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March, 2008


March 31, 2008  9:05 PM

Nortel UC 1-2-3



Posted by: Tony Bradley
communications, IP, Nortel, PBX, UC, UC 1-2-3, Unified Communications, VoIP

Unless you have been living under a rock the past year or two, you are probably aware that Unified Communications is the hot trend. VoIP is still hot as well, and is a key component of unified communications, but the trend is evolving beyond just moving the phone system from the traditional PBX to...

March 31, 2008  8:57 PM

Microsoft ResponsePoint



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze, Joe Schurman, Microsoft, ResponsePoint, SMB Nation, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

In a past life, I managed a PBX system. I was thrust into one of those jack-of-all-trades IT positions where I was basically tasked with deploying, administering, troubleshooting, and maintaining anything with a plug. From...


March 31, 2008  8:48 PM

SMB Nation Conference



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Europe, SMB Nation, Toronto, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Are you a small or medium business trying to keep up with technology and leverage new tools to work better rather than harder? The title of 'SMB' applies to large and growing segment of businesses throughout the world. SMB's have to be innovative and agile. Unified Communications is a natural fit...


March 29, 2008  5:11 PM

Unifying Phone Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cellular, Mobile, phone, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Over the past ten years or so, the variety of ways available to connect with an individual has exploded. I mentioned a few posts back how technology has evolved so that you can call, email,...


March 25, 2008  7:31 PM

Evangelyze Achieves Unified Communications Specialization



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze, Gold Partner, Joe Schurman, Microsoft, Partner of the Year, Unified Communications

Evangelyze, a Microsoft Gold Partner, was recently awarded the Microsoft Partner Program, Unified Communications Competency Specialization. The


March 25, 2008  4:26 AM

Microsoft Introduces ‘Roundtable’



Posted by: Tony Bradley
LiveMeeting, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, RoundTable, UCC, Unified Communications

Conference calls don't always suffice for getting business done. It's great to get multiple parties on the phone sharing ideas and collaborating on a common goal, but sometimes you need visual...


March 23, 2008  3:12 AM

Microsoft and IBM to Test Interoperability



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IBM, interoperability, Lotus Sametime, Microsoft, UCC, Unified Communications, VoiceCon

In my last post, I mentioned that the lack of standards and platform interoperability was one of the biggest issues for early adopters of Unified Communications technologies. Microsoft and IBM are two of the biggest players in the Unified Communications arena. Microsoft is aggressively pushing for...


March 21, 2008  3:53 PM

Customers Share Benefits of UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
productivity, proprietary, reduced costs, standards, UC, Unified Communications, VoiceCon 2008

At VoiceCon 2008 in Orlando, some of the early adopters of the new unified communications initiatives shared some of the benefits they have experienced as a result of migrating to UC. Some claim reduced...


March 19, 2008  1:10 PM

Nortel Brings UC to Mobile Phones



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Mobile phones, Nortel, UC, Unified Communications, wi-fi

Communications have come a long way in the last couple decades. People used to have one phone number. At one point, that was one phone number with no voicemail which meant you either got...


March 12, 2008  3:18 AM

IBM Pledges $1 Billion Investment in Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IBM, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Not wanting to be left out of the next big wave in network / office communications, IBM this week announced that they have earmarked $1 Billion (With a 'B'. The one with 9 zeros after it) for internal development...


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