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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in November 2011
Android Owners Get 50 GB Cloud Storage From Box
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Offer for LG Android phone users mirrors Box offer for iPhone and iPad owners, announced in October.
5 More SharePoint Pitfalls To Avoid
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Microsoft partner Azaleos offers additional advice to enterprises working with SharePoint.
How Siri Could Make Collaboration Mobile
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
Breaking the form factor vs. interface logjam would be revolutionary. All we need is an open API.
5 SharePoint Pitfalls To Avoid
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint has become a collaboration tool that some people love to hate. Here, Azaleos offers advice to help you steer clear of common mistakes.
LiveOffice Streamlines Migration From Microsoft's Exchange Hosted Archive To LiveOffice’s Cloud Archiving
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
LiveOffice is partnering with Microsoft to streamline the migration process for some of Microsoft's Exchange Hosted Archive users to LiveOffice’s cloud archiving product. This is a followup to Microsoft’s launch of Office 365, which is when Microsoft began transitioning existing EHA users to Exchange Online Archiving. However, some users' needs aren't met by either Exchange Online Archiving or the built-in archiving features of Office 365, such as users who want to archive other cont
Verizon Service Blends Call Center, Customer Service
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Verizon touts its cloud-based offering as a one-stop-shop solution, but enterprises should carefully consider which contact services to outsource.
Cisco's LAN Stronghold: Good As It Ever Was
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
In the networking industry there's Cisco and then there's everyone else. But in LAN switching it's even more so.
Adobe Muse: Web Authoring For Designers
Slideshows  |  11/22/2011  | 
Released as a preview or early beta, Adobe Muse is a code-free tool for building websites. Muse uses a drag-and-drop interface to make it possible to construct a site’s entire architecture, build and design pages and add rich content without having to know any HTML, CSS or JavaScript.
ROI For UC, Social Media Hard To Find
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Enterprises that have adopted unified communications and social networking report benefits, but can't always put a dollar figure on them.
New Cisco WebEx Manages Total 'Meeting Lifecycle'
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Cisco also expands Jabber UC platform to mobile devices.
Avaya Goes After Cisco With New Ethernet Switches
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Avaya is updating its Ethernet switch portfolio with six new models designed to bring the capabilities of its Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture to the edge of the campus network. The additions to the ERS 4000 portfolio offer plug-and-play capabilities for IP phones, QoS management, and support for both PoE and PoE+. The company says the Stackable Chassis technology can handle almost three times more traffic than competing solutions while consuming 36% less energy and offering a 40% lower t
New Dell Kace Appliances Address Midmarket
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Dell is rolling out a new line of Kace appliances to address the midmarket, along with "pay-as-you-grow" pricing. Kace consists of two families of easy-to-use appliances that meet system management needs, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement. Targeted at organizations with 1,000 to 3,500 endpoint systems, the K-Series Advanced Appliance line that features quad-core Xeon processors, RAID 5 configuration, high-speed drivers and redundant power supplies includes the
New Research: Unified Communications 2012
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
More than 300 business technology pros weigh in on their UC plans, problems, and preferred vendors.
Symantec Security Cloud Covers Lync Instant Messaging
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
In addition to public instant messenger services used for communications between companies, Symantec Instant Messaging will cover federated applications of Microsoft Lync
Microsoft, Google Struggle With New Face Of Collaboration
Commentary  |  11/14/2011  | 
Microsoft's Office 365 is not the future and neither is Google's Gdocs. But it just might be Facebook or Chatter.
Spreecast Puts Broadcast Twist On Video Chat
Commentary  |  11/10/2011  | 
The Spreecast service combines the intimacy of video chat with a broadcast service that can include thousands of viewers.
Blue Jeans Network Beats Microsoft To Lync, Skype Connection
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Cloud-based videoconferencing service will demo ability to connect Skype, Lync, and room-based systems from Cisco, Polycom, Logitech LifeSize, and others at Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Videoconferencing On Demand: Maybe Vidyo, Not Cisco
Commentary  |  11/8/2011  | 
By virtualizing its video router, Vidyo adds the powerful dimension of scalability to its conferencing system. But it'll take some bigger players to make the technology pervasive.
Microsoft Touts UC Apps On Windows Phone
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Mobile versions of SharePhone and Lync used with Windows Phone Mango come close to matching the desktop experience, a Microsoft executive says.
IBM's IOD 2011: A Cornucopia of Solutions
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
IBM titled its Information on Demand (IOD) 2011 conference in Las Vegas "The Premier Forum for Information and Analytics." IOD featured innovation and a cornucopia of products and services that act a litmus test and checkpoint as to where the IT industry is and where it is going.
Cisco Dials Up Midmarket UC
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Cisco is looking to tap into the SMB unified communications market with two 'enterprise-grade' systems priced for the more cost-sensitive segment. The announcements involve the Cisco Business Edition 3000 and the Cisco Business Edition 6000. Now shipping, pricing for the 3000 starts at $100/user for a 100-user system, and the 6000 starts at $158/user for a 225-user system.
Polycom, Sabre Team On Videoconference Reservation System
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Sabre Virtual Meetings lets people book videoconferencing rooms just as they do flights, hotel rooms and rental cars.
Kroll Ontrack Offers E-discovery SaaS Option For Companies, Law Firms
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Kroll Ontrack, a provider of software to conduct e-discovery projects for law firms and in-house legal counsel, is introducing a SaaS version of its product called the Verve do-it-yourself e-discovery platform. Kroll already offers a hosted platform that enables customers to send raw data to Kroll, which then organizes it and presents clients with the data relevant to a particular case. Now the SaaS option lets customers do that for themselves in the cloud.

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