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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...

March 12, 2008  3:12 AM

Microsoft and Nortel Strengthen UC Partnership



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Officially, Microsoft and Nortel have been buddies on the Unified Communications front for over a year and a half. Prior to now, however, the partnership was more rhetoric and lip...


March 1, 2008  4:41 AM

Microsoft and Cisco Fight For UC Dominance



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

When unified communications was still but a gleam in the eye of its creators, Microsoft and Cisco became mortal enemies jockeying for supremacy. At one point, they shook hands and promised to play nice, but now that seems more like some sort of calculated attempt at gaining inside knowledge on each...


March 1, 2008  4:35 AM

Due Diligence For Unified Communications



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

Unified Communications is the hot "technology" right now. Replacing plain vanilla VoIP solutions, the buzz is all about taking that VoIP deployment, tying it together with email, fax, instant messaging, conferencing, etc. to create a unified communications infrastructure that will revolutionize the...


March 1, 2008  4:30 AM

Outsourcing Unified Communications



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

Taking the plunge and moving from traditional communications into the world of unified communications is not without its learning curve and price tag. It doesn't have to break the bank per se. You can analyze the needs of the company and the existing communications infrastructure and come up with a...


February 27, 2008  3:53 AM

Wi-Fi and Cellular Converge To Improve Productivity



Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11, 802.11n, BlackBerry, Mobile, Mobile device, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP, wi-fi

One of the promises, or benefits, of unified communications is being able to communicate with people where they are when you need them. The concept of 'presence' in Microsoft's UCC (Unified Communications and Collaboration) is designed so that you can tell if a person is available or not, the...


December 17, 2007  6:06 PM

Free Tool From Microsoft To Troubleshoot VoIP Issues



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft Windows, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

VoIP has a number of benefits, but it can have its down sides as well. One downside is that the sound-quality of the phone calls can have issues. Normal telephones sometimes have sound issues as well though. The benefit of VoIP is that, because the communications are network-based, it can be...


August 31, 2007  7:31 AM

Microsoft To Launch Unified Communications in October



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP communications, Microsoft Windows, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, Office LiveMeeting, Telecommunications, Unified Communications

Microsoft has set an October 16 launch date for their Unified Communications initiative. Unified Communications are products and services that- as the name implies- are designed to bring various forms of communication together and allow them to work in conjunction with each other. The live webcast...


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