Super Bowl Fans To Stay Connected At Big Game
ADC reports it has deployed 19 main hubs, 23 expansion hubs, and 109 remote antenna units in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa to handle as many as 10,000 to 15,000 simultaneous calls.
Real cost justifications around IP telephony and Unified Communications center around international calling, travel avoidance and the like.
The IBM Desktop
At the opening of this week's Lotusphere, a lot of the talk was about LotusLive, which is IBM Lotus' new offering in the cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) market, and Bob Picciano, general manager of IBM Lotus software, talked this solution up as an extranet service -- i.e., one that could connect an enterprise's CPE-based Lotus systems with cloud-based systems used by partners.
The Cisco Desktop
Cisco isn't ceding an inch to Microsoft in the Unified Communications market.
Will UC Save Enterprise VOIP?
In the enterprise, VoIP isn't dead. It may be rolled out more slowly over the difficult times ahead; but as the basis of next-generation communications systems, it's business critical.