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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in January 2013
Logitech Keyboard and Camera for Cisco Jabber
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Enterprises implementing UC (Unified Communications) using Cisco Jabber will get some value out of the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C, but not it's not a complete client-end solution. The package bundles a slick keyboard designed for Jabber, a high-end webcam and, oddly, a mouse. Adding speakers and a headset would have made it more valuable. (This story has been updated to include Logitech's reaction.)
F5 Challenges Cisco, Check Point with New Firewall
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
News roundup: F5 launches firewall software for its Big-IP platform; Spirent and Fluke release new appliances for testing and management; Extreme adds AVB support to Summit switches; Meetrix and Polycom team up to support IBM Sametime in the cloud.
Seagate Flashes $40 Million for Virident PCIe Cards
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
Seagate announced a $40 million investment in Virident, which makes flash-based PCIe cards for servers. The move underlines the broad expansion of flash storage into multiple sectors of the enterprise market.
Facebook, Google Encroach On Enterprise UC
Commentary  |  1/24/2013  | 
Facebook and Google are rolling out services that rival enterprise unified communications platforms. Vendors should beware.
Wi-Fi Turns Into Retail Spy
Commentary  |  1/23/2013  | 
A new partnership between WLAN vendor Aerohive and retail analytics company Euclid turns in-store access points into customer tracking systems.
News Roundup: UC, Storage and Security
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Cisco extends Jabber to virtual desktops; Core updates security testing software; Drobo enhances its storage series; Sourcefire launches incident response services; Fortinet expands its security appliance and switch lines.
Are Big UC Vendors Missing SMB Opportunities?
Commentary  |  1/11/2013  | 
Unified communications vendors typically target enterprise customers, but more than half of private-sector jobs are in small and midsize businesses. Are UC vendors ignoring a potential customer pool?
VC Money—Who Needs It?
News  |  1/7/2013  | 
A pair of storage companies are turning their backs on the traditional venture capital model and its demands of tight control and fast returns.
Unified Communications Coming on Strong
Commentary  |  1/2/2013  | 
UC deployments appear to be up, and Cisco maintains its market lead, but Microsoft is making gains, new research finds.
7 Great Add-Ons For Basecamp
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
These 7 apps and add-ons will help you get the most of the Basecamp cloud project management and collaboration platform.

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