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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in February 2013
11ac's First Wave: What to Expect
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
802.11ac will super-charge Wi-Fi, but pre-standard products will come with limitations. Here's what you can expect as 11ac products debut in 2013.
F5 Tackles BYOD with MDM Products and Services
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
News roundup: F5 announces MDM software and SaaS service; Citrix leverages Zenprise acquisition to launch XenMobile; GroundWork Monitor watches hybrid cloud environments.
Cloud Storage and Sync: A Bubble Destined to Burst
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
The proliferation of cloud file sharing services is out of control. It can only end badly for most of these companies—and their users.
Server-Side Caching Gets Smarter Via Startup PernixData
Commentary  |  2/20/2013  | 
Startup PernixData uses a distributed, replicated write-back cache to take full advantage of SSDs in server-side caching while addressing the risks of server failure and data loss.
3 Lessons Learned from Wireless Field Day
Commentary  |  2/19/2013  | 
WLAN location-based services are hot, wireless technology is getting more complex, and WLAN interoperability just isn’t going to happen. These are the three big ideas I took away from Wireless Field Day.
IT Not Ready to Quit on BlackBerry
Commentary  |  2/13/2013  | 
IT pros hope BlackBerry can reverse its fading fortunes, but they recognize end user choice is going against the once-dominant mobile vendor. Network Computing readers weigh in on BlackBerry’s fate.
RCS, WebRTC Will Unlock Mobile UC Potential
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
New standards such as RCS and WebRTC aim to bring unified communications (UC) capabilities to browsers and mobile devices, which may open a new competitive front for enterprise UC providers.
Ospcode's Private Chef Gets Cooking with Facebook
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
News roundup: Opscode updates Private Chef automation software; AirWatch and ForeScout team up for mobile security; WatchGuard unveils seven XTM appliances; HP gets agile.
Super Bowl Web Traffic Blitzes Advertisers
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Super Bowl Web traffic crushed sites from Coca-Cola, Doritos and other brands that blended interactive marketing with televised commercials. Online statistics show that site design proved just as important as network capacity.
HP, Quantum Update Tape Portfolios to LTO-6
Commentary  |  2/7/2013  | 
HP and Quantum have updated their tape storage to LTO-6, the most recent generation of the Linear-Tape Open standard. LTO-6 promises to store more data more quickly, though newly promised compression rates need independent verification.
Open Spectrum Does Not Mean Free Internet
Commentary  |  2/6/2013  | 
There's a common misconception that a plan to open up more unlicensed, unmanaged spectrum will mean free Wi-Fi for all. Expect a lot of wonderful things, including competition for cellular carriers, but not for free.
Open Compute's Trickle-Down Tech
Commentary  |  2/6/2013  | 
Open Compute's goal of open source hardware sounds democratic, but the initiative targets big-budget service providers and Web brands whose needs are different from everyday enterprises. The greatest impact of Open Compute will be felt by the leading server manufacturers--and it won't be good.
Best of Interop 2013 Nominations Open
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Nominations are now open for the Best of Interop awards in Las Vegas. The awards recognize innovative hardware and software that advance business technology. Award categories include cloud and virtualization, networking, mobility, security and storage.

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