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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in March 2011
Businesses Shifting To 'Less Formal' Communication Methods
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Desktop video and social media are on the rise, particularly for remote workers, while email and landline phone use are waning, according to a Skype survey.
Spending On Videoconferencing And Telepresence To Double By 2015
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Enterprises will spend $5 billion on videoconferencing and telepresence solutions in 2015, Infonetics predicted in a study released Monday. Last year, revenue for these technologies grew 18 percent, reaching $2.2 billion worldwide, the research firm said. As businesses around the globe continue to seek out new ways of cost-effectively and efficiently communicating, their spending on videoconferencing and telepresence is expected to increase, the study said.
For True UC, Remember Smartphones
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
IT's been pushing UC and mobility initiatives on separate tracks. But if either is to realize its full potential, CIOs must make integration a priority.
InPhonex Intros Cloud Telephony For SMBs
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Televate adds CRM and mobile apps to traditional PBX and interactive voice response functions in a single hosted platform geared for small offices.
EXo Extends Enterprise Portals To The Cloud
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
eXo, a Java portal technologies pioneer, today unveiled its roadmap to take modern enterprise portals, gadgets and mashups to cloud computing environments. For enterprise companies that have invested in Java, eXo is offering a path to the cloud that will help reduce costs, simplify administration and substantially shorten time-to-deployment for new applications. In support of this roadmap, eXo is making two announcements today:
Headlines About Japan's Nuclear Crisis Could Be Way Overblown
Commentary  |  3/15/2011  | 
An MIT research scientist has released a provocative essay that explains in layman's terms why not to be worried about the problems at Japan's nuclear reactors. The original version cited inaccuracies in media reports, but falls short of blaming the media for being sensationalist.
Practical Analysis: A UC Champion's Survival Guide
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
When it comes to unified communications, IT must be both the application implementer and champion for use.
Avaya Plugs SMB Apps Into UC Platform
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
The IP Office unified communications system adds collaboration, SIP trunking, customer service, and other features developed by third-party partners in Avaya's DevConnect program.
Cisco Goes After 'Underserved' Mid-Market With VoIP Solution
Commentary  |  3/7/2011  | 
Cisco has packaged the core technology behind its Unified Communications Manager portfolio for companies of 300 people or less.
Cisco Unleashes Device-Agnostic Unified Communications
News  |  3/4/2011  | 
Cisco is upping the unified communications stakes with the launch of Cisco Jabber, which will bring presence, instant messaging, voice and video, voice messaging, desktop sharing and conferencing to the device of your choice.
Mobile, Consumer Tech Transform Corporate Networks
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
Enterprise IT managers should stop limiting employees to a single mobile computing device or vendor, according to a panel at Enterprise Connect.
Unified Communications: Making The Business Case
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
Companies should consider the business value of speeding up transactions when evaluating UC solutions, suggested a panel at Enterprise Connect.
SIP Trunking Gets Serious At Enterprise Connect
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
Attendees discussed the practicalities of the Internet telephony technology, including how to build a business case, get the implementation right, and put the right support in place.
Enterprise Connect: Global Crossing Intros Cloud Audio Conferencing
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
The Communications as a Service product will be offered on a shared-seat basis to lower costs for companies, said the company.
Snom Intros VoIP Server Hardware, DECT Phones
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
At Enterprise Connect in Orlando, snom releases a turnkey hardware server to go with its snom ONE VoIP server software, potentially easing integration challenges for users preferring more of a complete system from a single vendor (see the video).
Enterprise Connect: Vidyo Intros Videoconference Recording, Playback
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
Vidyo appliance uses the Scalable Video Coding protocol rather than the Multipoint Control Unit found in more traditional videoconferencing systems.
Cisco Launches Unified Communications Systems For SMBs
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
The networking company introduces two new UC platforms built for small and midsize offices at its annual partner conference.
Will The Cloud Take Over Enterprise Communications?
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
Mobility was cited as a driving force for UC adoption at an Enterprise Connect panel of technology experts and vendors.
80% Of UC Projects Fail To Reach Potential
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
HP executive Arthur Filip, speaking at the Enterprise Connect conference, said only one in 10 Unified Communications projects is "truly transformational."
Enterprise Connect: Microsoft Boasts Lync UC Successes
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
The software giant trots out early customers, including LA Fitness and Revlon, to demonstrate cost savings and productivity gains from replacing legacy PBX systems with its software-based Unified Communications server.
Avaya CEO Predicts Broad Adoption Of SIP-Powered UC
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
In his Enterprise Connect keynote, Kevin Kennedy pointed to growing acceptance of Session Initiation Protocol to launch voice and video calls and conferences, noting similarities to the rise of TCP/IP.
Enterprise Connect: Skype, Citrix To Partner On Conferencing
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
GoToMeeting-style data conferencing capabilities will be embedded in a future release of the Skype for Business client.
Enterprise Connect: Cisco Announces Multimedia Jabber Software
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
The multimedia version of Jabber and the planned Android-powered Cius table, support the networking giant's vision of multi-device Unified Communication and Collaboration.

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