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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


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


October 30, 2009  12:32 PM

Facetime Adds Sophos AV Protection to Unified Security Gateway



Posted by: Tony Bradley
antivirus, Facebook, facetime, malicious, malware, Security, Sophos, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications, Unified Security Gateway, USG, Web 2.0

Facetime is a respected name in unified communications security. Its Unified Security Gateway, or USG 3.0, appliance allows enterprise administrators to control the web sites and applications that can be accessed by users, as well as monitoring and filtering content for Web 2.0 communications such...


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