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April, 2009


April 28, 2009  3:09 AM

Preventing a Swine Flu Pandemic with Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
business continuity, pandemic, swine flu, UC, Unified Communications

The swine flu is now suspected to have hit Italy, Spain, Denmark, the United States,...

April 28, 2009  2:55 AM

12% Annual Growth Predicted for Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cost savings, increase efficiency, market growth, UC, Unified Communications

As this TMCNet.com article on unified communications points out, unified communications is difficult to define as a market in and of itself. The components that make up...


April 28, 2009  2:42 AM

VoIP in the Cloud



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Fulcrum Group, managed services, MSP, voice over IP, VoIP

Voice over IP (VoIP) has been hot for a while now. Companies have sold and implemented VoIP hardware and software for customers. VoIP then evolved into being offered as a hosted service- but still with a dedicated infrastructure per customer. The next step is to simply offer VoIP from the cloud as...


April 28, 2009  2:28 AM

BT Expands OneVoice VPN with Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BT, OneVoice, presence, UC, Unified Communications

BT is expanding their OneVoice voice-oriented VPN service and incorporating unified communications capabilities. OneVoice already allows customers to realize cost savings and make calls around the world, but the new...


April 20, 2009  3:17 AM

SmartSIP – So Simple a Kid Can Understand It



Posted by: Tony Bradley
direct SIP trunking, Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, OCS, OCS 2007 R2, SmartSIP, Unified Communications

One of  the most anticipated innovations in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 was the introduction of the ability to connect OCS directly to a SIP trunk. One caveat to that excitement was...


April 20, 2009  2:41 AM

Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual User Group



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, SmartSIP, UCVUG, Unified Communications, Unified Communications Virtual User Group

What exemplifies the spirit of unified communications more than a virtual user group? The Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual User Group (UCVUG) has been established with the stated purpose "to provide resources, education, and collaboration to professionals...


April 19, 2009  11:41 PM

Perzonae Looks to Enter UC Arena



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Gmail, Google, Live Messenger, Microsoft, MSN, Perzonae, Unified Communications

A Dutch startup called Perzonae Unified Communications entered the battle for unified communications market share with the release this week of the public beta version of their...


April 9, 2009  2:19 AM

BT Extends UC Functionality with Finder



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BT, Finder, Microsoft, OCS, UC, Unified Communications, voice

BT, a leading global IT consultancy and service provider and a key partner for Microsoft Unified Communications, has developed an innovative new tool that extends the functionality of Microsoft Office Communications Server.


April 6, 2009  3:13 PM

Unified Communications Can Save Planet Earth



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cost savings, travel, Unified Communications, virtual meetings, virtual meetings and climate innovation in the 21st century, world wildlife fund

That is my sort of 'Twitter-friendly' way of restating the message from the recent report by the WWF (No. Not the Hulk Hogan WWF- the World Wrestling Federation. The report is from the other WWF - the World Wildlife Fund). In a report titled


April 4, 2009  1:36 PM

Death of the Desk Phone



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cost savings, desk phone, Gurdeep Singh Pall, Microsoft, OCS, Office Communications Server, UC, Unified Communications, Voicecon 2009

At Voicecon 2009 in Orlando last week, Microsoft's Gurdeep Singh Pall, vice president of the unified communications group, pointed out that the desk phone is a 'dead man walking'. Organizations spend an average...


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