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May, 2009


May 31, 2009  8:43 PM

Google Ripples Market With Announcement of Wave



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Google, Microsoft, office, Office Communications Server, UC, Unified Communications, wave

At the Google I/O conference Google unveiled a revolutionary new collection of communication and collaboration tools dubbed "Wave". Wave seems to be a very ambitious project from Google which potentially impacts both the unified communications and collaboration...

May 31, 2009  5:11 PM

Saving Money By Investing in Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
budget, collaboration, communicate, cost savings, economy, efficency, investment, productivity, UC, Unified Communications

When is an expense not an expense? When the expense saves more money than it costs. There is a reason that so many organizations are continuing to invest in unified communications deployments. They are laying off workers, freezing pay, and cutting budgets in other areas in response to the recession...


May 31, 2009  4:54 PM

Unified Communications & Social Networking



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, instant messaging, microblogging, Social networking, Twitter, Unified Communications, Web 2.0

Many of the components included in unified communications started off or at least became mainstream in the consumer market. Instant messaging, web-based email, wikis, etc.. These technologies seem to catch fire as a grassroots movement from end-users jumping on the latest cutting edge technologies...


May 31, 2009  4:38 PM

Microsoft and HP Form Unified Communications Alliance



Posted by: Tony Bradley
alliance, HP, Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, partnership, UC, Unified Communications

Microsoft has established itself as a leader in the unified communications market, but their focus on the software side of things means that they don't have an end-to-end solution. The up side for customers is that Microsoft does not lock you into using specific or proprietary hardware. That is...


May 31, 2009  4:26 PM

Five DRBC Tips For Coping with a Pandemic



Posted by: Tony Bradley
business continuity, disaster recovery, natural disaster, pandemic, remote, UC, Unified Communications

I know I am beating a dead horse. I have two points though in my defense..no wait- three points.

  1. H1N1 / swine flu did not go away. It is not daily headline news anymore, but it is still out there and still spreading. As of this week there are almost 9,000 cases and 15 deaths just in the...


May 28, 2009  4:57 PM

Surviving the Recession: Top 5 Ways UC Can Help



Posted by: Tony Bradley
recession, TechTarget, UC, Unified Communications, virtual seminar, webcast

Shrinking or stagnant budgets are keeping many companies from taking the leap and investing in a full-fledge UC implementation. Do your part to ensure you're spending the smartest IT dollars you...


May 28, 2009  3:51 AM

Modern Hieroglyphs



Posted by: Tony Bradley
emoticons, Evangelyze Communications, hieroglyphs, Joe Schurman

All text are images to some degree. You are able to make sense of what I am typing because you have been trained to decipher groups of images pulled from the 26 available in the English alphabet and combined to form words. Civilizations like the ancient Egyptians though used images that were more...


May 28, 2009  3:40 AM

Gone Vishing



Posted by: Tony Bradley
automobile warranty, credit card, interest rate, Phishing, scam, vishing, voice

No. Its notĀ a typo. Vishing is a new twist on phishing scams using voice, typically VoIP. There have been two prevalent vishing scams recently: one selling extended automobile warranties and one offering to reduce your interest rate on your credit cards. You may haveĀ received such calls on your...


May 28, 2009  3:31 AM

Social Networking on Company Time



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, facetime, Security, Social networking, Twitter, Web 2.0

Employees are only human. They take breaks. They get distracted. As companies demand more from fewer employees and blur the line between 'work' time and 'personal' time, it is to be expected that personal or non-business use of computer and network resources will occur. But, how much is too...


May 20, 2009  2:57 PM

Using Virtual Meetings to Fight Recessions and Pandemics



Posted by: Tony Bradley
H1N1, Joe Schurman, Live Meeting, Microsoft, recession, swine flu, virtual meetings

Companies love to have meetings. In my experience, the bigger the company, the more they like to meet. While working for a Fortune 100 IT services company I once had more than 20 hours of my work week filled with recurring meetings. In other words, more than half of my available time each week was...


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