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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in February 2011
Unified Communications Faces Interoperability Challenges
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
More companies are deploying unified communications, according to a panel at Enterprise Connect, and they're seeing improved productivity and collaboration as a result.
Siemens Introduces OpenScape Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The cloud communications services for SMBs and enterprises that don't want to manage the technology were unveiled at Enterprise Connect.
Enterprise Connect: Verizon Announces Cloud Unified Collaboration
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The telco's Unified Communications & Collaboration-as-a-Service will be able to switch calls between mobile phones and IP desk phones.
IT Pro Ranking: Apple And HP Top Tablets
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
Apple, HP and Dell show when it comes to PC alternatives, IT is trying to serve two masters. These three vendors topped the list of preferred vendors in a recent evaluation of alternative client devices, including tablets and netbooks. In fact, only 2 percentage points separated top-ranked HP and third-place Apple in our survey of 493 IT professionals. That's a pretty close game.
Cisco Escalates Video-Everywhere Push
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
The situation is simple: More video data requires bigger and faster networks, and as the leading network vendor, Cisco has a vested interest in facilitating this video growth. Over 50 percent of all Internet traffic today is video, and by 2014 the volume will be 90 percent, says the company. While the scope of video communications (including Internet video calling, video instant messaging, video monitoring and Webcam traffic) is currently relatively small, it is expected to experience substantia
Enterprise Connect: Business Communications Take Center Stage
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
VoiceCon is reborn as Enterprise Connect, the most important event of the year for CIOs and IT managers involved in business communications. Here's a look at what's in store at the conference.
Vidyo Video Conferencing Platform Now Available For Cloud Providers
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Video conferencing provider Vidyo is now offering a version of its platform that can be used by telecommunications and other companies to deliver video conferencing technology as a cloud service. On Tuesday, Vidyo introduced VidyoRouter Cloud Edition, which uses the company's patented version of the H.264 scalable video coding (SVC) compression standard. The technology delivers high-definition video over the Internet and conventional IP networks to a variety of endpoint devices, from HD TVs to s
Vidyo Intros Scalable Enterprise Videoconferencing
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
By deploying software-based routers in multiple regions, the VidyoConference Cloud Edition can deliver telepresence to tens of thousands of mobile device users.
BroadVision's Free Business Social Media App Challenges Salesforce's Chatter
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
A San Francisco Bay-area company has come up with what it thinks is a more compelling alternative for enterprises to's Chatter business social media application. BroadVision's Clearvale Express is a free social media app that can be upgraded to a paid Clearvale Enterprise edition with additional features businesses could find valuable.
Vidyo, Ricoh Partner On UC
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The Japanese company plans to use Vidyo's technology in a portable Unified Communications device and a video-conferencing conferencing system.
Siemens Launches Unified Communications For SMBs
News  |  2/2/2011  | 
UC Server Xpress offers a pre-configured platform for messaging, conferencing, voice communications, and customer communications.
Jabra Brings Lotus Sametime Unified Communications To Headsets
News  |  2/1/2011  | 
The plug-in integrates capabilities such as call answer, call end, volume, mute, and remote ring detection into many of the firm's corded and Bluetooth devices.

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