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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in July 2008
Software Contract Dispute Threatened IM On Wall Street
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
A judge told Thomson Reuters it had to stop using its instant messaging software by Friday after a payment dispute with the contractor providing the technology.
Vonage Unveils Traveling VoIP Service
News  |  7/29/2008  | 
The Vonage Pro calling plan allows subscribers to use their home phone numbers virtually anywhere they can find a high-speed Internet connection.
Siemens Enterprise Finds A Buyer
Commentary  |  7/29/2008  | 
Some two years after it was spun off from the Siemens AG parent company, with the intention of being acquired, Siemens Enterprise (SEN)has finally reached that goal with today's announcement that Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, will acquire 51% of SEN, while Siemens AG retains the rest. (For more posts, go to No Jitter.)
Vonage May Get Fresh CEO Along With Financing
News  |  7/25/2008  | 
The VoIP provider and Silver Point are establishing the terms and conditions for up to $215 million in private debt financing.
Revisiting Click-to-Call
Commentary  |  7/25/2008  | 
If you sit through enough unified communications marketing presentations, sooner rather than later, you'll hear someone confidently assert that "UC is more than just click to call." But what if click to call is really enough for you?
What UC Is, And Isn't
Commentary  |  7/21/2008  | 
Here's a response to my post, "Is Anyone Actually Implementing UC?" The writer, Ken Camp, argues that everyone's implementing UC, because UC encompasses so many things:
Is Anyone Actually Implementing UC?
Commentary  |  7/17/2008  | 
A debate has been going on over at No Jitter about whether enterprises are actually adopting Unified Communications (see here, here, here, here, and
The Role Of Presence In UC
Commentary  |  7/14/2008  | 
What makes Unified Communications unique, something other than just a bunch of applications running on an IP infrastructure? How does UC fundamentally change the communications architecture? There's a growing consensus that the answer is: Presence.
What's Video Good For?
Commentary  |  7/1/2008  | 
Videoconferencing is a hot technology, one that's seeing 30%+ annual growth in both revenue and units shipped, according to Wainhouse Research. The assumption is that this growth is being driven, at least in part, by companies' desire to avoid employee travel as fuel prices rise. But people who look at this market closely say travel avoidance is only a small part of video's appeal.

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