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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in January 2010
Opternity Knocks
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
You probably haven't heard of Opternity, a start-up company that promises a new "laser" tape technology for enterprise space that increases the capacity of a tape cartridge by nearly an order of magnitude, or 10 times, that of existing tape technology for the same media cost while at the same time dramatically increasing the tape's shelf life to fifty years. Why is this important? Consider first all the predictions about the continuing deluge of data. To paraphrase Mark Twain on the weather (and
Caelo Software Announces Availability Of NEO Pro 4.1 Email Productivity Software
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
Caelo Software B.V., a leading innovator and developer of email productivity solutions, announces the availability of NEO Pro 4.1 for Microsoft Outlook. The latest release of NEO Pro uses innovative virtual folder structure and new time-saving features to clear the productivity bottleneck, thus reducing email overload. Using Caelo Software's patented technologies, NEO Pro enhances the platform upon which Microsoft Outlook is built - without replacing it - by providing users with an improved way
Netezza Intros Entry Level Data Warehouse Appliance
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Netezza today released Skimmer, an entry-level data warehouse appliance with a ten-terabyte capacity and $125,000 price tag. Those stats put Skimmer in the heart of the mainstream data warehousing market, where Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database currently dominate.
Mainsoft To Help Lotus Notes Users Get Social With SharePoint
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Forthcoming software from Mainsoft aims to turn Lotus Notes inboxes into a collaboration dashboard that will leverage social networking features in SharePoint 2010. Users will be able to move attachments and documents between Notes and SharePoint and access SharePoint sites from the Notes user interface. Mainsoft's product, SharePoint Integration for Lotus Notes 2.5, will be available as a beta at the end of March. SharePoint 2010 is expected to be generally available this summer.
Avaya Roadmap Leverages Nortel Enterprise Gear
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Focusing primarily on open standards and SIP, Avaya is wasting no time integrating its recently acquired Nortel Enterprise Solutions (NES) operation into its existing product mix. Avaya seems to have spent more time negotiating to buy the Nortel unit than it has in developing an integration plan, creating almost overnight a new giant in enterprise business communications. The new roadmap, outlined Tuesday, builds particularly on Avaya's existing Aura unified communications portfolio and integrat
Verizon Business Takes Mystery Out Of Adopting Unified Communications And Collaboration Technology
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Although enterprises increasingly recognize that unified communications and collaboration technologies can improve business performance, they often don't know how to integrate these technologies in specific processes to achieve the best results. To help business leaders meet this challenge, Verizon Business is expanding its comprehensive suite of UC&C Consulting Services. Together with key strategic business partners, the company is building on its unrivaled networking capabilities and expertise
Next-Generation Telepresence Is Here And It Works
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Telepresence is turning video communications into a near in-person experience. For a price, it's the next best thing to being there.
Next-Generation Telepresence Is Here And It Works
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Telepresence is turning video communications into a near in-person experience. For a price, it's the next best thing to being there.
Ifbyphone Acquires Cloudvox, Changes Face of Cloud Telephony
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Ifbyphone, Inc., a leader in cloud telephony, today entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Cloudvox.In addition to its suite of self-service Web configured and highly customizable phone applications, the acquisition positions Ifbyphone as an industry-leading application developer platform. "By acquiring Cloudvox, we're sending a message to businesses of every size: If you're interested in using telephone applications to automate sales, marketing, business processes, and We
8x8 Introduces 'Virtual Office Pro' Integrated Unified Communications Solution
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
8x8, Inc. today announced the introduction of "8x8 Virtual Office Pro," a powerful unified communications service that allows subscribers to manage essential, advanced business communications functions online through a centralized portal.
Databases A Top Target For E-Discovery
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
E-discovery requests that include application databases are on the rise, according to a new survey by IDC. Application databases, such as ERM and CRM systems, ranked first as the most common target for e-discovery collections for 2009, ahead of typical discovery sources such as file shares, e-mail servers, laptops and smart phones. In a 2008 survey, application databases ranked seventh as a discovery target.
Jive Software Acquires Social Media Monitoring Innovator Filtrbox
News  |  1/7/2010  | 
Jive, the Social Business Software (SBS) leader, today announced the acquisition of privately-held Filtrbox, a social media monitoring (SMM) innovator. Jive will integrate the Filtrbox real-time social media monitoring and engagement capabilities into the Jive SBS platform to help enterprises harness the power of the social web and change the way they make decisions, develop products, go to market, and engage with customers, prospects and brand influencers.
Best And Worst Of Times For Enterprise Search
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
The enterprise search market has reached a critical point. While the need for search capabilities has grown in a widening array of applications, the market for these tools is reaching a saturation point, with revenue decreasing and pressure on suppliers' bottom lines rising. The end result is companies now find more enterprise search systems available at reasonable prices than ever before, but the number of vendors offering these products may soon dwindle. Companies can find a wide range of poss
Google's Nexus One Smart Phone Improvements Are Incremental
Commentary  |  1/5/2010  | 
Google just announced their new phone, the Nexus One. Google is claiming that the NexusOne is a new class of smart phone called a "superphone." Well, I'm not sure it is overly super, if super denotes a move from a smart phone with fairly limited computing power like a Treo or BlackBerry. In that case, the iPhone was the first phone that was super. Eye candy aside (and there is a lot of eye candy), the Nexus One is phone that has incremental processing power over the Motorola Droid, the other new


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