Mitel is one of those old dogs in the telephony world that has never had a problem learning new tricks. The corporate communications world once ran on barge-sized PBX systems, but now IP-based unified communications systems are the impressive norm. And though Mitel came from the old world, it continues to keep its offerings fresh with the latest version of Mitel Unified Communicator Advanced.
A data analytics firm whose corporate lineage is traced back to BigFix, an IBM acquisition, has emerged as Quantivo, which is offering data analytics as a cloud-based service. Quantivo, whose CEO, Dave Robbins, grew BigFix from a start-up to a $400 million business, is targeting customers that may not be the biggest companies around but still have "big data" issues to handle.
Software-as-a-service vendor Salesforce.com is introducing a number of new services to enable companies to use social networks to understand their customers and their employees, as well as to improve their businesses. The "social enterprise" was a big theme pushed at this week’s Dreamforce 2011 conference in San Francisco. While the company is developing new services to use social networking tools in order for companies to be competitive, a survey of attendees shows that some still have re
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.