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February 28, 2010  8:35 AM

Virtualizing VoIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
bandwidth, jitter, lag, Virtualization, voice quality, VoIP

Two of the hottest technologies over the past few years have been virtualization, and VoIP (three technologies if you throw in unified communications). Companies have been racing to jump on the bandwagon of virtualizing servers to save reduce hardware, power, and cooling expenses, and embracing...

December 17, 2009  11:57 PM

BT and Cisco Put Namebrand Credibility Behind Hosted UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BT, Cisco, cloud computing, hosted, Microsoft, UC, Unified Communications

BT and Cisco announced that the two are teaming up to deliver hosted unified communications on a global scale. There is a lot of buzz--much of it little more than hype--about the impending merger of unified communications with the ubiquitous cloud, and the advent of delivering hosted unified...


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...


October 31, 2009  4:01 PM

Google Wave Isn’t All Sunshine and Lollipops



Posted by: Tony Bradley
collaboration, Google, Google Wave, instant messaging, real-time, UC, Unified Communications

OK. I swear that I am not anti-Google or anti-Google Wave, and I promise not to repeatedly bash Google Wave. In all honesty, I couldn't wait to get my Wave invitation and I am still very excited to jump in and see what its all about. My


September 1, 2009  3:43 PM

Unified Communications as a Service



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cloud computing, the cloud, UC, UCaaS, Unified Communications, Unified Communications as a Service

Are there any technologies left that don't have 'as-a-service' tacked on to the end of the name? I guess it's just the direction things are heading as more organizations embrace 'cloud computing' and vendors and service providers find more and more things to offer from 'the cloud'. One of the...


July 31, 2009  2:56 AM

Using the Cloud to Accelerate UC Deployment



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cloud computing, deployment, software-powered voice, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

I will start by simply quoting from the presentation and letting it speak for itself:

Unified communications (UC) has been the main focus of the VoIP industry over the last few years. And over the last twelve months or so cloud computing has become a big driver of enterprise software....


June 30, 2009  4:37 PM

Can Google Voice Crush Skype?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
eBay, Google, Google Voice, Skype, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

When the economy was booming and things were looking up, eBay decided to diversify by purchasing the online VoIP provider Skype. Times are more troubled now and there have been talks recently that eBay may put Skype back on...

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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 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 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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