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November, 2009


November 30, 2009  4:19 AM

Remote Users as Technology Guinea Pigs

Posted by: Tony Bradley
DirectAccess, pilot test, remote users, roaming, UC, Unified Communications, VPN

Most companies are faced with an increasingly mobile and remote work force. There are a variety of strategic and tactical advantages to a work force on-the-go, but wandering users also increase exposure to risk and

November 29, 2009  4:41 AM

Analysts Predict Skyrocketing Growth for UC Market

Posted by: Tony Bradley
ABI Research, cloud, managed service, UC, UCaaS, Unified Communications, Unified Communications as a Service

I realize this post is a stark contrast to my last post, in which I stated that Gartner snubbed unified communications on its list of top IT priorities and questioned its strategic relevance at a recent...

November 27, 2009  4:16 AM

Gartner Questions Strategic Relevance of Unified Communications

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Frost & Sullivan, Gartner, Gartner Symposium, strategic, UC, Unified Communications

Unified communications has been one of a small handful of dominant IT technologies--or at least buzz words--for the past couple of years, but analysts debate whether it is still worthy of so much attention. Gartner senior analyst Nick Jones told an audience at the Gartner Symposium in Sydney...

November 26, 2009  6:29 AM

Tweeting Your Presence

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, presence, Social networking, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications

One of the keystones of unified communications is 'presence'. Another word for presence might be status, but presence is a status--plus a little bit more. Of course, that is only if it is done right and kept up to date. Social networking tools like

November 15, 2009  12:55 PM

Google Becomes a VoIP Provider with Gizmo5 Purchase

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Gizmo5, Google, Google Voice, Google Wave, SIP, Skype, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Google announced its 4th acquisition of the year with the purchase of Gizmo5. Gizmo5 gives Google the ability to connect VoIP calls from the Internet or from mobile...

November 12, 2009  4:32 AM

LifeSize Acquisition Moves Logitech into Video-Conferencing

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, HP, LifeSize, Logitech, Microsoft, UC, Unified Communications, Video conferencing

Logitech is a name that most people are familiar with. It is a virtual household word when it comes to things like keyboards, mice, PC game controllers, and webcam equipment. Logitech is not a name, however, typically associated with enterprise-class video-conferencing. That is about to...

November 9, 2009  5:43 AM

Cisco Launches 61 New UC and Collaboration Products

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, collaboration, Tandberg, UC, Unified Communications, Video conferencing, WebEx Mail

Cisco announced 61 new unified communications and collaboration products today. The massive unveiling demonstrates Cisco's commitment to the concept. A Computerworld...

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November 7, 2009  1:55 PM

IBM Challenges Microsoft to a Cage Match

Posted by: Tony Bradley
cage match, challenge, Enterprise 2.0, IBM, Microsoft, UC, Unified Communications, VoiceCon

Its unified communications meets WWF. IBM had some serious issues during a live demonstration of its UC technologies at the Enterprise 2.0 conference. Its a presenter's nightmare. I am sure the stuff works better than that and I assume they even rehearsed the presentation just fine. But, during...

November 1, 2009  3:03 AM

Sipera Has SLiC Solution to Protect Smart Phone VoIP

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Secure Live Communications, Sipera, SLiC, smart phone, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

One goal that many companies and unified communications vendors are striving for is the seamless integration of mobile phones with the unified communications environment.   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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