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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in May 2011
The Incredible Expanding UC
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
Used to be, when IT talked unified communications we meant VoIP, presence, integrating voicemail and email, maybe video or Web conferencing—and we moaned about the complexity. Well, folks, welcome to the new UC reality, which must recognize the growing importance of collaboration, social networking channels, and mobility.
The Incredible Expanding UC
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
Used to be, when IT talked unified communications we meant VoIP, presence, integrating voicemail and email, maybe video or Web conferencing—and we moaned about the complexity. Well, folks, welcome to the new UC reality, which must recognize the growing importance of collaboration, social networking channels, and mobility.
Edgewater Prices SBCs For The Masses
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Targeted at small to midsize businesses and branch offices, Edgewater Networks' all-in-one EdgeMarc 250 Series Enterprise Session Border Controller, an integrated Ethernet switch, reportedly simplifies the management, improves the performance and reduces the costs of converged voice, video and data networks. However, what sets the company's latest Session Border Controller (SBC) apart from competitors is its price, says Ira Weinstein, senior analyst, Wainhouse Research.
How Microsoft And Google Could Change Smartphones
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Voice calls are dumb; maybe Microsoft bought Skype to make them smarter.
New E-Discovery Products Target Backup, SharePoint
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Two new e-discovery products are coming to market to help IT tackle significant pain points: finding relevant information in data backups and SharePoint. At EMC World earlier this month, Index Engines announced that its collection engine can work with Data Domain, the widely-deployed deduplication and backup appliance from EMC. And Sherpa Software announced a new version of its Discovery Attender software that can find and collect files from Microsoft's SharePoint platform. E-discovery is the pr
Avaya Expands Mobile Unified Collaboration Choices
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The one-X soft client will now be supported on Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy II, on the Apple iPhone 3GS and 4G, and on RIM's Blackberry touchscreen devices, in addition to Symbian and Windows devices.
Avaya: IP Office 7.0 Takes The Cake
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
Unified communications vendor rolls in celebrity baker Buddy Valastro to tout the latest version of its IP phone system for SMBs.
ShoreTel Upgrades Enterprise UC Platform
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
The IP-based unified communications platform, includes web conferencing, high definition audio conferencing, instant messaging, Microsoft Outlook scheduling, and multimedia recording.
Microsoft Pledges Wider Support For Open Source Software
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
A Microsoft executive speaking at an open source software conference this week in San Francisco said the company will provide expanded interoperability between its proprietary software and open source software running in the same software stack. Sandy Gupta, general manager of the open solutions group at Microsoft, told the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) 2011 that Microsoft is now going to support the community version of the open source Linux operating system, in addition to its existin
Plantronics Unifies Calls Across Phone, PC, Mobile
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Unified communications and stylish looks are key features in the company's adaptable headsets introduced on its 50th anniversary.
Avaya Intros IP Office 7.0 For SMBs
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Unified communications platform gets a data migration tool, touchscreen phones, and full integration of Nortel Enterprise Solutions.
Skype Deal To Cost Enterprise IT
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Microsoft is likely to bundle the VoIP communications software under an Enterprise Agreement license, predicts NPI analyst.
Survey: Half Of Enterprise Software Will Be Open Source Within Five Years
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
A survey being released today at an open source conference in San Francisco shows that 56 percent of respondents predict that more than half of the software purchases made by businesses and other enterprises over the next five years will be of open source software. The organizers of the Open Source Business Conference 2011 say that this is because customers have overcome their reluctance toward using open source, such as concerns about licenses, and are embracing its virtues, such as flexibility


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