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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in June 2010
Strategy Session: UC And The Cloud
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Virtualization and cloud computing have taken over the mantle of hottest tech that only a few years ago was held by IP telephony and unified communications, but that doesn't mean it's easy to align the two areas.
Strategy Session: UC And The Cloud
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Virtualization and cloud computing have taken over the mantle of hottest tech that only a few years ago was held by IP telephony and unified communications, but that doesn't mean it's easy to align the two areas.
Cisco Integrates Tandberg Telepresence
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Demonstrating that its $3.4 billion acquisition of Tandberg earlier this year is progressing smoothly and on schedule, Cisco has announced updates to three lines of products in the telepresence, or high-definition video teleconferencing, marketplace. The Tandberg acquisition was announced last October 1 and closed on April 19. The intent of telepresence is to use high-quality, high-definition video and audio to provide an experience that is as good as being in person.
UC: Big Promise, Modest Movement
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
We surveyed 400-plus business technology pros about their business drivers for unified communications, technical hurdles--and how they define success.
UC: Big Promise, Modest Movement
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
We surveyed more 400-plus business technology pros about their business drivers for unified communications, technical hurdles--and how they define success.
Openness vs. Privacy: The Important Role Data Redaction Plays In Data Privacy
Commentary  |  6/17/2010  | 
Data privacy is a hot topic for all enterprises, both private and public, and data redaction often has an important role in these efforts. That said, redaction is a term that some IT organizations have never heard of. Even if they have, they would probably be hard pressed to define it or explain its importance to their organizations, but that situation is changing quickly as organizations realize that redaction offers a solution that balances the need for data openness with the need for data pri
InterCall Launches eCommerce Platform And New Conferencing Product Packages For SMBs
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
InterCall, the world's largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, today announced the launch of a new line of conferencing packages designed for small and medium size business (SMB) users. Everything from pricing, experience and support has been created solely for the SMB market and includes a newly designed eCommerce portal. The new InterCall SMB eCommerce portal features easy to understand product offerings, clear pricing, a features comparison and a streamlined set up process.
Virtual Computer Makes Client-side Desktop Virtualization Free for Production Use
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Virtual Computer, the market leader in distributed desktop virtualization, today announced that its groundbreaking NxTop desktop virtualization solution is now available as a free product download. The free download bundle includes NxTop Engine, Virtual Computer's innovative 'bare-metal' client hypervisor, as well as the NxTop Center, a feature-rich management console that enables a wide array of advanced virtual desktop creation and management functions. This new pricing model enables corporate
CounterPath Brings Enterprise-Class, Carrier-Grade VoIP Softphone To The Apple iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
CounterPath Corporation, an award-winning provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of Bria iPhone Edition for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Bria iPhone Edition is a highly secure, standards-based VoIP softphone that works over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks. Bria iPhone Edition integrates seamlessly with other CounterPath desktop and convergence solutions, as well as with enterprise and carrier infrastructure equipment from major vendo
AT&T, Verizon Send Equipment To Aid In Oil Spill Disaster
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Both AT&T and Verizon have sent extra equipment to the Louisiana coast to beef up their networks as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brings thousands of people to the area responding to the disaster. AT&T has deployed emergency communications vehicles and other resources to the area to expand network bandwidth, particularly on cellular networks, under its disaster recovery and business continuity program for its customers, said Chris Costello, assistant vice president for hosting and cloud
Cisco Quad Collaboration
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Cisco Systems has announced Cisco Quad, an enterprise collaboration platform that combines video, voice, e-mail and social networking technology. Quad is one of a trio of announcements from the network equipment vendor intended to give Cisco a greater presence in front of the computer rather than just behind the screens. Later this year, Cisco will offer WebEx Connect IM version 6.5, its video conferencing system now available through any browser-based instant messaging client. WebEx Connect IM
Verizon Wireless Expanding Skype To Feature Phones
Commentary  |  6/11/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless says that more handsets, including normal feature phones, will be able to use the Skype application.
Do We Need Primary Storage Deduplication?
Commentary  |  6/9/2010  | 
With the recent buzz around a few new primary storage deduplication products, I've seen the question of primary storage deduplication's value come up more than once. After all, if you are managing your storage correctly there shouldn't be much duplicate data, especially on primary storage right? Sure, and we all archive all of our old data to tape as soon as it has not been accessed for 90 days. Even in a well-managed system there is redundant data on primary storage, so deduplication's benefits
Polycom, Fighting Cisco, Adds To Telepresence Line
News  |  6/7/2010  | 
Video conference technology provider Polycom adds to its lineup of HD telepresence systems in a battle for dominance against Cisco Systems, especially in the wake of Cisco's acquisition of Tandberg. Polycom is introducing the OTX 300 Immersive Telepresence product. Telepresence provides a high-end video that aims to duplicate the experience of being in the same room for participants in separate locations. Telepresence systems require dedicated--and expensive--equipment and specially constructed
HP Forecasts Increased SMB Spending, Rolls Out New Products
News  |  6/4/2010  | 
HP has launched a number of initiatives to win sales in the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) IT market. The company is offering new storage and networking hardware and financing deals amid evidence of increased IT spending by customers. HP introduced three new data storage products, revamped its network switch lineup to include products from its acquisition of 3Com and is configuring HP hardware to work in Microsoft's Unified Communications environment. In addition, HP's Financial Services d


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