Siemens Enterprise Finds A Buyer
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.)
Juniper Gears Up for Additional Growth
Revenue growth brings with it new challenges: additional expansion, more layers of management, and continuing pressure to excel. Juniper Networks, which has been doing well, recently made some changes to better position itself for the future.
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?
HP's POD Play
HP follows Rackable, Sun, and IBM into container-based computing
Everybody Loves "Presence" -- In Unified Communications
OK, so that may be the worst pun I've ever used in a blog headline, but according to a Yankee Group post in No Jitter, presence -- not VoIP -- is the key to Unified Communications. And frankly, that seems like one of the few reasonable things I've seen written about UC.
Vendor Speeds Up its WAN Accelerator
The Wide Area Network accelerator market has picked up steam as small and medium businesses try to move information more quickly over those connections. One leading vendor recently pumped its product line to gain more market traction.
The Role Of Presence In UC
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.
How to Loosen E-Mail's Grip: One Man's Odyssey
E-mail has become one of the greatest time-sucking tools of nearly everyone's workday. Do you dare calculate how much time you spend every morning reading and responding to the myriad of messages that have flooded your inbox? Not to mention the incessant messages that pop up throughout the day. One man decided to fight back.
What's Video Good For?
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.