Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in July 2011
Stone Bond Keeps Focus On Data Integration For The Masses
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Version 8 of Stone Bond Technologies' flagship data integration solution, Enterprise Enabler, has added Virtuoso to its branding. Targeted at non-technical line-of-business users, EE Virtuoso provides a single, integrated environment to develop, test, deploy and monitor the real-time access and availability of information in a fraction of the time and cost of alternative offerings, says the company.
Wipro Introduces New Tool For Upgrading Oracle Applications
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Wipro Technologies introduced a new tool for upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite business software applications. Wipro Easy-Upgrade helps customer organizations undertake an assessment of their current Oracle landscape, manage their Oracle environment and implement upgrades.
HP Introduces New Consulting Services To Bring UC Into The Enterprise
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
HP unveiled three new consulting services to hasten the introduction of unified communications (UC) technology into the enterprise. The services focus on delivering multiple voice communication systems; accommodating the modern workplace, where employees work remotely and from multiple locations; and making sure the network has the capacity to deliver UC, particularly videoconferencing.
Cloud-Based UC: The Race For Midmarket
News  |  7/23/2011  | 
A Unified communications offering based on Cisco's Hosted Collaboration Service may allow value added reseller En Point to beat Verizon and AT&T to market.
HP Offers Virtualization Tool For Agile App Development
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
HP has introduced new tools and services to enable software applications to be built using the agile development method. The tools, including a new HP service to create a virtual environment in which apps can be tested, will be part of the HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite.
Logitech Offers Cloud Videoconferencing, Makes Acquisition
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Logitech--a company that began by making computer peripherals such as mice, keyboards and webcams--has expanded its LifeSize enterprise videoconferencing business with a cloud-based offering, a new video endpoint for room-sized videoconference systems and the acquisition of a videoconference software company.
Mendix Upgrades Agile Business Platform For Software Development
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Mendix, which delivers a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering for software development, launched version 3.0 of its Agile Business Platform. Among the new features in the upgrade are a centralized management dashboard that lets members of the development team see how the project is going, an app store where templates for software projects can be downloaded and Mendix’s recently announced Sprintr social collaboration platform for projects.
Dell Kace Applies Itself To The SMB Market
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Dell's Kace business unit is looking to broaden its addressable market with a line of systems management appliances that have been designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses. The M300 Asset Management Appliance is targeted at SMBs with 50 to 200 employees looking for simple, reliable and affordable solutions for such routine IT tasks as hardware and software inventory, software license compliance, and asset tracking and management.
Partners And HP Make News At Cisco Live 2011
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Cisco Live was not just about Cisco; the huge exposition included a broad assortment of partners, many of which had their own announcements to make at the event. Cisco Live drew more than 5,000 attendees and another 40,000 that dropped in virtually. Even HP, which was not in attendance, had something to say in response to Cisco's claims about its switches.
Nefsis Delivers Videoconferencing Infrastructure From The Cloud
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Nefsis has begun offering, as a cloud-delivered service, the network connectivity and bandwidth management tools necessary to send video over corporate networks. Nefsis says that its cloud offering includes tools to maintain quality of service (QoS) standards for videoconference feeds and to help network administrators set traffic priorities that, when necessary, give video traffic right-of-way over applications such as email.
Cisco Unveils New Security To Thwart 'Targeted' Attacks
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Cisco Systems, which reported recently that mass spam email attacks on computer users are being replaced with more sophisticated, targeted attacks, has introduced a new security technology to thwart those attacks. At its Cisco Live conference, the company unveiled Cisco IronPort Outbreak Filters, which, when spotting a suspicious email containing what might be a malware link, rewrites the link to direct it to a Cisco security tool that will determine if it is malware and, if so, block it.
New Polycom Videoconference System Comes With Microsoft Lync
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Videoconference system vendor Polycom has introduced a new room video telepresence system that comes with the Microsoft Lync unified communications platform built right in. Because the Polycom CX7000 Unified Collaboration System features tight integration with Lync, participants in video meetings will experience the same user interface (UI) they are familiar with when using Lync on their desktop computers, as well as the familiar Polycom UI.
Sybase Brings 'Intelligence for Everyone' To The Enterprise With New Parallel Distributed Query And Advanced Workload Management Capabilities
News  |  7/8/2011  | 
Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced the general availability of Sybase IQ 15.3, powered by a new generation of shared everything Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) technology. With this release, enterprise IT departments can overcome scalability limitations of today's data warehouses in many industries including financial services, telecommunications, information providers, healthcare and insurance. By implementing a business analy
Bluebeam Software Offers Collaboration Platform Without The Cloud
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
A company called Bluebeam Software has introduced Studio Server, a server-based collaboration platform for editing text, images, CAD drawings, blueprints and other content in PDF format, but still provide the security of keeping the project behind the firewall.
Fonality Releases Hybrid Cloud/On-Premise UC Platform
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Fonality, provider of a platform for delivering enterprise unified communications, has introduced a product update that combines the convenience of cloud computing with the control of on-premise UC. The company's Fonality PBXtra 5.2 combines phone, email and chat features, and makes it possible for users to transition from existing on-premise technology to more flexible and cost-effective cloud options.

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