All eyes are, once again, on Microsoft. During the VoiceCon session where the inter-domain agreement was announced, IBM's Pat Galvin made it clear that he doesn't feel the job is done. "As far as IBM is concerned," Galvin said, "this process is only half complete."
Improved system throughput has been an ongoing desire for small and medium businesses. Many performance improving products were designed to maximize the use of devices housed in central locations and with set traffic patterns, so their efficiency is waning. One vendor is trying to deliver tools to enhance the performance of Internet based applications.
Betsy Frost Webb, Microsoft's GM for Unified Communications marketing, talked up the need to focus on the organizational impacts of UC, then brought out two enterprise end users who are living through those impacts
Summer was a dramatic period in the network equipment market. While most folks were sitting at the beach getting a tan, vendors were up late at night trying to find a suitable merger or acquisition targets. The fruits of one such pairing have started to be seen.
On Election Day, the Federal Communications Commission (let's hope all the employees had time to vote) was quite busy. After months of deliberation and having sparked a considerable amount of controversy, the federal agency opened up one more chunk of wireless spectrum for mobile communications.
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.