Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in January 2012
Logitech Videoconferencing Adds Flexibility
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Logitech Universal Video Collaboration Platform virtualizes entire videoconferencing system so customers can add only the video features they need and easily expand as necessary.
Social Networking: Open Is The New Closed
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
It's a paradox that sites advocating collaboration are inherently closed. Stanford's MobiSocial team says we can do better.
BroadSoft To Deliver UC Platform For Service Providers
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Business Communicator brings voice, video, IM, text into one interface.
Virtualization, Cloud Having Little Impact On Databases
News  |  1/29/2012  | 
Cloud computing has taken center stage during the last two years as the hot enterprise technology, but in the database realm, the public cloud and off-site hosted database services still represent too many unknown factors to truly have mass adoption. According to the co-author of the InformationWeek "State of Database Technology" report, the public cloud is so far having very little impact on enterprise databases.
Avaya Flare Communicator iPad App Launches
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
Flare, originally introduced as a desktop video device for executives, now brings its UC capabilities to the Apple iPad.
CES Sleeper Tech: 3 Mobile Collaboration Breakthroughs
Commentary  |  1/20/2012  | 
Now that the hyperbole haze has dissipated, let's look at three products from small, innovative startups with the potential to break some mobile collaboration barriers.
Radvision Helps Lync Videoconferencing Do More
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Radvision isn't the first to market with technology to plug its videoconferencing into the widely used Microsoft Lync platform, but it's taking a different approach to solve the problem.
Desktop Videoconferencing Ready For Wide Use
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
New technology puts desktop videoconferencing in reach for most enterprises.
Polycom Offers Wholesale Video-As-A-Service
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Videoconferencing vendor also touts integration with IBM UC products at Lotusphere conference.
GridIron Systems: Mining Big Data 'Gold' in a Flash
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Trends in the IT industry sometimes resemble gold rushes as vendors pan for revenue "nuggets." The use of solid state devices (SSDs)--most notably, flash memory--is the central point of one of these, but just as with the real 19th century gold rushes in California and Alaska, not all prospectors (that is, vendors) will be successful. Where the claims are staked can make all the difference in the world, and GridIron Systems is staking one with a focus on accelerating big data analyses.
2012 Tablet Race: Where's Microsoft?
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
As I watch startup CloudOn and the hordes of Android mutants, I can't help noticing that CES isn't the only place Redmond is AWOL.
Shared Data Plans Will Have Significant Impact
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
As the major U.S. carriers get closer to unleashing shared data plans for mobile devices, it’s worth noting how this change in offering will likely impact both the private and corporate sides of the mobile client world. Smartphones and tablets have already been profoundly disruptive in a number of ways, and new multidevice data plans will only magnify the effect.
CES 2012: Invoxia Improves The Sound Of Teleconferences
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
Looking to change the market's expectations for teleconference audio quality, Invoxia is at CES 2012 showing-off a teleconferencing solution that it claims will make the participants on the other end of a conference call sound like they are sitting right next to you.
Cisco Cius: Don't Count It Out, Yet
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
Some critics have written off the Cisco Cius, but I now have a sense for why Cisco feels its communications gadget doesn't have to beat the iPad to win.
ESG Provides Big-Data Primer
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
Tackling big-data challenges is a growing concern for enterprises looking to mine their data stores, according to the Enterprise Strategy Group. ESG defines big data as data sets that exceed the boundaries and sizes of normal processing capabilities, forcing organizations to take a non-traditional approach. Big-data sets can range from ten to hundreds of terabytes in size.
Apps Need Collaboration At Core
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
Collaboration isn't a distinct activity anymore. It's an integral feature that people will soon expect from every application.

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