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Ready For Mobile Commerce?

4/18/2011
A cell phone functioning as a credit card is a well known concept in South Korea and Japan. Now, it appears that the idea is about to change the way that U.S. consumers buy products.

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EasyAsk Gives CRM Solution A New Voice

4/5/2011
Customers want their interactions with your company to be swift and easy. In response, EasyAsk developed a version of its natural language search and analysis software for the SugarCRM, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution.

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Webroot Secures Android Devices

4/4/2011
Google Android systems have become the most popular smartphone platform, according to recent market research reports. Consequently, small and medium businesses need tools to manage those systems, and Webroot became the latest vendor to try to address that need.

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Zultys Enhances Unified Communications Solution

3/29/2011
Increasingly, many small and medium businesses are relying on Unified Communications (UC) systems to support their core business functions. Consequently, Zultys Inc. improved the desktop video, mobility, connectivity to Microsoft applications, and integration with Salesforce.com features available with its MX UC solution.

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Netoptics Delivers Monitoring Appliance

3/28/2011
With IT applications now integral to business processes, small and medium companies can no longer tolerate performance bottlenecks or system downtime. To help firms pinpoint problem spots, Netoptics announced an integrated network and application monitoring appliance.

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WLAN Market Shake Up

3/22/2011
Cisco, Netgear, TP-Link, and Aruba increased their chances for long term survival in the wireless LAN market, according to figures released by market research firm In-Stat. On the other hand, Linksys and Technicolor would like to forget 2010.

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iSpeech Drives Application to iPhone

3/15/2011
The phone rings while you are speeding down the highway at 50 mph. Answering the call can be difficult and even illegal in some cases, such as returning a text. In response to such scenarios, iSpeech developed DriveSafe.ly, which now runs on the Apple iPhone.

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Correlsense Revamp Monitoring Line

3/10/2011
With networks becoming more complex, small and medium businesses are finding it more difficult to understand how their applications are performing. In response, Correlsense, a supplier of monitoring solutions, enhanced its SharePath RUM line.

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8x8 Adds Android App

3/8/2011
Smartphones have become key extensions to business communications systems. In response, 8x8 Inc., a hosted communications provider, added an Android application to its repertoire.

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SolarWinds Announces IPv6 Management Tool

3/2/2011
After years of talk, the move from IPv4 to IPv6 has finally begun to gain some momentum. While the evolution promises to relieve the Internet of potential addressing problems, it may create some management challenges for businesses. In response, SolarWinds has developed a new management module.

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RHUB Strengthens Voice

3/1/2011
The benefits of HD video are often obvious to see. RHUB Communications, Inc. hopes that is also the case with Hi-Definition voice capabilities, which have been added to its TurboMeeting Web conferencing solution.

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Spiceworks Adds iPhone App

2/24/2011
As they try to keep the company network functioning, IT technicians often move from place to place. Because many now carry smartphones, Spiceworks designed an iPhone application that helps them keep tabs on their networks and communicate with their coworkers.

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Meraki Enhances Wireless Line

2/23/2011
Meraki has carved out a growing niche by offering businesses cloud based wireless network services. To maintain its momentum, the vendor added three items to its product line.

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Virtual PBX Offers IP Solution

2/22/2011
Movement from traditional to IP telephony services has been taking place for several years. A leader in traditional voice services, Virtual PBX has now broadened its offerings, so they work better with IP.

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LifeSize Enhances Video Conferencing Systems

2/15/2011
Corporate use of video conferencing systems is on the rise. To widen its market niche, LifeSize enhanced its solution, with the highlight being support for HD content on mobile devices, such as the Apple iPhone and iPad.

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Telcos Take On Apple

2/14/2011
Application stores have become all the rage in the mobile handset market. Rather than acquiesce all of the power to Apple, a group of telecommunications services providers have forged a different approach, the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC).

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Polycom Connects To Cisco

2/9/2011
Since the turn of the millennium, open interfaces and support for industry standards have been the norm in all industries, except for video conferencing. But that is changing as Polycom has decided to support a Cisco Systems Inc. telepresence interface.

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Ready For 1G bps Wi-Fi?

2/8/2011
The thirst for faster speeds in IT is never ending. Consequently, wireless LAN suppliers are trying to boost the top speed of their devices from a few hundred M bps to 1G bps, a quest that market research firm In-Stat expects will be quite successful.

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Wireless Security: Good News, Bad News

2/2/2011
Individuals seem to understand the potential problems that could arise if their wireless connections are compromised; however, many still are not taking all the steps necessary to secure their information, according to a survey conducted for the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Laptops Heading To The Scrapheap?

1/26/2011
Since the introduction of the Apple iPad, interest in tablet systems has increased. In fact in the last three months, AnythingIT.com, a website that tracks IT system disposals, has seen a 62 percent increase nationwide in businesses dumping their laptops.

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Cloud Computing Inefficient?

1/25/2011
A growing number of businesses are deploying cloud services – especially private clouds, according to research conducted by Osterman Research and Electric Cloud. However, a majority of companies report that these services are underutilized.

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SolarWinds Expands APM Capabilities

1/19/2011
Why is this application running sooooo slowly? Because small and medium businesses do not want to hear that lament from their users, SolarWinds unveiled a stand alone application performance monitor and purchased a virtualization monitoring company.

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How The Verizon iPhone Announcement Impacts SMBs

1/11/2011
Surprise, surprise, Verizon is expected to announce that it too has become a reseller of the popular Apple iPhone. In addition to providing more choices for businesses, the announcement could foreshadow dramatic changes in smartphone pricing.

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Cisco Unveils Compact Switches

1/10/2011
Small and medium businesses often do not have the physical real estate needed to deploy enterprise class networking products. In response, Cisco shrunk the size of two of its popular switches, so they now fit in constrained environments.

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NetGear Beefs Up Wireless Router Line

1/6/2011
Competition in the wireless access market has intensified as it has matured. To try and maintain its current momentum, NetGear rolled out four devices, with an emphasis on support for higher transmission speeds and a wider variety of connectivity options.

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Bye-Bye Bluetooth?

1/4/2011
Since 1994, Bluetooth has provided users with a simple way to send information over short distance, wireless connections. However, the standard's future could be usurped, according to market research firm In-Stat.

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On Tap For Mobile Communications In 2011?

12/21/2010
What will the new year bring? Less of a focus on 4G services, browser based application stores, and at least one industry stalwart exiting the market were predictions from inCode, Ericsson's professional services division.

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Cisco And T-Mobile Team Up On Wi-Fi Roaming

12/16/2010
Data transmissions are gaining popularity and straining many carriers' networks. Wi-Fi has emerged as a way to offload traffic and alleviate congestion, and Cisco and T-Mobile have teamed up to ensure that such transmissions flow seamlessly.

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IP Traffic Growth Is Recession Proof

12/8/2010
While it does not grab the headlines that it did at the turn of the millennium, demand for IP bandwidth and services continues to rise at lofty rates. Market research firm TeleGeography determined that carriers added 13.2T bps of new capacity to their networks in 2010, a 55% increase from the previous year's level.

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Grim Reaper Ready To Pounce In 2011

12/6/2010
The new year is not going to be kind to many high tech suppliers. Slow growth and intense competition will force many vendors to either be acquired or close up shop, according to market research firm In-Stat.

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Ready for 150M Broadband Connections?

11/23/2010
Faster networks have been an ongoing desire among small and medium businesses since the days of 50K bps modems. Trying to gain the high ground in the never ending speed war, Verizon boosted its top speed to 150M bps.

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Want A Free VoIP Handset?

11/18/2010
Competition has been intensifying in the cloud communications services marketplace. In response, Cloudnet has announced a promotion where customers receive free Voice over IP (VoIP) handsets.

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Mitel Unveils Cloud UC Service

11/15/2010
Unified communications (UC) hardware (basically IP PBXes) has become a losing proposition for suppliers as hardware has become commoditized. In response, Mitel continued its evolution away from hardware to becoming a software supplier with a series of announcements, including a cloud UC service.

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AppFirst Offers Free Server Monitoring Tool

11/10/2010
As businesses extend the reach of their applications to customers and suppliers, pinpointing problems becomes more difficult. AppFirst is trying to make its mark in the application performance monitoring space with a free server monitoring tool.

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Management Tool Monitors SaaS Traffic

11/8/2010
Typically, vendors introduce new capabilities and only later do products capable of monitoring their performance arise. Now with SaaS services becoming so popular, Streamcore has enhanced its management tool, so it provides visibility into those applications.

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Start-up Focuses On SMB Telepresence

11/4/2010
Telepresence has been making its way down the technology ladder, with system pricing dropping and its customer base expanding. Those market dynamics enticed XVD Corp. to develop a new system for SMBs.

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Data Usage Drives Cellular Network Upgrades

11/1/2010
Significant growth in data transmissions is expected to force cellular network providers to make massive investments in network upgrades, according to market research firm In-Stat. The emerging requirements could stretch their pocketbooks as well as their network capacity.

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Cell Phones Defy Downturn

10/29/2010
Many IT markets have been caught in the doldrums recently, however, cell phones are riding high. Market research firm International Data Corp. found sales grew by 14.6% in the third quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive period of double-digit growth.

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Extreme Embellishes Fixed Ethernet Switches

10/26/2010
Competition has intensified in the network switch market. In order to protect its position in the data center, Extreme Networks unveiled a new fixed Ethernet switch family that offers customers more capacity as well as longer distance transmissions than previous systems.

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LifeSize Delivers New Conferencing Bridge

10/20/2010
The number and size of video conferences that businesses are holding has been growing. In response, LifeSize announced a new 16 port conferencing bridge that promises to deliver HD quality images to participants.

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A New Telepresence Supplier Debuts

10/20/2010
Competition in the telepresence market has been intense as more companies look to the technology to streamline business processes and improve productivity. Vu Telepresence has become the latest vendor trying to grab a piece of that market.

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Free Wi-Fi Or Bye-Bye

10/18/2010
In today's highly competitive, widely connected world, more than 2 billion calls will be placed from Wi-Fi hotspots this year, and that number is expected to grow to 11 billion in 2014, according to market research firm In-Stat.

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HP Is Now The Second Leading Ethernet Vendor

10/14/2010
The acquisition of 3Com had propelled HP into the number two spot in the Ethernet switch market, according to market research firm In-Stat. In addition, the market is constricting so a handful of vendors account for virtually all of the revenue.

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Citrix Adds HD To Its Web Conferencing Services

10/6/2010
High resolution video has been making its way from the enterprise down to the small and medium business market sector. As evidence of this shift, Citrix announced HDFaces, which works with its GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining Web conferencing services.

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Cisco Beefs Up Wireless Portfolio

10/5/2010
Mobility has become the watchword in corporations. As employees work with a growing variety of handheld devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and netbooks, companies need to put the proper network infrastructure in place to support such connections. Cisco has tried to address such issues by upgrading its Borderless Network Architecture.

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How The Avaya/Skype Partnership Will Impact SMBs

9/30/2010
Two of the leading voice communications suppliers, Avaya and Skype, have teamed up to offer small and medium businesses more calling options. The partnership has potential but may not be a panacea for companies searching for more effective voice communications systems.

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Paessler Enhances Network Monitoring Tool

9/29/2010
Traditionally, network management tools have been complex, expensive, and difficult to deploy. Paessler, a German based company, has been one of the suppliers trying to address those limitations and unveiled a new release of its PRTG Network Monitor.

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Is The IT Recession Over?

9/22/2010
Recently, IT spending increases have been rare as black pearls in oysters. Well, that may soon be changing, according to a user survey conducted by Spiceworks.

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Adzookie.com Places Advertisements on Smartphones

9/22/2010
Increasingly, employees are relying on smartphones to complete their work during the day. While this movement has increased productivity, it has also made it more difficult for companies to reach their target customers. Start up Adzookie.com is trying to fill that void.

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HP Tries to Ease SMB Mobile Device Management

9/20/2010
Smartphones have been overrunning many small and medium businesses. Companies like the productivity functions that the devices offer but are not as content with their management functions. HP is working with cellular carriers to try and fill that void.

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Social Networking Functions Come To Network Management

9/15/2010
Social networking tools, such Facebook, Twitter, et, al., have made a significant mark on how many software application are built. Consequently, Spiceworks has incorporated some of these products' design concepts in its network management and help desk system.

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VirtualPBX Adds Call Recording Feature To Its Portfolio

9/14/2010
Have you ever completed an important call to a customer or coworker and needed to make sure what you gleaned from the conversation was what the person actually said? For those who find themselves in that position, VirtualPBX has enhanced its hosted services with an automatic recording function.

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HP Rolls Out Bevy of New SMB Products

9/8/2010
Hewlett-Packard Co. has emerged as one of the top IT suppliers to small and midsize businesses. To maintain that position, the company unveiled a suite of new networking, computer, and storage products - with many of the items focused on companies with 10 to 25 employees.

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HD And Dual Core Processors Coming To Smartphones

9/7/2010
What's next with smartphones? Market research firm Juniper Research expects that vendors will add 3D functionality and switch to high end hardware features, such as dual core processors, in order to continue to drive interest high end smartphones.

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ADTRAN Revamps Switch Line

9/1/2010
While much attention is being paid to high end converged data center devices, many small and medium businesses still are searching for lower cost, higher performance network switches. In response, ADTRAN, which has been serving that market for 25 years, enhanced its 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switches, so they offer more bandwidth while reducing their size and power consumption.

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Skype Reaches Out To Corporate PBXs

8/30/2010
Skype has been trying to branch out beyond its traditional consumer base and serve more small and medium businesses. As part of that strategy, the company rolled out Skype Connect, which enables companies to tie their Private Branch Exchange (PBX) or Unified Communications (UC) systems into Skype.

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AT&T VPN Service Gains Its Voice

8/24/2010
Increasingly, companies are building applications that mix data, voice, and video communications. In response, AT&T has enhanced its virtual private network (VPN) service, so it now works with the firm's voice services as well as data offerings.

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What Hewlett-Packard's Tablet Plans Mean To SMBs

8/23/2010
Taking note of the widespread success of Apple's iPad, Hewlett-Packard has become the latest vendor planning to deliver such a product line. The HP products may gain some traction among small and medium businesses, but their long term fate is unclear.

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Ringio Enhances Cloud Based Voice Service

8/5/2010
Ringio, one of many new players in the cloud voice market, enhanced its service by connecting it to PBX systems and improving its call routing features. The company is trying to differentiate itself in this highly competitive field by focusing on Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functions.

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Bandwidth.com Enhances Voice Services

8/4/2010
Vendors catering to small and medium businesses' voice communications needs are becoming as common as dandelions in open fields. One new entrant, Bandwidth.com, which has been offering such services for a couple of months, enhanced its Phonebooth service by cutting pricing and adding new features.

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Intermedia Adds Cloud PBX Service

8/3/2010
Voice communications have rapidly evolved from delivering simple ring tones to sophisticated productivity tools. Many small and medium businesses have been having trouble keeping pace with the changes, so Intermedia is offering them some potential help via a hosted PBX service.

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Polycom Teams With McAfee To Enhance Security

7/28/2010
Increasingly, video conferencing has emerged as a way that business professionals collaborate. Since these exchanges can often occur on the fly, security has been a concern, one that Polycom and McAfee are trying to assuage.

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Aerohive Networks Eases Management of Wi-Fi Networks

7/27/2010
Aerohive Networks, whose focus is on wireless LAN equipment, enhanced its HiveManager management system, so network technicians can examine the health of each client system more easily. Another improvement was intelligent, automated responses to network problemspots.

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AT&T, A Leading Wi-Fi Network Supplier?

7/26/2010
AT&T has decided to expand a pilot program where the company supplements its cellular services with Wi-Fi connections. The carrier green lighted such a deployment in Charlotte, NC and has plans to roll out similar services in Chicago, moves that could be precursors to changes in cellular coverage.

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VenueGen Enhances 3D Conferencing Tools

7/21/2010
Online conferencing has been gradually moving from presenting two to three dimensional materials. VenueGen, a start up in that space, embellished its 3D service, so collaborators can now work with more data sources during their conferences.

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Work Following You Into The Bathroom?

7/20/2010
Mobile communications have made it easy for individuals to stay in touch with the office, regardless of where they may be located. Egnyte found that now means that employees check in with the office even from the bathroom.

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Teo Delivers Linux Based UC Solution

7/13/2010
Small and medium companies have been slow to glom onto Unified Communication (UC) solutions. To address such issues, Teo developed a platform that integrates these functions into a single system rather than the multiple devices that are often needed.

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MindJet Enhances Collaboration Tool

7/13/2010
Some information here and other data there, so employees often have difficulty figuring out relationships among different elements. MindManager was designed to help users make such connections and it has been enhanced with support for the latest Microsoft applications.

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Google Adds To Application Development Frenzy

7/12/2010
Once upon a time, applications came from large software companies. Not anymore, especially in the mobile space where application development has been something that individuals complete on their lunch hour, in part due to the work of folks like Google.

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