MUST READ Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress Vs. Gmail By Michael Endler With Outlook.com, Microsoft takes aim at Google's search and email dominance. Redmond already claims more than 60 million users, but will more Gmail users defect?
Strategy: 3 Steps To A Hands-Free Cloud Virtualization let IT automate the entire life cycle of a server, from provisioning and initialization through steady-state and change management to termination. But this is only the first step on the path to fully coordinated, automated and managed systems. The ultimate goal: orchestration, where business needs can be defined and executed without human intervention. We'll examine the essential elements of orchestration, focusing on public and private clouds. Download Now (Registration Required)
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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.