Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in September 2008
HP, Oracle Shake Up Storage
Commentary  |  9/26/2008  | 
Is the Exadata Storage Server 'the most dramatic announcement in storage in a decade?'
Cisco Broadens Its Web 2.0, Communications Portfolio
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
The company takes a swing at Microsoft and IBM with updates to WebEx Connect, Unified Communications System, and a partnership with Verizon.
Cisco Changes The Communications Debate
Commentary  |  9/24/2008  | 
As you can see in my No Jitter post on the topic, my friend Allan Sulkin, the ultimate voice communications expert, considers Cisco's announcement of a software-as-a-service play for UC/collaboration a "game changer." Maybe it changes the game; it definitely alters the debate.
FMC: It's All About Features, Says DiVitas
Commentary  |  9/22/2008  | 
DiVitas Networks has been one of the leaders in enterprise fixed-mobile convergence (FMC), going back to the time when FMC mostly meant the ability to transition from a cellular network to voice over Wi-Fi without dropping the call. Now, DiVitas's CEO calls that capability "table stakes."
WAVE Software Key To Coordinating Hurricane Responses
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
Twisted Pair's distributed VoIP software system helped public safety officials coordinate a variety of unrelated radios during Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
Cisco To Acquire Jabber For Enterprise UC
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
Jabber's open source instant messaging and presence technology is expected to help Cisco's fight with Microsoft to become the leading supplier of real-time voice communications and data.
Interop: IBM Licenses Avistar's C3 Technology For Lotus Sametime
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
Avistar's videoconferencing technology automatically adjusts to link with external VoIP services and other UC features, including IM clients and advanced video.
Company Offers Smartphone Deployment Manager
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
InterNoded's latest service enables IT departments to push applications to their fleet of mobile workers, as well as upgrade, activate, or wipe handsets.
Cisco Widens Its Lead
Commentary  |  9/15/2008  | 
Allan Sulkin's mid-year study of the voice communications market shows a contracting market overall, but big gains for the new market leader, Cisco.
InformationWeek 500: Monsanto's Collaborative Growth Plan
News  |  9/10/2008  | 
By combining unified communications, IM, SharePoint, and blogs and wikis while protecting its IP, Monsanto is advancing teamwork.
Is UC Tactical Or Strategic?
Commentary  |  9/8/2008  | 
Wainhouse Research is out with a new survey of enterprise attitudes and practices in adopting unified communications. One of the key findings is that, more so than last year, the decision is being made by IT, rather than at the CXO level.

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