HP's webOS platform.

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