Cisco TelePresence Turns 5, Broadens Options
Cisco Systems is marking the fifth birthday of its high-definition TelePresence videoconferencing system with a flurry of product announcements, including less expensive and more portable systems. The company is also offering TelePresence as a hosted service for SMBs. And, responding to critics of its closed, proprietary ecosystem, Cisco said its technology is more interoperable with most other HD videoconferencing systems entering the market Cisco helped create.
Ericom AccessNow For Enterprise Portals - Secure, Portal-based, HTML5 Web Access To Windows Applications, Desktops And Services
Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced the availability of Ericom AccessNow for Enterprise Portals, the newest capability of the AccessNow HTML5 product family. AccessNow for Enterprise Portals enables the integration of Windows applications and desktops within leading enterprise portals, including IBM WebSphere Portal, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle WebCenter Suite, Oracle WebLogic Portal, SAP NetWeaver, JBoss Enterprise Portal
Can ShoreTel Be Everyone's Mobility Solution?
There are a growing number of stories to be told about management frameworks in the corporate mobile device space. Some are about one-trick ponies tied to limited device types or PBXes, while others describe solutions that are so flush with functionality that you have to study them for a while to fully appreciate what they offer. ShoreTel Mobility is one of those impressive stories that may take some review to fully appreciate.
IBM Adds Predictive Analysis To BI Software Line
IBM said that it is adding predictive analytics capabilities to its lineup of enterprise business intelligence software, which studies business process and IT operations to see where changes should be made to improve the business. With these new offerings, IBM seeks to maintain its leading role in the BI and analytics market, where, according to research from Gartner, it is among the top five BI software vendors in the space, although behind SAP, Oracle and SAS Institute.
OS33 Cloud Drive Creates A Unified Cloud File System
OS33 has announced its OS33 Cloud Drive, which enables MSP clients to offer their users a technology that creates a unified file system by bringing together storage from various different private and public cloud technologies. The technology unifies the storage capabilities of Amazon Simple Storage, SharePoint 2010 Doc Libs for Enterprise Content Management, and Microsoft Windows on NTFS.
Microsoft And HP Announce SQL Server Appliance
Microsoft and HP announced on Thursday the November availability of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance for SQL Server. The hardware-software package is aimed at speeding deployment and simplifying management of hundreds, if not thousands of database instances in a virtualized "private cloud" environment.
BlueStacks Brings Android Apps To Windows
Bluestacks is a virtualization layer that runs on Windows PCs and allows users to run Android apps. Rather than run a full Android emulator, including the UI, Bluestacks provides enough of the Android OS to run most apps as if they were native Windows apps.
Google Voice Saves The Day
This week I'm on the road at SNW in Orlando and then to speak at Dell's Tech Summit internal event leading into Dell World in Austin. During all the chaos of interplanetary travel, I rely heavily on Google Voice and its ability to track me down like a dog. When I discovered yesterday that my cell phone had gone among the missing, Google Voice once again came through for me.
X1 Redefines Mobile Search For iPhone And iPad
X1 Technologies today announced a major update to X1 Mobile Search, featuring "Fast-as-you-Type" search of desktop-bound email and documents. With X1 Mobile Search, users can turn their iPhones and iPads into an extension of their PC or Mac, allowing them to leave their laptop behind. X1 will be demonstrating the new app at Pepcom's MobileFocus Event today in San Diego.
Coverity 5.5 Released, Includes Integration With HP ALM Platform
Coverity, maker of software development testing tools, has released version 5.5 of its testing suite and is announcing integration with HP’s ALM platform. A key advantage of the integration, says Coverity, is that the people doing QA on an application build can be tied in with the people setting the business requirements for what the software is supposed to do, and vice versa.
Radvision Does Big-Time Small-Device Video Conferencing
Ah, the BYOD craze. Users demand to use their own mobile devices for work, network admins fret over how to properly manage these odd little gems, and industry players continue to roll out some pretty amazing mobile capabilities--like Radvision's new SCOPIA Mobile video conferencing application, which extends enterprise-quality conferencing to consumer-grade smart devices.
Oracle Exalytics Invites Comparisons To SAP's Hana Appliance
Oracle headlined its Oracle OpenWorld 2011 convention this week by unveiling the Exalytics appliance for business intelligence (BI), which can analyze data instantaneously since the data runs in memory rather than being retrieved from storage. The appliance seems similar to one already on the market from rival SAP, the Hana appliance, but an Oracle executive begs to differ.