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.
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
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
A San Francisco Bay-area company has come up with what it thinks is a more compelling alternative for enterprises to Salesforce.com'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.
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.