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August, 2009


August 31, 2009  2:48 AM

Web Scheduler for Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Microsoft recently released Web Scheduler for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The Web Scheduler provides a web-based interface for conference management functions...

August 31, 2009  2:29 AM

End of the Desk Phone Era

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

One of the ubiquitous elements of a corporate desk in virtually any cubicle or office is the desk phone. When new employees join the team, assigning a phone number and supplying them with a phone are typically some of the first steps for getting them set up and ready to work. A


August 30, 2009  2:47 AM

Adapability and Agility are Keys to UC Success

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Unified communications is a rapidly changing market without a clearly defined product offering. Selling unified communications successfully requires being able to quickly understand and integrate new technologies, and the flexibility to evolve quickly as the landscape changes. Companies that...


August 29, 2009  2:43 AM

Leave Security to the Pros

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

In a past life I worked as a consultant for a very large global computer services firm. I was a lead security engineer and one of the first responders for incidents and virus outbreaks for a large, Fortune 100 customer. The powers that be spent a significant amount of time and effort sucking up...


August 29, 2009  2:15 AM

Enabling Brings OCS to the College Classroom

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Colleges and universities across the country use the Blackboard Academic Suite to allow students and faculty to engage and collaborate virtually. Enabling Technologies is helping to expand the functionality of Blackboard and provide more effective...


August 27, 2009  8:49 PM

2.6 Million Lost Jobs Result of Communications Fraud

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Did I get your attention? I thought I might. Now, let's step back and look at the perhaps questionable or dubious math I used to arrive at this sensational conclusion. A recent worldwide


August 27, 2009  1:29 PM

SIP Trunks Gain Appeal in a Down Economy

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

SIP trunking has been a very hot technology in 2009- thanks in no small part to Office Communications Server 2007 R2. In fact, Microsoft shook the SIP trunking world up again recently with


August 26, 2009  7:31 PM

Plan Ahead for Successful Unified Communications

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

I know, I know. You're saying 'well, duh'. Of course you should plan ahead. Have you ever seen anyone start laying a foundation and building the frame of a house without a plan? I don't think so. Let's face it- if you just start nailing 2x4's together you have no way of knowing what the end result...


August 24, 2009  3:03 AM

Unified Communications ROI Doesn’t Happen By Magic

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

I read an article recently that talked about the promise of cost savings with unified communications and that the ROI (return on investment) doesn't always pan out the way it does in the marketing brochure. I think the argument put...


August 23, 2009  3:20 AM

Surviving Swine Flu Outbreak with UC

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

The United States government is warning schools and businesses to be prepared for a Swine Flu epidemic this Fall. VoIP and unified communications can be a critical component of business continuity...


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