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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in November 2009
Email Archiving And How To Sell It?
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Even with under 50 percent penetration, the Email archiving market is starting to shake out. Two vendors are trying to build new identities for themselves, to establish new market niches and change from being the number 8 product in a 22 player field and be thought of as first, second or third in the market they define for themselves. Metalogix went the value route, reducing the price of their Professional Archive Manager for Exchange (PAM) to $15/user while releasing a new version. ZL Technolo
Ten Ways The Cloud Will Reshape Voice
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
There is considerable discussion about the oncoming impacts of cloud computing and how it will reshape (or eliminate) the enterprise data center. But until recently, there has been relatively little discussion about how cloud technologies will impact telecommunications, or specifically enterprise voice.
SaaS Approach Not A Fit For Enterprise Search
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
An accurate way to describe Software as a Service's (SaaS) impact on the enterprise software market would be "all the rage." Buoyed by high profile success stories, such as Salesforce.com and Google's Gmail, vendors have been quickly moving to adopt this computing model, with one very notable exception: enterprise search. "The SaaS approach has had little impact on the enterprise search market to date," stated Paul Sonderegger, chief strategist at Endeca.
Opera Mobile 10 Hits Windows Mobile
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Windows Mobile users have a new way to surf the Web, as Opera Software has released a beta version of Opera Mobile 10 for Microsoft's mobile platform. The product is Opera's higher-end version of Opera Mini, and it also features server-side compression technology that minimizes bandwidth and hardware requirements. The mobile browser is built with the Opera Turbo technology, which can compress Web traffic by up to 80% while still offering support for Web technologies like Ajax and Flash.
Cisco Collaboration Vision: New Launch Enhances Market Position
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Cisco's recent Tandberg acquisition announcement further underscored the company's evolving strategic focus on a communications medium that demands higher bandwidth and more applications-focused networks. Cisco announced its "medianet" strategy and concept late last year. It included a new suite of technologies designed for advanced communications, collaboration and entertainment through video and rich media-optimized service provider, business and home networks.
Toshiba Launches Unified Messaging For Small Businesses
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The Linux appliance is designed to provide affordable messaging to small and medium-sized businesses, with 400 mailboxes and 300 hours of storage.
Logitech To Acquire Video Communications Vendor
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
The $405 million purchase of LifeSize would give Logitech entry into the growing corporate videoconferencing market.
Android For The Enterprise?
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
The Droid is arguably the first phone since the iPhone to really make a splash in the market and there are many reviews of the handset. While aimed at the consumer, chances are you will be supporting them in the enterprise. Rim's Blackberry has a foothold in the enterprise today and with a few more features, Android based phones like the Droid are more than capable of replacing them. The question is, how well will the Droid and Android fit into your enterprise?
Logitech to Acquire LifeSize Communications
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Logitech International, a leader in PC video communication, today announced that it has agreed to acquire privately held LifeSize Communications of Austin, Texas for $405 million in cash.
Microsoft Announces Exchange Server 2010 Availability
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Exchange 2010, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 help customers realize better productivity, efficiency and potential cost savings up to 70 percent.
Cisco Unveils Collaboration Products
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The company launched telepresence, unified communications, and WebEx products and enterprise social software and hosted e-mail solutions.
SirsiDynix: Why Search Is Being Integrated In Applications
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
Enterprise search is being integrated into a growing number of applications. Increasingly, vendors are selling their products to companies like SirsiDynix, which are customizing it for special vertical markets. Consequently, a product's customization features and its pricing model are becoming as important as the underlying search functionality.
Lines Blur Between Voice and Social Networking
Commentary  |  11/4/2009  | 
Siemens Communications will integrate Twitter with its Unified Communications (UC) platform, and PBworks announces plans to offer voice alongside its collaboration and social software services.
T-Mobile Named Wi-Fi Alliance Sponsor
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The wireless company is the only U.S. mobile service carrier on the industry association's sponsor board.
Lines Blur Between Voice And Social Networking
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The walls between voice services, social networking and collaboration are starting to fall as vendors blend unified communications with wikis, blogs and Twitter. At VoiceCon 2009, Siemens Communications is launching a demo of a forthcoming integration between OpenScape, its UC platform, and Twitter, the insanely popular micro-blogging network.
VoiceCon 2009: Avaya Aims For Voice 2.0
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
During Tuesday's keynote speech at VoiceCon San Francisco 2009, Avaya's Dr. Alan Baratz said that in order for enterprises to plan for their next generation of business communications infrastructure, businesses must first analyze which types of communication tools are most effective for achieving their goals.
VoiceCon 2009: Measuring Avaya Nortel Deal's Impact
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
Avaya's planned acquisition of Nortel raises many questions for businesses with existing Nortel equipment.
Deduplication's Five Modes
Commentary  |  11/2/2009  | 
I want to back up a bit in our deduplication discussion. I have had trouble bracketing the deduplication field thus far, and maybe there is a different approach. Let's discuss the modes of deduplication. I think there are five: deduplication, replication, maintenance, rest and restore. There is a sixth mode, move to tape, which is still relevant for most data centers. I am going to pick these modes apart one at a time and I may spend several entries on a single mode. If I don't cover every aspec


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